Undertaken in 2020, this project took place in a building with a rich and interesting history.
We were initially approached by Mike Etheridge Construction, in July 2020, to create a lighting scheme for a renovation project he was completing in Coleford. The aim was to create a warm, rustic feel for a new restaurant that would be opening at the end of the year. The rich history of the building very much inspired this project.
Bolters Restaurant is a family run business, previously in the Bolters family for over 150 years. Where once was housed a sweet, tobacco and barber shop, now st ands the fully renovated restaurant.
Carmen was responsible for overseeing this project, and included lighting that would perfectly compliment the design of the space. By December 2020 installation began, which needed to be completed in just one month because of unforeseen circumstances due to covid.
The project included:
The upstairs dining space features two 3-way Hereford dish cluster chandeliers, which provide atmospheric lighting for guests to dine beneath.
Upon entering the building you are greeted by two rows of Wellington and Upton pendant lights. A mixture of ribbed and skinny ribbed glass profiles perfectly compliment the gorgeous exposed brick wall. Carmen designed the lighting scheme to feel as quirky and unique as the space itself.
Suspended above the restaurant’s bar hang three industrial must-haves, the Copper Moccas. The copper finish of the shade compliments the rustic vibe of the space, and matches the copper-top tables
The industrial wall light fitting features a smaller back plate than our contemporary wall light. Carmen thought this style would tie in perfectly to the exposed beams and overall feel of the building.
At the front of the restaurant is a gorgeous, large window. Carmen identified that to effectively fill the window space there would need to be a feature piece, which was decided to be a gorgeous 3-way Hereford staggered cluster chandelier. This light proved to be an eye-catching statement for passers by and guests on arrival.
The staircase that leads from the bottom floor dining area, to the top floor dining area, required a lot of light. To avoid creating an uninteresting and dingy walk from one floor to another, the installation of a 5-way Hereford staggered cluster was a great way to include a lot of much need light.