Perhaps the most influential feature of the house is light. Hesseldahl believes it is the most vital element of any interior, certainly the case for the summer house. As the day passes, the light and its soft shadowplay greatly influence the atmosphere of the space. In the summer, it bathes in light throughout the day, while the dark-er months allow for more playfulness in choosing the right lighting for every function or mood – for creeping in with a book or gathering around the dining table under the light of the Ambit Pendant Lamp.
— Light plays such an important part in the summerhouse, as the sunbeams dance across the floor, when the warm orange light spreads from the fireplace or in the cozy atmosphere from a dimmed bedside lamp. I have selected lighting for the house that emphasizes and cements the right mood and function even on the darkest winter day.
For example, the Rime Wall Lamp in the east-facing bedroom creates a relaxed and cozy atmosphere when it is dimmed low. Hesseldahl explains that it calms one down gradually at night and wakes you up slowly in the morning – if the natural light is absent. In this meticulous manner, every room is lit with intention, setting the scene for being lost in a good book, working on a craft project or simply choosing the next record to play.