Burghley House Bow Room

Burghley House is renowned for its floor to ceiling murals and is one of the most unique houses in England for this reason. The Bow Room sits on the north side of the house, and on a dull day it is almost impossible to see any of the detail in the room.

Lighting the room has always been a challenge as there is no where to attach lighting to the ceiling and only one place to attach lighting to the walls at one end of the room. The TM team were challenged to create more drama for a greater viewing experience. When lighting murals of this scale, with so many details, the question is should it all be lit, or just key scenes were depicted.

Some tests were conducted with Orlando and Miranda, and the decision was made to light the space as if it were a piece of architecture. The columns in the space were up lit and and the allegorical scenes were enhanced. To achieve this we custom adapted the zerosixty Spotlight to be floor mounted, we made a custom mounting plate for 4 spotlights to be affixed to – this plate was then attached to the wall using the existing holes in the wall. 3 zero sixty spotlights were then mounted to each of the candelabra.

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