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Here are our hot tips for successful staircase lighting

 

LOW LEVEL

Use low level lights to illuminate stairs. Consider using one fitting to highlight every, or every other, step for a stunning result.

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UPLIGHTS

Recess uplights into your staircase to create a dramatic effect with a functional use.

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PENDANTS

Suspending multiple pendants down stairwells at different heights is a great way of creating a real statement that goes beyond simply providing a means of lighting.

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LED TAPE & EXTRUSIONS

Create a contemporary look to your stairs using LED tape and extrusions.  Under light, up light or side light stairs and turn them into a real feature.

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Please contact alice@monacoprojects.com for further information about staircase lighting.

No Finish Line final results for the Monaco Projects sponsored team

Many congratulations from Monaco Projects to everyone in the PussyFootingAround Team for their amazing results at the end of the No Finish Line 2016 event.

The statistics are very impressive.  Our top finisher, Adrian Mac Dermott covered 608 KM and finished 15th in the whole event.  Each of the Rolfe children, Emily (233KM), Alice (170KM) and Izzy (147KM) finished 1st in their age classes.

Izzy even spent her 11th birthday doing laps and managed to squeeze in a birthday cake at the team tent.

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Izzy celebrates her 11th Birthday at No Finish Line

She also managed to get a couple of hours’ sleep during the non-stop 24 hour session.

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Izzy having a quick sleep during the 24 hour event

Overall each team member managed an average of 62km and the team ended up in 12th position with a very impressive total of over 6,000km!

Participants in this year’s No Finish Line event covered 392,516km, further than the target of the distance from the Earth to the Moon!  This means that €392,516 was raised for the Children and Future Charity http://childrenandfuture.com/no-finish-line/.  Well done to all concerned.

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Monaco Projects creates successful lighting – first time

Monaco Projects can help ensure that the lighting design element of your project, often the most difficult to perfect, is successfully implemented at the first attempt.

Our design team uses specialist software to create a 3D model of your apartment, villa or office. This model calculates the correct positioning of the lighting required and can incorporate floor lights, table lamps, wall lights, spot lights in the ceiling or LED panels.

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Office 3D Modelling by Monaco Projects

The 3D modelling takes account of the amount of natural light entering the room, the height of the ceiling and even the colour of the walls and flooring – dark carpet for example absorbs a considerable amount of light requiring brighter bulbs.

This modelling makes sure that an accurate number of lights, with the appropriate levels of brightness, are used in the correct places, thereby avoiding underlit areas.

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Monaco Projects Lighting design floor plan

As you can see from the photos different levels of light are represented by different colours. Brightly lit areas are off-white/green and the darkest areas are shown in red.

 

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All these factors are combined to ensure that the guesswork is removed and that the brighter task lights and the dimmer ambiance lights fulfil your expectations.

If you would like any more information, please contact Alice in our lighting team at alice@monacoprojects.com

Interior Design by Monaco Projects – Space-enhancing design ideas 1

Concealed Storage 

Space in Monaco, as in many cities, is at a premium. In order to maximise your space and to enrich your living experience, you need to make every square centimetre count. How do you do this? By making every part of your apartment multi-functional.

In this first article of a series focusing on clever, cool space-enhancing ideas, we are looking at concealed storage.

Concealed floor storage

 Before:

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The floor is used simply as a place for the furniture to rest on. Much of the room height is wasted.

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By creating a 35cm high platform, accessed by two steps along the window side of the room to maintain a safe window-ledge height, you make use of the space gained by insetting panels into the floor that hinge up allowing access to large storage units beneath.

In addition, drawers can be built into the front edge of the platform creating even more valuable storage space.

Note the insertion of the mirror behind the sofa, a useful design idea to give an extra feeling of space.

The final benefit is that the platform adds a strong architectural element to the room enhancing its aesthetics – beauty and functionality!

 

Concealed wall storage

 

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When closed, the wall panels show a clean, uncluttered space.

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Sliding back the panels reveals a library, created taking only 20cm of depth from the room.

Monaco Projects specialises in space-enhancing interior design to bring functionality and style to your project. Please contact me for more information at gisela@monacoprojects.com.

 

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo Spin Room

Monaco Projects has installed the latest technology to ensure that spin classes at the Thirty Nine Monte Carlo members’ club are exhilarating, fun and competitive.

Sophisticated electronic systems synchronise the colours and the flashing of the LED lights to the music in the fully-soundproofed room.

The enormous screen shows either constantly changing dynamic patterns or the heart outputs and revolutions per minute of all the riders – perfect for encouraging competition and that extra bit of performance!

For those wanting to take spinning to the next level, the hi-tech room can also change in altitude. Failsafe systems adjust the levels of nitrogen in the air to simulate exercising at altitudes of up to 5,000m – that is about the level of the Everest base camp.

This altitude training enables riders’ bodies to perform more efficiently with less oxygen. When they “return” to sea level, performance is significantly enhanced in the oxygen-rich air.

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo altitude training room

The spin room is one of two altitude rooms installed by Monaco Projects at Thirty Nine Monte Carlo. Members can be instructed in the large training room at up to 5,000m in altitude on weights, bikes, rowing and running machines.

Thirty Nine Monte Carlo opens today

Thirty Nine Monte Carlo, the new luxury lifestyle members’ club in Monaco (http://www.39montecarlo.com) with state-of-the-art sports floor, renovated by Monaco Projects, opens today in the presence of H.S.H. Albert II of Monaco.

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – Ladies’ vanity area

Two years of hard work by an amazing team have produced an incredible result of which we are all very proud. Monaco now has a members’ club which is the envy of the world!

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – Men’s changing rooms

 

We are putting the final finishing touches to Thirty Nine Monte Carlo today ahead of its official opening this evening.

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – Cosmo chandelier

The images show the amazing attention to detail that has been lavished on the club. The club logo appears on tables, doors and even the door handles!

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – door handle with club logo

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – table design with club logo

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – door design with club logo

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Interior Design Kitchen trends 2017

In this article we are looking at interior design kitchen trends 2017. If you are looking at renovating your kitchen check out black which is the er, new black:

Black stainless steel “white” goods

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LG Black fridge, cooker and dishwasher

Polished stainless is out, being replaced by the sophisticated, clinical look of brushed black stainless steel. LG and Samsung both produce a range of fridge/freezers, cookers and dishwashers.

A word of warning, black stainless steel is not scratch resistant so, while it will look good now, it may not look as good in a couple of years.

Kitchens

The use of wood in kitchens is becoming less popular and the use of dark-coloured units is being used more in kitchen designs. If you decide to go for the black stainless steel appliances, you may be interested in a full-on black kitchen, something that was, until recently, unthinkable!

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LED lights that change from warm white to cool white

Lighting changes how we see our surroundings. It can affect our mood, from feeling awake and alert to feeling relaxed and calm.

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Lighting temperature chart

The chart shows how the “temperature” of light is measured. It goes from 2,700k, the warm light associated with old-fashioned bulbs in the home, through to 6,500k a blue/white light that is considerably more vibrant.

Lighting design, as part of the interior design of your new home or business, has just become more flexible and much more exciting with the new dynamic white range of LED lights.

The range of dynamic lights includes LED striplights to illuminate under cupboards, coves, or cabinets, downlighter bulbs that are often found in spotlights and LED light panels that are frequently seen in offices.

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Dynamic lights change from warm white to cool white at the touch of a button to suite a task or mood.

Instead of having to make one, permanent choice in your new bathroom of a cool white to apply your makeup or of a warm white to have a relaxing bath, you can choose warm white or cool white, and even dim your lights, depending on the time or day or your mood.

You can light your kitchen with a bright, cool light for food preparation and change it instantly to a dimmed, warm light when your guests arrive. Easy!

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Please contact our lighting team on info@monacoprojects.com for further information about dynamic white LED lighting.

 

 

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Interior Design Impressions from the Milan Furniture Fair

Our team has just returned from a visit to the world-famous Milan Furniture Fair to explore the latest in interior design, furniture, bathroom and kitchen fashion and trends and to speak to the most exciting new suppliers in the marketplace.

In the furniture section of the show, we saw an increasing retro feel using fifties and sixties styling, with a modern twist, using high quality fabrics and leathers. What was most impressive were the suppliers of solid wood furniture for kitchens and gardens, with one manufacturer infilling wood with transparent resin to dramatic effect in their very thick, very solid, kitchen tables and worktops.

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Wooden table inlaid with acrylic

In the bathrooms section, we loved the bronze and copper finishes for bathtubs, a number of extremely innovative towel rails, with as much artistic impact as practical effect, and some beautiful sinks in stone and resin. One bathtub was even covered in fabric on the outside – interesting, but probably not appropriate for every client!

We returned with a wealth of catalogues and new, fresh, contacts ensuring that we can give our clients access to the most up to date and breath-taking high quality furniture, fixtures and fittings.

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sculpted marble sink

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Stylish and functional towel rail

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – completion of the new exclusive private members’ club in Monaco

Thirty Nine Monte Carlo, a new exclusive private members’ club situated on avenue Princesse Grace in Monaco, which is being project managed by Monaco Projects is now approaching completion.

This multi-million euro, 2 year renovation and construction project, one of the biggest of its type in Monaco, will offer a 700m2 state of the art fitness suite, as well as spa and beauty rooms, a hair salon as well as Michelin star cuisine in its private members’ lounge and private function room. The total surface area being developed is 1,800m2.

Work is continuing apace to finalise the fitting out of Thirty Nine Monte Carlo after major works which have included not just renovation but also excavating 2 levels below the existing terrace to create 400m2 of additional space. We are working with all contractors to ensure that we remain on schedule for the club’s opening in September 2016.

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – bar

 

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – spa area

 

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