It's an absolute joy to introduce you to Relative Lighting, which I created from a pure desire to light up the world. Along with my amazing team, we've quickly evolved the brand and service offerings to meet the needs of our clients. Relative exists for the discerning consumer, for people that care about the details and those that desire quality in the spaces where they live, work and play.
The Relative Lighting story is anchored in my belief that everything is, well… relative.
Equipped with an entrepreneurial spirit, a deep appreciation for design and a pull towards lighting, the spark for Relative was born.
Like most creative trades, lighting is very personal. It has the ability to evoke emotions and can literally change the way we feel. In nature, lighting is dynamic and provides a reference for navigating the world. It's the one element of a space that affects every other thing, including our human bodies. Illumination is so powerful!
After spending a few years in full-service interior design, I decided to align with my “true north” and focus solely on lighting. I trusted my intuition that there was something unique to explore. There was something different that didn't yet exist and had the potential to influence an industry.
Without a business plan or any specific goals, I began collaborating with homeowners and designers to create decorative lighting plans for their projects. Based in artistic expression, decorative lighting is the jewelry of the home. There's a language that's created with lighting. This dialogue is always felt, but not always acknowledged. When it feels right, we call this “lighting that connects.”
By providing a layer of design acumen for the selection process, product support to help avoid costly mistakes, and fun (because it really should be), the idea began to take off. I was quickly embraced as a design partner on many projects. My passion for premium quality was resonating. In doing what I love, I discovered something special.
There was certainly a business to be built around decorative lighting design and specification. But to scale successfully, I needed layers… many layers. With this clarity, I set out to build the foundation.
ALL IT TAKES IS ONE LITTLE IDEA TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE...
HELL, THERE ARE NO RULES HERE! WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING.Thomas Edison
Equipped with powerful insight, original solutions and contagious momentum, Relative is combustible.
In a stroke of serendipity, my backgrounds in IT and full-service interior design converged to inform the next building block for Relative. I am no stranger to disrupting outdated processes with technology and quickly realized that the lighting industry was prime for innovating. I made a conscious decision to structure our system for project management, not just order management. This detail is at the heart of the Relative difference and is key to providing the very best support to our clients. The Lounge is where our clients can create projects, shop, track details and access resources...all in one place. Pull up a chair and come visit us there!
The addition of architectural lighting to the Relative portfolio is a major achievement. Equally important to overall design, this is the layer of fixtures intended not to be seen. Yep… the best quality recessed fixtures disappear! When paired thoughtfully with decorative lighting, the architectural layer provides significant interest and control. With every other detail of your home being intentionally considered, this layer of lighting also needs the same care. It must not be overlooked. Along with expertly trained lighting designers, we guide you through this topic and create custom deliverables for your projects.
Robust and flexible logistics options are essential for our clients to coordinate their unique projects. With strategic partnerships in place, we can gracefully move products across the US with methods and timing that complement your needs. Complete with storage and delivery, we manage your items until they've reached their final destinations. Not to worry, we've got you. A true end-to-end experience requires closing the loop on everything… even light bulbs.
As word spreads and Relative grows, I continue to curate a team of immensely talented people. If you know them, you know. With a “Go Be Better” attitude, our sights are set on excellence. We are focused on building the brand and building the machine, as we introduce this concierge model to everyone.
PEOPLE DON'T CARE HOW MUCH YOU KNOW, UNTIL THEY KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE.Theodore Roosevelt
Equipped with sincere gratitude, engaged clients and a community of ambassadors, Relative is family.
Intentionally chosen for its feeling of home, familiarity and community, the name Relative represents the vitality of our brand… authentic relationships. Since our inception, forming and fostering connections with people has fueled our success. I am humbled by the amount of people that have invited us into their projects and homes to collaborate. The energy is electric.
Our network of diverse supporters is evolving into a thriving ecosystem. We genuinely care about creating beautiful experiences in lighting and love to educate and empower our clients. I invite you to join our family, step into our world, bring your curiosity and exhale. Together, we will bring your vision to light.
Let the fun begin.
Equipped with tenacity, heart and a sprinkle of magic, Relative is dancing fearlessly.
We are constantly discovering and seeking new ways to play a relevant role in lighting design. In pursuit of brilliance, we will shift paradigms and disrupt the status quo. Our generous emphasis on creative systems, content, technology and people will continue to drive Relative toward new horizons. No matter where the journey leads, the future is bright. And who knows, maybe you'll be hanging with us in your own home.
YOU CAN'T USE UP CREATIVITY. THE MORE YOU USE, THE MORE YOU HAVE.Oscar Wilde