About Us

Opened in 2006, Illuminée is California’s Central Coast’s resource for lighting, design and decor, offering a highly personalized consulting experience for any sized project. Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, or simply adding a new light to your space, Illuminée’s showroom will inspire you with its carefully selected collection of lighting fixtures from world class artists and manufacturers. Additionally, Illuminée offers energy conservation products and services, such as bulb recycling and conversions and LED alternatives. Illuminée invites you to visit our showroom where you will find an eclectic variety of home decor, gifts and accessories.

Isabelle and Chris Brightman use their lighting design expertise to find the perfect light for every style, need, and budget through their extensive selection of home and landscape lighting. Illuminée will gladly work with you directly or through your contractor, designer, or architect. Illuminée is a family owned business located on the Westside of Santa Cruz, in the bustling Swift Street Courtyard alongside a great mix of locally run small businesses. We match internet prices while surpassing it with the right specifications every time!

Some of our work is also featured in the Product Design and Decorative Arts collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.


Isabelle Brightman 

Owner, Lighting Consultant, Color Specialist

 

Isabelle Brightman's knack for design has been the basis of her professional life since the beginning. Her passion for interior design is what ultimately inspired her to open Illuminée in 2006. Isabelle has created a remarkable collection of artisan made fixtures and lighting options from the worlds top lighting manufacturers. Isabelle is an active and trained member of the American Lighting Association.

Chris Brightman 

Lighting Consultant, Technical Support 

 

Chris Brightman has been involved with lighting for 37 years, and is a member of the IES Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. His broad range of experience in creating lighting design plans that are both functional and beautiful has shaped his approach when it comes to lighting. He's always keeping up with innovations while relying on proven performance for specification.

He believes that each project is always a collaboration between the client and the other trade professionals involved.