Our Story

Isabelle Brightman


Isabelle'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. She has created a remarkable collection of artisan made fixtures and lighting options from the world's top lighting manufacturers and is an active and trained member of the American Lighting Association. 



Chris Brightman


Chris brings a broad range of technical experience to the table when creating lighting designs that are both functional and delightful to behold. He's always keeping up with innovations while relying on proven performance for specification and has been an active member of the IESNA Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. For 37 years, collaboration between client and specialist has been the core to his design methods. 

Learn more about Chris' work at www.brightmandesign.com

local roots...

Established in 2006, Illuminée opened its doors as a lighting design showroom nestled in the hip warehouse district of the Westside of Santa Cruz. After its success, Illuminée launched a second showroom in 2019 to display a curation of Scandinavian furniture, home accessories, and a bit more lighting.

Supporting our local schools, arts, and community organizations is a core part of our value system at Illuminée. We proudly remain an independently owned and family operated business within our local Santa Cruz community.

what we do...

llluminée boasts a beautifully curated collection of lighting that represents a wide scope of styles to suit your desires and budget. 

In addition, our team of experts are happy to help your project come together with our virtual or in-person consultations. Click here to learn more.

Design industry professional? Explore our Trade Program.

Custom and special ordering is available in store and online in the event you are not finding exactly what you are looking for. We work with thousands of vendors and are committed to assisting you find exactly what you need. Please email us at orders@illuminee.com for more information.

meet the team

Chris Brightman

Founder +
Lead Lighting Technician

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Isabelle Brightman

Founder +
Lead Lighting Technician 
+ Color Specialist

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Arthur Corbin

Buying + Merchandising Manager

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Gracia
Espigule-Stanfield

Visual Merchandising +
Art Coordinator

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Sabrina Pappas

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