Our Story

Illuminée first opened its doors as a lighting design showroom nestled in our beloved home of Santa Cruz in 2006. After its success, we opened a second showroom in 2019 to display a curation of Scandinavian furniture, home accessories, and a bit more lighting. We are excited to have launched our e-commerce website in 2022 so we can serve design lovers throughout the US. Although our new website represents just a small hand full of the product catalogue we offer in our stores, we are pleased to present a highly curated shopping experience to our customers.

What We Do

llluminée boasts a beautifully curated collection of lighting and furniture that represents a wide scope of styles to suit your personal needs.

Our team of experts is 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 customerservice@illuminee.com for more information.

Who We Are

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 of his design methods. 

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

Local roots...

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

Visiting Santa Cruz?

For those located outside of the area, we offer virtual consultations and in-depth design services. Click here to learn more!