“We used Cliff’s lighting consulting services in our first apartment in Brooklyn, an unusual space in a former Catholic church. Cliff’s work really added value to the apartment and helped sell the apartment when we put it on the market. We were so pleased with our first experience that we recently engaged Cliff for his design expertise on our second apartment, a loft space. Working with Cliff is very easy, his designs and instructions are very detailed, and he always makes appropriate recommendations (including areas to save on expenses). In both cases we selected lighting with Cliff at Lighting by Gregory but the plan he supplies is detailed enough for clients to purchase the required lighting from any source.”
Leveraged Loan Portfolio
60 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
“I am so glad that I discovered Cliff. I know that lighting is a very important component in creating a beautiful, calm, and functional space. As I was about to start on my condo remodel, I knew some of the types of things that I wanted for lighting based on past projects I’ve done, but Cliff really defined the right plan given my desires and the opportunities/limitations that existed in my space.
Not only did he explain to me why certain types of fixtures would work better than others, he was always available for me or my contractor to ask questions. He never forced me into ‘his idea’ but helped me make my decision based on the vision that I had, too. And most importantly, he paid very good attention to detail so that the right items showed up on site based on the schedule.
Now that my remodel is complete, I love my lighting and the choices that Cliff helped me make. Everyone that comes to my house comments on the great lighting and beautiful lighting fixtures. I highly recommend Cliff’s services for anyone that wants to improve their space.”
West N.Y., N.J.
“We met Cliff at the beginning of a renovation project for our NY apartment. Cliff’s advice and implementation plan for the lighting aspect was invaluable in the success of the project. Appropriate lighting of an interior space is one of the most important components of design and Cliff is an expert in this area.”
David Upson and Carlyle Chaudruc
Just a short note to thank you for your help on the Chelsea Loft project. This was a really large and complex project for a Manhattan loft requiring a high level of ambient light for general use, many areas of task lighting, AND variable lighting scenes for parties and so forth.
The design included long lengths of glass clerestories illuminated from both the front and back… all on dimmers, and these work beautifully.. . the continuous ribbon of light “lifts” the space and appears to float above the loft.
You were able to suggest solutions and fixtures to both improve the quality of the job and to save on costs across the entire lighting schedule.
Most impressively, you were able to spec all these fixtures.. and replacements for them as program and site conditions changed …. with NO visible lighting fixtures!
So all the lighting just emanates in the space.
The job looks great … Thanks for your help!
Judith A. Gerrard AIA
Gerrard + Tan Architects 145 Hudson Street, Suite 202
New York NY 10013
212 226 1901 X 101 V
212 226 6041 F
“The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) has been very happy with the lighting design concepts from Cliff Starr. At ICE, we have tried and succeeded to go beyond typical culinary school lighting in an effort to create multifunctional rooms, kitchens, and public spaces that can be used for a range of activities. Cliff played a big part in this effort, while also keeping an eye on the budget and deadlines.
Yes, indeed, I wanted to add my two cents. You have been the only 100% competent and rock steady faction is this whole nightmare of a renovation. If it hadn’t been for you, we’d have lost our minds months ago. You were always pleasant, helpful, calm and so knowledgeable, and we enjoyed working with you more than with anyone else we have dealt with. You’re the best!
“I find Cliff Starr to be a consummate professional offering lighting consultation. He is experienced, intelligent and very helpful. I strongly recommend him to architects, designers and clients.
Harry Toung, Architect
140 Cabrini Boulevard Suite 127
New York, NY 10033
It was a pleasure to work with you , with all your knowledge and expertise, our showroom is looking great, our kitchen cabinets are coming alive and you created a wonderful ambiance in the showroom for our clients.
All the best from,
Arthur and Vibeke
Chelsea Fine Custom Kitchens, NYC”
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“I would argue that lighting is the most important aspect of interior design and Cliff Star is an extremely talented, creative and accomplished professional in the home lighting and design field. He helped us with the original lighting design for our home renovation project through to implementation and finish and I highly recommend him. It was a pleasure to work with him.”
Service Category: Lighting Design Year first hired: 2006 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
The lighting you put in the apartment is absolutely perfect and is both beautiful and practical. The rest of the apartment is shaping up wonderfully and I am thrilled with everything…so the end result is terrific.
I hope you had a good Christmas and I wish you a healthy and happy, new year.