The Lighting Boutique, Windsor, ON
First opened in 1968, this 30,000-square-foot, family-owned lighting showroom was ”reborn” in 2012. The company’s new building, the largest lighting showroom in southwestern Ontario, soars above nearby stores, a vision that makes an immediate impression on customers.
The two-story showroom features stairs and an elevator. A wrap-around balcony above the second story offers a 360-degree view of displays and the fixtures sold on the first floor. It also creates a dramatic setting for the showroom’s largest and grandest chandeliers that hang in that space.
Beyond its bold architecture and striking displays, The Lighting Boutique’s showroom was designed to make shopping exciting and uncomplicated. Each lighting vendor occupies an area designed specifically for that company’s own designs. Categories of lighting are shown in separate areas. In the Bath Lighting area, for example, vanities set the backdrop for pendants, sconces and over-the-mirror lighting combinations. In other areas, unique paintings and warm, pastel-colored walls enhance lighting vignettes replicating the living room, dining room and bedroom.
A state-of-the-art television system streams videos through 10 different monitors stationed throughout the store. Provided by the showroom’s vendors, the clips are entertaining and informative, giving customers important information on the lighting designs they see on display.
While the company has a branch for commercial and industrial jobs, The Lighting Boutique specializes in residential lighting. As the entry statement explains, ”We strive to make every home a custom job, pulling new designs and unique styles from our resources. From traditional to contemporary to transitional, we focus directly on the customer’s style and taste.”