Two and three Bedroom Apartments, Mayfair

Lighting control provides a central feature in high-end refurbishment.

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Working with design-led architects, Studio VA, IDS installed smart lighting controls in two prime apartments in London’s salubrious Mayfair.


Contrary to expectations and despite the broader property market being disrupted and reshaped by the ongoing pandemic, new figures released by independent chartered surveyor and estate agent Dexter’s, reveal that the prime central London lettings market saw a rise of 195% in January 2021, with over 36,700 tenants currently looking for a new London home, up 48% on 2020.


Upper Brook Street is in a prime Mayfair location, conveniently located for Oxford Street’s amenities, restaurants of Mount Street, and excellent transport links, with rental properties commanding rates up to 15K per month.

Our brief was to install an easy-to-use lighting control system to set scenes and save end-users energy costs.






Studio VA

What Was Installed

  • Lighting controls
  • Data & WIFI

Akis Pattihis, Studio VA, comments, “We were commissioned to refurbish two flats to a ‘Mayfair Rental’ standard, so a high-end finish was required to command the going rental rates. The interior design features many beautiful lights and fittings, so lighting control was a main element of the apartments’ design. The client wanted IDS to provide them with a complete lighting control system – we found them very professional throughout the entire project.”

The Crestron lighting control system

Tas Kyriacou, IDS Business Development Director, says, “We used a Crestron lighting control system which contributes to the beauty of the room, while improving the comfort and enjoyment of occupants. Our solutions for the Mayfair apartments provided customisable control of all the lighting. We also ensured that we installed additional infrastructure to facilitate other smart devices being added into the system at the touch of a button, should the client want to add more features to apartments in the future.”


Imagine simplified controls that allow you to coordinate your lighting needs with your lifestyle. With the touch of one “scene” button, everything is set to exactly as you like. The “Wake” scene turns on the lights, and other scenes can be programmed to dims the lights or turn them off when there is enough natural light. We also programmed a “Good Night” scene which sets everything for a great night’s sleep. With Crestron controls, you can customise an unlimited number of scenes to match your lifestyle.

Happy clients

Akis concludes, “The end-user now enjoys an easy way to dim all lights from any keypad in the room and can also control them via a mobile app when they are away from home. It’s a great project and well delivered.”

IDS also supplied Data & WIFI Connectivity.


Project Credits


Interior design: Studio VA

Photography: Nick Smith