My passion is lighting. Here's how that came to be...
I remember sitting at my desk in the accounting office where I ran a small bookkeeping company, staring at my computer and thinking, "What am I doing? Why am I here?"
I was a creative and energetic personality living in a left brain world. It was that day I registered for a well respected Interior Design program and gave my two weeks notice.
That was 12 years ago and I've never looked back. During my schooling I took a part-time job at a lighting showroom to make some extra money and to learn the more technical aspects of lighting. This was when my love affair with lighting began.
After graduating I started my own interior design company while still working full-time at the local Toronto lighting store. In 2005, I was hired
to design a lighting store opening at King St. West and Bathurst. My dream job had come true! I had a 5,000 square foot space with exposed brick, cedar beams and all the charm of a downtown loft with which to work. My vision was clear - a shopping experience unlike any other in the city.
Everything was custom built on-site and was designed to allow the architecture of the building to come alive. The product displays were merchandised in vignettes and uncluttered so that customers could view the product easily. I slept on the floors night after night until the space had been fully transformed into the best lighting store the city of Toronto had to offer.
In 2008, my partner and I were presented with an opportunity to purchase the store I had so lovingly built three years before. We knew the economy was heading in a downward spiral but with our home and savings on the line we took the leap and became entrepreneurs. Some people thought we were crazy but I knew in my heart that I could make the store a destination unlike any other in the industry.
I've shed a lot of blood, sweat and tears over the last few years but Living Lighting On King has become everything I ever dreamed it would be. The most gratifying moments come when my customers walk in and say, "Wow! This is the best lighting showroom I've ever been in." I refer to my sales team as my family and every customer who walks through our doors is invited to be part of the experience we at Living lighting On King have come to know as unique; where customer relationships, technical assistance and interior design are the foundations of our business.
Owner / Founder