The Countent Council Pearl Awards • 2017 GOLD WINNER


Cinematic Lighting

Text by Jourdan Fairchild
  • WHO: Wayne Chang, serial entrepreneur and angel investor
  • WHERE: Los Angeles, CA, atop the Hollywood Hills
  • WHAT HE WANTED: A sleek gentleman’s closet


A cinematographer requires both technical skills and an artistic eye. The expressive results of creative lighting set the desired mood and heighten the emotional moments.

THE DESIGN CHALLENGE: Chang’s extensive wardrobe—including signature purple button-down shirts, staple sneakers, and a watch collection to rival Ray Donovan's—required serious space.

THE MUST-HAVE: A movie-star-worthy aesthetic.

THE RESULT: Bachelor pad perfection lit with a Hollywood glow. By incorporating LED lighting throughout, including above clothes and shoes and behind back panels, the closet maximizes function—and dramatic visual impact.

PLUS: Cappuccino-brown walls, gray acrylic doors, lush charcoal carpet, and lustrous brushed nickel hardware mix textures and rich colors for a modern, masculine mood.

BONUS: Illuminated glass shelves behind glass doors provide a showcase for his watch collection.

CC Design Consultant:Katharine Mills-Tierney 

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