Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Originally from South London, I've lived in Tunbridge Wells for over a decade, having moved here as we grew our young family – I now have four kids! I’ve always had a passion for lighting and flair for interiors. Over the years my husband and I renovated a number of properties and I saw a gap in the market there is for high-end lighting in our neck-of-the-woods. It became my dream to create a decorative lighting consultancy hub, offering a bespoke service for both retail and trade customers. I collected the keys to lumière on Valentine’s Day 2020, only a few weeks before lockdown. lumière became a real lockdown labour of love for me and I’ve been overwhelmed by the incredible support I’ve received. One person described the store as embodying the magic and wonder of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Come see for yourself when you can - I hope you'll agree!

Melissa Bandtock

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31 High Street, Royal Tunbridge Wells