Art Collector Uses Technology to Enhance Modern Home Décor

Art Collector Uses Technology to Enhance Modern Home Décor

Homeowners can integrate lighting, security systems and indoor/outdoor audio systems without sacrificing interior design.

Two Sarasota, Fla. homeowners are using technology to turn their waterfront house into a smart home that highlights their love of art, wine and entertaining.

The homeowners contacted Mark van den Broek of SmartHouse Integration to install an automation system to serve as the backbone of their 17,000-square-foot home. Van den Broek used an Elan Entertainment and Control System to serve as the home’s central hub. It includes eight Elan 7-inch in-wall touch panels, four smaller touch panels and three Elan HR2 remotes.

With its high-tech features, this project won three 2016 Mark of Excellence Awards.

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Art Collection Lighting

 

The lights' intensity varies through the day to maintain perfect illumination for the art.
The lights’ intensity varies through the day to maintain perfect illumination for the art.

When developing the design-centric home management system, van den Broek made lighting his top priority. He integrated Lutron Homeworks lighting and shades into the home’s Elan system, which could function automatically or be controlled by the homeowners from anywhere in the world through the system.

During the process, van den Broek wanted to make sure the lighting was not only functional but also served as a design feature. This effect is highlighted by the homeowners’ art collection.

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About The Author

Tony Consiglio is an Editor and Event Content Specialist for TecHome Builder. He has a decade of experience in television news as a reporter, anchor and producer. A natural storyteller, Tony helps create compelling content for the home technology industry. He also has a background in multimedia journalism—shooting, editing and producing videos at news outlets around the country.

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