Tag Archive for lighting

Still Mad About Grey Homewares

Grey Scale Bedroom

The new season look books are flooding in at the moment and it’s a real pleasure to see so many of them that aren’t just about showcasing the products but have great photography so they can provide real inspiration for our own homes. Recently I showed you the new collection from Sainsbury’s with all that…

Gold, White or Nickel Pendant

rose gold, chalky white and nickel pendant lights from rose and grey

I don’t know whether I’m more excited at the affordability of these fabulous gold and nickel pendant lights, or the fact that they have been photographed against a navy blue wall. Even the nickel one looks warm and inviting against this soft blue wall and there was I ranting about how chrome and silver were…

Trend: Birdcages

gilded cages

Remember the bowler hat light designed by Jake Phipps that was everywhere for a while. Well, he’s back and this time he’s made the Tweetie light. Sometimes you just need to have a little fun with your interiors and while this is, admittedly, an expensive way to do that, it’s a great light and would…

Cord Cables and Brass Fittings

pink cable light brass fitting

It has taken me months and months but, finally, I have switched the pendant light fittings over to cord cables and brass or bronze fittings instead of that awful white plastic. It’s also a great opportunity to show off the different lights we have in the house. Starting at the top is the lovely Lee…

Large Glass Bottle Floor Lamp

large glass bottle floor lamp from ebury home and garden

Most glass bottle lamps stand on a table but this is an outsize version that would look great standing on the floor. It comes with this grey linen shade and the whole thing is 97cm tall. The flex that is supplied is black and white striped, but I would be tempted to swap that for…

Salvaged Candy Lamps

candy coloured salvage metal light shades

At this year’s Clerkenwell Design week, it seemed that these candy coloured lights were the surprise hit as visitor after visitor tweeted or posted their picture. They’re made by a new company called Auxilium Salvage, founded by Katie Warren,  and have been “rescued” from a disused cable factory in Germany and restored and resprayed into all…

Copper Touches

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We’re all still loving the metallic trend and while some of us are currently in love with brass (naming no names) copper is still hugely popular and looks fantastic in almost any setting. These gorgeous pictures are all from Out There Interiors and illustrate brilliant how a few touches will really update your space. Try…

Mad About Swedish Style

home of stylist johanna laven

There’s something very familiar about this set of pictures and that’s because I’m betting that many of you have already stuck them on your pinterest boards. They’re images of the home of Swedish interior stylist Johanna Laven and they’re just fabulous aren’t they? The Househunter was in Sweden on Friday and found a couple of…

Brass Shelf and Wall Lights from Schoolhouse Electric

brass wall light and shelf from schoolhouse electric

Have you come across Schoolhouse Electric? They’re an American company which I have kept an eye on for some time but have held off writing about as their site mentions only US delivery and I know that many of you are in Europe and the UK. But I can resist no longer. Not least because…

Origami Lights and Wooden Lamps

origami paper lights from cachette

I do enjoy things that are not what they seem – especially when it comes to interiors. It’s more fun that way. Browsing through French site Cachette the other day I came across several delights in the lighting department so we are going to have ObjectS of design because I couldn’t choose just one. At…