I have wanted an outdoor floor light for years. It fits with my dream of the outdoor sitting room. Taking the inside outside as it were. This involves a sofa, which has been fantastically hard to find, I did eventually track one down and will be writing about soon but if you can’t wait it’s the Jonah from made.com. It had to be a sofa that looks as it it could live inside as well, which most of them don’t.
Then I flirted with the idea of an outdoor rug when we had the deck, but when that went to be replaced with these cobbles, there was no need for that. Then I found this light. A standard lamp but for outside. It completed the picture perfectly.
There is one tiny flaw. You have to turn it on at the wall which means I don’t get to be Monica from Friends every time I sit down but I can live with that.
Talking of turning it on – yes, it has a cable and a plug. We had a couple of outside sockets put in last year when we were installing the cobbles. You can just see it at the back of the picture by the tubs on the left hand side. The shade, by the way, is plastic and, for want of a better description, a sort of upturned bucket so no water can get in. It has a normal bulb that is completely protected. And I can tell you that about 48 hours after we plugged it in it rained for about 12 hours straight and everything was fine so I have no worries on that score.
It’s called the Elsa and it’s from Cox and Cox. Now if they could just fix a cord….