Original BTC Lighting Celebrates 30 Years

hector 30 anniversary lamp by original btc in the home of
For this week's Wednesday Ad break I have teamed up with Original BTC as part of a long term collaboration and this is the first of four posts I shall be writing about them. We start with their 30th anniversary and the launch of the Hector 30 lamp which has been updated with a shiny

New Shop Discovery: Perch & Parrow

sliver and navy console table from perch and parrow
I first noticed this store when it started popping up on my instagram feed and when I got round to investigating I liked it very much and thought you might too. I have already made recommendations to a couple of clients so here goes for the rest of you. silver and navy console table from

Handblown Glass Pendant Lighting

Earlier this summer I went to the Rothschild & Bickers studio to learn about glass blowing. I have admired their gorgeous glass pendants for many years and, ever since I read a Donna Leon thriller set in a glass factory in Venice, have been keen to learn more about this ancient art. black kitchen with

Feather Light

This is one of those "if I had a boudoir moments" because if I did I would surely have this light in it. Isn't it a fabulous thing? It looks like a party skirt - in fact I'm sure I saw one similar on Net a Porter a few weeks ago. With a light like

Paper Table Lamp

It seems we're having a bit of a lighting theme this week, but I've known about this one for a while and had to wait until it was launched before I could show you. It's from Lane by Post, those clever people who made that pleated pendant light painted in two shades of Little Greene

New Shop Discovery: Lovely and Company

After all that controversial celebrity designer stuff the other day, we're going back in time now to seek out few design classics. A bit of vintage. Every interior should have something vintage. Even if you prefer modern and contemporary, something old will ground the space and give it more character. This might be the place

Brass Flower Ceiling Light

So when you've painted your walls in a fabulous neutral shade (by which I mean grey of any description) or left them white and painted the cornicing only in a distinctive shade (by which I might mean grey of any description) you need to start adding in the furniture and lighting. Now, for those of

Sphery30 Plywood Lampshade

Converting the loft has been fantastic in so many ways. I love the new office space and have to pinch myself with excitement every time I sit at my desk. There was, however, one casualty; the huge Ikea Makros dandelion light which hung on the top landing which had to go to make way for

Z1 Cotton Lamp Pendant

Styling by Katrine Candice Kong, photography by Francois Kong for bodieandfou It's taken me a while to make my mind up about these pendant lamps, but suddenly, now that the summer is here, they feel perfect for the long summer days. Designed by Chilean Creative Director Nelson Sepulveda for Ay Illuminate, the Z1 pendant lamp is a celebration of local handicraft crafts and skills from different

Brass Shelf and Wall Lights from Schoolhouse Electric

brass shelf from schoolhouseelectric
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. brass

Brass Chandelier

At a meeting with a client the other day, we were working our way around her house room by room when we came to the bedroom. A huge light space with a large brass bedstead and a Loaf Bagsie sofa in one corner (I told you it was big), she showed me the bare bulb

Copper and Brass From H&M

black walls and copper candlesticks
copper home accessories from H&M A/W 14 collections Sometimes you just see a collection of photographs and they're so gorgeous you have to share them. These are from the new collection at H&M Home which is either in store or coming very soon so I thought you might like to see them again. black walls and copper

Still Mad About Grey Homewares

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
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

Trend: Birdcages

tweetie pendant light by jake phipps 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,

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
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

Salvaged Candy Lamps

candy coloured salvage metal light shades
the candy collection by auxilium salvage 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

Copper Touches

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

Origami Lights and Wooden Lamps

origami paper lights from cachette
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