MY IDEAS ON LIGHTING
I have mentioned my total dislike of downlights before, so I thought I’d share some alternatives that I often use in my spaces. I do not like to be in a spotlight, blinded by misdirected lighting. Everyone looks fabulous in soft ambient lighting, so why not make a prettier & happier world?
I have picked up old & new lights the world over and love the immediacy of clipping them onto a chair, or hanging where I want them to hang. Note: Don’t be deterred by different voltages, make friends with an electrician who can MacGyver them to suit your country code.
This old lampshade has been customised with a bedtime phrase, but you could pen a nursery rhyme, poem or favourite saying.
Don’t feel like you must stick to the classic lamp beside your bed. A hanging pendant makes a sculptural feature and also keeps your table clear for books, spectacles and glass of water.
The light above your dining table takes centrestage. I love how this take on a candelabra acts as a crown to the central entertaining zone and adds a sense of occasion.
An old brass light switch found at a salvage shop makes an interesting change from the modern, mass-produced version.
Think outside of the box when it comes to your home’s lighting and make sure you give your lights more responsibility than simply function.