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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

TEN OF THE BEST FLOOR, TABLE AND PENDANT LIGHTS

10 OF THE BEST FLOOR, TABLE AND PENDANT LIGHTS

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BEACON LIGHTING

They say the right lighting can make or break a room. I couldn’t agree more.

When I renovated our home I will admit I knew very little about the impact lighting could have on a space. My electrician asked me what I had in mind and aside from wanting to hang a few pendant lights I really didn’t have much more of an idea. In our rush to move in we settled on a blanket of downlights for the main living spaces and looking back now, I wish the decision had been more considered. There is nothing I love more than a careful selection of different types of lighting to change the feel of a space to suit your mood.

Lighting design is an understated art form and a well-considered design, combining ambient, task and accent lighting can add so much drama to a space and help with performing specific tasks.
Beacon Lighting have a great selection of contemporary floor, table and pendant lights to work with in your space and I’ve teamed up with them to style my top favourite products and to share with you some other lovely selections.

From left to right (top image):

Misura Floor Lamp
The delicate lines of this floor lamp are unassuming, which helps to integrate this floor lamp easily into many different spaces – a dream lamp for an interior stylist or designer. It doesn’t scream, “look at me I’m over here taking attention away from everything else in the room!” but rather it speaks more quietly, hanging out in the space as one of the cool kids without competing. Sometimes you need that piece in the room that works seamlessly rather than filling a space with too many showpieces.

Some other floor lamp favourites include the Citta Floor Lamp for its modernist aesthetic and the LEDlux Blakely Floor Lamp, which is also a very delicate in design.

Alrik 1 Light Coolie Pendant
Who would have known plywood timber could look so fancy? The strong cylindrical lines cast such a beautiful shadow and I couldn’t resist playing up this feature in this photoshoot. This pendant light would look wonderful clustered as a group of three and varying the size adds interest.
Gaston 1 Light Table Lamp
A perfect combination of two materials that work so well together – copper and concrete. Designed by Josh & Jenna of The Block and Reno Rumble fame, the simple shape of this lamp and the way in which the light casts upwards makes this table lamp a sculptural showpiece to add to your home.





Other table lamp gems include the Gustavo Table Lamp with its marble base and metal shade and the Raika 1 Light Table Lamp combining amber glass and cork to create an interesting overall design that looks more like a lantern than a table light.

Lunar 1 Light Small Cylinder Pendant
I was really looking forward to seeing this light in person as I have been considering it for a project. Amber is my preferred coloured-glass to work with at the moment and when lit, it casts a beautiful warm glow. It’s a real winner!

Other beautiful pendant light alternatives include the Harvey 1 Light Pendant - concrete lights are on trend right now and the clay colour gives the concrete unexpected warmth – and the Monlue Tread Pendant in copper with black accents. Copper is still hugely popular at the moment and combined with the matt black finish of the shade, this pendant light looks elegant and refined.

To see a huge collection of floor, table and pendant lighting, visit Beacon Lighting.



Monday, November 30, 2015

BEHIND THE SCENES: STYLING WITH FREEDOM

BEHIND THE SCENES: STYLING WITH FREEDOM

DECORATING

A couple of months ago I was invited by Freedom to style a living space using pieces from their new Spring / Summer collection. I brought my team with me - David (photographer) and Christopher (junior stylist) and the Freedom team were amazing help.
Starting with the Bonnie sofa in tan leather, we added and subtracted cushions and other pieces until we achieved the final space which reflects my take on the Spring / Summer look. I would love to know what you think!

Monday, August 24, 2015

SHOPPING AT SUPA CENTA MOORE PARK

SHOPPING AT SUPA CENTA MOORE PARK

I was recently invited to shop at Supa Centa Moore Park. I have visited SCMP regularly over the years, sometimes just for a browse and a coffee and other times with a particular item in mind and it is always a nice time out.
I have shared details of my shopping trip over at the SCMP blog if you would like to have a read and see some of the cool items I found during my visit, including the Cuban lady print (below) - isn't she great? Thanks for having me SCMP!




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