Looking for an alternative to tea-lights and lanterns for that Summer soiree?
With a little imagination (and an extension cable) you can create a glowing reception with string of lights from Cable & Cotton!
Perfect for dining al-fresco, evening drinks or even to bring that extra special something to the wedding table.
Nordic House has selected the very best on offer from the land of the midnight sun, choosing limited-edition contemporary artefacts from well-known Danish designers, adding a stunning array of outdoor lighting, wall sconces, lanterns and hurricane lamps.
While the summer solstice is celebrated all over the world, it is particularly important in Nordic countries where, on the longest day, the sun dips below the horizon for only a short while and the sky never properly turns to night.
These long summer days and long dusky evenings are the time for contemplation, a time to recharge the batteries and relax outdoors.
The creative potential of good lighting cannot be overestimated, particularly in the darker winter months.
Effective, efficient lighting has the power to transform your home, defining and improving perception of space, highlighting design schemes and creating atmosphere and interest.
“Always use a good mixture of ambient, task and accent lighting and if possible consider your scheme at planning stages to maximise opportunities” comments Peter Bowles, founder and designer, Original BTC.
Light up your home with oriental style this Spring. From fun brightly coloured Lotus Lamps, (Small £25; Medium £39) to beautiful Silk Floor lamps, Shimu has something to suit every home and budget.
For a real show-stopper choose the Peony Resin Floor Lamp. With its base carved in a motif of peony flowers, the Chinese believe this to be a symbol of happiness and prosperity.
It also comes complete with a red silk shade as pictured here. Priced at £225.
Also in our picture is the Silk Funnel Floor Lamp £225 and a Silk ‘S’ Shaped Floor Lamp £195.
Louis Poulsen’s Toldbod lighting family idiom is simple, stylish yet always contemporary.
Simplicity is one of the keys to Toldbod’s unique adaptability to any style and architecture.
The Toldbod family comprises both outdoor and indoor products and has now been extended with a brand new colour scheme.
Ladies Dressing Rooms and Gentleman’s Study at evitavonni:
Personalised space is a current trend and what better than to have the ultimate in ‘His ‘n Hers’ zones with a ladies dressing room and a gentleman’s study?
Having a space to relax in that is completely tailored to your style and lifestyle is the very definition of modern luxury.
Senior Interior Designer at evitavonni Kate Williams comments: “For the lady of the house, the dressing room is certainly back in vogue:
B&Q has re-launched its One Planet Home pages on diy.com, which will display hundreds of products alongside a wealth of hints and tips, interactive tools and links to useful sites, for those wishing to go green at home.
They have also opened the first ever eco shops in B&Q’s flagship stores
in New Malden and Sutton. The eco shops will enable homeowners to get everything they need all in one place, to live a more sustainable home life and save money whilst doing it.
As part of the company’s bid to help people eco-vate their homes, B&Q is introducing two new roles – Eco Advisors and Eco Experts.
Homebase has launched a new value range – a collection of budget DIY essentials to help keep the costs down.
This collection of over 300 everyday essentials, including 150 for under £5, offers exceptional prices on the products.
From decorating and DIY, to home furnishings and finishing touches, the Value Range has everything you need for a home makeover:
Geoff Collier has developed a selection of striking brass pieces, ideal for either traditional or contemporary interiors.
The new brass collections website showcases their ‘Period lighting’ and ‘Shell’ Collections, which offer the consumer a selection of specialist items to suit a variety of interior looks and tastes.
The Exclusive Lighting Collection is a varied range of products including table lamps, Floor lamps, Ceiling lights and Wall lights, all produced from in-house designs and original patterns, dating from the early 19th century onwards.
Candles and Christmas go together like…., well, candles and Christmas.
Perhaps because it is a light that is both alive and natural, a candle in a room or near a window is all it takes to lift the gloom of a winter’s day.
Suddenly, dark December is transformed into jovial Yuletide by the welcoming flicker of candlelight.