All posts tagged: lamps

The Great Haul

**I shall begin by saying that I wasn’t planning on writing about this trip, so didn’t take my proper camera. Which I should have, as I took LOADS of photos. Balls. Just got back from yet another trip to the motherland. I was the first one in the store. 9.30am. I meant business. Ikea and school holidays don’t mix. Sorry kids, i’m working. I’ve got lamps and sheepskin rugs to buy. No time for the shufflers and the browsers. Get me to that market place! We are about to go…. WILD IN THE AISLES! Two of the ARSTID wall lights to fit over the dressing table in The Blue Room. Boom. In the trolley. The gorgeous BENARP armchair in bright tomato red. Very tempting. But not today Benarp. I’m in a Suzuki Swift. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! The long awaited and limited release SINNERLIG collection by Ilse Crawford has started arriving at Leeds Ikea. The cork stools, alas, they were not in stock. Arse. They were really well made, good quality steel legs, nice details such as the gold feet and rivets …

Lighting at home

Maceface at Folksy Lighting is ace. I can’t stop researching and looking for new and interesting pieces. I see lighting like art. I want to look at it. I want to see it. Sure it serves a purpose, obviously, but it can also make or break a room. I keep trying to make my mum and dad buy lamps, but all they want is “the big light on”. **sigh**. What is it with my parents and not appreciating ambient soft lighting? When we moved to our current house I was determined to rid it of these: The dreaded plastic ceiling rose. (Bork). Functional, yes. Beautiful, erm no. No they’re not. I managed to convince my other half that if we “invest” in good quality lighting which looks amazing then we won’t need to change it for aaaages. He liked the sound of that so he agreed to fit some loveliness in our home. Heals Contrast Stone Pendant Light I searched for something industrial-esque for the kitchen/dining room and I knew what colour worktop we were having in the …