All posts tagged: lights

The devil’s in the detail

There are some things when you’re redecorating a room or redesigning a space that get forgotten about. They’re not normally on our list of considerations. Your builder, electrician, plumber will just fix in the most obvious, industry standard items. These items are in every room. They’re functional. They do the job and they’re fine. Just fine. But what if you don’t want fine? If you just stopped to consider these small, often unnoticed details, it can have a massive impact on a space. The devil is indeed in the detail. And there’s nothing like a build to highlight just how many small seemingly “none-decisions” can make a big difference to the design. We’re now at the point where the build is kind of complete. The rooms are getting plastered next week, first fix plumbing going in and door casings being built by the joiner. Which focuses my mind on: Skirting boards & architraves Door handles Lights, switches and sockets Skirting board and architrave We’ve (and when I say we’ve, I mean I’ve) uhmmed and ahhed over …

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 …