Choosing the main light fitting can be one of the trickiest design decisions in any room redesign. The options are so vast, where do you start? And a limited budget [Read more…]
My fondness for beautiful lighting is notorious. Well it is in my family anyway. The evening ritual of switching on the living room lights in our house is an exercise regime akin in its intensity to a round of sun salutation. And there are indications that this obsession is being passed down through the generations. On entering a restaurant with a bright overhead light, my eldest has been known to proclaim in despair “oh, it’s not atmospherical in here, is it Mummy?” (Oh yes, we have our own word for “correct” lighting.) He’s usually right.
One wall in the family room has been bare since we moved in, in anticipation of the shelves I planned to put up there. Meantime every surface in the room has become increasingly cluttered with the objects I knew would eventually be displayed on them. But I just couldn’t settle on the type of shelf I wanted. “Floating” shelves tend to be unappealingly [Read more…]