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Bespoke Lighting

Bespoke Lighting

Bespoke Lighting – Don’t Shy Away Bespoke Lighting Could be Just What you Need Around thirteen years ago a wealthy local landowner came into my showroom and drew a sketch of the type of wall lights he wanted for his courtyards and stable yard. "Can you find me...

How to Light Bathrooms and Wet Rooms

How to Light Bathrooms and Wet Rooms

Lighting Tips Bathrooms and wetrooms are getting more luxurious by the day and constitute a large proportion of the spend in contemporary new builds and renovations Mood Planning your bathroom and wet room lighting will reap benefits if carried out in advance of your...

Lighting Wedding Gifts

Lighting Wedding Gifts

Now that things are starting to open up, delayed weddings are now going ahead. These days the ‘wedding list’ is on the wane as so many couples live together before tying the knot. They already have the pots, pans and plates so, as a guest, selecting a gift can be...

Love British Lighting

Love British Lighting

We have some Fabulous Lighting in the UK For many years now so many of us have revered Italian, Spanish and Scandinavian lighting without paying heed to the wealth of fabulous lighting that’s designed and manufactured in the UK. Without being jingoistic I truly...

Lighting Tips to Cheer Up Winter

Lighting Tips to Cheer Up Winter

It seems that with every passing day we are tunnelling further down into the depths of winter!  If you’re like me – a lover of light and warmth – the whole season can be a bit depressing. These tips may help to lighten the winter gloom Candles any Time The...

Lighting Bedrooms for Children

Lighting Bedrooms for Children

Many years ago when our son was young there was a huge Pokemon craze and Charlie and his friends were obsessed.  Not so for many parents – my husband and I would draw straws as to who would have the task of accompanying the kids to the cinema.  Normally we...

How to Light a Hallway

How to Light a Hallway

How do I light my Hallway? A question that is often asked when planning lighting for the renovation of a home or a new-build project.  For a relatively small percentage of a house this area will have a great impact on the feel and flow of a building. I start by...

Designer Lighting Over Exposure

Designer Lighting Over Exposure

Scenario: You’ve just spent £600 on a designer pendant light for your new-build home and then you walk into your local McDonalds and see it hanging just near the stand for the ketchup and straws. How do you feel?  Luckily I hadn’t just bought such a designer...

Light and Mood – The Connection

Light and Mood – The Connection

How Lighting Affects Our Mood and Productivity Lighting Affects Mood and Productivity according to a survey of 1000 adults carried out in the UK by LED Hut. But do we really need to have a survey tell us what we already know? According to the survey 77% felt that...

New Build Lighting Costs

New Build Lighting Costs

How much will it cost to light my new build? ask self-build owners. How do I budget for my lighting? There’s not an easy answer to this but you, as the instigator of the project, probably hold more answers than you know. Here are a few personal observations from my...

Bespoke Lighting

Bespoke Lighting

Bespoke Lighting – Don’t Shy Away Bespoke Lighting Could be Just What you Need Around thirteen years ago a wealthy local landowner came into my showroom and drew a sketch of the type of wall lights he wanted for his courtyards and stable yard. "Can you find me...

How to Light Bathrooms and Wet Rooms

How to Light Bathrooms and Wet Rooms

Lighting Tips Bathrooms and wetrooms are getting more luxurious by the day and constitute a large proportion of the spend in contemporary new builds and renovations Mood Planning your bathroom and wet room lighting will reap benefits if carried out in advance of your...

Lighting Wedding Gifts

Lighting Wedding Gifts

Now that things are starting to open up, delayed weddings are now going ahead. These days the ‘wedding list’ is on the wane as so many couples live together before tying the knot. They already have the pots, pans and plates so, as a guest, selecting a gift can be...

Love British Lighting

Love British Lighting

We have some Fabulous Lighting in the UK For many years now so many of us have revered Italian, Spanish and Scandinavian lighting without paying heed to the wealth of fabulous lighting that’s designed and manufactured in the UK. Without being jingoistic I truly...

Lighting Tips to Cheer Up Winter

Lighting Tips to Cheer Up Winter

It seems that with every passing day we are tunnelling further down into the depths of winter!  If you’re like me – a lover of light and warmth – the whole season can be a bit depressing. These tips may help to lighten the winter gloom Candles any Time The...

Lighting Bedrooms for Children

Lighting Bedrooms for Children

Many years ago when our son was young there was a huge Pokemon craze and Charlie and his friends were obsessed.  Not so for many parents – my husband and I would draw straws as to who would have the task of accompanying the kids to the cinema.  Normally we...

How to Light a Hallway

How to Light a Hallway

How do I light my Hallway? A question that is often asked when planning lighting for the renovation of a home or a new-build project.  For a relatively small percentage of a house this area will have a great impact on the feel and flow of a building. I start by...

Designer Lighting Over Exposure

Designer Lighting Over Exposure

Scenario: You’ve just spent £600 on a designer pendant light for your new-build home and then you walk into your local McDonalds and see it hanging just near the stand for the ketchup and straws. How do you feel?  Luckily I hadn’t just bought such a designer...

Light and Mood – The Connection

Light and Mood – The Connection

How Lighting Affects Our Mood and Productivity Lighting Affects Mood and Productivity according to a survey of 1000 adults carried out in the UK by LED Hut. But do we really need to have a survey tell us what we already know? According to the survey 77% felt that...

New Build Lighting Costs

New Build Lighting Costs

How much will it cost to light my new build? ask self-build owners. How do I budget for my lighting? There’s not an easy answer to this but you, as the instigator of the project, probably hold more answers than you know. Here are a few personal observations from my...

Bespoke Lighting

Bespoke Lighting

Bespoke Lighting – Don’t Shy Away Bespoke Lighting Could be Just What you Need Around thirteen years ago a wealthy local landowner came into my showroom and drew a sketch of the type of wall lights he wanted for his courtyards and stable yard. "Can you find me...

How to Light Bathrooms and Wet Rooms

How to Light Bathrooms and Wet Rooms

Lighting Tips Bathrooms and wetrooms are getting more luxurious by the day and constitute a large proportion of the spend in contemporary new builds and renovations Mood Planning your bathroom and wet room lighting will reap benefits if carried out in advance of your...

Lighting Wedding Gifts

Lighting Wedding Gifts

Now that things are starting to open up, delayed weddings are now going ahead. These days the ‘wedding list’ is on the wane as so many couples live together before tying the knot. They already have the pots, pans and plates so, as a guest, selecting a gift can be...

Love British Lighting

Love British Lighting

We have some Fabulous Lighting in the UK For many years now so many of us have revered Italian, Spanish and Scandinavian lighting without paying heed to the wealth of fabulous lighting that’s designed and manufactured in the UK. Without being jingoistic I truly...

Lighting Tips to Cheer Up Winter

Lighting Tips to Cheer Up Winter

It seems that with every passing day we are tunnelling further down into the depths of winter!  If you’re like me – a lover of light and warmth – the whole season can be a bit depressing. These tips may help to lighten the winter gloom Candles any Time The...

Lighting Bedrooms for Children

Lighting Bedrooms for Children

Many years ago when our son was young there was a huge Pokemon craze and Charlie and his friends were obsessed.  Not so for many parents – my husband and I would draw straws as to who would have the task of accompanying the kids to the cinema.  Normally we...

How to Light a Hallway

How to Light a Hallway

How do I light my Hallway? A question that is often asked when planning lighting for the renovation of a home or a new-build project.  For a relatively small percentage of a house this area will have a great impact on the feel and flow of a building. I start by...

Designer Lighting Over Exposure

Designer Lighting Over Exposure

Scenario: You’ve just spent £600 on a designer pendant light for your new-build home and then you walk into your local McDonalds and see it hanging just near the stand for the ketchup and straws. How do you feel?  Luckily I hadn’t just bought such a designer...

Light and Mood – The Connection

Light and Mood – The Connection

How Lighting Affects Our Mood and Productivity Lighting Affects Mood and Productivity according to a survey of 1000 adults carried out in the UK by LED Hut. But do we really need to have a survey tell us what we already know? According to the survey 77% felt that...

New Build Lighting Costs

New Build Lighting Costs

How much will it cost to light my new build? ask self-build owners. How do I budget for my lighting? There’s not an easy answer to this but you, as the instigator of the project, probably hold more answers than you know. Here are a few personal observations from my...

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