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12/05/2013 // 9 comments

John Lewis Stylish Designer Lighting Collection

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I’m often asked how you can change up a room to give it a new twist without having to switch out fundamental elements of the space. Although lighting is a key part of a scheme it’s often easier to switch out your current lighting options for a new design than it is to bring a new piece of furniture, for example, into the room. Often it’s how a scheme has been lit that helps to create the atmosphere of the space; it tells the story of the room by giving a visual clue as to how the room should make you feel.

In our master bedroom we have quite small bedside tables so we were considering wall mounted lighting as a solution to free up some space but without loosing the practicality of having a decent lighting option bedside the bed. My favourite is this Anglepoise Type 1228 design because the blue would fit perfectly with the colour scheme. When you consider the lighting choices in a given space it’s amazing how a seemingly small element of the space plays such a strong role in defining the scheme. For example, a kitchen-diner with the blue Kartell pendant denotes a youthful, playful vibe and works well as a standalone colour pop in an otherwise all-white space. Then the Davey pendant tells an industrial story with a hint of luxe thanks to the metallic interior, while the Luminosity Aperture pendant oozes a cosy charm and warm glow. In fact, I hung this pendant in my room when I was at university because despite the damp and mice (yikes!) it made the room feel that much more homely in, well, an instant! How do you use lighting to tell stories or create an atmosphere in your home?

// Photography by John Lewis

Andi

05 / 5 / 2013

I love the one in the pic!

raina @astylistslife

05 / 5 / 2013

A great collection of lighting. I’ve been wanting #8 for my wc or over the front door.

tim@designmaze

05 / 5 / 2013

I am so saying hello to the copper one! Too bad I will have to get them rewired or with the electric part so they would work in North America! or at least that’s what my lighting guy told me.

I am going for wall mounted sconces in bedroom at #ProjectChris as well. Our bedside tables are slightly larger than I remember (just dug them back out from storage after 2 years) … will have to see how it all goes! Fingers crossed!

WIll see you in just over a week! Can’t wait!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

05 / 5 / 2013

@Andi – Yes, the Gideon Copper pendant is a stunner, too!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

05 / 5 / 2013

@Raina – I was in a restaurant yesterday that had that pendant in the WCs and it looked really cool!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

05 / 5 / 2013

@Tim – I think rewiring is possible but kinda expensive! Maybe look to see if some of these designers have distribution or licensing deals in N.America? Fingers crossed! Looking forward to seeing you next week!

Mia

05 / 5 / 2013

Hi Will, hope you’re fine. I’ve been away from the blog world for a while (busy, busy). Take care!

FunkySteph

06 / 6 / 2013

Are the chairs also from John Lewis?

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

06 / 6 / 2013

@FunkySteph – Yes, they are!