As some of you many know I write many articles for other organisations under my company Citrus Content. Whilst researching, I come across some amazing pieces, recently I have been wowed by lighting. OK so yes, I do have a weakness for lighting as regular followers of my blog will know, but trust me some of my recent finds, well… I’ll let you be the judge by leaving your comment below.
Over the last couple of years I have seen such a transition in lighting design, evident at the interior shows that I’ve attended. The creativity for upcycling, the unusual and the dramatic, lighting has really become the statement piece for a room. I am in the process of slowly decorating our new home and I designed our downstairs cloak room around a light. I knew what I wanted for the room and the design developed around it.
I have put together a selection of some of the memorable lighting I have come across recently, whether it be for their opulence or quirkiness, they will inspire you.
The Kitchen Range
Why the strange title? These pieces all resemble or are made from objects you would normally find in your kitchen. When I first saw the Jelly Mold lights, I fell in love with their cheeky vintage feel.
I have a soft spot for contemporary chandeliers, they take the features of the classics and create something truly unique, such as this recycled milk bottle cascade light.
Taking the principals of the previous two lights we move to an elegant version. The first using five decanters to form a stunning centrepiece you can imagine feeling very at home in a period property.
Instead of decanters this illustrious light is decorated with 5 hand cut leaded crystal vases.
Oozing the ‘speakeasy’ vibe and constructed of brass tubing, how could you not fall in love with the Clark suspension light.
This eye-catching light is full of the glamour of a bygone era whilst it’s minimalist look is sleek and contemporary.
In true Trying to Balance the Madness style we couldn’t have a post without looking at some of the quirky lighting available. First is my party range of bubbles and balloons!
To end, is a very apt quirky light for a content writer such as myself. This is the only table lamp featured and it has been upcycled from a vintage typewriter.
In one word, how would you describe this lighting collection?