Don’t miss: Oka sample sale
Dining tables, chairs, occasional furniture and hosts of accessories (below) are among items available at a sale of samples, seconds and end of lines taking place on Saturday, November 12, from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, November 13, from 10am to 4pm at 187, Park Drive, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4SR (0844 815 7380; http://oka.com/samplesale). There’s free delivery of heavy items within a 20-mile radius.
Take to the floor
At this time of year, thoughts inevitably turn to the subject of lighting and the options are almost endless, from bold decorative statements, to pared back contemporary designs that have a much more discreet impact on a room. When lowlevel lighting is called for, floor lamps offer greater flexibility than either table or wall lights. Vaughan—the one-stop shop for deeply chic classic and contemporary lighting—has just launched this new Farnham floor lamp (right). Available in a choice of brass or bronze, it costs £684 plus silk shade £59 from the showroom. To give existing light a makeover, Vaughan also has a wide range of handmade lampshades in a variety of colours and materials. Unit G1, Chelsea Harbour Drive, London SW10 (020–7349 4600; www.vaughandesigns.com)