MAKE A HOUSE A HOME
In OUR ongoing SERIES, we select simple country-style hero pieces THAT look BEAUTIFUL... And make LIFE Even BETTER
With the perfect reading light
TASK LIGHTING IS ABOUT POOLING BRIGHTNESS INTO A SMALL AREA, CREATING A ZONE TO ILLUMINATE WORDS AND PICTURES FOR AN ALL-ROUND PLEASANT READING EXPERIENCE. FINDING THE RIGHT TABLE LAMP IS ALL ABOUT MATCHING STYLE WITH PURPOSE, BUT THIS SIMPLE HOME ACCESSORY CAN ALSO BE AN ATTRACTIVE ADDITION TO A CORNER OF A COUNTRY HOME TOO.
what’s THE story? lighting in the domestic home leaped in the late 19th century from candle to incandescent flame when
Joseph swan and thomas edison separately invented the commercially viable bulb. the two combined forces soon after to create the edison & swan united electric light Company. initially lamp design took a more practical stance with industrial style stands, but with the great design explosion of the Arts & Crafts and Art nouveau movements, lighting bases and additionally shades became a new way to add style and brightness to a home. A choice of materials was explored, from ceramic and stoneware to metal and glass, making for very individual and imaginative pieces.
which style To choose Match the lamp to the scale of the surface it sits on. Keep it simple with a candlestick-style wooden base and linen lampshade. or for a more opulent touch, choose a patterned shade and ornate metal stand.
style IT Up Mix and match different materials for lamp bases and shades for individual style. Different shaped shades also draw the eye and offer a range of looks, from classic country cones to modern drums and cubes.
Vaudeville lamp, col Antique Gold, H52xw17xd17cm, £225 (shade not included), Oka. Choose fabric shades that complement the room’s furnishings and upholstery for a cohesive, designer look.