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8 interior trends to inspire you

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Advice on Bathroom Lighting regulations

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A CHAT WITH Michael Metcalfe from Harpers Interiors

Welcome to our all new Digital Interactive Magazine. Ellie D x Our most popular products

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BATHROOM BLISS Soak in safety

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“Light up your home with fresh design ideas”

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METALLIC All that glitters . . . . . bring some special sparkle.

GEOMETRIC Sharp angles, wire cages and everything in between to create one of this seasons most popular looks.

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MID CENTURY Great looks from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s. Bring a touch of nostalgia to your home.

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TEXTURED One of this years most sought after statements

GRAPHIC COLOURS Strike a look with a bold statement

Interactive features for you to see more content.

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ELLIE D: Meet our information sharing Lighting Geek!

HOW2: Getting the right levels in your

room. Invaluable advice from our Lighting Geek

EMERGING TRENDS We scour the

globe for the latest and greatest, so you don’t have to!

Tap or click the icons to see a larger picture or bring up a more information. Please make sure you have pop-up’s enabled on your browser to get the most out of this interactive magazine. Use the easy navigation to get quickly to the place in the magazine you want.

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COLOUR WATCH Add a splash of the

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latest colour to be en vogue.

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SHARE IT Social Media is all the thing.

Sharing ideas , your latest project or just chatting to the world!

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SHABBY CHIC Pretty pastels, distressed

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Welcome to our all new Magazine

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e’re delighted to launch our very first ‘free’ digital magazine!

Yes it’s a FREE gift, well you’re worth it! When we thought of who should receive it, naturally we thought of you. We appreciate your custom or that you have signed up to receive our popular newsletters and we wanted to say thank you!

Lighting

“We love and we love bringing it to you”

We hope you enjoy this first edition it’s packed full of interesting features, tips, idea and beautiful images of as many brand new products as we can to inspire you. It’s good to share.

In these pages you will find the hottest trends and future trend predictions along with special helpful tips, ideas and hints to help you with your next interior decorating project. Our company has been the in lighting industry since 1988, (where has the time gone, I guess time flies when you are having fun . . . ). During this time we’ve learnt a thing or two about lighting and witnessed a great many changes. As industry experts we are constantly kept on our tootsies keeping up to speed with the latest legislation. We work hard to be well informed and able to answer any questions you may have about lighting.

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Often we are asked for advice on the current trends within the lighting world. What better way to show you this than in a digital interactive magazine. We thought that all of you may be interested in being ahead of the game and knowing what as they say is ‘IN’ at the moment. You may wish to store up ideas for future projects or just like to be in the know. We’ve gone all out to be the best help and support to you as we can. We are happy to share, as you’ll know- we are so INTO lighting, it’s a joy to find like minded people to share inspirations with. So sit back with a coffee, tea or perhaps a cold one and enjoy reading our magazine. We would love you to let us know what you think, we can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

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Metallic

Trend - Add some sparkle A

A. ARKEN Wall Light Lovely matt slightly tarnished rustic metal, wood and retro cable detail it has it all, could a wall light be any more enchanting. Perfect in a bedroom, above pictures or a country style kitchen.

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B. FLOAT 18 Pendant Matt brushed steel finish and rich wood pendant light. This is a small neat pendant great for hanging in a group or row above a table.

C. RAWLEY Semi Flush The appealing twisted ribbons of metal are treated to a special subtle surface detailing to enhance the visual treat. Satin brushed matt finish and warm rich copper tones bring a unique stylish twist to home lighting.

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lighting in copper, chrome, brushed silvers and gold. Surfaces and finishes are important in the metallic trend expect to see strong shapes and interesting colours.

Feature lighting in a range of metal

and metallic finishes bringing a warm interesting look to lighting this year and no doubt through to late 2015 and early 2016.

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D. RECLAMATION Pendant The juxtapose of the matt painted exterior of this pendant against the gloriously rich gold interior. Not only stunningly beautiful this gold inner also helps to give off a warm diffused glow of light.

E. ZEPHYR Pendant Shade Really stylish this light shade is easy to fit, no need for an electrician. It’s slightly translucent so you can just glimpse the light bulb through the lustre rich glass. The look is perfect finished when paired with a filament old style light bulb.

TRADE TIP: Copper is by far the most popular for pubs,

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bars and restaurants when used in a commercial application but we see the trend for copper lighting being used in kitchens and dining rooms at home too.


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Trend - Shape up!

Lights with bold angular shapes, with repeat patterns are the key design elements in this trend. Finishes include copper, black, bright colour and painted metal bring a new dynamic and accent to home lighting.

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Adding the retro geometric lighting to your home interiors will bring a contemporary vibrant almost graphic influence that’s on trend for 2015.

A. SWORD Pendant Elegant simplicity, open copper wire work and pleasing aesthetic prism shape- what’s not to like!

B. FOYER Pendant A decorative, unique design ceiling pendant with a contemporary style. The light has a boxed frame with cube decorations each filled with a smokey glass, the frame is in an antique silver and antique gold finish and surrounds the 4 lamps. It’s large, perfect if you have very high ceilings..

Geometric styles in lighting are not new, these shapes would have been popular in the 1960’s and 1970’s. There is a slight twist to the detail for 2015, expect to see pendant lights hanging in groups to create a more visual impact.

C. MOBY Pendant Bang on trend! The geometric shape has cut out detailing, is finished in white but is also available in black The perfect light for those wishing to make a statement without blowing the budget.

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D. GRAPH Table Light We love this delightful, geometric table lamp and hope you do to. Top tip: Place next to a plain wall to create perfect patterns on the wall. It’s all about interesting shapes and patterns with this look. We’d suggest teaming with a vintage light bulb to complete the look. PAGE

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E. VINTAGE Geometric Pendant Everything about this pendant packs a punch, bold shape and vivid colour is sure to grab attention! Get ready for compliments from your visitors, so stylish!


MIDClassic CENTURY Style - With a real difference DEDICATED FOLLOWERS OF FASHION: The Retro Style of the 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s. Designers embraced new technologies and materials, plastic was fantastic introducing in new possibilities.

ICONIC LIGHTING DESIGNS The artichoke lamp designed by Poul Henningsen and manufactured by Louis Poulsen. This lamp epitomised the architectural styles of the Mid-Century. The Image shows a homage to Mid Century Classics and is surprisingly affordable.

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MID CENTURY The Osaka range fits beautifully into the Mid-Century trend.

It’s function, form and characteristically modern shapes make it an enduring investment buy. Sure to look good for the next 1/2 century!

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Pattern and texture lighting creates an interesting juxtapose between light and shade. The play between light and shade creates ambience which is ideal in dining and living rooms

Surface detail has become an important element for interior design

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Shabby Chic Much more chic than Shabby. Great for a homely feel to any room.

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hink Lighting and lamps with distressed painted effects, quirky wire lampshades, french cream and birdcage chandeliers. This sums up the characterful shabby chic trend. Choose shabby chic lighting for a homely feel, great for bedroom lighting. Characterful lighting for a cosy homely feel. In the shabby chic collection of lights you’ll be delighted with the collection of quirky pendants. One range of bucket shaped lights have a real wow factor and would be great for pubs bars and cafe’s as well as a super light for a country kitchen or garden.

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Match with soft pastel shades and furnishings along with pretty floral patterns and whitewashed up cycled furniture to complete the look.

“Think Lighting and lamps with distressed painted effects, quirky wire lampshades, french cream and birdcage chandeliers.”


“ Design elements that reflect the

nostalgic look of yesteryear, whilst providing lights that meet the modern safety standards

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trend sees salvage style enamelled lights along side pretty printed shade cluster lights. Vintage has a make do and mend feel with some really pretty lighting and lamps for an altogether more feminine look.

Bright multicoloured vintage style chandeliers perfect lights for princesses of all ages. We’d recommend Vintage style chandeliers for bedrooms. Looking for vintage lights for your kitchen, utility, conservatory or study then enamelled or painted pendants are a must!

This birdcage style table lamp is the perfect compliment to a Vintage style look. Matched with the perfect vintage bulb gives a simple but striking statement about your room.

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WHEN YOU THINK OF

COASTAL . . . think fisherman’s style lanterns, painted pendant lights and washed out bleached effect table lamps

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR:

These are the key elements for one of this seasons interior design trend.

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Team with pale pastels for a sophisticated grown up style. If you prefer a fun coastal look add bright graphic red, blue, white or bright yellow.

We may not be lucky enough to own a beach hut, however, we can have the Coastal feel within our homes. The interior design trend, ‘Coastal’ sees fisherman style lanterns and wood, painted pendants.

With the addition of pale pastel colours to give a calm sophisticated scheme. Fresh crisp white makes a perfect backdrop for seashore and seaside themed artefacts.

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CREATING THAT COASTAL LOOK Boats, rope, pebble and drift wood table lamps are also great for creating a focal point. If you are looking for a more Nautical feel or Naval inspiration perhaps add brass porthole lights or ships lanterns. A great range available at: www.bespokelights.co.uk Team with pale pastels for a sophisticated grown up look. Take a look at the large range of lighting that will fit in with this years Coastal trend at our Website.

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Ellie will be one of our regular contributors

(although my singing isn’t great!)

Did you know?

D e i l l E t ! e K e E M E G G N I T H G I L E H T I’m in cartoon form because I’m a little bit shy.

Sadly, I’m not quite as good looking as my geeky avatar, the name too is made up, that too is prettier than my own. Ellie D (as you have probably already worked out) is a play on words “LED” (light emitting diode) and Ellie D was born. Goodness, that makes my alter ego much younger and prettier than me, still I do rather like having an alter ego (makes me feel a little like a superhero!). Would you believe that I am actually a person in real life! I will be a guide for the technical stuff so look out for me if something needs explaining with out too much lighting jargon.

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i, I’m Ellie D one of the resident Lighting experts at The Lighting Company. I’m full of great ideas and tips

You can ask me specific questions about any of our products via email and I or one or my colleagues will be back to you in a blink of an eye with useful information. You can also find me on Twitter where I will have more useful advice and I’m happy to answer any questions, just please don’t ask me out on a date (I already told you, I’m a bit shy!) See you soon!

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Ellie is inspired by beautiful interiors

Ellie does love to shop!

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veryone wants the right light in their home and everyone can with this easy to follow guide for getting the right light levels

How2:

WHEN LIGHTING YOUR ROOM . .

SIZE IS EVERYTHING. . . . . . . Consider the size of the room before doing anything. This may sound silly, but lots of people just don’t. Perhaps because we all remember the days when you just had a light bulb hanging in the middle of the room and that was that. Some say a bare hanging bulb seemed to do the job. The bulb was probably a much brighter bulb than we have today. It may have been as much as a 150 watt bulb (now banned). Did it really do the job anyway? We expect a little more from our lighting these days. The light fitting has become part of the decoration in the room and is not there just there to give light. Having said that, it is part of a light fitting’s job description to provide light - so what job do you want it to provide for you.? How much light is need in the room? Here is a little formula to give you a good starting point. Measure the length and times this by the width of your room which will give you the square meterage of the space you wish to light. For each meter of floor space you should have approx. 250 ***lumens of light. Which is about 25 watts in old money. For example a room 4 meters by 3 meters will be 12 square meters. 12 x 25 = 300 watts It really doesn’t matter if you have lots of windows in the room, when working out what light is needed, in the evenings when you plan to use your lights windows are often covered by window dressings.

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ELLIE’S

How2:

WHAT ARE ‘LUMENS’ ? Let me shed a little light on the subject, it really is worth knowing a bit about lumens before buying replacement light bulbs. • All light bulbs are now measured in ‘lumens’ • Lumens equals LIGHT • Wattage is simple the power the bulb uses. There has been big changes in how efficient light bulbs are and manufacturers are still working to get the most light with the lowest energy consumption. The most efficient mainstream source of light is Light Emitting Diodes commonly known as LED. Not all LED’s produce the same light level as each other so you can’t compare one make with another easily. The powers that be knew this was confusing so they looked at a fair way of giving us all a better idea of what light you get from the power being used. As a rule of thumb an old style 50 watt spotlight bulb would have been 50 watts to power giving roughly a light level that then equated to 300-350 lumens. Now a 4.4 watt LED bulb can give you 400 lumens, depending on the maker of the bulb. What exactly is LED? As I’ve mentioned they are light emitting diodes, these diodes only need a small amount of electricity to excite the diodes making them glow, and you have probably guessed, they emit light. In the early days the LED were little blobs of very low power only really used as a decorative light. Now they are little chips and much better and brighter than before.

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ELLIE’S

How2:

LED is much cheaper to run, has a longer expected life and is cool to the touch, this is all good! The bit that may shock you is the price they are expensive to buy. Why I hear you say a light bulb is a light bulb! Well, not quite! The bulbs do last much longer so you don’t have to buy as many replacement bulbs and the cost of running them will be significantly reduced. With these savings you start to see it’s not so expensive, as you can typically re-coop the cost of buying the bulb within a couple of years. How long do the bulbs last? This too can vary anything between 15,000 hours and 50,000 hours. That can be as much as 15 years. You’d probably be forgiven for thinking, ‘ah yes but, what if it doesn’t last that long?’ We all thought the same, light bulbs no matter how expensive can fail. LED’s as a rule are given a 12 month warranty which doesn’t seem a lot, but manufactures state that LED failures if they are going to happen, will happen very early in their life. As an industry we’ve asked that this warranty be extended. We felt as LED is new many customers and potential customers would prefer some assurance that the bulbs will last. After a little pressure some manufacturers do offer extended warranty, but not all. Best warranties are around 3-5 years. Which we feel is a step in the right direction and does at least represent a good return on the investment buyers make when buying LED. LED really is the sensible option as long as you buy lights based on the energy consumption and light level it gives. Although LED seems to be new technology, it’s not all that new. LED’s were first invented in 1962 so a lot older than we may imagine. There’s a lot to know about LED’s some are replacement bulbs you can retro fit. Whilst others are actually integrated into the fittings. If you are looking to buy brand new light fittings you’ll have many choices to make, do you buy integrated LED or a light that can retro fit LED’s Next to each product we sell online you’ll see energy information to help you select the most suitable light for you. If you need any further help before buying a light from us you can email us.

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An Interview With . . . . . .

“I do love sourcing that special individual item or decoration”

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ou create beautiful interiors, does it ever become difficult to find

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ell us a bit about you?

inspiration?

I am 36 and live in a small village on the outskirts of

Thank you, No never! You never stop learning,

Michael Metcalfe

Huddersfield in a 17th century Farmhouse with my partner

it would be impossible to know everything.

Dan, who is an IT Consultant.

There are always new products, new techniques,

I have owned Harpers Interiors for seven years. Primarily,

new challenges to overcome. Meeting new client’s

we provide interior design services to the residential

also brings inspiring ideas to the table and I’ll turn the

market, however, in the past couple of years we have been

concepts into a reality.

asked to help with some very exciting commercial projects and have worked on four restaurants, one hotel, a dental practice, and quite a few retail projects. The cons of working in this industry are the long hours, the

LEAD DESIGNER

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HARPERS INTERIORS

ow do you work with clients to get the results

With over 30 years in the home interiors industry, I am a

they’d hoped for?

true fan of all American iconic designer and philanthropist

Before meeting a new client I tell myself I have to embark

Ralph Lauren. He is worth $8 billion which makes him the

pressures of meeting deadlines, working to budgets and

on each new project with the same energy, spirit and

155th richest person in the world. Just imagine that level

relying on other trades to help you meet those deadlines

passion as the first time but with the knowledge and

of success from creating elegant clothes and stunning

and budgets. I must say the pros far, far outweigh the

experience gained from all the past times.

interiors! The man is a genius with a flawless aesthetic for

cons.. No two days are the same, I have met some truly

My approach to my clients is simple, always be myself,

style and beauty. In our Huddersfield showroom we have a

inspirational people who will be life long friends. I am

listen, be honest and realistic and remember this is their

library of products from many of the best suppliers in this

so fortunate as the job takes me to some very beautiful

hard earned money so strive to exceed their expectations.

industry, but I do love sourcing that special individual item

destinations and some very magnificent properties!

I have to think how I would want to live myself and take

or decoration. If I had the luxury of more time or millions

that approach into their home and identify and showcase

of pounds in the bank, my dream would be to spend time

their personality.

travelling the world and acquiring individual and beautiful

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ave you always been (inverted comma’s) creative?

I would say I have always been creative. In school I

was not the most “academic” pupil, I certainly had much more of an interest in art and design lessons. Interior Design was not my immediate career path after

pieces of furniture and home accessories…..and stopping in

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the best hotels along the way. Can you imagine!!

ho inspires you?

I personally am inspired by designers of our past

and present. Did you know the first interior design practice

If you’d like to see more of the lovely images checkout

finishing full time education. It took a few years before I

in the UK was established in London in 1874! In this

HarpersInteriors.co.uk

realised that a 9 to 5 desk job was not for me and not only

industry I particularly love the pure elegance and luxury

If your considering appointing an interior designer for your

that, I wanted to be the one making the decisions. I wanted

of the aspirational interiors created by dutch designer

project take a trip to Harpers showroom for inspiration and

full control of my own creativity without any restrictions or

Piet Boon. For bold and brave theatre and a touch of much

an informal chat- they are lovely folks.

limitations.

needed kitsch and quirky, I just adore the work of designer and hotel keeper Kit Kemp.

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EMERGING TREND

K N U P M A E T S Think Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, Mad Max and Nutty Professors! Whist SteamPunk might feel a little extreme, it is actually all about superior craftsmanship, using high quality materials and mechanical components

GET INTO GEAR Team Antique solid brass with copper, glass, and wood fishes and vintage bulbs

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ith the re-launch of the Mad Max movies in the cinema, ‘SteamPunk’ is an emerging trend that’s sure to get you hooked. You may not of heard the phrase “SteamPunk’ before but you’re sure to recognise the signature styles from movies and high class trendies. Bioshock gamers will know but the vast majority of us may think Harry Potter especially the ‘time turner’ from Prisoner of Azkaban. Even if, this has passed you by a little, you’re sure to have noticed no doubt, the emergence of quality materials being used. Often good examples can be found in todays commercial interiors and eateries where you’ll see a mix of solid brass, mid tone wood, copper and glass. Quality matters with this look.

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These quality materials are the signature materials used in the trend SteamPunk! The materials are crafted into objects of beauty. If you like me love all things mechanical, watches, machinery, vintage cars then ‘SteamPunk’ will have caught your attention in the past, you simply may not have know the name. The interiors designers, set designers and fashionistas have been familiar with the trend for some time. Mere mortals may not have been privy to this exclusive trend it’s almost been kept secret and away from the retail market.

No more is this trend prepared to be in the shadows -be ready for the revolution ‘SteamPunk’ Lighting ranges are now available for you.

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on’t worry, your home will not be morphed into a movie set. This style is a little more restrained than you may first imagine. As in the fashion world catwalks are packed with over engineered clothing but by the time it reaches the high street it’s something we can actually see fitting with our own sense of style.

It has a timeless quality that makes SteamPunk Lighting an investment buy. We’ve shown just a few tempting examples of SteamPunk lighting to keep in mind when you decide to become part of the revolution you know where to buy the best quality SteamPunk lights and lamps.

SteamPunk for commercial business must be full on and on a large scale but for normal homes there’s more subtle stylish SteamPunk that you can live with and enjoy for many years to come.

As always The Lighting Company leads the way out of the shadow and into the light. Call us on 01643 707505 to talk about your bespoke lighting requirements.

SAN JOSE CHANDELIER

SPUTNIK CHANDELIER This unusual SteamPunk inspired Chandelier takes inspiration from the Russian Satellite with it’s multiple arms and will create a statement centre piece in any room.

VINTAGE THE LOOK Vintage filament bulbs fit perfectly with the SteamPunk look. These bulbs complete the effect for many SteamPunk or Vintage lights.

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DALE POSTER WALL LIGHT This adjustable arm poster light has three points for adjusting the light so you can set it to almost any angle to suit your needs.


bathroom bliss...

Make the right kind of splash in your bathroom

WHY

BE SAFE Needless to say when it

comes to installing electrical appliances including light fittings in bathroom great care must be taken, this is not a job for a DIY enthusiast, even very skilled electricians are not allow to fit a light in the bathroom unless they have the required extra qualifications.

are bathroom lights different? To help protect us all, strict safety requirements have been put in place. The law for manufacture and installation of bathroom lights is heavily regulated. Initially when you consider changing your bathroom lights the new regulations can sound complicated, worry not it’s not as complex as you first think.

Often people leave the choosing of lights to the electrician and end up with something a bit dull. There’s no need with a little knowledge you can choose bathroom safe lights with confidence.

The basics are: Lights that are close to water must be completely enclosed to stop steam and water getting into the electrics. Makes sense! Water and electric are a dangerous combination.

IF m o o r h t a B Your e b t o n d lights nee r o t n e c s e r o ugly flu . s t h g i l t o boring sp e m o s e s u . ..... sk a r o n o i t imagina w e n e m o s us for ideas !!!

you have a huge bathroom the lights may not be anywhere near water and you may not need to fit bathroom safe lights. However, having said that, the bathroom is normally the smallest room in the house. Bathrooms can have a bath, a shower, basin and loo all using water. Close to these water sources you’ll need special bathroom rated lights. Let me explain when you need extra protection and a bathroom light must be used. Look at the drawing firstly the wash hand basin where the arch shape is where extra protection is needed this area is where water may be splashed. If you wish to have a light in that area it must be suitable for zone 2 (IP44). All bathroom lights have a number to show you how much protection the light has, or how sealed it is. This is the number manufacturers must reach to say there lights are bathroom safe. Next the area is directly next to the bath, on the floor measure 60cm away from the edge all the way around the bath, now if the line became a force field around that bath from floor to ceiling, a safe area if you like, use the friendly bathroom rated lights in this area. All unsafe non bathroom lights must stay out of your safe area. This includes the shower cubical. 60cm from the edge of your shower cubical and right up to the ceiling.

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is a rating for bathroom safe lights. If the lights are being fitted very close to water in the bath or shower cubical its-self, then you’ll need a higher rating than this. You’ll be fine buying a light that is IP44 for most areas marked on the plan for zones marked zone’s 1 and 2. Buy bathroom safe IP44.

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If you want lights in the bath tub or shower cubical these will be a higher rating of IP67 and additionally to this, they will need to be a 12 Volt lights too! 12 volt lights are the types of lights you need if you are submerging lights or there a risk of light being submerged. These types of lights may need special consideration as they have transformers that step down the voltage from 230 volts to 12 volts. The transformer will need to be house somewhere so some additional planning is required. Talk to your electrician about this prior to buying any lights for zone 0.

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We’re keeping Gold lighting well and truly on the radar. It’s popularity is growing. Gold brings new life to traditional and contemporary interiors. We love how it smartens up the simplest room, makes it feel very special. So adaptable too! Pair gold with any colours to bring a little elegance. Take an old favourite colour such as duck egg blue, a stalwart of home interiors for the last 5 or 6 years - it’s certainly been around for a while.. Duck egg is notoriously hard to find an exact match for. Choosing accessories to go with duck egg blue (or is it duck egg green) results in numerous mistakes. The introduction of this colour ,no doubt a strategic move by the beloved chain who launched it many moons ago, seems to tie us all in to going back to them. Those of us who have tried to find a less ordinary looking decor or those of you how have tried to find a new look without changing the whole decor have struggled. We’ve discovered that some people have gone for gold and it really works. Join the gold Rush add some gold objects lamps and lighting. It really does lift the look of a room. The colour gold teams perfectly with pale blue colours to bring a calmer scheme to life. You may also consider adding a rich teal to warm up decor giving a rich luxurious look. If you’ve spent days searching for an exact match for your wallpaper or feature painted wall why not make your life easier and opt for a contrasting colour - Go for Gold!. See our mood board shows just how good, gold, teal and duck egg can be. The secret here is ‘the gold’ it pulls lots of colours together.

Turn the page for our special selection of our favourite gold themed lights. You’ll see a lot more gold moving into home decor. Gold was always the bastion of luxury and used extensively in hotels. Gold fell out of favour in the home decor sector for a while but it’s back! For some reason looking at gold finishes with fresh eye’s shows us how brilliant gold is. It feels a bit more artistic and sophisticated perfect for sitting rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms.

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OPULENT GOLDEN PENDANTS

VIBRANT & POGO PENDANTS The vibrant pendant comes in 2 sizes, 12cm diameter and a 26cm diameter, ideal for over table or kitchen island lighting. New this season, the Pogo pendant with it’s spun gold shade and matching ceiling rose match beautifully with it’s decorative braided cable. It has a gold inner finish to the light to cast a warm glow in any room. Visit: wwwlightingcompany.co.uk, Tel: 01643 707505 or click a product picture to visit our website

“ GOLD, LIKE ALL COLOURS COMES IN MANY SHADES. FROM THE DARKEST ANTIQUE GOLD TO THE MOST SPARKLING SHINE, BUT ALL WILL BRING A MIDAS TOUCH OF LUXURY TO YOUR HOME ”

WONDERFUL WALL LAMPS

TOMMY & CROC WALL LAMPS Tommy, part of our 19th Century inventor Edison collection has an authentic Vintage look teamed with it’s vintage bulb, whilst the dramatic Croc wall light would look great teamed with it’s complimentary table lamp in any lounge with a black leather sofa or chair. or in an African or Oriental themed room. Visit: wwwlightingcompany.co.uk Tel: 01643 707505 or click a product picture to visit our website

TANTALISING TABLE LAMPS

ZANTE, GUSTAV & RASCAL TABLE LAMPS The Zante decorative table lamp with it’s painted gold pine cone shaped base has a black faux silk shade with gold inner. Great value at just £71.40. The Gustav table lamp comes in 2 sizes 42cm and 57cm in height. It’s gold ripple effect ceramic base look amazing with this complimentary round gold shade. The Rascal table lamp features a gold and silver dog for those looking for an ornament as well as a light! Visit: www.lightingcompany.co.uk, Tel: 01643 707505 or click a product picture to visit our website PAGE

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“ DID YOU KNOW?? THE FIRST RECORDED USE OF GOLDEN AS A COLOUR NAME IN ENGLISH WAS IN 1300 TO REFER TO THE ELEMENT GOLD AND IN 1423 TO REFER TO BLONDE HAIR! “


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you a little more cautious doesn’t it. My thinking is it’s certainly easier There’s nothing as wonderful as to take your time selecting the right choosing your paint colours, I can paint in the first place than to paint often deliberate for days. “What’s best and re-paint again. Whilst my husband this one “cream tea” or the “dairy farm doesn’t delight in the choosing of the cream”, or maybe “pointing”. paint or in fact the actual painting of My helpful husband says “cream tea”, the room for that matter, I am at least I thank him, “pointing it is then”, I sparing him the re-painting. I really say realising I just can’t give up my am all heart! favourite. After painting we then have more funI simply love playing this game with choosing accessories! Such Fun! Again my husband. Oh how we laugh when hubby doesn’t seem to relish this task I change my mind for the 20th time. as much as I do. Perhaps he see’s the Please tell me this sounds familiar to anguish and utter dismay when I can’t you, I’m sure I’m not the only one with find the right colours to compliment sample pots daubed all over the walls. my freshly painted room. By: “House-proud Housewife”

As a ‘wannabe’ interior designer I always want everything to be perfect. Can’t help it, it’s got to be right. I’ve made mistakes in the past (I mean with paint choices of course), it makes

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I’ve often wished life could be that simple! The Lighting Company can help they’ve a Bespoke service allowing customisation of selected lights. There is a small additional charge for colour customisation which includes the paint of your choice. This varies depending on the brand of paint you select as some are more costly than others. As you know there’s many colours to choose from. I adore paints such as the beautiful Marston & Langinger paints pictured here. If you fancy ‘mole brown’ ‘lavender’ ‘lulu’ or ‘french lime’ the choice is yours. I’m a little fond of ‘saxe blue’ at the moment. Now it may be time to have a change from cream!!!! “Darling……Oh honey…I’ve been thinking, perhaps we should . . . . . . !”


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EUSTON Pendant H: 40-90cm / Dia: 37cm Double Insulated (Class II) £119.40* (Free UK Delivery)

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This Olive Ceiling pendant hangs on a cream cord cable. The dome shaped shade has a creamy white inside to help reflect the light. Manufactured in the UK. The cable can be shortened to suit your ceiling height. Ideal over a kitchen table or kitchen island.

RECLAMATION pendant H: 40-80cm Dia: 42cm Double Insulated (Class II) £165.60* (Free UK Delivery)

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This popular pendant comes in a multitude of finishes, shown here in an industrial weathered bronze finish with a lighter white on the inside. Hung from a circular ceiling rose with braided brown cable. We love to pair these with low energy globe bulbs.

COTSWOLD Pendant H:15-100cm Dia: 24cm £102.00* (Free UK Delivery)

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A delightful retro metal ceiling pendant suspended on a braided cord cable to further re-enforce the retro look. Wonderful in Kitchens over tables and kitchen islands. Shown here with a lovely Edison Vintage bulb to finish the look (not included)

COTSWOLD Wall Light H: 28cm / Dia: 18cm Projection: 28cm £138.00* (Free UK Delivery)

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The perfect match to the Cotswold pendants but also the Station Lamp range shown on this page, this wall light has a solid dark antique brass fitting to compliment it’s French Cream painted shade. As with all of the lights on this page why not add your own flair with your own colour scheme!

STATION LAMP 3 Light H: Min 60cm to Max 116cm Dia: 70cm £426.00* (Free UK Delivery)

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Shown here in a Cotswold Cream finish with also a chrome finish in the range, this 3 light cluster can be dual mounted either with the link chain or with the rod suspension, giving different looks. Each of the curved arms has a round opal glass to hide the bulbs from view.

STATION LAMP 2 Light H: 64cm / W: 63cm Depth: 30cm £270.00* (Free UK Delivery)

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A lovely traditional design pendant light, an iconic design. Fixed to a circular ceiling rose via the vertical rod suspension, the two lights are carried by the horizontal bar. Another classic for over the dining room table or kitchen island.

ANTLER 5 Light H: 74-104cm Dia: 100cm £822.00* (Free UK Delivery)

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This rustic chandelier is ideal for period properties with high ceilings but looking more contemporary than the traditional wood finish. Not only can the fitting be painted but the gorgeous silk shade come in various colours to match your decor.

ANTLER Table Light H: 88cm Dia: 40cm £384.00* (Free UK Delivery)

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Part of our stunning Antler range, here shown with a dark finish and a taupe shade. Shades come in many colours, from Cotton Candy pink through to Soft Sage and many in between so can perfectly compliment your choice of paint colour.

FLEMISH Pendant H: 55-93cm D: 53cm £282.00* (Free UK Delivery)

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This traditional French style 5 light chandelier has 5 lights and is perfect in period style homes. Flemish style light were first made popular during the Regency Period and have remained popular ever since! Finished here in a powder grey with subtle gold highlights.

VERONA Wall Light H: 32cm / W:32cm / D: 18cm Double Insulated (Class II) £174.00* (Free UK Delivery)

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You don’t have to live in fair Verona to take advantage of this romantic wall light whose distressed wood finish shown here would compliment the Flemish Pendant. It’s curvy design can be used with candle bulbs only or how about adding matching candle shades in your choice of colour. PAGE

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