Light Up

We all know celebrity architect Dermot Bannon is obsessed with letting natural light in and I have to agree with him, there’s nothing worse than a dreary, dark room. The first thing myself and my siblings do when we go home to see our mother is turn on more lights. She has a tendency to keep the kitchen quite dark, or perhaps we haven’t copped on that she’s trying to pretend she’s not home.

For those who can’t afford to add a glass box extension off their kitchen, I suggest you invest in some lamps. I prefer the hew off a lamp rather than a full ceiling light. I’m going to buy a clamp lamp from Industry & Co for our shelf above our mustard chair in the dining room. I like the idea that it’s out of reach from the pre-crawling monster. I’m not sure what interior designers would describe as a lamp (for example, some of the ones below have to be wall mounted and can’t just be placed on a desk) but I’m taking it as any light that has to be plugged into a socket.

I have included a mixture of lamps I have come across online and ones I already own.

Jar Light Pickle Cachette

1: Cachette: Recycled Pickle Jar Lamp, €60

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 21.49.24

2: MadeinDesign: Play Table Lamp, Stg£125


Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 21.45.41

3: Frosini Wall Light, Stg£49, available in Chrome and Black  (I own the floor lamp version. I think if you bought two and put them up over a bed-frame they would really stand out)

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 21.47.11

4: M&S: Stag Table Lamp, €67

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 22.26.34

5: Industry & Co: Clamp Light, €105


Industry Arthur Desk Lamp

6: Industry & Co: Arthur Desk Lamp, €75

Dust monkey lamp hang

6: Dust: Monkey Wall Light, €275  (Completely bonkers but good fun)

Ikea Boja table lamp

7: Ikea: BOJA Table Lamp, €30 (I own this one and it gives off a lovely warm hue)

Copper Desk lamp Dust

8: Dust: Copper Desk Lamp, €220

Rocketstgeorge circular lamp

9: Rockett St George: Circular Steel Light Support, Stg£37.50 (does not include light – just the frame. Would look amazing against a dark wall colour.)


Rocketstgeorge linea directional lamp

10: Rockett St George: Matt Brass Linea Directional Light, Stg£170


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s