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.
1: Cachette: Recycled Pickle Jar Lamp, €60
2: MadeinDesign: Play Table Lamp, Stg£125
3: Made.com: 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)
4: M&S: Stag Table Lamp, €67
5: Industry & Co: Clamp Light, €105
6: Industry & Co: Arthur Desk Lamp, €75
6: Dust: Monkey Wall Light, €275 (Completely bonkers but good fun)
7: Ikea: BOJA Table Lamp, €30 (I own this one and it gives off a lovely warm hue)
8: Dust: Copper Desk Lamp, €220
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.)
10: Rockett St George: Matt Brass Linea Directional Light, Stg£170