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the fab flat: lighting inspo

the fab flat: lighting inspo

i’m so excited to finally have a bedroom that i can dedicate solely to sleep, relaxation and pampering!

in the past my bedroom has always needed to double as an office space as well, so its a real novelty to be able to create a space that offers a genuine escape from the daily rigours of work – especially given that i spend a lot of time working from home. one of my first port of calls in creating a haven of tranquility in my new bedroom will be to sort out the lighting, as at the moment i just have a bare bulb hanging from the centre of the ceiling and believe me, the harsh bright light it emits is hardly conducive to relaxation at the end of a long working day. i envision having bedside table lamps that give a nice soft glow, suitable for sitting up and reading in bed or, dare i say it, watching netflix!

there are so many beautiful bedside lamps around these days, so while i mull over which one is the perfect fit for my new space, i thought i’d share a round-up of a few that are on my shortlist just now.

let me know if there are any you’re currently lusting over?

qazqa, lamp & light

this little hexagon table lamp by qazqa is available in black, steel or copper, and it’s small footprint means it’ll sit nicely atop the small wooden side tables i have my eye on for my bedside. i really like its simplicity of form, which i think could look either elegant or industrial depending upon how you style it up. it also has a practical built-in dimmer to allow you to control light intensity by simply touching the base of the lamp.

m lamp, david irwin

david irwin’s m lamp for juniper offers a contemporary take on the aesthetics and function of the geordie, davy and carbide miner’s lamps, integrating features such as a handle for carrying and hanging, and a rotating conical reflector for directing light. despite being based on such a strong industrial shape, i think the white version would make for a sleek addition to a bedside, with the practical carry handle making it a perfect companion should you need to get up in the night.

jwda concrete lamp, jonas wagell

the jwda concrete lamp by jonas wagell for menu is definitely a ‘blogger fave’ and i’ve spotted it in many a beautifully styled bedroom image i’ve pinned recently. i love the juxtaposition of the raw concrete base paired with a delicately blown glass bulb, and the brass dimmer adornment provides the perfect finishing touch. again, i think this lamp has a great combination of styles and could easily be styled up to look both industrial or elegant, depending upon your mood.

volume lamp, gamfratesi

the volume table lamp by gamfratesi for lightyears was inspired by the buttons on an original stereo amplifier from the 1980s. easy to move around and use in an informal way, the lampshade is about the size of a palm, and simply turning the shade controls the light intensity. it’s a design that offers a pleasingly intuitive understanding of function, and would work equally well on a bedside table, desk or bookshelf.

night owl, nicholai wiig hansen

the night owl table lamp by nicholai wiig hansen for lightyears is inspired by the desire to create a light with a nordic warmth and a cosy wash of light, capturing perfectly the atmosphere i seek to create in my bedroom. i really love the cute ‘mushroom’ look of the bulbous smokey white lampshade combined with the raw ash wood lampbase – super sweet, don’t you think?

want more? here are another five bedside lamps to covet: 

one: stone table lamp, tom dixon // two: smoked table lamp, french connection // three: studio table lamp, amara // four: note table lamp, house doctor // five: disco black table lamp, lamp & light //


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  1. Oooh I’ve seen some at Oliver Bonas that you might like too

  2. Lucy

    29 March

    The Jonas Wagell one is gorgeous! Enjoy your new space. X

  3. What a lovely selection of bedside lamps. I rather like the last one, the night owl and can easily imagine having that one by my bed.

  4. geraldine

    1 April

    I adore the night owl. Great selections Kate. x

  5. Shaun Donnelly

    3 April

    Some great lamps here. Have you seen the JWDA in brass? I prefer the concrete but the oxidation of the brass over time is cool. A few of my favourites at the moment are the Panthella Mini (Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen) , Carrie LED (Norm Architects for Menu) and the Muuto Cosy by Harri Koskinen.

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