Sunday, 1 July 2012

one for the home: the rosy glow

Any room, whatever its size, looks better with many little pools of light rather than a general glare. I like intimate low light just where and when you need it.

Roger Banks-Pye, Colefax and Fowler Interior Inspirations

I think one of the most important ways we can turn our houses (or small, scrappy units) into welcoming homes is by the judicious use of warm lighting.

One of my favourite purchases, made about two years ago, has been this string of lights from Typo. Originally bought to bolster the mood for a celebration, I have since used my two strings of lights in a few ways around the home, most successfully using one string as a headboard-cum-bedroom light. The coral flowers create the most lovely rosy glow, perfect for helping me to relax at the end of a long day, and quick to ward off the winter blues. At only $19.95 a pop (and sometimes $10 on sale), they are a lovely and surprisingly durable find.

The photos above show the light string in the harsh light of a grey winter's day; even unilluminated, they are a fun and eye catching addition to our bedroom.

Gladly Typo still stocks this gorgeous and affordable buy and you can purchase these gorgeous lanterns at Typo's website.

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