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Living Room Lighting


Left: Alex Randall gives traditional a twist with the Bakelite Telephone Lamp Right: Sea Urchin by Christopher Guy is sure to be a show-stopper in any home. Bottom: The Christopher Guy Single-Chandelier is a combination of elegance and modernity.


lighting is too much. Creating the right setting is all about making sure that individual lighting aspects work together. Vasdev believes that the trend in living rooms is certainly moving towards this more discreet way of illuminating a space; “Lighting design these days is less about spotlights and more about recessed lighting that prioritises the beauty of light over the harshness of the light fitting, trimless lighting offering soft washes of colour or illumination that can be located anywhere from ceiling to floor to form exciting pools of light. It’s about up lights and lamps that offer their own softly defused light that subtly accentuates locations, allowing more radiant creations such as a bespoke chandelier to shine forth.”


The use of understated lighting around the living room paves the way for a slightly more adventurous central focus. If there is one room that deserves a little lighting indulgence then it is the living room. Here, statement pieces can be used to give the room a sense of identity. One brand known for


creating statement pieces is Christopher Guy. Working in all aspects of furnishings, Christopher Guy’s design brings freshness to the


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lighting, and can provide a real talking point for any living room style. Pieces are elegant and individual, and the team produces some exciting modern twists on traditional fixtures.


Christopher’s Guy’s five-branch wall lamps have an organic form and present vein-like branches that appear to be growing from the wall. The perfect complement to both a modern contemporary or more conventional interior, these surrealist light pieces are available in white, black or renaissance gold lacquer. Similarly, the single-tier chandelier combines simplicity with luxury, ensuring a fabulous ambiance for the living room. Taking inspiration from nature, this impressive design presents six elegantly crafted flower shaped candleholders.


For those who want to make a statement in the living room, Christopher Guy also has a slightly different option. A spectacular sea urchin shaped pendant fixture by the design team provides an excellent focal point and a touch of modernity. For a more traditional lighting twist, London based Alex Randall has put her modern take on a traditional item with the Bakelite Telephone Lamp. Each lamp


is made using an antique Bakelite telephone and miniature bulbs. This was one of the first creations made by Randall, and one that would add a touch of class to any living room. Lighting a living room is not an easy task, and requires a lot of planning, but getting the scheme right is well worth it when you’ve got a comfortable and attractive living room space to come home to!


Contact


Asco Lights T: +44 (0) 161 207 0212 www.asco-lifestyle.co.uk


John Cullen Lighting


T: +44 (0) 20 7371 9000 www.johncullenlighting.co.uk


Christopher Guy T: +44 (0) 20 3397 2410 www.christopherguy.com


Alex Randall T: +44 (0)203 302 7136 www.alexrandall.co.uk


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