New Home Floor Ideas

New Home Floor Ideas

Opaque glass shade For a hanging light

Light Fittings

Modern lighting gets bigger and brighter, but it does not necessarily get any better; one could say that we are in the dark ages as regards lighting. Very few contemporary light fittings are things of beauty – those that look good, and cast a friendly beam, tend to be based on turn-of-the-century precedent. In general, strategic small sources of light are more sympathetic than bright central fittings, though frosted-glass bowlshaped diffusers hanging from chains can shed an inoffensive overall radiance, when partnered by graceful ceramic table lamps or delicate painted candlestick lamps. As usual, simplicity fits best with a country ethos: a flotilla of candles, perhaps set out in spidery-black candle-holders or tin sconces, creates the perfect atmosphere for good conversation.

Ceiling plates

Knuckle unit , ceiling hook (middle), and hook plate

Lights for the wall Ceramic light bowl with a crackle glaze and swing-arm brass wall bracket based on a traditional American design

Light switches

In brass with medium oak and mahogany surrounds.

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