MONOCHROME MAGIC – Black and White Light Fittings

Using black and white for interior decoration has never really been out of fashion, and with good reason. This striking combination works with both traditional and modern interiors. White has a crisp clean look, whilst black is more dramatic and bold creating a marriage made in heaven. Monochrome was originally used to describe a photograph Read More …

BARE NECESSITIES – EXPOSED BULB LIGHT FITTINGS

It cannot be denied that the humble light bulb is one of the modern conveniences that has changed the way we live. At the simple flick of a switch we can have instant, trouble-free illumination. I’m sure there are few among us who would care to return to using smelly, dirty animal fat candles, oil Read More …

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

                                                                            ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ was the traditional warning used to alert film crews at the beginning of a take and, although these actual words are not used anymore, we instantly think of the magic of the movies and the glitz and glamour associated with Hollywood. Hollywood started as a small community in the 1870’s and Read More …

BATHROOM LIGHTING REGULATIONS EXPLAINED

One of our most frequently asked questions is ‘Can I use this light in my bathroom?’ Bathrooms are by definition ‘wet rooms’ and we all know that water and electricity don’t mix, so to ensure our safety there are specific rules and regulations that apply to bathroom lighting. They are applicable not only in commercial Read More …

REFURBISHMENT OF BUCKINGHAM PALACE

LIGHTING IN HISTORIC PERIOD HOMES Work is due to start in April this year on a 10 year refurbishment programme at Buckingham Palace. The Palace has served as the London family home of British sovereigns since 1837 and is also the working headquarters of the monarchy. The site where the Palace stands can be traced Read More …

PERIOD LIGHTING FOR VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN HOMES

  This is the second in our series of blogs focusing on our individual lighting collections. Here we are showcasing our Period Lighting Collection which features reproduction lighting based on designs from the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Electric lighting was still in its infancy when Queen Victoria died in 1901and throughout the Victorian era Read More …

GIVE THE GIFT OF LIGHT THIS CHRISTMAS

We are certainly getting into Christmas mode here at Bespoke Lights and as usual struggling to find the right gifts for all our family and friends. This perennial problem haunts many of us every year – just what do you choose for those that are ‘hard to please’, or ‘have everything I need’ or even Read More …

BESPOKE LIGHTS SCOTTISH INSPIRED LIGHT FITTINGS

  The nights are drawing in and the shortest day will soon be upon us, so now is the perfect time to warm up our interiors for the cold winter months ahead. Being that bit further north, Scotland has more than its fair share of dark nights and even shorter hours of daylight than we Read More …

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN LIGHTING

A quiet revolution has been going on in the world of lighting with the rise in popularity of industrial style light fittings. Until recently, if you asked most people about ‘industrial style’ they would probably have imagined dirty factories full of noisy, heavy machinery. This impression is not as far removed from the truth as Read More …