I have been thinking about lighting. A lot.
All rooms at the village house are having-
- Practical (new electric wiring) light fittings and
2. Authentic and atmospheric candle fittings
Today’s debate is on what to fit in the second staircase to the bedroom floor. It’s high enough there to have something on a chain; and because we have taken off the door between the salon and the stairs, whatever we hang will need to work with the colours and general ambience in the salon.
Cast metal lanterns are a key element for me in creating a French feel- see below left from www.linenandlavender.net
The Mayor has installed black cast iron scrolled decorative street lanterns in the heart of the village. The die is cast.
I have finally settled on a very Moorish/Moroccan stained glass lantern with more than a touch of the antique French one top left found on the Antiques Atlas website- http://www.antiques-atlas.com/search/?q=lantern&action=search . It’s currently in a box underneath a mountain of crates in the garage. You will just have to wait for the reveal – sorry…..