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Luxury lighting at Grand Designs Live 2014

There was a wealth of lighting choices at this year’s Grand Designs Live at the ExCel in London. As one of the key elements to creating a desirable interior, it’s safe to say lighting is pretty important in a home. It can transform a small space into a seemingly large one. It can create the perfect ambiance for your living area. But while the light itself is wonderful, the fixtures themselves can be works of art. Here’s my selection of favourite luxury lighting from Grand Designs Live.


Culinary Concepts are a homewares brand which also have an extensive lighting department. Currently, much of their stock is industrial in look, with large spotlights and a selection of metal tealigt holders.


I love this industrial take on a chandelier. The metal piping and simple bulbs give this piece a modern design, while the twisted pipes add interest and personality. Unfortunately, I didn’t catch the name of the designer so if you recognise it then please let me know!


This decadent fixture from Charlesworthy is certainly a centrepiece. Made from artfully draping impossibly thin chains, the effect of delicate fabric is created from harsh materials. The ambient lighting created from this design is soft and warming.


This chandelier is wonderfully opulent. Each crystal catches the light, and there are many of them! The shape reminds me of a bejewelled jellyfish, but in a good way. Again, I missed the designer of this one, but just look at how it sparkles…



Following the continue trend of stag head decor, this characterful chandelier from Vintage Wonderland Chandeliers offers rustic elegance. The tarnished metal design and variety of crystal and glass pendants give this light a comfortably cluttered feel, perfect for a cosy home.


These Jam Jar Lights are a great idea. The stall itself offered jam jars and a variety of lights, wires and fixtures to make your own jam jar creation. The option for bespoke designs is so much fun, and there was a lot of choice too. Relatively simple in design, several of these lights would make versatile decoration for a living space.


Lastly, here’s a picture of some bespoke artwork created by Jamie Hubbard for the Lounge Garden by BH Designs for Grand Designs Live Garden Designer of the Year 2014. This particular piece features a collage of cuttings from the flyer for Ben’s entry into the competition last year, combined with clever bottles and fairy lights to form an ‘X’, marking the 10th anniversary of the show.


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