Using Lighting to Transform Your Home
One of the year’s most influential interiors events, the recent Design Week at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour is a must-visit for designers and architects, as well as retailers looking for products and inspiration. The prestigious London location is a thriving platform for design, with over 600 globally recognised brands housed in 120 showrooms.
Our lights are sold in some of the most prestigious stores in the world, including Merci, Heals, Harrods, The Conran Shop, Anthropologie and Le Bon Marche. In terms of online retailers, the one that’s really making a mark in the interiors world right now is Rockett St George , with an ever-growing Instagram following and pop up shops in Harvey Nichols and Liberty. Not only does Rockett St George sell our lights, but co-founder Jane Rockett gives them her stamp of approval by using them in her home.
In their new coffee table book, ‘Extraordinary Interiors’, Jane Rockett and Lucy St George decree that “there is no part of the decorating process that is more important than selecting the right lights.” With their belief that “the right lighting can make or break a room design,” who better to look to for lighting advice than these two leading tastemakers?
Jane’s inviting and imaginative home regularly features on Instagram and Pinterest, inspiring many with its eclectic, laid-back style. Jane has teamed our bone china Hector Wall Lights with other accent lighting to create what she calls ‘style spots’, or individual areas of light and shade. Accent lights are kept deliberately dim to enhance the room’s sense of warmth.
“We recommend using table, floor lamps and wall lights to create a cosy, intimate atmosphere, remembering to highlight artwork and illuminate reading areas,” Jane and Lucy
Kitchen and Study
Kitchens and workspaces are the most hardworking rooms of the house and it’s essential they are lit well. Jane has used a mix of wall lights alongside three of our bone china Drop Pendants. Together they work in harmony to light specific areas and create concentrated pockets of light to work by. She’s also used another Hector Wall Light in her home office, acting as a quirky space-saving desk light.
“We suggest choosing directional lights that boost illumination in the area required without blanket lighting the whole room. Pendants are a great task light and work brilliantly when suspended over kitchen islands and worktops. Wall lights are also good for illuminating a work area especially if you opt for a design that is adjustable and can be angled to cast light exactly where it is needed,” Jane and Lucy.
To find out more about the Drop and Hector collections visit one of our flagship showrooms in London, New York and Paris or one of our many stockists worldwide.
Images from Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99) Photography by Debi Treloar