via my absolute fave blog Mokkasin - her home and everything in it inspires me
Ever since seeing this picture, above, I was obsessed with Eric Therner's Diamond Lights. A nice shapely twist on the usual oversized round exposed lightbulb, this one ups the glam factor slightly. Who doesn't like shiny diamonds? And they don't get shinier than a light source, really, do they? So when my birthday rolled around last month, I sent off my gift wishlist to my sisters which included the bulb and was very happy to see this guy arrive at my house soon after.
via my Instagram @belindagraham
While there are a trillion and two things to do before actually decorating any of the spaces, I keep obsessing over lights and rugs. I'm not sure why. I guess lights really do need to be considered at the reno stage anyway because they're kinda essential to a room - unless of course you enjoy smashing your shins on furniture. My shins and I do not enjoy this, so lighting is going to have to be factored in pretty swiftly. I'm actually thinking of just using lamps for a little while in the living room because smack in the centre of the ceiling is a delightful fluro light. Same in the kitchen. I've lived with fluro lights in my kitchen/dining rooms for the past year and my eyes have had enough of the hideousness. They're outta there. But I as for its replacement? Not sure yet - my lighting loves and options is a whole other post. As are the rugs.
For now, though, I don't know if I can wait until we extend and build the new kitchen before I get to use this giant diamond. Originally I thought it'd look great hung three in a row over a kitchen island. I think instead I'll hang it low next to my side of the bed above the bedside table. A gold/brass pendant cord fitting too. Maybe against a dark grey or black wall. Oooh, that's sounding good. I still can't get enough of black and gold...
The diamond light in one of my fave homes - interior designer Emma Persson Lagerberg as it appeared in Elle Interior. I've loved her home in all its incarnations.
Want one? Need one? Fat Shack Vintage sells them here for $45 each. They're energy-saving halogen bulbs with 2000 life hours and they're pretty darn special really. Also, it's Swedish designed - does anything bad come out of Sweden? I think not, my friends. Ignore the "for pick up only" - unless things have changed in the past two weeks, they deliver!
So despite rolling my eyes every time I see an exposed light bulb on a blog/in a magazine/on a show because it's so common (oh how snobby I sound) and vowing to not follow suit, here I am, baa-ing like a sheep and following suit. But I am telling myself it's not quite the same thing because it's a DIAMOND. And I think it's worth baa-ing for. Your thoughts? Yay or nay?