The right light can change the ambience and the mood of a room. You need to pick lighting based on the space; so always look for functional lighting for kitchens, decorative lighting for living rooms and soft, ambient lighting for bedrooms.

Style

We love a ‘reading corner’ in the Houses – a cosy nook lit by an elegant floor lamp that’s ideal for curling up with a good book. That reading corner extends to our hotel bedrooms – you’ll find most of them have an articulating wall lamp on either side of the bed which is both functional and stylish, as all good design should be.

We take a lot of inspiration from the 1950 – 1959 era of lighting – a period that was rich in task-oriented, factory-style and studio lights. Antique brass was extremely popular in this era and this finish works particularly well for our Houses because it reflects the light around a room, creating a sense of warmth and a homely atmosphere.

Because we’re designing for hotel rooms as well as our clubs, our designs have to work hard at many levels, including being both impactful and compact. For example, our table lights and floor lights have a small footprint, but are tall and imposing so they still make a statement.

Installation

You can assemble and put floor, table and plugged wall lamps in place, but we would always recommend using a qualified electrician when installing any ceiling pendant or hardwired wall lamp. Most electricians will charge £60 - £100 to install a light fitting.

None of our lamps are currently supplied with a dimmer switch.

Our lights are not suitable for use in bathrooms or outdoors.

Choosing the right bulb:

We would always recommend using an eco-friendly lightbulb such as eco halogen, LED or CFL to lower your energy consumption without compromising the brightness of the light source.

CFL (Compact Fluorescent) bulbs are extremely energy-efficient and give a cool white light, but they are not terribly attractive so are more suitable for lamps which have shades. For lights where the bulb is more visible, we would recommend using an eco halogen bulb which gives a warm orange light, or an LED which, depending on the brand, gives somewhere between a white and an orange light.

You can vary the size of the bulb depending on the size of your lamp; golf balls are great for wall lights while globes are ideal for floor lamps.

Caring for your light

Keep your lights looking their best by wiping regularly with a soft, lint-free cloth. Never clean a light with water or any other cleaning fluid, including furniture polish, as this is potentially hazardous.

We support the WEEE (Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive with registration with the Environment Agency, which means we are committed to recycling electronic waste and reducing landfill.

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