Thinking about lights | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Thinking about lights | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Summer is officially here and with light in the evening sky until past ten, there isn’t really any need to put on any lights, unless you are working through the night. I am still on the hunt for some perfect lighting, and I am making it a small mission to get some good lighting in place, before the winter is here. Lets face it; we need lots of great lights in those darker nights. A little while back I made a wish list of the perfect directional wall lights that I would love to own some day, since then my list is growing fast.

Most nights I find myself trawling through many sites, and one of my favorites to browse is LampCommerce. I keep going back to the Lightyears Caravaggio wall lamps in either black or white. Two of them above our bed for reading at nighttime, would look great. Currently I have a small light and as much as I enjoy having a little light in place beside my bed, I think my husband could do with one for when he wants to read and I want the main light off. With all these lights in my mind its hard to pick just one. We could always go back to the swing armed light, if I had a load of space, how nice would the Flos 265 ceiling light. I say pretty nice! It would be lovely sitting above my sofa and shining in the evening, it would be a pretty statement piece.

caravaggio_wall_white_-_bedside

caravaggio_wall_white_-_bedside

I love good lighting, but this became more apparent when I was recently in Copenhagen. Every other photo I took, seemed to be some sort of light that I have been admiring. They just seem more available over in Copenhagen, and it isn’t rare to see a Lampe Gras in a Starbucks or say an office space. Here in Glasgow, I rarely see some lovely designer lamp on show and think, oh wish it wasn’t like that! So pretty much most of my time spent in Copenhagen was ogling at light fixtures and most of my camera roll full of them.

I am not crazy. Am I? I think lighting is very important when it comes to an interior or space for that matter. It sets the mood of the room, but done correctly the light can be a real statement piece and an investment. In the flat, particularly the living room, we have beautiful old fashion ceiling roses for the light and I think with a modern light, say a Lampe Gras Mantis ceiling lamp, it gives the perfect mix of old and new.

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Hands down though my favorite light has to be the Lampe Gras wall lamp, everything about it is elegant and the shape of it is striking and would perfect against some dark hued wall that seems to be trending just now, or just as good against a white wall.

I think I have gave myself to many lights to think about, but one things for sure I defiantly need a bigger place just to hang my wishful list…

A girl can dream about good lighting… Cant she?

Lotta Agaton | Therese Sennerholt home photographed by Kristofer Johnsson | Light Years Caravaggio Wall Light | Heidi Lerkenfeldt

Ivy Cabin | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Ivy Cabin | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Ivy Cabin | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Ivy Cabin | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Ivy Cabin | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Ivy Cabin | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Ivy Cabin | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

The boys room.. A little while back I painted the bottom part of the wall with left over paint from our bedroom. I needed something quick to clean up the dirty marks from them jumping on the bed and this has done the trick. It also matches their bedding of soft greys and whites, giving a nice feel to their room for summer.

Sebastian loves plush toys, anything really soft and cuddly and takes all of them to bed. Which leads me on to our new softie, Doris by Naked Lunge from Ivy Cabin. Ivy Cabin is a new online concept store that I am super excited to introduce to you as my newest sponsor. The online store offers quality decor and toys for your kids and best of all they collaborate with brands that are known for their quality and craftsmanship, which is always a bonus for me. Some of my favourite brands can be found in the selection of Ivy Cabin, from Fine Little Day, Naked Lunge and April Eleven, it really is a great mix of kids brands which will inspire you.

Bemz Giveaway | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Bemz Giveaway | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Bemz Giveaway | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Bemz Giveaway | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Bemz Giveaway | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Bemz Giveaway | via Ollie & Sebs Haus

The white sofa cover from Bemz is still going strong. I truly love it and how easy it is to slip off and wash in the machine, because lets face it, its a white sofa cover which can be dangerous to have around kids. I’m not really the type of mum to be uptight, but with them eating snacks or drinking juice, I know if they spill something I can throw it in the machine and its good as new. With it being good quality linen it looks great just out the machine and dried, as it has a lovely relaxed soft creased look…

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To start the weekend I am running a giveaway over on my Instagram account to win this cushion cover in Linen in a gorgeous grey.

The giveaway is open worldwide and to enter all you have to do is

– Repost this image to your Instagram account.
– Make sure to include #bemzxollieandsebshaus and tag one other friend who you think might want to join in with the giveaway.
– Tag @apieceofcake82 and @bemzdesign

The closing date will be the 8th of July and the winner will be announced on my Instagram account and here on the blog.

Good luck and have a great weekend.

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