When I was at the London Design Centre recently there was one shop that I was always going to visit, and that was Original BTC. I have some of their Beadlight wall lights in the Conservatory - and while they're not cheap - they are, I think a timeless classic. And I love this photo I captured of the range in the showroom.
But let's see more of their lights, because there's plenty more to see. These grouped pendants looked great. I like that their light is directed down but have yet to find where I could put them in our house.
These wall lights were slightly more unusual as they were displayed in what you could only call uplights, they are in fact portable lights.
The Chester spotlights reminded me of spotlights from my youth so I think it's fair to say they have a retro feel. The copper trend is still big in home furnishings - it was evident too at the Ideal Home Show, which I went along to at the weekend - but I'm still not sure. The Walter table lamp was close to convincing me though, with its smoky glass.
I spent a while in the bulkhead section because we're tempted to change our dining room light, and if we do something like this is high on our list. The problem is we still like the light we have above our table, it still works perfectly well and even though it's not as modern as these with its brushed chrome finish it's not old-fashioned either. The other concern we have is the amount of light we'd get out of one of these kinds of light, I think when we get closer to a decision we'd need to do some research and take advice on this.
But in the meantime I can still admire them!
The other lights that caught my eye were these pastel green table lamps. I'm not usually one for pastel colours but I could quite happily find a home for these - well, if we weren't already maxxed out on table lamps, that is!
They matched perfectly the display of Branksome China, another UK manufacturer based in Stoke-on-Trent. They're not a brand I've seen before but they're one I'll be looking at again I'm sure.
Gorgeous aren't they?