128 weeks and 6 days | A new light (no more bumps in the night)

Back in July I was asked to be an ambassador for a fabulous lighting brand — Iconic Lights — and I’m so delighted to be representing them!

They’ve got a fabulous selection of lighting. Modern, vintage, industrial, plus incredible design led reproductions which, as their name suggests, are utterly iconic.

Now, I’ve spoken about lighting, in the home, before.

Adding light to dark rooms is a fine art and the right lighting can make — or break — the ambience of a room. One of our guest bedrooms was certainly lacking a little ambience!

It had no other electric light source apart from the pendant light, which posed a problem for anyone staying overnight. It meant switching the main light off, then stumbling back to bed in the dark.

Never a good thing, particularly when there’s a wooden purlin — spanning the entire width of the room —sitting around 5 foot or so off the floor.

Needless to say, it’s resulted in many bumped heads and much swearing on various occasions.

*Hopefully* this situation will be rectified with the addition of a new light — a lovely new Fisherman’s table-lamp.


An industrial style fisherman’s lamp  in a glossy white enamel.

It works beautifully with the rest of the room and it’s clever touch-shade technology means that it gives three lovely lighting options.

From a gentle ambient glow to a brighter, clearer light. Perfect for my guests, who fancy a spot of late night reading.


One of the features I wanted to mention, in particular, is a sweet little glass cover which sits over the top of the lightbulb and gives a really contemporary twist.

In my haste to put this little lamp in it’s new home I *almost* threw it away.

Actually, if the truth be known, had my boy not rescued it, out of the recycling, and said —

‘What’s this little glass bowl for?’

— it most certainly would have been thrown away!

Note to self: remember to unpack all items thoroughly in future! Who knows what I’ve thrown away in the past?! Oops!


Anyway. All is well and the little glass cover was reunited with it’s owner.

Which, hopefully, will mark an end to late night stumbling, banging of brows and subsequent angry outbursts ;)

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This post was written in collaboration with Iconic Lights but all thoughts and words, as ever, are my own.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. 1st Sep 2015 / 7:02 pm

    Oh wow I love your choice Caro! And it looks so perfect there. I too am a blogging ambassador and am so pleased with my selection – I really needed my floor lamp! I love the little glass cover – such a great idea and does give it a really modern look! Jess xx


    • 1st Sep 2015 / 8:37 pm

      Thanks lovely! Why did I not know you were an ambassador too?I DOH! High five to that! I must go and see your floor lamp!! :) They’ve some really lovely things haven’t they? Such a lovely brand to be working with xx

  2. Tracey Williams
    1st Sep 2015 / 10:27 pm

    What a gorgeous light. We are in desperate need for a bedside lamp as we do the middle of the night shuffle in the dark if we need the bathroom. I always think just go and buy a lamp ! I will have a look at their website x

    • 2nd Sep 2015 / 3:02 pm

      Aah Tracey!! It’s such a horrible feeling when you have to get up in the dark!! Particularly when you’re in a strange house though too!! Iconic have got some really lovely lights — good value too :)

  3. Ellie Mulligan
    2nd Sep 2015 / 7:08 am

    wow I love it! so glad you didn’t throw it away!x

    • 2nd Sep 2015 / 2:58 pm

      Gosh — me too!! It SO nearly went away in the bin lorry!! Oops — good job I have an eagle-eyed husband! :)

  4. 2nd Sep 2015 / 7:08 am

    I love it, looks fab love the little unit it is on too. x

    • 2nd Sep 2015 / 6:45 pm

      Aaah thanks so much lovely! It’s actually 4 little boxes piled up together! :) It works really well as a bedside table!! x

  5. Potty Mouthed Mummy
    2nd Sep 2015 / 7:38 am

    Loving that lamp! I’m obsessed with lamps as I really dislike lighting that is too strong. This is gorgeous xx

    • 2nd Sep 2015 / 2:51 pm

      Thanks Sian — me too!!! Over the top lighting is awful — especially when you’re trying to relax!! It’s like being in a shop!! Or a fast food restaurant!

  6. 2nd Sep 2015 / 8:04 am

    The lamp is gorgeous! So modern and contemporary #HomeEtc

    • 2nd Sep 2015 / 2:50 pm

      Thanks lovely — they’ve got some lovely designs! :)

  7. 2nd Sep 2015 / 9:33 am

    This is so cute! It reminds me of a quirky take on an old-fashioned street lamp – so different from the usual *boring* bedside lamps that I always end up with. #HomeEtc xx

    • 2nd Sep 2015 / 2:50 pm

      Yes — I can totally see where you’re coming from with an old fashioned street lamp!! And, I agree, nice to have a change from the usual :) xx

  8. 2nd Sep 2015 / 10:53 am

    Such a pretty, pretty lamp! I’m exactly like you and always worry about guests not having an alternative to the ceiling light. The range of Iconic Lights is wonderful and we’ve been so pleased with both the lights we’ve had so far Xx

    • 2nd Sep 2015 / 2:44 pm

      They’ve got such lovely choices haven’t they? I love the fact that they’ve got a really wide range to suit all tastes :) xx

  9. Sammy at Seize each day
    2nd Sep 2015 / 6:11 pm

    Love love love your choice Caro – perfect for your room too. Ha ha you did make me laugh though throwing away the glass cover. I soooo would have done that too. But yay for your boys lol.
    Thanks for co-hosting this lovely linky #HomeEtc
    Sammy xxx

    • 2nd Sep 2015 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks Sammy :) what a plum eh?! When he said ‘what’s this for’ I was like… erm… don’t know?! Thank goodness one of us has our head screwed on!! LOL!

  10. 2nd Sep 2015 / 6:46 pm

    That lamp looks like it was made for that spot. I can’t manage without a bedside lamp as I am a late night reader! If we go away and there isn’t one, I am forced to use my phone torch! I just can’t sleep without a little read first. So glad you didn’t throw the glass away!! #HomeEtc xx

    • 4th Sep 2015 / 7:28 pm

      Aah thanks Sue :) I am so please with it :) It ties in with the rest of the rom so nicely :)

  11. 2nd Sep 2015 / 7:54 pm

    It’s gorgeous, Caro. Great choice. I threw out some small bulb covers from John Lewis last Christmas because I didn’t check the box properly. Oops!

    • 4th Sep 2015 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks lovely!! Haha! I couldn’t believe it when he shoed me!! And even then I had no idea what it was!! LOL! Thankfully he knew and the lamp is much improved for it too :)

  12. 2nd Sep 2015 / 7:56 pm

    Oh I do love good lighting for seeing what you are doing.

    • 4th Sep 2015 / 7:26 pm

      Ah me too!!! SO nice for our guests to have a lamp right by the bed!! No more bumped heads :)

  13. 2nd Sep 2015 / 8:21 pm

    Such a gorgeous lamp Caro, I love that it’s white and shiny – beautiful. Oh good job your boy rescued the glass bit, it finishes it off . Thank you for hosting x

    • 4th Sep 2015 / 7:26 pm

      Thanks lovely!! They had other colours too but I’m partial to a bit of white in the home ;) xx PS — thanks for linking in with us

  14. Naomi
    2nd Sep 2015 / 8:39 pm

    That lamp is just lovely! It looks perfect where it is. I think bedside lighting is very very important – this lamp fits the bill well.
    Thanks for hosting this linky – first time I’m taking part!

    • 4th Sep 2015 / 7:25 pm

      Thanks SO much Naomi — and welcome!! :) Delighted to have you joining!! It’s SUCH a lovely linky — gorgeous to see all these fab blogs linking in each week — lots of lovely reading material and inspiration :) xx

  15. 3rd Sep 2015 / 6:26 am

    So glad I read this today as we need lots of new lights at The Essex Barn from table lamps to standard floor lights – and so far I’ve only managed to find one that I really liked from a charity shop. Will pop over to Iconic Lights forthwith and try to rectify that situation! Fab choice by the way, really like it. #HomeEtc

    • 4th Sep 2015 / 7:17 pm

      They’ve got some amazing lights that – if you’ve got some decent ceiling heights — would look amazing. I love the Poul Henningsen reproductions — just fab :)

  16. 3rd Sep 2015 / 7:56 pm

    So pretty Caro. And so handy that it has those touch settings. I love that in a lamp. I must look up that company. Our living room is badly in need of a lighting makeover.

    • 4th Sep 2015 / 7:06 pm

      Lovely isn’t it? So nice to find things that are a little different from the norm :)

  17. 3rd Sep 2015 / 9:58 pm

    That’s a gorgeous light – and hopefully it’ll do the trick! And they have a great range don’t they? #homeetc

    • 4th Sep 2015 / 6:59 pm

      Thanks so much lovely — they’ve got some lovely things!! I was spoilt for choice!

  18. 3rd Sep 2015 / 11:29 pm

    What a cute little lamp – I love it, it’s almost like a miniature street lamp. That’s so funny you nearly threw the glass cover away – doh! Sabrina xx #HomeEtc

    • 4th Sep 2015 / 10:33 am

      I know — what a plum!! I can’t believe I didn’t even notice either!! Having said that, it looks so much better with the addition of the little glass cover!!

  19. Becky Pink
    4th Sep 2015 / 12:25 pm

    What a lovely lamp, I want one! So happy to have found your blog, I can see hours of inspiration ahead of me. I am after a few new lights for my house so I will certainly check out this company, how exciting! Becky x #HomeEtc

    • 4th Sep 2015 / 6:58 pm

      Aah Becky — what a lovely comment!! Thanks so much — so happy you have found me!!! :) xx

  20. 8th Sep 2015 / 9:52 pm

    Really gorgeous photographs which show off the beauty of your new light – it’s very lovely. Lucky you rescued the glass bowl! I’m a blogging ambassador for Iconic Lights too and enjoying seeing what everyone has chosen to review – such a variety!

    • 9th Sep 2015 / 9:41 am

      Thanks SO much lovely! I know — I cannot believe that the little glass cover nearly ended up in the bin!! Oops!
      So lovely to meet another Iconic ambassador — I’ll pop and have a look at your light when I get chance to! :)

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