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Today we are looking at lighting in the home and how it can really illuminate, open up small spaces and add definition to the atmosphere.

So how can it be done?…

Using he right variety of different lighting such as table lamps, floor lamps or ceiling lights…SIMPLE.  With a variety of lights to choose from you can brighten up any room in your home, we are using www.gorgeoustouch.co.uk and looking at their  wide range of lighting and see what to choose to suit individual style.

Table lamps

If you’re looking to glitz up your home then look no further than the Julienne table lamp!

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This lamp can be used in either a bedroom or lounge and would be a perfect addition to all styles. The mirrored edges and embellishments in the crystals gives the Julienne Lamp lots of sparkle to bounce light around any room. This table lamp is elegant with a quirky detail, which is a piece I would like for my home to add some extra style.

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A more affordable lamp is the Crystal range diamond lamp. This is a popular style of lamp, adding a bit of glam yet still being more subtle. With its chunky square diamonds and mirrored boarder, this modern lamp will reflect light in a hallway or can be matched up with the full collection such as the diamond boarder mirror or picture frame to brighten up any room.

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If you are looking for a lamp to add a bit more colour then look no further than The Beaumont table lamp. This gorgeous lamp comes in six colours so finding the right colour for your room should be no bother at all, be brave and use red or pink to help make a room pop. This classy lamp is beautiful with its added glass crystals to reflect light around the room. Best of all you can match the table lamp with the excellent choice of Chandelier or Floor lamp to match.

 

As I am not for all things sparkly, I like the Chrome illusion lamp as it is very unique and quirky. When the light is on it becomes slightly transparent giving a subtle look. This would be perfect in a living room or bedroom that already has a great focal point. This quirky lamp comes in silver or gold and gives beautiful mood lighting and matching the lamp up with the illusion floor lamp will really give an effective style.

With many other glamorous lamps to add some shine to your home such as Caithness table lamp, Crushed diamond table lamp or Spencer bedside lamp.

 

Ceiling lights

With a mixture of styles to choose from there are many chandeliers which are all beautiful and elegant like the Belgravia chandelier black or the Vegas chandelier. My personal favourite is the 14 arm chandelier because it’s a statement piece made with thousands of tiny crystals to give a gorgeous effect making the light sparkle. Available in black for more atmosphere lighting or clear to shine all around the room, this big bold piece would look luxurious above a elegant dining table.

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14 Arm Chandelier

 

The Black Henley chandelier is a smaller alternative if you are looking for something more affordable and not as dramatic. This chandelier still has the glamorous look to it, yet it is more subtle and would look beautiful in a bedroom or smaller area of your home.

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Henley Chandelier in Black

As I am into more quirky styling, I like The bulb shaped chandelier. This is a great fashion piece with its design to look like a giant bulb. This light really sets the atmosphere with its decorative wire to add definition and style. bulb

To give your home more glamour then look no further than the caged chandelier or galaxy ceiling light which will bounce light around any room with the crystal droplets and chrome finish.

 

 

 

 

Floor lamps

Floor lamps are a great use of space and provide some striking light, modern pieces are crushed diamondvery fashionable to create a luxurious feel. Adding bling to a room can reflect lots of light around the room. The crushed diamond floor lamp is a popular product, as sparkles are admired by many. This floor lamp can be used as a single statement piece or joined with other matching products such as the crushed diamonds square wall clock.

 

To add a more personal touch add quirkiness to your home look no further than The black mosaic floor standing lamp really gives something different with the base made up of black mosaic pieces making each piece individual. I personally like this floor lamp black mosaicas it stands out from traditional styles, with its black shade the lighting can be quite dimmed to set the mood.

If your look for a more affordable lamp there are more traditional styles with added glitz such as Beaumont 4 light floor lamp or The Caithness floor lamp which will bounce light around the room with its beautiful glass crystal droplets.

Ranging from different prices and various styles to choose from, there’s products for everyone’s home at www.gorgeoustouch.co.uk

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Painted Pine Furniture the Revival

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Gorgeous Dining Set from Gorgeous Touch in Coventry

Furniture is very much a fashion industry and in recent times we have seen the popularity of Solid Oak furniture rise and solid pine fall but that is all about to change with the revival of reclaimed painted pine.
Pine is a soft wood and is easy to work with, as a material it is also cheaper to purchase than Oak wood. In the 1990’s Pine was a popular material for furniture and there were numerous local carpenters working with Pine but as the price of imported Oak products came down the fashion tilted towards Oak.
With the introduction of reclaimed painted pine we are starting to see an increase in popularity of Pine furniture especially if you are looking for something different.

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The range can be seen at Gorgeous Touch or online at  http://www.gorgeoustouch.co.uk/pine-furniture-271-c.asp

This range of reclaimed pine is hand painted and hand waxed so every piece is unique and individual.The range offers practical solutions to storage whilst still having the cottage look for example this display cabinet really shows the versatility of painted pine. It also means designers can use pine for any room, this example of bedroom furniture really allows you to see what can be achieved with painted pine furniture.

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Painted Pine Bedroom Furniture

Catch-up Blog

So its been almost 8 months since my first blog and so much has happened…………..where to start.

Gorgeous Touch has now moved into the down stairs of Gorgeous Interiors, we made the plunge back in February and we are very glad we did. Our new showroom is much easier to access and have found that business has improved since we moved.

We now have some beautiful shabby chic dressers and furniture which we display our gorgeous accessories and gifts on, it really helps to make the shop feel more like a boutique.

We still have quite an eclectic range of home ware and still try to cater for all tastes and colour schemes, from hot pinks to neutrals we really do have something for everyone.

Since our last blog we have been busy advertising and promoting our business and have featured in Vogue, Tatler and even on ITV’s Laurence of Suburbia. We have also invested in our local football team and have a crowd facing board at the Richo arena or as you might know it as Coventry City Football Club.

As time has gone on we have found new suppliers of gift ware from Langs, to Candlelight, Pacific to Coachhouse and we are constantly looking for new and exciting products.

We now work along side two card ladies Lisa Marie cards and Junie Poonie designs, both are local Coventry girls and are very talented. Lisa Marie makes beautiful personalised easel style hand made cards and Junie Poonie makes gorgeous personalised gifts, from hand made cards to personalised frames and crafts.

Gorgeous Touch has lots of exciting events and shopping fairs coming up in the next few months and we are even in the process of getting our very own shop…………………exciting stuff, I will keep you all posted on that.

I have recently started being a little bit crafty myself and have started to make nappy cakes for new born babies and baby showers, i literally woke up one morning and decided to give it ago and I am so glad that i did as within a week of making my first trial cake, I had sold 3 and haven’t looked back since, so if your looking for something a little different for a loved one that is expecting then look no further then Claire’s Nappy Cakes.