This is a story of how I have transformed this beautifully converted and modernised house.
The owners have finished all the building work of their dream house and moved in with the feeling of the greatest achievement of their lives. Everything was done to the highest standards and the only problem was that there were no lamps in the house! They just couldn’t find anything to complement the grand design of their home. And there was another problem: THE MONKEY LAMP! This lamp was a real treasure they found in the United States and Anthony’s recreation room with a pool table simply couldn’t exist without this strangely amazing piece. How do you find any lamp and wall lights that can work with The Monkey Lamp?
This is an emergency! What do we do? Who can help?
Well, Archerlamps to the rescue!
So, after a few thoughts, this is what I have done:
Starting with the living room, which was converted from the old barn, where new beams were fitted in order to keep the original look, we all agreed that the Denali series of lamps would work very well. They are geometric, so the dominating triangles work brilliantly with the shape of the room.
The lamp over the dining table has 3 lampshades joined together and there is a single one over the sofa with beautiful modern bricks of the fireplace as the background.
To bring out the touch of brown, visible on the bricks, we agreed that the wall lights should be an upside-down version of the Denali lamps powder coated in copper. It works really great!
Separated with the breakfast bar is the super modern kitchen. The perfectly assembled white glossy kitchen cabinets with a natural granite worktop need something better than the usual chrome finished lamps, which are widely available in most shops. They needed a perforated stainless-steel series of little lamps, which we’ve created to get the unity and harmony that the repetition of the lamp gives. Three hanging lamps over the bar:
And 3 Beijing spotlights that create the amazing circular shadows flowing into each other.
To match the theme, on Magdalena’s request, I have created a square ceiling mount:
So, now is time to show the staircase leading upstairs. We have chosen the Rays series, the white lamp that gives fantastic shadows complementing the linear look of the stairs:
Where space was not sufficient, I have created a smaller version of the same lamp:
On the landing Magdalena wanted the round ceiling mount, which I have made to match the Rays wall lamps:
And finally, we are entering the above-mentioned Monkey Lamp pool room. Apart from the little (but dominating) Monkey, we also have the American art deco round stainless-steel base table with a heavy glass top. How on earth can one bring them together?
This is how:
I have made a stainless-steel lamp called Beijing with 3 circular perforated tiers over the American treasure table. Works like magic, of course.
To match that, I have created 5 Beijing wall lights that give really nice shadows on the walls.
The final solution of unification is the art deco table and the Monkey lamp: I have added the leaves, resembling the ones on that lamp, to the Beijing wall lights. Ta Da! The old with the new! Always works wonders.
And this is the Monkey lamp!
Sometime later we have added the simple and very elegant crystal wall lights to the guest bathroom downstairs. The high-quality silver crystals, mounted in a stainless steel frame, disperse the light magically.
The final thought:
A perfect flow of thoughts and time relativity connected in a harmonious shining experience.