I'm actually up a Byron Bay for the weekend as today I'm doing interior designer Shannon Fricke's 'How to Decorate' day workshop at her place in Bangalow. Click here to find out what we'll be doing. I'm very excited and can't wait to tell you all I've learnt. The Byron Bay Writer's Festival also happens to be on and the two girlfriends I am with will be checking out some of the sessions there as well. Ooh, did I tell you I'm excited?!
Image from Homelife
In the meantime, I thought I'd leave you with some images of beautiful pendant lights. I had a very in-depth meeting with our architect on our lighting and it's made me think about what sort of pendants I'd like to have hanging in different parts of the house. For, as I have an aversion to an abundance of downlights, I have specified as many pendants as possible. But what I didn't realise was that many lights are still made to hold standard bulbs and not LEDs or fluoros (fluorescent lights) and to comply with the NSW Basix green building code all the primary lights in each room must have environmentally friendly globes. Now I'm more than happy to have every light as sustainable as possible, but with pendants it could limit our choice.
Interior stylist Katarina Grundstromer's summer house. Image from Emmas blog
Image from Home Life
Mooi pendant light. Image from Australian House and Garden
Image by photographer James Brand via The Design Files
Tom Dixon lights from Dedece
I love all of these. What about you? Do you have a favourite?