The Beauty of Brass and Glass Lighting

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Brass and glass lighting stands the test of time, providing a timeless blend of elegance and adaptability. In this blog, we delve into the beauty and opulence of this type of lighting.

The Beauty of Brass and Glass Lighting

Lighting is more than just a practical necessity; it’s an integral element of interior design that can transform a space from ordinary to extraordinary. Among the variations of lighting options available, brass and glass lighting fixtures stand out for their timeless elegance and versatility.

In this blog, we’ll explore the decadent world of brass and glass lighting, and how these lights continue to be a popular choice for homeowners and interior designers alike.

The History of Brass and Glass

In the 18th and 19th centuries, brass and glass lighting fixtures became highly fashionable, adorning grand palaces and the opulent homes of the high-class. These fixtures symbolised wealth and luxury, showcasing the craftsmanship and artistry of the time.

The use of brass and glass in lighting fixtures has a rich history that dates back centuries. Brass, known for its durability, was often chosen for its ability to hold intricate designs and offer longevity in all interiors. Glass, on the other hand, was favoured for its ability to diffuse light from overpowering a space, creating a warm an inviting ambiance.

Timeless Elegance

One of the most remarkable aspects of brass and glass lighting is its timeless elegance. These fixtures effortlessly blend with a wide range of interior design styles, from traditional to modern and everything in between. The warm, golden tones of brass complement various colour schemes and materials, making it a versatile choice for any room.

Glass, with its ability to refract and reflect light, adds a luxurious touch to any space. Whether you choose, clear, frosted, or coloured glass, it can create captivating patterns and shadows, enhancing the overall atmosphere.

Design Possibilities

There are so many design possibilities when it comes to this particular lighting style. Whether used in grand or minimalist spaces, chandeliers are timeless luminaries that have evolved to suit various aesthetics. In kitchens, dining rooms, and lounges, pendants shine bright as statement pieces, and can be chosen in a range of shapes and sizes for an impressive impact.

Meanwhile, table lamps and floor lamps  when selected in either a brass or glass finish can provide an intimate and cosy lighting solution that will sit beautifully within vintage to contemporary settings – pulling a scheme together perfectly

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  • Laura Ashley Blake Cut Glass Crystal Obelisk Table Lamp Base Large

    £96.00

    The Laura Ashley Blake table lamp is a beautifully crafted clear cut crystal table light with a thick glass base from which four faceted walls rise to a pinnacle of perfection like an Egyptian obelisk. This heavy lamp base will add contemporary glamour to your home. We recommend a 35cm shade for a timeless look, why not try the Laura Ashley Bacall shade Laura Ashley Bacall Linen Empire Drum Shade Duck Egg Blue 35cm/14 inch or, for a contemporary look, try a Velvet shade? This table lamp base has a white cable with a convenient push bar switch. Other sizes available.

     

  • Laura Ashley Callaghan Plug in Wall Light Antique Brass Ribbed Glass

    £55.00

    Get the restoration look with the Callaghan wall light from Laura Ashley, featuring a fluted, solid glass shade. This wall-mounted plug-in light doesn’t need to be wired in so is perfect for a quick fix without the fuss, or for a soft industrial style against raw brickwork, for example, especially as it will wash the wall with light, picking out any texture. With a feature twisted, braided-fabric gold cable and handy inline rocker switch, this is a great alternative to a bedside lamp or task light. Takes 1 x 25W max SES GB (not included).

  • Laura Ashley Harrington 5 Light Pendant Antique Brass

    £239.00

    The clean-lined Laura Ashley Harrington ceiling pendant light is a graceful blend of clear glass and sleek metal. A simple, lantern-style drum-shaped case surrounds a suspended quintet of lampholders, all in a vintage finish for an effortlessly elegant look. The 5 light Harrington ceiling pendant is a subtle yet stylish piece to illuminate your favourite room and create a bright, inviting space. Fitting, matching ceiling rose and hanging chain included, plus a discreet cable. Bulbs not included; takes 5 x 40W max SES candle. Height is adjustable at the point of installation (45–145cm).

  • Umage Acorn Black & Polished Brass

    £63.00

    The Umage Acorn Pendant consists of three parts: a soft silicone cup in black, a smooth outer shell of glass, and a kernel in a distinctive polished brass finish. Inspired by the small delicate acorns you’ll find by the roots of the majestic oaks, Acorn is a simple and picturesque lampshade that will lead your thoughts to the magical forest. Resembling the delicate nut, Acorn consists of three parts: a soft silicone cup, a smooth outer shell of glass, and a kernel in a distinctive metallic finish, all interlacing in a dainty symphony. Acorn may be small, but it holds a bright world inside!

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