Lighting Edit

Every home needs a well lit reading nook, or ambient corner. From table lamps to pendants there is a lamp to suit any interior design. Style director Louise Hilsz shares her edit of the best.

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Table lamp

For diffused light in a sitting room or study, a table lamp adds mood lighting and instant style to any room. Opt for texture and colour when selecting designs this will compliment and illuminate the decor in your living spaces.

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Left to right: Lolita table lamp, $2500, by Moooi. Lampadina lamp, $1650, by Fornasetti. Lighthouse lamp, $7320, by Established & Sons. Hand Turned table lamp, $660, by Douglas and Bec.


Large oversized floor lamps are trending this season. Go classic with neutral shades or choose a metallic lamp that provides an instant ambient glow. This addition to your living space will become a feature in any room.

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Left to right: Zig Zag floor lamp, $3519, by Timothy Oulton. Layered Atomic floor lamp, $850, from Mr Bigglesworthy. Kabuki floor lamp, $1950, by Kartell. Triton floor lamp, $499, by Eunice Taylor


Until now pendant lights have traditionally lit dining or kitchen spaces. This season they are ideal for illuminating a cozy reading nook, over the bed or above a sofa.

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Left to right: Iron Cone pendant, $345, by Republic. Voliere Grande pendant, $1535, by Challieris. Contrast light, $159, by Citta Design. Melt Shade Cooper pendant, $1735, by Tom Dixon.


The choice of wall lighting has gone from round with a frosted tint, to creative shapes and intricate designs. When selecting a light to add a finishing touch, think modern and sleek or that vintage vibe. 

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Left to right: Medusa wall light, $POA, by Slamp. Metal adjustable wall light, $469, by Essentials. Pink multi light, $298, by Tse & Tse. E'lamp wall light, $164, by Kartell