Kensington, London, UKContemporary Living Room, London
A large and spacious entrance hall in a Grade II listed property in London.
Design by Morph Interior Ltd. Photography by Alison Hammond Photography
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Go electricSome buildings, such as annexes or rooms above garages, aren’t on mains gas, so you’ll need to use an electrical adaptor if you want to have a traditional cast iron radiator. These adaptors have a good heat output and look attractive without needing to be connected to the gas supply. This means you can move the radiators around within the room. Remember, though, that they’re very heavy and should still be secured against a wall.
How do I add modern lighting into a period room?A super-contemporary light fitting hanging from this gorgeous Victorian corniced ceiling works because its complexity complements everything else in the room: the owners have replaced its historic counterpart with a piece that’s equally complex and detailed. Choosing such a light fitting in place of its more traditional cousin opens up more possibilities, too, since, once you change one of a room’s key features – perhaps the fireplace, cornice, window, flooring or, as here, the central pendant light – it will feel natural to continue down this route with other elements. This room feels light, elegant and, in places, almost austere, but all the details combined show a refined and grown-up character, where less is definitely more.Learn what to consider before hanging pendant lights
Have fun!Who says chandeliers have to be grand? Comprising lightbulbs with wings, caught in flight, this one is as witty as it is striking. The multiple light sources cascading down mimic the structure of a classic chandelier, but this piece is anything but trad.Discover the bare-faced brilliance of exposed bulbs