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Where to go for nice, modern ligh fittings?

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Nancy66 Wed 03-Nov-10 19:59:26

I'm in London. Today I've been to: Selfridges, John Lewis and BHS and thought everything was horrible.

It all looks like something Ivana Trump would have - really ugly, OTT chandeliers - I just want something clean, simple and stylish.

ShatteredandTearful Wed 03-Nov-10 20:00:21

ikea. ikea for everything. honestly, don't bother going anywhere else.

Nancy66 Wed 03-Nov-10 20:11:58

oh god no...i've banned myself from Ikea for the sake of my sanity

ShatteredandTearful Wed 03-Nov-10 20:23:56

problem is, you know you want to go there. You will run around looking at a million different places. And a quick look in ikea and some yummy meatballs and pasta will get you just what you want.

grin

Nancy66 Wed 03-Nov-10 20:30:41

no no no....never again. i'd rather make my own out of an egg box.

MarineIguana Wed 03-Nov-10 20:33:00

It is really hard to find light fittings with clean lines and a modern/simple style - we found this recently. Ended up getting something from Habitat - not exactly what I had in mind but the best we saw.

Ponders Wed 03-Nov-10 20:33:59

no, really, it has to be ikea.

sorry

grin

Pannacotta Wed 03-Nov-10 20:34:59

Not sure what sort of lighting you are after, but there are some beautiful light fittings here
www.hannahnunn.co.uk/index.html

iheartdusty Wed 03-Nov-10 20:38:12

I rate Homebase very highly for lighting - amongst the chandeliers they have some excellent things.

BHS always had a good reputation for lighting but in recent years I find their stuff has been dire. A world of frilly, fancy, frothy flummery. With extra gold bits on.

noddyholder Wed 03-Nov-10 20:45:26

some nive ones here

JandLandG Wed 03-Nov-10 21:14:09

Was randomly in B and Q recently and walked past their lighting section. We'd been looking at buying something for the sitting room and the bedroom for a while so I had a quick gander.

There were probably 50 odd items to choose from and I liked 2 or 3, so we've got one up in our sitting room right now.

To be honest, in many product lines, I think most places are pretty much of a muchness these days. B and Q, Ikea, Habitat, Harrods, it's all the same(!)

Not too pricey either...and if anyone asks, I'll say it's from a French antiques shop.

Ha ha.

lalalonglegs Wed 03-Nov-10 21:20:39

I'm a big fan of Le Klint - this site is currently offering 33% discount (although I got my ones on lovely ebay).

Nancy66 Wed 03-Nov-10 21:23:32

some good suggestions there - thanks a lot. Like the Le Klint ones and the Nive ones too.

Sinkingfeeling Wed 03-Nov-10 21:29:49

TK Maxx can have some nice light fittings too.

rebl Wed 03-Nov-10 22:46:46

litecraft www.litecraft.co.uk/

taffetacat Thu 04-Nov-10 11:26:47

Oh now this I do know.

Panik Design has fabulous lights as you describe. We have some - not as many as I'd like though grin

dazarooney Tue 25-Oct-11 10:32:01

I'd suggest looking here - luxrange.co.uk/

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 25-Oct-11 10:37:04

Heal's?

Lizcat Tue 25-Oct-11 13:41:16

Dar Lighting for me.

minipie Tue 25-Oct-11 19:05:45

Heals heals heals. On the high street, anyway.

Jim Lawrence link is really really good if you want something more period-y.

Or look at internet shops like Ocean Lighting which have loaads but you have to sift through a lot of crap to get to the good stuff.

MarshaBrady Tue 25-Oct-11 19:09:22

We got nice, simple ones from twentytwentyone

herethereandeverywhere Tue 25-Oct-11 20:41:40

Holloways of Ludlow

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