Choccywoccydoodah and sociable pendants
If you ever manage to find Chocccywoccydoodah’s London Secret Room, then you are in for a treat. Although just off Carnaby Street, this decadent chocolate shop is quite innocuous with its black facade and elusive signage.
But inside is a wonderland of chocolate sculpture and luscious rococo furnishings set against a dark chocolate and raspberry backdrop. Aside from the chocolates, what really caught my eye were these convivial shades clustered together in the centre of the shop.
This got me chewing over the idea of friendly groups of shades and pendants. How scrumptious are these vintage shades in Kit Kemp’s Crosby Street hotel? Together they add an eclectic charm and an eye-catching focal point. This chummy group of woven shades from Jenny Bland blogged about at Radiance lighting work together in a similar way but are gathered into one point.
It is not just fabric shades that get on well together. These expressive globe chandeliers at the Arla restaurant in Toronto designed byMoooi look like fireworks exploding and create a dramatic effect.
Whilst the modesty of these Firefly pendant lights fromCB2 add an understated glamour to this dining setting.
What’s more, it is relatively easy to create a unique cluster with vintage shades or new fittings, with shapes, textures and colours chosen to suit your space. Take a look at these beauties for inspiration…
1. Smoke Mini Crystal from Tigermoth lighting; 2 Concorde Hangar light from Trainspotters; 3 Rippled glass pendant from Lighting Styles; 4 Beat White Stout pendant by Tom Dixon for Heals; 5 Shelby pendant by John Lewis; 6 Stanley large pendant by BTC at Lighting Matters; 7 Rodeo pendant by Dar Lighting; 8 Chloe pendant from BHS; 9 Closed Flower lampshade from Radiance lighting; 10 Alida Ball pendant from BHS.