I love seeing classic outdoor-style festoon lights used in interiors. Originally when I spotted the outdoor lighting garland from Out There Interiors I’d imagined using it in our living room when we gave it a mini-makeover, but the mini-makeover is still waiting to happen as we ponder making more major changes (more on that soon).
I knew I wanted to use the lights inside somewhere rather than use them in the garden, so when I relocated my home office downstairs to provide space for Ez to have her own bedroom, I thought the garland would be the perfect lighting choice. Instead of hanging it across the ceiling, I wanted to make it more of a focal point, so we made a triangle hook out of plywood and screwed it to the wall and I’ve draped the lights over it.
I’m totally crediting Katy at Apartment Apothecary for making me fall in love with the String shelving system by Nils Strinning. I think they’re a real design classic – totally timeless and a perfect blank canvas for styling. In my new office I’ve tried to keep these shelves decorative, rather than using them to store lots of practical office gear. The more practical stuff is tucked away elsewhere. If only I had the space for one of the the gorgeous storage pieces from Out There Interiors – that would definitely help my storage situation no end.
I love the contrast of the garland’s black flex against the brilliant white of the wall.
The light the lighting garland gives out is soft and gentle, and makes me feel really calm when I’m working in my office on a dull day or in the dark evenings. I spend so much time sat at my desk that anything that makes me feel happier while I’m there gets a big tick from me.
Disclosure: Out There Interiors gave me the lighting garland for the purposes of this review.