Home improvements & Barn Renovation

Looking at shapes & structure to inspire lighting

Looking at shapes & structure to inspire lighting

There are so many stunning features of our old barn and the ancient oak beams make for some dramatic shapes - I can't wait to get my lights up. Firstly I really want to 'show off' the beams and height of the ceiling that stretches across the barn so have put lots of angled spots in on the apex ceilings. I always think it's better to over do the lighting than under do it as you can always just turn the lights off if too much. That's why I always map out all my lights and switches before the electrician comes...

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Ladder desk for boys bedroom

hampshire hampshire home renovation

Ladder desk for boys bedroom

I have just purchased a desk for my sons room to try and encourage him to do some school work with me (he's only Reception but still got a far bit of work coming in).    The desk is a ladder desk from The Range and I am super thrilled with it. His bedroom is fairly small and has a few chunky bits of furniture already (chest of drawers, toy box, bean bag) but the ceilings are super high with beautiful oak beams. By going for a ladder desk I have created a different level/height from the rest of the furniture and the height of...

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