Nothing says English country home elegance like Downton Abbey. If, like us, you have been thoroughly enjoying the wonderful period style and design of the Edwardian era in this new season, why not see if you can recreate a little of the look in your own home with our range of period look lighting?

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(Image Nick Briggs/ITV for Masterpiece via www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/features/2011/12/downton-abbey-slideshow-201112)

The heart of a home is so often the kitchen and there’s no doubt that Downton Abbey has a rather impressive one. It’s the setting for many of the programme’s most heartfelt dramas and denouements, not to mention some pretty spectacular food preparation! We have been slightly distracted from the drama however by the beautiful antique pendant that lights Mrs Patmore’s kitchen table.

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Get the look in your kitchen with our Barchester Pendant in Antiqued Brass. With its classic two arm design it’s a great way to flood your table with light – ideal if (like Mrs Patmore) you are preparing for a shooting party of twenty or even just a simple kitchen supper for two.

We also spotted a very sweet little wall light illuminating some of Mrs Patmore’s extensive shopping lists in the servants’ quarters.

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Using a wall light with a pretty glass shade like this can create the most beautiful reflections in your home. For a similar effect try our Fisher Wall Light in Antiqued Brass. Its delicately reeded glass shade and hand crafted antiqued brass backplate are inspired by the glamour of Edwardian style and design.

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Going ‘upstairs’ at Downton for a slightly grander look, we couldn’t help but notice these rather elaborate wall lights flanking either side of Lord Grantham’s magnificent fireplace …

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(Image via http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130111 /LIVING/301110008/The-real-Downton-Abbey)

Using symmetry within your lighting design is a very effective way of creating a focal point within your room, such as the fireplace in this image. To create similar statement lighting try using a pair of our newly launched Sussex Wall Lights in Old Gold. We think these ornate hand crafted wall lights would have been perfect in Downton’s drawing room!

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For an elegant bedroom style, try coordinating a gold finish as a motif in your design. Lady Grantham’s beautiful gilt mirror and gold wall light invest this room with a luxurious feel.

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(Image via http://jwcsybaritic.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/new-obsession-downton-abbey.html)

Our Old Gold finish has a gentle luminescence which is perfect for creating this soft luxury look in your bedroom. You can see, for example, how this Ribbon Wall Light in Old Gold works so well…

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… when combined with the understated elegance of an Old Gold Springfield Mirror.

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For a final Downton showstopper, the magnificent glass chandelier in this sitting room scene is just the epitome of the opulence of an English stately home in the Edwardian era.

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(photo via http://www.homedit.com/downton-abbey-residence/)

To create this look in your home try one our elegant handcrafted pendant chandeliers. The Devonshire Pendant evokes the luxury of a bygone era perfectly.

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For more period style lighting inspiration, why not have a look at our website where you will find a wide range of English country home inspired lighting to help you bring a little bit of Downton to your home this autumn.

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