It is no surprise that copper is a hugely growing trend with its rich warm tones and classic rustic look, it is perfect this autumn. We are celebrating this with the launch of our stunning new Heritage Copper range. Each solid copper item is hand finished by our craftsmen with antiquing solution to create a soft tarnished finish.
We absolutely love seeing our lights in their new homes, therefore we especially loved when lots of our products were spotted in this beautiful contemporary bar in Clapham. The Bank is set in a stunning Grade II listed building and one of our lovely customers got in touch to let us know that they have many of our lights on display. We found some fantastic images online and we just had to share them with you…
We love to hear what our customers think of our products and service and on Wednesday afternoon we were given a real treat from a rather lovely couple who took the time to email Jim this fantastic letter.
We were having lunch at a local pub here in Sussex a few weeks ago when Jill commented on a beautiful light on the wall in the style of a sheaf of corn. She suggested it would look great in our dining room (which we are about to redecorate) and so, upon returning home, she searched on Google for “cornsheaf gold wall light”, found your website and then quickly found the “Sussex” lights. We want the pendant plus 3 wall lights but were concerned about ordering them on-line without seeing the pendant (particularly because the cost was way above our original budget). So, we decided to drive up to Hadleigh to see for ourselves…“
What a week we have had at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, it really has been an amazing experience and a milestone in Jim Lawrence history. We spent 6 weeks building, planning and arranging the stand with all 40 of our outdoor and conservatory lighting range on show. There was a lot of preparation and it was amazing how many little things we had to remember – right down to that little watering can to keep all 32 of our plants alive!
So Friday arrived and we packed up the stand and off it went to Chelsea with the rest of us in tow. We spent the next two days getting everything set up and wired in – the stand looked better than ever and we couldn’t wait to show it off on Monday morning.
I am often asked by people ‘what is the difference between Old Gold and Antiqued Brass?’ The true answer is that there is quite a significant difference but it all depends on the item you are interested in. I thought I would take the time to share my knowledge of both the finishes to help you decide which one is best suited for you.
After the success of my last post discussing Old Gold and Antiqued Brass I thought I would keep with the same theme and talk about Beeswax and Matt Black finishes. It is one of the most common questions we hear ‘what is the difference between Matt Black and Beeswax?’ Well, all shall be revealed…
Matt Black is our most hard wearing and uniform finish. It involves the process of the product being blasted to smooth out any imperfections and the paint is then baked on to create a heard wearing finish. The advantages of Matt Black are that it is suitable for outdoor use and can withstand all weathers. It is a striking and bold finish and is perfect for creating a simple yet effective look.
Grouping pendant lights over a table in a cluster is very much on trend at the moment. It’s a really clever way to add extra impact and a stunning focal point to your room.
Some of our customers have kindly sent us images showing how they have used groups of our pendants to great effect in their new kitchen designs. I think these pictures really show how this trend for groups of pendants has both great functionality, and can add a charming point of interest to your kitchen..
Our autumn competition at Jim Lawrence…
This autumn sees the release of our beautiful new ‘Anniversary Edition’ brochure. To celebrate its arrival we are offering a £100 voucher to the best photo we receive of our brochure in an interesting place. It could be abroad, it could be by your favourite chair, it could even have made it to Buckingham Palace!
A huge congratulations to Rose Tabberer for her winning picture which made the Jim Lawrence gang extremely jealous!Rose captioned her beautiful picture by saying “it was lovely there and I really enjoyed having the time to really look through the brochure whilst lazing on my lounger with a cocktail.”
This stunning picture of our 20th anniversary brochure soaking up the sun in Puerto Rico crowns Rose the winner of our ‘What has your brochure been up to?’ autumn competition.
A huge thank you to everyone else who entered our autumn competiton – keep your eyes pealed for our next give away! If you would like to receive our quarterly newsletter bursting with news of new products at Jim Lawrence, helpful styling tips, and of course great competitions, simply enter your email address here.
Welcome to the Jim Lawrence Style Journal.
We are a British interiors company creating beautiful lighting, ironwork and home furnishings from our Suffolk workshop.
This is where we share ideas that we love, show sneak peeks behind the scenes of our brand and offer a unique insight into classic design.