As winter slowly approaches, the need for atmospheric designer lighting becomes inevitable. Natural light is less readily available, which means it can leave us lacking in energy. However, it’s the perfect excuse to invest in some new lighting that brightens your home. One of our absolute favourites is Creative Mary, a Portuguese lighting brand under the umbrella of Emotional Brands whose craftsmanship for combining glass and metal gives life to the most stunning collections.
At first sight, their pieces are ultra modern, contemporary and super lux. They say of their creative process, “we are fascinated by Mother Nature, its oceans, forests and majestic mountains, and this is our first point of inspiration.” It then evolves into pieces that echo our cosmopolitan world, our big cities and a luxury lifestyle.
Other areas at home that will certainly benefit from some of Creative Mary’s pieces are those dark corners in your living space that, with the right furniture and lighting, can become sleek reading nooks. We love the Karlin floor lamp, a functional piece that aggregates a table and two lamps, making it ideal for delving into your favourite book accompanied by a glass of wine. The lamp is made from brass and has a black lacquered finish with gold-plated trim elements. The internal tray table is made from the finest Caviuna wood veneer marquetry.
Creative Mary’s collection offers lighting solutions for your study or home office. Their pieces are sure to add a touch of sophistication to your workspace when paired with our designer furniture online. A very chic version of the traditional banker’s desk lamp is the Beetle lamp that is part of the ‘Feel Nature’ collection. It features a green shade in lacquered aluminium and a polished gold finish. Other options are the aptly named Black Widow table lamp for a fatal bite of style and the NoHo table lamp made from brass with an elegant polished gold finish and clear mouth-blown glass shade.
There is one style of light that can get easily overlooked, but we swear by a beautifully designed wall lamp. They are appropriate in most areas of your home, including an entrance hallway, a dining room, a patio and of course, your living area. They can be used as accent light – particularly when used in pairs – to show off an architectural detail of your home or create emphasis around a work of art.
We couldn’t end our brand focus without shining the spotlight on Creative Mary’s fabulous suspension lamps. They show a true mastery of design, statement and functionality, all mixed into each piece in equal measure. If you’re looking for something quite modern, opt for the Helsinki suspension light but if you’re looking for a statement we suggest the Core suspension lamp or the Jordaan suspension lamp. The latter is comprised of 10 aluminium-lacquered shades with 5 individual designs. The body of this captivating piece has a gold-plated brass finish that oozes opulence.
Creative Mary are true experts in the field of designer lighting and we invite you to peruse their entire collection here so you can get a little bit of nature and modern city life into your home to make it so beautiful you’ll never want to leave.