Country Homes & Interiors is 30 this year! In celebration, we’ve picked 30 of our all-time favourite design classics that have stood the test of time, thanks to their real sense of history, craftsmanship and purpose, to share with you over the coming weeks.
As the name suggests, this form of lighting pre-dates electricity and points to its origin as an ornate form of candleholder. It has held onto some of its luxury connotations, but can also be very practical. It’s capable of producing more light than a standard pendant and can spread it further too, brightening even the gloomiest space.
It’s also a very easy way to set the style of a room, which can be especially useful in smaller spaces. But where it really comes into its own is when fitted to a high ceiling. Here, a single light could get lost, while a substantial light fitting such as the Cavendish pendant above (£510, David Hunt Lighting) will fill the space and bring a sense of balance to the room.Tweet