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New Handmade Lighting Range Brings a Global Touch to Interiors

If there was ever any doubt in your mind that handmade lighting was phenomenal, today’s feature is going to turn you from sceptic to devotee. And if you’ve been on the hunt for pendant lights (or you’re a fan of a bohemian, global interior), I must advise; this post will probably have you reaching for the credit card.

If you know you’re not meant to purchase new things, or your partner has put you on a homewares ban, this post will offer no help either. To be fair, you should know by now that I’m not the saver in my relationship and am always encouraging you to spend your dollars on sublime design. I’d apologise, but I’m honestly not sorry 😉

Anyway, allow me to tell you all about the stunning new handmade lighting range from Aussie brand Klaylife. Special mention goes to the team responsible for the sublime imagery here. It was styled by Jacqui Moore and photographed by Armelle Habib.

klaylife pendant lights bluebead pendant lights against black feature wall

New Handmade Lighting Collection from Klaylife

A few years back I brought you a feature on Klaylife. It detailed the amazing work the brand does with residents in a small community in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. With the sale of each pendant light giving the people of the village much-needed income to support their families, Klaylife is obviously big on giving back.

The father daughter team, Phillip Jones and Kerri Wallace, have this time teamed up with interior stylist Jacqui Moore. The collaboration has taken the Klaylife product range to new heights, with fresh and vibrant colours and shapes on offer. Spheres and barrels are prominent in the collection, and can be clustered together in a setting or used as a stand-alone focal point in a space.

See more of the collection in the slideshow below

global boho african bedroom with clay pendant lights from klaylife

global boho living room with clay pendant light from klaylife

klaylife white pendant clay lights pendant lights in global nomad bedroom

klaylife pendants bead pendant lights in black and grey ombre

black dining room with blue clay pendant lights from klaylife and marble table

klaylife pendant light grey tufted sofa with red and coral cushions and red rug

Formed using raw clay, each bead that goes into Klaylife’s pendant lights is rolled by hand. It is then sun-dried, kiln-fired and dip-dyed. The result is handmade lighting that’s gone through hours and hours of work, ensuring also that no two pendants are the same.

The thing I adore about this collection is the versatility. As you can see in the imagery above, the lights can work wonderfully in a Scandi bedroom (like this one). A tribal inspired boudoir would also showcase the pendants marvellously. And an elegant dining room or even a more formal and sophisticated setting would be great too.

The latter would tap wonderfully into this years hot trend, Everyday Opulence (see more of that here). Of course, I reckon you could rock them in just about any space in your home if you went about it the right way.

The new Klaylife collection is available from August 1. Click here to see more and shop.

Are you loving this handmade lighting range? Which room would you style yours in? Drop a comment below and start the conversation. 

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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