So I don’t know if you remember my post recently talking about 5 Ways to Make Your Dining Room Swoonworthy – and in that post, I said that every room needs something unexpected. Something a little weird like a little question mark that hovers over your head when you see it – ya know, just something to throw it off.

Well, I think I found my bit of ‘weird’ for my bedroom. But before I share that with you, I have to tell you I had a slight mishap recently involving a wayward cord, a dusting cloth and my vintage lamp that resided on this chest of drawers.


Whoops. It was a very sad day indeed. The pieces were tiny and so when it broke, there was no fixing it. I had to consider getting another lamp but wasn’t sure what would be right to replace it – should I go for something vintage again? Or something more contemporary? Decisions decisions!

Well, when the lovely peeps at Habitat got in touch to ask if I’d like to try out something from their lighting range, I had an excited little browse. Truth be told, I do love Habitat’s lighting – it’s where I got my Marteau brass pendant in the dining room and my Tessellate brass wall light in the office. You can say I’m a bit of a fan.

And well, this is what caught my eye. The Marlowe touch lamp, designed by Aaron Probyn (he also did the Tessellate light – clever clogs this designer).


Weird, right? Wayne hates it. He thinks it looks like an alien. I am not so quick to pass judgement. I like it’s shape – that organic bulbous globe atop the more stately brass base.


I like that there are little bubbles in the glass that remind me of raindrops on a window and that my Dowsing & Reynolds vintage bulb creates an even more unusual look than just a standard bulb.


It’s also a touch lamp so one little tap on the base and it gives you three different levels of brightness. I do know it’s a bit weird. I know it’s probably a strange choice for me. It’s not particularly ornate or even pretty. But it’s different and I liked that it contrasted with all the pretty and ornate that I am normally drawn to.


I also recently finally purchased something from Abigail Ahern’s faux plant collection, the Desert Star. That amazing stem looks incredibly life like – it’s actually made of a foam-type material. This little corner doesn’t get much light (and plus, I always forget to water stuff in this room) which means any plants I put in here inevitably meet their demise. So I figured another faux plant was probably best (the little one is of course, Ikea). I love it’s voluminous shape and texture.


Oh and finally, I’ve swapped out the cushions in this room. I moved my leopard print lovelies to the living room (I mean, those cushions have been in pretty much every room of my home, it’s the turn of the living room now – it was bound to happen eventually) and moved the cushions that were on my sofa in here.


The Waverly Santa Maria cushion from Stuck on Hue picks up the colours in here nicely I think. Not sure about the gold geometric cushion covers at the moment but they’ll do for now.


So anyway, that’s my bit of weird for the day and for this room…!


What do you think of the new lamp? I have a feeling it’ll be one of those ‘marmite’ moments – you either love it or hate it ;) And that’s totally fine by the way. Nothing like a little controversial décor to raise some eyebrows, right?


Disclaimer: I received the table lamp free for my review but as always, all images, opinions and words are my very own. I only work with companies and brands I really like and think you’ll like too! Thanks for supporting the businesses that support Swoon Worthy.


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