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Lighting Consultations via Video Call

If you would like to further discuss a light and cannot get into our shop in Derby, why not book a video consultation?  As lighting specialists, we are booking more and more of these and they can be really helpful to customers for a number of reasons.  Maybe you just want to see that antique chandelier closer up or from a different angle?  At the same time, we can discuss any questions you may have on installation of your light.  Perhaps you would like us to take a look at…

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Melbourne – A Great Place for a Day Out

The view of the Church and Hall back across the Pool Our interiors shop is located in Melbourne, South Derbyshire.  If you have never been, then you really are missing out!  Melbourne is a beautiful market town with many places to eat and drink, independent shops to browse, historical buildings to see and visit plus the beautiful Melbourne pool to visit and many hiking routes which start from the town. South Derbyshire District Council have now compiled a useful map showing the location of all the key places to visit…

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Best wishes to you for Easter from us both at Ashby Interiors. We are offering you a little Easter discount to use in our online shop.  If you use the coupon code EASTER10 at checkout, you will receive 10% off any item.  And don’t forget we also have our free shipping automatically granted on items over £150.  This offer is valid until the end of April. We have been busy adding some beautiful new stock to the website over the last couple of weeks.  We have some beautiful Arts and…

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Bespoke Lighting for the Film Industry

Our manufacturing capability has enabled us to supply bespoke lighting for the film and television industry. The film industry here in the UK really is booming with expanding film studios both large and small.  Set directors are tasked with creating sets and back drops which look authentic to the period and genre of the film and of course lighting is an important part of this. It's an exciting aspect of our business and combines our love of films with our love of lighting! However, confidentiality is always of paramount importance to…

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Ashby Interiors – what do we do?

We are lighting specialists with a range of superior antique lighting plus own hand made range of lighting and bespoke manufacturing capability.  All restoration and manufacturing from our workshop in South Derbyshire. Restored Antique Lighting We specialise in restoring antique lighting – more specifically the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau eras with rare pieces from designers such as WAS Benson,  FC Osler and the Birmingham Guild.  We also have a large stock of Art Deco Opaline Glass pendant lights. Our Hand Made Ashby Collection We also manufacture our own…

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What to Expect When you Buy an Antique Light From Ashby Interiors

Buying antique lighting online can be a little different to buying from a shop.  Of course we do have an antique lighting shop in Melbourne Derby but you may not be able to come and visit us. Ashby Interiors began life as an online shop specialising in restored antique lighting back in 2014.  So we have had years of experience supplying our art nouveau chandeliers and arts and crafts lighting ready to install much the same as if you had bought a brand new item. When we supply our restored…

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Customised Lighting from our Ashby Collection

This beautiful copper petal light fitting is part of our handmade Ashby Collection. It is always admired by visitors to the showroom! It is based on a design by the Arts and Crafts designer WAS Benson. This light fitting is a delicate and versatile piece which can be matched to many different glass light shades.  As you can see in the photo, it really does look stunning with either an antique vaseline glass shade, a cranberry glass shade or cut glass. We have a huge range of antique light shades…

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White Glass Lighting – the Perfect Choice

Why is white glass lighting so popular?  Well it really is the perfect choice for so many settings. White glass lights, opaline lights, milk glass – call it what you like, it continues to hold its popularity in both commercial and residential settings.  It matches any colour scheme and  stands out well against a darker wall.  White glass lighting allows a good level of light to be emitted without any glare.  It can be matched with brass, copper or chrome to pick up on the décor in the room. Original…

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RESTORED ANTIQUE LIGHTING – TO LACQUER OR NOT TO LACQUER? As antique lighting restorers, an interesting debate we often have with customers and fellow dealers is whether to polish brass or copper or to leave the dark, aged finish. A large proportion of antique lighting is made from brass or copper both of which will oxidise and darken over time.  Art Deco white glass lighting – for instance a chapel light - is normally fitted with a brass or copper gallery.  A dark aged gallery will give a completely different…

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Introducing our Ashby Collection of Wall Lights

Introducing our Ashby Collection of Wall Lights A new addition to our hand made range of lighting.  Our Wall lights combine quality brass and copper fittings.  This versatile wall light is customised lighting at a fabulous price.  Choose from a huge variety of glass shades to achieve either a traditional or contemporary look. Wall lights are perfect for kitchens and alcoves.  Not only can they add extra task lighting but they create the finishing touch to a room by adding ambiance and atmosphere. You can customise wall lights by choosing…

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We are excited to announce that we will be offering free UK shipping on all items in our online shop during February.  Just use code FREESHIP at checkout. * We all love free shipping on our online purchases don’t we?  But just as important is careful packing.  We pack our antique lighting very carefully. For example, an art nouveau chandelier will often be fitted with fragile vaseline glass shades and these will always be removed and wrapped separately to ensure that our lights arrive in perfect condition ready to be…

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The English Country House look has never been more popular or easier to achieve. Our love affair with period dramas such as Downton Abbey, The Crown and Bridgerton have all bought classic styling to our attention.  Two starting points to your room are white walls or matt heritage colours.  Add a wooden floor and layered rugs.  An antique chandelier will instantly create a centre piece to any room.  Take a look at our range of art nouveau chandeliers and arts and crafts chandeliers.  We can often swap glass shades to…

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Ashby Interiors, William's Yard
Derby Road, Melbourne
Derby DE73 8JR.