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Where to put your mirrors to get the most out of them

When decorating your living room, bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom, you’ll need to understand how to harness the power of mirrors and the impact they can have on a room. Mirrors are there for more than just a practical feature bringing more light into a room or for you to check your reflection but can be a feature that can bring character and charm into a room.Below are some tips on where to put your mirrors to get the most out of them. Dark or dimly lit rooms Do you have…

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How to create the perfect ambience with layered lighting

Antique and vintage lighting can bring character into any space. With the help of layered lighting, you can create the perfect ambience for any room. Our Art Deco and Holophane lighting in a neutral setting can provide an elegant and striking statement, or once paired with other lighting elements, can create the ultimate atmosphere. Here are some tips on how to create the perfect ambience with layered lighting. Using different levels of lighting can create a cosy and warm aesthetic. Start your light layering with the main overhead lighting. Ceiling…

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If you are looking at our website, trying to find the perfect antique light for your home, why not make an appointment to visit our restoration workshop? What you see in our lighting showroom and on our website really is a fraction of our lighting stock. A visit to the workshop will enable you to see all our antique chandeliers, art nouveau table lamps and arts and crafts lighting.  It will also enable you to customise your lighting by matching antique vaseline glass shades off the shelf to a chandelier…

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

We have many projects and ideas for our new shop in the new year and can’t wait for you all to see them; with many bespoke orders being made over the past month or so, our team could use a well-earned Christmas break! Our shop is closed until Thursday 6th January; however, feel free to browse our website for ideas and some incredible items that can light up your home. From everyone at Ashby Interiors, we’d like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas, and we look forward to…

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Making Statements & Creating Character

Adding antique or vintage items to your living space can give character to your existing décor and make a statement in your home. Whether it be lighting, decorative items such as mirrors or ornaments, you can create some fantastic atmospheres in any room of your home. If you're looking at having your latest antique or vintage purchase the centrepiece of your living space, it's essential to create some negative space around it to become the focal point of the room. Sometimes you only need one strong statement piece. However, you…

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The Arts and Crafts period spanned from 1860 to the early 1900's. With a focus on well made handcrafted products. Simple shapes in copper and brass would often be embellished with a hammer finish, upside down hearts, celtic symbols were popular. Designers were often influenced by gothic styles and Oriental designs. We specialise in restored original Arts and Crafts Lighting.  Among the most influential lighting designers are WAS Benson, CFA Voysey and the work of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft which are much sought after today. The motto of the…

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VW Camper Van Bars

If you haven’t been able to visit our shop then you may not have seen our iconic VW campervan bars!  Home bars and entertaining at home are increasingly popular and these are great fun as well as looking so smart.  Made to order and in a wide range of colours. These bars are made using a genuine VW campervan front panel.  Fitted with shelving to the back and a mini fridge.  To add to the fun, the headlamps light up and there is even a very loud hooter. We can…

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WAS Benson – Arts and Crafts Lighting Designer

If you are a collector of Arts and Crafts lighting and decorative pieces then William Benson will need no introduction to you. But if you are only just discovering the simple beauty of Arts and Crafts then here is a little history about this innovative designer and creator. William Benson certainly had a love of art and design,a flair for hands-on metal work and an interest in new technology. Opening his first workshop in 1880, he began producing beautiful creations combining graceful curves and simple organic shapes.  A close friendship…

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Ashby Interiors are now World of Interiors Index Members

We are very proud to announce that we are now part of the World of Interiors Index!  The Index enables those who enjoy the fabulous content in the monthly World of Interiors publication to find high quality, independent suppliers of antiques, decorative objectives and interior furnishings.  Our restored antique lighting and also our new Ashby range which we manufacture ourselves fit perfectly into the index. We have subscribed to the World of Interiors since before we started Ashby Interiors back in 2014.  In fact, I can safely say that I…

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Can a Machine Gun be a Piece of Art?

Well we think that it can. What better way to display this WWII Browning .50 Cal M2 Heavy Machine Gun Relic than to mount it vertically on a heavy base as a tribute to the key role that this gun and its operators played in the Second World War. This gun is a relic and was recovered from a crashed B17 Flying Fortress.  Inside the gun itself was a use case that has a date stamp of 1944 – this dates the crash site to approximately 1944/45. The gun was…

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Aeronautical, Engineering and Military Gifts

Are you looking for a gift for someone who has an interest in aerospace,Militaria or Engineering? The three subjects really do overlap and go hand in hand. We have a great range of items for sale to suit all budgets. In the under £10 category we have our wonderful pewter Spitfire ChristmasTree Decorations. Add a little aviation history to your tree to remember these magnificent aircraft and the bravery of the RAF pilots who flew them. For £22 we have our RB199 Compressor blade key rings. The RB199 powered the…

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Use discount code BLACKFRI10 to get a 10% discount at checkout on everything we have for sale in our online shop. Take a look at our online shop for restored antique lighting ranging from Arts and Crafts Lanterns, Art Nouveau vaseline glass chandeliers or Art Deco white glass pedant lights. Don't forget we also sell aviation antiques and upcycled aero salvage. Pick up the perfect christmas gift for aviation enthusiasts or why not treat yourself? This offer starts Wed 25th November and will end on Monday 30th November. Our shop…

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Derby Road, Melbourne
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