New rugs by Lightly – DESERT DAYS

In early 2015 Cindy-Lee travelled to the Thar Desert, India.
At the age of 19 Davies spent a year in India and wanted to return to visit this magical place where she was so inspired. The DESERT DAYS collection tells a story of desert sunsets, contrasting hues and stone forts seen throughout the region.
Inspired by the pastel colours and simple shapes, a limited edition collection was born.
Production has taken 6 months as each rug is hand woven in villages that Lightly now supports. 100% New Zealand wool or cotton.

Desert Shapes
Fort 2
Fort 3


Wonderful issue of Fete Magazine out now.

At work with / cindy-lee davies

“Marking an impressive ten years in business, Cindy-Lee Davies – owner of Melbourne-based homeware store, Lightly – has emerged as one Australia’s shining design stars on the world stage. While a love of travel and culture has proven significant inspiration for her ever-expanding range, it’s Cindy-Lee’s passion and commitment to her local community which truly gives Lightly its soul. “


Two very important announcements. Our ONLINE SALE STARTS NOW!

To say thank-you for a great year we are offering 15% OFF storewide on ALL products, old and new for 4 DAYS ONLY. To redeem enter the code: HELLOSUMMER at the check out. There is a box you write it in that says gift or promotion code!

ORDER online and we will wrap and ship for you- FREE OVER $100 LOCALLY AND $250 INTERNATIONALLY.
Finishes Monday 7th at midnight.

LATE NIGHT THURSDAYS for three weeks starting tomorrow!



This month we celebrated our 10th birthday with an exhibition showcasing what it is to be a ‘maker ‘after 10 years. At the Lightly gallery we have on exhbition ‘Infinitude’, a collection of photographic images and installation of the new collection. Closes 31st October.

A few images below of the opening night and birthday party. For the full set of amazing images by Oli Sansom visit our Facebook page.


Exclusive release of our Marble and Brass inlay INFINITUDE COLLECTION. Referencing the simplicity of the ‘circle’, each piece in carefully handcrafted, polished and layed with brass. With over 12 months of design and development, these beautiful items capture Lightly’s originality in working with metal and stone over the past few years.

Limited edition 10 year collection. Infinitude

Capture Lachlan Moore / Stylist Andrea Moore / Designer and Direction Cindy-Lee Davies
Images Copyright Lightly July 2015 / Product Copyright March 2015


We are very excited to launch our SS 15 Campaign online today, some of you may have had a sneep peak in August at Life Instyle.

This year Cindy-Lee designs with Infinitude in mind, capturing what it is to be a ‘maker’ after 10 years, honouring timeless simple ideas and the celebrating the beauty of a limited palette.

After the successful launch of Lightly’s Minerals and Metallics in 2014, Davies love for these mediums continues with 60 new items in Table top, Living and Lighting. In addition to using the finest minerals of black volcanic sand, brass, copper and porcelain we introduce new textures of soapstone, marble and new metals. 

‘The utilitarian resourcefulness I have referenced in the past few collections is my natural calling, simple yet strong natural forms. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than supporting small markers of the world, limited edition production and getting ideas realised. Most importantly this collection is about the materials I have chosen to use, a solid foundation for our tenth year.’

Stay tuned for more amazing campaign shots to come in the next few weeks.

Capture Lachlan Moore / Stylist Andrea Moore / Designer and Direction Cindy-Lee Davies
Images Copyright Lightly 2015

Gibson Light

New ‘Desert Days’ 2015 explores pastel hues of the sun setting in the desert in contrast with stone forts found in these pastel landscapes. Referencing our own Australian deserts is the new ‘Gibson’ and ‘Little Sandy’ lights. Davies has designed two pendants made from marble and soapstone, highlighting our beautiful yet arid landscape. Gibson is ideal for a bathroom, nook or kitchen island bench. #minerals

Free shipping over $150 local // $350 international