At the core of Lightly’s design values is an innate sense of playfulness and wonder. No other embodies this spirit quite like our friend, Martine Cajucom, pioneer of the beauty scene and design devotee.

We caught up with Martine in her incredible apartment in the Philipines. Filtered with sentimental family heirlooms and playful designs sourced from across the globe. Featured, you will see some of our favourite planters and vessels!

What do you do for work? Creative director/co-founder of eyewear brand Sunnies Studios and beauty brand Sunnies Face.

What is your favourite thing to do when at home? Getting a home massage while watching documentaries.

What inspires your style? All the things I loved as a young girl – cartoons, colours, prints, patterns 🙂

What is your favourite piece of furniture in your house + why? A painting by my aunt of my aunt and her cat. I grew up with this piece in my childhood home in Orange County and it inspired the colour palette of my entire apartment.

What is your favourite room in your house + why? My living room because it’s where I spend most hours vegetating.

Thank-you Martine xo


Showroom / studio assistant

We are looking for someone to assist in sales and customers service in the showroom and build on relationships within the design industry along with help in the studio at times in administration of despatching orders.

You will work at our Collingwood gallery. 3 days Wednesday / Thursday and Saturday


  • Amazing customer service and brand building.
  • Maintain our Copenhagen styled gallery and apartment showroom.
  • Sales experience – a minimum of 3 years in design or with a similar brand.
  • Administration duties, phone, database, invoicing, quoting.
  • Product knowledge of lighting and product design.
  • Inventory and ordering of product.
  • Booking local freight and couriers.
  • Work in a dynamic family business.
  • Assist in the studio of product QC, orders and organisation of retail stock.


  • Web management – WordPress
  • Excel
  • MYOB Account Edge or inventory equivalent sales applications.
  • Mac and office package software.



  • Manage online store content and orders.
  • Schedule online orders.
  • WordPress management
  • Social media strategy.
  • Events and marketing.
  • Direct mail.
  • Customer management.
  • Press releases and copy.
  • EDM campaigns and strategy.
  • LOVE of design and brand building!
  • Copywriting
  • SEO

Well organised
100% reliable and work autonomously
Excellent time management
Graphic skills
Resilient and resourceful
Align with our brand values

*Minimum 3-4 years experience need apply.
Immediate start.
Design related experience with copywriting experience ideal.

CV and cover letter to

Lightly Online Warehouse Sale – One Week Only!

A huge range of pieces from current and past collections will be discounted up to 70% off, including planters, sofas, stools, storage, lighting, cushions, throws.

10th – 17th June

Ends Midnight Monday 17th June (AEDT)

Discount automatically applied at Checkout

Offer also available in store:

Trading Hours

3 Glass House Road, Collingwood
T 03 9417 2440
Monday—Friday 10am–5pm | Saturday 10am–4pm


Our new Ambit Mini Pendant by Muuto has arrived! Designed by TAF Studio, Stockholm-based design and architecture practice, founded by Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom, their work seeks to breathe new life into domestic products through refined design.

“Our aim is to make ordinary life less ordinary through subtle but effective changes in how products and architecture appear and function. A recurrent departure point in our projects is that everyday objects, by their obvious commonness, can be made uncommon.”

Embodying the values of Scandinavian design, the Ambit Pendant Lamp is as timeless as it is contemporary. Made of hand-spun aluminium that has been hand-painted, the Ambit Pendant Lamp has a white interior to heighten contrasts of its outside shade and enhance the light omitted in any room of a home, office or commercial space.

Now available in store + online



Autumn at Lightly 

During the Autumn season change, we bring warmth and wellness to your homes with our favourite pieces cocooned in earthy hues of burnt sienna, terracotta and vegetable dyed leather…..colours and materials to ease you through the change, so you wake from the winter slumber refreshed and nurtured.

Our signature shade of Burnt Sienna remains true to the brands values, a colour drawn from nature to echo landscapes from travels around the globe.

Our Ginger Cushions are reminiscent of warm days spent wondering through the medina spice market in search of ground ginger, paprika and cardamon for a perfect meal under the stars.

The Junto Cup

A recipe to heal those in need of a warm embrace this change of season. Best served in bed.

Ginger Snap + Lemon Tea Recipe 


1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely grated
Juice from ½ lemon
1/2  teaspoon of fresh turmeric finely grated
4 cups fresh boiled filtered water


Combine the lemon juice, ginger, turmeric into a large tea pot.
Pour over freshly boiled filtered water.
Steep for 3 – 5 minutes.
Sip slowly and feel the healing benefits infuse into your body.
Sweeten to taste if desired with your choice of Manuka honey or stevia.

*Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or fresh garlic to increase detoxifying and anti-viral effects

Cindy-Lee with Teal Oliver Lightly Williamson

With Mother’s day only just around the corner, we follow Lightly director and designer, Cindy-Lee Davies throughout her sentimental journey into motherhood. A strong sense of kinship echoes throughout her recent collection, Grace. Each piece holds a maternal essence and we find out why…

Can you tell us a bit about your experience with pregnancy?

I really enjoyed being pregnant. Of course there were natural moments of feeling overwhelmed with so many changes, but throughout the journey I tried to stay as grounded and approach motherhood with ease, grace and harmony.

What do you love about Motherhood?

Experiencing the joy and innocent purity a little baby brings into the world. It’s a wonderful process watching a baby grow, learn and engage with the world.

It is also a great time to revisit and assess our own values, whether it is what he is to eat, wear or play with. We want to set the best example for Teal as teachers and create a home for the family that aligns with our passion for design, harmony and wellbeing.

Teal with our new cushions

What are the challenges you face being a director and mother, and the most important thing you have learnt so far?

I have always loved being very hands on with the business when designing and creating and I have never been afraid of getting my hands dirty. As a working mother I have learnt the most important thing is being resourceful with your time. Running your own business with a new baby can be a challenging, so surrounding yourself with a supportive work team is crucial. I am very lucky to have this allowing me the flexibility I need to manage and direct from home most days. Pregnancy and motherhood isn’t a solo show, it is the community of people you surround yourself with that nurtures you and your baby, whether it is your pilates teacher or homeopaths support.

I love working as a team with my husband, Willie. We share every day of parenting and are truly grateful daily for Teal and the ability to have a business that allows this lifestyle.

The collection Grace, was influenced by your maternal experience, can you tell us a little bit more about this?

It was a new and beautiful experience for me designing whilst being pregnant. It is a fascinating process as you are continually learning a lot about yourself whilst growing a human inside of you. Daily meditation and embracing the natural process was really important for me. This resonates in the harmony of colours chosen, form and grounded functionality of the collection. I must say now he is on the move, designing it a little different!

What is the future for Lightly?

As Teal continues to grow, our business model will evolve accordingly. At the moment, we are are reshaping and changing the way we work to encourage a positive work life balance for everyone. Teal is our priority and I haven’t wanted to miss a day with him. Lightly is the older sibling!

Since the brands beginnings in 2005 we launched a humble collection after my grandmother Rosemary Lightly so we continue a sustainable business model that brings ethical and artisanal made products to life. We are embrace relationships and values more than ever now and will continue to enrich the lives of others through our style and considered production.

Written by Madeleine Murdoch – Lightly 

The Assemblages Book Belt in Natural Leather

This week, we have chosen to reflect on the utilitarian spirit of our signature Lightly pieces, and the journey inspiring designer and director, Cindy-Lee Davies to create them.

Many of the products have nostalgic reference of bygone eras, for example, Lightly’s Assemblages collection, designed in 2013, harks back to Australia in the early 1900s and the “utilitarian resourcefulness”, found in the lifestyle. This is a core value to Davies in the design process.

The collection draws on the saddlery aesthetic: the artisan skill, the mix of leather girths and belt buckles and was created in homage of spending weekends at the stables with her grandfather.

Assemblages Book Girth Belt

The Assemblages Leather Shelves in White

The three styles within the Assemblages are interactive pieces that allow the user to author their own lifestyle, combining various found objects and collections to function as “assemblages” or props for the home.

Her designs reflect the necessary practicality of mid-century Australian makers and remain grounded in functionality. They highlight the beauty in simple utilitarianism and are a personal expression from the heart.

View the Assemblages Collection online now.

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Studio Golden Esplanade project featuring the Infinity Bowl

Surrounded by uncompromised views of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay, The Esplanade invokes a calm, restorative and enduring connection to its
idyllic bay side location. Working within the bones of an existing late twentieth century build, this four bedroom, five bathroom family home has been reimagined with luxurious warmth and thoughtful durability. Drawing from the rich tonal beauty of the bay, organic surfaces such as natural stone and warm timber are offset by fine metal detailing, completing the sense of understated luxury. Stunning photography by Sharyn Cairns.


Earl. St Studio feat. Goblet Vessel

Our Goblet Vessel’s featured at Pine Ave by Earl.St Studio thanks to our friends at The Plant Society.

The use of symmetry and form of our vessels illustrate a sense harmony and balance, whilst still possessing the same utilitarian focus that lies at the heart of Lightly. Add sculptural elements to your favourite corner or fill with botanicals to freshen any space.

Beautiful photography by Maegan Brown .



WIN! We are super excited to present an amazing prize giveaway offering one lucky person the chance to win the ultimate Mother’s Day gift worth $450!

To be in the running, you need to do three things on instagram to win!

1. Make sure you’re following Lightly Design on Instagram
2. Tag two design-lover friends in the post
3. Tell us which Lightly product you love the most!

Open to Australian shipping addresses only. #lightlydesign

Click HERE to get started!

Entries close midnight Sunday 12th May 2019.

For more information click HERE


We would like to wish you a very indulgent and relaxing break with your loved ones this Easter filled with egg hunts, sweet treats and hot cross buns full of spice and all things nice!

If you haven’t already had the chance to explore our 20% off EASTER EDIT, just a reminder that there is something for every adventurous spirit wishing to explore their wild self.

Including an additional 20% off sale items in this category!

Simply use code COCOA at checkout: Ends 26th April.


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