New in store are the Lightly Tribe and Desert Shapes flat weave rugs.

These hand woven artful pieces are the result of designer Cindy-Lee Davies spirited adventure to the Thar Desert, India in early 2015.

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. Observing the pastel colours and simple shapes of the architecture, a limited edition collection was born.

The soft rose, grey and cream palette evokes the desert sunset and adds a touch of sincerity to any interior space. Shop the collection

Lightly Tribe
Desert Shapes 

Images also featuring Little Sandy Light Eileen Floor Lamp / Smith Pendant Eileen Floor Lamp


The new Desert Days collection of flat weave wool rugs by Lightly is inspired by designer Cindy-Lee Davies recent travels to the Thar Desert, India.

The Fort designs reference the stone forts contrast against the blue architecture seen by Davies throughout the desert landscape of Rajasthan.

Each rug is made by artisans in villages that Lightly now supports. Production took six months using custom hand dyed colours, reflecting the craftsmanship involved in each hand woven piece.

Made from 100% New Zealand Wool, hand woven with a limited edition run of 20 pieces per design. Now in stock

Fort 2

Fort 3

Campaign images also featuring Soap Stone Planter / Godfrey Black Light / Eileen Floor Lamp Blue/Grey / Ambit Rose Pendant / Bon Bon Vase


For our Stone Story, Lightly designer Cindy-Lee Davies has extended her exploration of natural minerals. Soapstone has been used for a collection of hand carved bathroom and lighting designs. Each item reflects the uniquenesss of the hand picked stone.

Soapstone has been used for thousand of years as a medium for carvings. A metamorphic rock rich in magnesium, it is composed largely of the mineral talc. A neutral grey finish and lustre makes it complementary for any interior.


Our stand-out Gibson pendant light has been crafted from this distinctive material. The strong silhouette references the shape of stone forts in the Australian desert, contrast against the pastel light of the setting sun. 


Gibson Light

Soap Stone Planter

Soap Stone Tray

Soap Stone Dish

Soap Stone Candle Holder

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


As you know at Lightly we produce limited items in most products, so as we prepare for our exciting Spring/ Summer Collection we are giving our Loyal customers 4 days of SALE to shop our favourites! Items discounted up to 50%.

SHOP NOW Finishes Monday 29th midnight EST.

Care for your Marble and Stoneware

Marble is a beautiful, timeless stone that we have enjoyed working with over the past few years. It represents beauty and luxury, but it also know for it’s delicate and vulnerable nature. Therefore it’s key to know the do’s and don’ts so your marble pieces stand the test of time. 

Marble is a natural, soft stone that is very porous. You want to avoid placing any oily, acidic, high pigment foods or liquids on a marble surface as they may cause stains or dulling. Some examples include citrus fruits, red wine, vinegar, cumin and turmeric.  Like many surfaces, if you have an accidental spill, the quicker you act, the better chance you will avoid staining. Blotting is key to avoid spreading the stain or rubbing it deeper into the marbles pores. There are many specific techniques out there to help you remove all kinds of stains. 

For everyday cleaning we recommended using a soft cloth or sponge, warm water, nonabrasive, neutral cleaner and paper towel. Use a damp sponge to wipe down with a neutral cleaner and dry with paper towel to marble absorbing the water and marking the surface.

Now that you have the information you need, you can use your marble products with confidence. Marble boards are perfect for serving cheese and crackers or using as a chopping board. Don’t fear the small stains and marks as they can be hard to avoid and are part of the character of the marble products. It’s the small imperfections that make these products beautiful and unique. XO

Keep an eye our for our New Stoneware products Launching in July!

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