Monday, April 27, 2015

more shade...



I've been obsessed with finding the perfect, affordable lampshade for the last several weeks. 
I wanted something that is just "a bit more" than the normal shades you see around town. I've determined, after much research, that you have to go across the pond to find it. Now of course you can have a custom shade made using any fabric you want. I wanted something pre-made and affordable. In my last post I mentioned several top notch purveyors. Here is one more...
















They have quite the selection of shades and other furnishings, however, I decided to purchase mine from OKA...




It's a lovely dark black/brown with cream, pale green and orange/yellow highlights on raw silk.




If you decide to bring one over, be aware that they set up their lamps differently than we do.




I had to take the lamp base in to the local lamp store. It had a traditional harp and finial setup.
$15 later I had something that would support my new shade.



Excuse the phone pics. The new shade gives off the softest glow in the evening that I couldn't seem to capture. 


Next up?...I'm throwing shade at the little guy in white.
I'm thinking something like this from Pentreath and Hall...




I'll keep you posted...

-k-



Monday, March 16, 2015

throwing shade...




...the look I gave my computer screen, after Googling "beautiful, pleated, fabric, lampshade", and getting the images below...



no joke














To quote Stephen Colbert, "Nation, you've got a big problem."






Why is it that we have to cross the Atlantic to find a decent lampshade?




































































pooky :










OKA :



































Try to imagine the next two rooms with plain white or black shades. Would they still be lovely? Yes, they would. However, the chosen shades bring depth and polish to the space. It's a small touch that makes a big statement. 









So give it a go.....or risk some shade...



-k-