Nothing makes a room feel more custom and one of a kind than colorful lacquered or fabric covered lampshades. While it may seem like an unnecessary detail, a little pop of color around the room by way of a lampshade can introduce an entirely new layer to a space. Often times when you are on a budget and need to furnish an entire room, it’s the little things like the lampshades, the throw blanket, the pillows, and the tabletop accessories really give a room personality. It’s a lot easier (on the wallet!) to purchase a luxurious custom lampshade than say a custom sofa, or a carpet.
Above and below, silk lampshades in a Christopher Maya house in the Hamptons.
Another nice detail, below, with a beaded trim along the rim of the shade.
We love it when designers pair a colorful ceramic lamp with a colored lampshade like Miles Redd did in this living room, below.
A tropical home designed by Miles Redd with a magenta lampshade. The lamp is nothing special but the shade gives it all its personality!
Below, Vogue editor Hamish Bowles’ Paris apartment.
If you’re looking to purchase ready-made, custom fabric lampshades, our favorite source is Irving and Morrison. Take a look at some of the FABULOUS options they sell, below. Can you say chic?!
They also sell some really unique ceramic lamps. Don’t you love this pink and turquoise combination?
Our favorite potter, Christopher Spitzmiller, makes some wonderful solid colored paper vellum shades:
Would you use a colorful lampshade in your home?