Posts Tagged ‘shade’

Fresh Finds: Bargain garden parasol

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Affordable garden parasol shadeBudget contemporary garden furniture

A garden parasol is essential for ensuring you have much needed shade on hot days, and helps reduce the risk of getting sunburnt if you’re sitting outside. If you haven’t got a huge budget to spend on a garden parasol, then these two options are currently available for under £40.

The parasol poles are made from FSC eucalyptus wood, work with a pulley system and have added UV protection included in the canopy.

Available in lido blue or coral, the parasols currently cost £39.20 each from John Lewis.

For more garden shade ideas, check out our guide to five of the best garden parasols.

Block print lampshade by Helen Rawlinson

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Designer handmade lampshades by Helen Rawlinson

Screen printed lampshade

New from designer, Helen Rawlinson, is this block design screen printed white lampshade.

The design is inspired by tower blocks, ladders and shelving systems and the end result provides a modern design with a hint of retro.

The lampshade on its own can be purchased for £39, but the tall, wenge lamp base shown, or the same base in a natural colour, is available too for an extra fee.

All items, along with some other lovely products, can be purchased from Helen Rawlinson’s shop on Not On The High Street.

Osborne and Little leaf lampshades and white lamp base

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Osborne and Little green leaf fabric lamp shadeOsborne and Little fresh modern leaf design

These Osborne and Little leaf design lampshades, which are available in green or blue colourways, provide a fresh new look for lamps this spring.

The modern drum lampshades measures 14″ in size and can be used on table lamps or ceiling pendants. They work well with a white lamp base, as seen here teamed with a white 5 ball lamp base from Primrose and Plum.

The leaf lampshades are £32.50 each and the lamp base costs £39, both available from Primrose and Plum.

Hanging flower light shade by Yorke Design

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Inexpensive budget friendly flower pendant light

Flower design light shade

There are some stunning lights and light shades available, but some pieces aren’t very budget-friendly. This lovely hanging flower light shade, though, looks more expensive than it actually is.

Made from recycled polypropylene by Yorke Design, the curved petals of the water lily inspired design come in a flat pack and take a short amount of time to carefully crease and clip them together, as per the instructions.

The end result is a really effective and eye-catching light shade that looks like it cost a lot more than it actually did.

The hanging flower light is only £29.95 from Yorke Design. Definitely worth investing in!

They also do a light shade called Snow, with more ponited petals, which is £24.95.

Turqouise flower lamp shade from Stem

Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Unusual turqouise floral stripe lampshade from Stem

Striking lampshade

Emma Armstrong, who runs Stem, specialises in making lampshades and produces some striking pieces.

This turqouise lampshade is a gorgeous colour and would look great used to add a touch of colour to a neutral or white room, or teamed with other turqouise pieces.

The outside of the lampshade is covered in a silvery fabric, with a large turquoise floral design, but what makes the lamp shade a bit more unusual is the addition of stripes of colour on the inside.

The turquoise flower and stripe lampshade is available in a variety of sizes and can be made to order. Prices start from £69 and the shade is available to purchase from Stem.

Tord Boontje Icarus lamp shade

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Designer lamp light by Tord Boontje

Icarus lamp shade

Designer, Tord Boontje, is known for his unusual creations (like the decorative steel ivy panel we featured before) and this feathery lamp shade is no exception.

The creative Icarus lamp shade design features a tumbling swathe of overlapping feathers, that looks like the white wing of a swan. The shade measures 78cm in length and can accommodate light bulbs of up to 60 watts.

Not surprisingly, and as the name suggests, the inspiration behind the light comes from the tale of Icarus, who flew too close to the sun and lost his wings.  Although the idea of having a feather-like lamp shade may not appeal to everyone, it’s an effective design.

The Icarus lamp shade by Tord Boontje is sold by Dutch by Design and costs £75.

Isabel Stanley Design striped ribbon drum shade

Friday, December 3rd, 2010
Vibrant designer contemporary lighting

Vibrant striped lamp shade

An easy way of adding some colour and interest into a room is by using a colourful lamp shade.

We love the beautiful striped ribbon lampshades from Isabel Stanley Design – they are created using bands of satin ribbon, as well as petersham and velvet haberdashary ribbon.

A variety of sizes and colours are available, but we’re rather fond of the vibrant magenta moss super drum shade, which provides a wonderful splash of colour for the winter.

The super drum ribbon striped shade is £82 from Isabel Stanley Design.

Contemporary swirl light shade

Monday, September 20th, 2010
Kaigami contemporary design lights from Bouf

Swirl light shade

Move over boring light shades – hello swirl shade!

I’m all for livening up the lighting in my home and what better way than with the help of this contemporary design swirl light shade.

Made by Kaigami from recyclable polypropelne sheet, the light shade is designed to be used with an energy saving light bulb. It’s sent flatpacked, but it’s easy to put together and looks stunning when the light is turned on.

The contemporary swirl light shade is available from Kaigami’s store on Bouf, for £47.99.

Mixko felt butterfly delight light

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Attractive butterfly shade

Attractive butterfly shade

Hot on the heels of the 3D Provence floral table lamp comes this great lighting discovery.

Made by Mixko, a Japanese and British designer duo, this unusual buttefly light is made from thick white felt. The lamp shade is available in a choice of drum or drape styles and each has a series of butterflies cut out of the material and adorning the light in various places. The butterflies vary in shape and size and look like they’ve been attracted to the sight of the light and are perched on the shade to be near it.

This unusual piece is available to purchase from The French Bedroom Company.

Contemporary white leaf pendant lampshade

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
Delicate leaf light

Delicate leaf light

What better way to bring elements of nature into your home, than through this leafy pendant lampshade.

The contemporary delicate white pendant is adorned with a cascade of leaves that will hang down from your ceiling and create an eye-catching display. It looks lovely when the light is off, but glows beautifully when it’s turned on.

The white leafy pendant lampshade is reasonably priced, at £23.99, and it’s available from The Contemporary Home.

Update April 2012: The white leafy pendant lampshade is no longer available from The Contemporary Home, but it is in stock at Sass and Belle for £18.95.

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