Posts Tagged ‘shade’
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
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.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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.
Monday, February 28th, 2011
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.
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
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.
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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.
Friday, December 3rd, 2010
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.
Monday, September 20th, 2010
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.
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
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.
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
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.