As you could probably tell from last week's post, I'm having an "English decorating" moment. After years of watching mid-century modern trends take over, it feels fresh to see more traditional interiors and that's exactly what English decorating offers.
So, as I've tumbled down the design rabbit hole, I've been stalking some of the best English decorators out there; Rita Konig (of course), Ben Pentreath and Luke Edward Hall. As I've flipped through their portfolios I've been taking notes on ways to incorporate their style into my own work.
My current obsession? The the printed lampshade. For many of you, that might bring back nightmares of your grandmother's house where pleated fabric lampshades also functioned as dust collectors. However, I promise these are nothing of the sort and I think you'll agree that the use of printed lampshades here is anything but old.
Ben Pentreath (above)
So you've in love? Ok me too.
Here's the deal though, printed lampshades aren't always the easiest thing to find. Of course you can always have them custom made, but not everyone is up for that. The good news is, there are a few places where you can buy gorgeous ready-made shades including Furbish Studio and Anthropologie. I've also recently ordered printed shades from this Etsy seller for a few clients. If you're interested, Rita Konig also sells some adorable squiggle lampshades in her shop and she has a great column on lampshades in House & Garden magazine that you can check out here.