As we enter the Fall and Winter months I was thinking about ways to make a room feel instantly warm and cozy, when I came across some beautiful classic fabric pleated lampshades in a back issue of Elle Decor magazine. A perennial favorite in English homes, they're often found in traditional settings. Penny Morrison, a well-regarded British interior designer features pleated lampshades throughout her residential projects, particularly in bedrooms and living rooms. Penny applies rich colors and textures with a fresh informal approach, accessorizing with classic, sculptural candlestick-style lamps, topped with finely pleated fabric shades.
Having not noticed them for the last few years they suddenly look incredibly chic. Fabric pleated lampshades provide another layer of textile and texture that brings individual style and warmth to a room instantly. Coordinate with your sofa throw cushion fabric for a singular look.
My favorite source for finding the perfect ready-made or custom lampshade is Illumé New York, a boutique situated on New York's upper east side, that specializes in high quality custom and ready-made lampshades. Ilumé features chic lampshade designs handmade in New York, Connecticut, Montreal and Paris. Offering everything related to lamps, including specialty finials, antiques, candles, decorative lightbulbs and a lamp repair shop, it's truly a one-stop lamp emporium!
Photos from Illumé, Ben Pentreath Ltd and Penny Morrison Interiors