As you know we love bringing you new things and we’re thrilled with how these gorgeous shades turned out. They were a project for one of my clients who wanted a collection (12 in total!) for their beautiful period properly in leafy Surrey.
The brief was to create a series of lampshades that were “natural and neutral but had a hint of colour and a very British Country Style”….wowsa! Yes that was the actual brief! Anyway, this is what we translated the brief into and luckily for us our clients loved them and I have to say they look stunning in the paneled dining room.
We think it’s really important at Rascal & Roses to credit the very talented designers and producers that supply us with all our British made goodies that allow us to make such beautiful things, so we’ve got a little bit of a shout out for you. If you’ve got a second do pop over (you can click on the links) and say hello, I promise you won’t be disappointed with what you find!
Firstly the gorgeous Avignon Linen from Sarah Hardaker which is woven in Scotland, it’s soft and slubby and absolutely perfect for a neutral country style interior.
I work with Sarah’s fabulous linen’s all the time and they are so beautiful. Not only are do they come in dreamy designs and amazing colourways but they are of the highest quality and I love creating pieces with them, have a look at her site and you will be swooning I promise!
Once I had the base ready – the “natural and neutral” part, it was time to add the “hint of colour” to my shades. As many of you know I’m a Jane Mean’s Ribbon Blogger and also a certified ribbon addict, so finding a hint of colour has never really been a problem for me. The problem I do always have though, is which colour to chose! Well, to cut a long story short I decided to make loads of colourways!
This beautiful pic was taken by Lyndsey James who was my amazing teacher on my Photocraft phototgraphy course earlier in the year. Loads of lovely inspiration over on her blog.
Jane Mean’s ribbons are exceptionally high quality and that’s why I never hesitate to use them in my designs. I love that the selection of style and colour is huge so you really can find something to go with every project you’re doing. I think on balance I preferred the stitched ribbons for this style of shade – simple but so effective and I felt they really made the colour pop.
I should also give a quick mention to the wonderful guys at Needcraft where I get all my lampshade supplies. They are really helpful and always on hand if I have a lampshade-related-crisis!!
I’ve just been uploading all the lovely pics to the website store, so do pop over if you’d like a bespoke handmade drum shade with a ribbon band we can do them in any fabric and any colour-so let your imagination run wild!!
As always thanks for popping by.