Want to add a dose of color and pattern to a room without making a huge commitment? One of the best ways to incorporate some pop is shades. Lampshades made from printed fabrics possess their own charm and make any lamp look dressed up. I noticed a return to printed fabric shirred shades when I saw fabric designers and pop up shop owners Carolina Irving and Penny Morrison of the bohemian chic Irving and Morrison doing jaunty lamp toppers in ikats, printed exotic textiles and other special prints. A recent trip to Bunny Williams showroom yielded all sorts of nice new finds, including these printed beauties below. And then I saw this rustic, cozy laid back living room in the English country house belonging to Amanda Brooks in the most recent issue of Architectural Digest. A sofa table dons printed blue and white lampshades with hanging down red and blue fringe -- is this the next big fringe trend? Stay tuned...
Blue on blue, always a crowd pleaser. And who can refuse a tiny flower?
This white ribbed column lamp gets a little pattern and interest with a yellow print
A blue and white floral Indian print looks fresh against her chocolate brown ceramic gourd lamp
A small ditzy print with red trim would look wonderful with large scale florals and stripes
indigo and white play a starring role in this shade that has a red silk border in this version, also from Irving and Morrison