6 September 26, 2016

Pleated Lamp Shades

I ordered a few different styles and brands of black chandelier shades for our new sconces.

Brass Sconces with Black Chandelier Shades | Making it Lovely

We can talk a bit more about those once they’ve been installed. (Soon!) As far as the shades go though, I ordered a bunch to gauge quality (Royal Designs ftw), and among the options were black pleated shades. I loved them! Brandon hated them! Friends gently suggested that they looked dated, and Brandon said they belonged in a hotel. Since nobody liked the dated hotel look (except me — I forever and always love granny details), I went with sleek paper shades. They look fine. They look great, actually. But I’m still longing for a pleated shade.

There’s a whole lot to love about this room designed by Miles Redd, but that pink pleated shade is particularly lovely.

Miles Redd - Pink Gallery Wall

More pink pleats from Miles Redd.

Miles Redd - Red Lacquer Walls

And Summer Thornton delivers too.

Pink Pleated Lamp Shade - Summer Thornton Design

I noticed when I was browsing table lamps for this post that I passed right by the one below on the left, but instantly gravitated toward the one on the right. It’s a smidge more traditional than I would typically go for, but oh, the difference a shade can make.

Bradburn Gallery Lamps

Yep. I’ve got to get some pleats in my home. I’ll leave you with a few details from Hamish Bowles to further make the case for granny details.

Details from Hamish Bowles

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