We really can make any shape, size and style. You may already have an idea of the shape and dimensions you require. Here is a guide to help with some more of the detail you can specify.
MAIN STYLE OPTIONS
There are two main ways in which your shade can be constructed. Choosing this first, will help direct your choice of fabric, edging, finish and interior. For all our shades we can provide the fabric or you can supply your own. We can also work with you to help specify suitable fittings for your lampshades.
STRETCHED, PLEATED, GATHERED
Your fabric is stretched, pleated or gathered around a metal framework and then hand-stitched and finished at the top and bottom. Here are some examples:
CHOOSE AN INTERIOR
For classic hand-stitched styles line with stretched or gathered fabric. For contemporary laminated styles we offer a range of beautiful PVC interiors.
PVC, FABRIC OR WALLPAPER
Colours include white, gold/silver (matt or shiny), champagne, copper or translucent. We can also laminate fabric or wallpaper to the interior. Here are some examples:
FINISH WITH EDGING
It’s all in the finishing touches. Keep it simple with a self-trim, contrasting trim or rolled edge. Go wild with stunning braids and fringing, buttons and bows, frills, feathers and beads.
OTHER SPECIALISED LAMPSHADES
In addition to the above classic and contemporary styles there are an array of other materials and techniques rather more specialised.
PAPER, PARCHMENT & CARD
Standard card in white, china white, cream, black, burgundy or dark brown. We can colour match, spray in matt or gloss and use natural skins such as goat vellum, leather or eel skin. The shades shown here are made with our customer’s own stitched patterned paper.
Handmade in every respect, every feather is checked, trimmed and individually applied to achieve a thick sumptuous finish – a truly luxurious product.
A Shade Above can make bespoke ceiling drop pendants and wall-fittings according to your specification in a variety of metal finishes.» Showroom