ISSUE 31  |  Height of Summer

DIY: Artful Graphic Painted Lampshade

August 03, 2015 1:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Simple white lampshades made interesting with a swirl of black paint in the loft of Johannesburg artist Kudzanai Chiurai, easily replicated with a can of black paint and a brush.

Photography by David Ross via Elle Decoration South Africa.

Above: A simple pendant light in an otherwise austere kitchen.

Above: In Chiurai’s living room, a standing lamp gets a dash of visual interest via a gridlike black-and-white pattern. 

Above: In the bedroom, a standing lamp is painted with a simple black squiggle. 

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 5, 2013, as part of our In the Art Studio issue.