ISSUE 10  |  Channeling Downton Abbey

Victorian Lampshades as Decor

March 05, 2012 7:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Noticed (and admired) lately: once-fusty Victorian lampshades, which suddenly seem fresh when clustered haphazardly or covered in unexpected shades of orange or mauve.

Above: A formidable, oversized fringed lampshade in an interior by Abigail Ahern.

Above: A pair of fabric lampshades in a bedroom photographed for the Toast catalog.

Above: A Cluster Chandelier made from vintage lampshades by JamesPlumb, shown in situ at Hostem in London.

Above: The interior of the Kafi Dihei in Zurich is festooned in lampshade pendants; image via Lili Pepper.

Above: Another view of the Kafi Dihei; image via Kafi Dihei.