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Remodelista Reconnaissance: A Marbled Paper Lampshade in a Designer’s Own Apartment

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Remodelista Reconnaissance: A Marbled Paper Lampshade in a Designer’s Own Apartment

November 18, 2022

Spied recently in A Soulful, Timeless Apartment by Studio Dorion in Brooklyn Heights: a marbled-effect table lamp that’s equal parts unexpected and sophisticated.

Where to source such a thing? Read on:

The Sighting

we spotted the light in the former brooklyn heights living room of peter dolkas 9
Above: We spotted the light in the former Brooklyn Heights living room of Peter Dolkas, one half of Studio Dorion. It’s visible here on a table towards the right of the frame. Photograph by Peter Dolkas.
the lamp was found at nyc secondhand shop housing works. but where to find some 10
Above: The lamp was found at NYC secondhand shop Housing Works. But where to find something similar? Photograph by Peter Dolkas.

The Source

similar candlestick lamps with marbled shades and bases can be found, with some 11
Above: Similar candlestick lamps with marbled shades and bases can be found, with some sleuthing, via online vintage purveyors. This one’s the Vintage Marbleized Paper Brass Candlestick Lamp With Italian Marble Paper Shade, $265 from Chairish.
but there are many less expensive options to be had for marble shades alone 12
Above: But there are many less expensive options to be had for marble shades alone—just swap out plain shades for an easy upgrade. These are the Marbled Paper Table Lamp Shades by Rebecca Gardner of Houses and Parties; $68 each.
there are also plentiful options on etsy; just search for &#8\2\20;marbled  13
Above: There are also plentiful options on Etsy; just search for “marbled lampshade”. This is the Green & Red Italian Marbled Paper Sconce Shade from seller CruelMountain; $68.

And for a DIY option? Follow House Beautiful’s simple step-by-step here.

Have another favorite source for marbled lampshades? Let us know in the comments.

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