Earlier this week we stopped into Christopher Spitzmiller’s Manhattan showroom (and work room) for a peek at what’s new for fall. The genius potter is cooking up some pretty gorgeous new marbleized plates, bowls, platters, and lamps (check out our Instagram for pics for these). One of our favorite new Spitzmiller creations though are his colored, matte lamp shades. After all, you can’t put any ordinary shade on a Spitzmiller lamp. Spitzmiller is making custom shades in 4 different colors plus silver, as well as creme with a fun colored trim. The colors of his new lamp shades are, not surprisingly, wonderfully saturated (see below). We love the idea of using a colored or patterned lamp shade to add an extra pop of color or just to add another interesting layer to the room. We saw this (see below) floral block print fabric covered shade at the Vaughan showroom last week. Isn’t it sweet? We’re crazy for patterned lamp shades.From the inspiration files, below are two of our favorite images of colored and patterned shades on swing arm lamps. There’s a vendor on Etsy called Lamp Shade Designs that sells some pretty great custom fabric covered shades. This one below is covered in a hand printed Raoul fabric that we just adore. If you ever have extra yardage of fabric and you’re not sure what to do with it–having a lampshade made out of the remnants is a great idea. Where do you go for statement-making lamp shades like these? We use our upholsterer or Blanche Field. We have yet to find a really good online source!
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