Let There Be Light

Spring might be on its way but we are still in need of some light indoors. A well-crafted, eye-catching lamp can warm any interior and create a welcoming first impression. Invest in a good base and then change the shade to suit your mood:

Sophie Conran Tablelamp

sophie conran lampshade

Yellow is still very much in vogue. Bring some sunshine inside with this yolk-yellow porcelain Bowood lamp £160. sophieconran.com

Rosi de Ruig Paper Lampshades

We are a little bit in love with Rosi de Ruig paper lampshades. Made by hand, you can order online or have a bespoke size made to suit your lamp. The papers have delectable names like Japanese Plum Blossom and Indian Pink Star Anise to match their designs. Rosi’s Instagram account is particularly lovely too. From £55 rosi-de-ruig.myshopify.com

Oka Damavand Lamp

We’re used to seeing Ikat cushions, rugs or throws but on a lamp it’s more unusual. This metal tea-caddy lamp is hand-painted and very striking. £195 oka.com/damavand-lamp

Samarkand Design Floral Lampshade

Samarkand designs lampshade

With colours to complement any room these exquisite lampshades are made from original Indian Sarees. £195 samarkanddesign.com

House of Hackney Daley Lampshade

Palmeral House of Hackney lampshade accessories

Palm prints aren’t going anywhere. This playful ‘Daley’ shade will happily update an old base. £130 houseofhackney.com


— Annie Reid
14th March 2018