We’ve seen lots of fun things happening with lampshades lately—scalloped edges, vintage saris, block print pleats—but these hand-painted paper shades by artist Sarah Blomfield made my heart skip a beat. The England-based textile designer and painter creates bespoke lampshades in her Oxfordshire studio for lucky clients around the world. Her background in designing patterns for Chelsea Textiles (their embroideries have long been a favorite!) makes her particularly well-suited to the task. Sarah often pulls colors or motifs from a fabric used in the room to make her shades extra special. Below, explore some of Sarah’s gorgeous hand-painted lampshades.
Three tiers of scrolling blue vines.
Floral prints inspired by a coordinating fabric.
An Indian flower motif. This is one of my personal favorites!
Violet and burgundy.
A playful take on stripes.
Inspired by a piece of passementerie.
Small navy flowers for a house in Switzerland.
This twig design was made to compliment a Nicholas Haslam fabric.
To pair with Soane’s iconic Scrolling Fern fabric.
Greenery all around.
Red, pink and blue.
These red flowers remind me of Turkish ebru paintings.
A set of small shades with timeless blue vines.
Pink stripes to compliment a floral chintz.
Handsome navy borders.
This one reminds me of the patterns of Antoinette Poisson in Paris.
This was made to coordinate with a Chelsea Textiles embroidery.
Eagles for his and her bathrooms.
Stripes of playful green leaves.
Red and blue Indian floral.
There’s something wonderfully Josef Frank-like happening here.
Did I mention Sarah also paints charming floral still lives and portraits of people, dogs, and houses…?
Explore all here wonderful work here.
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