Look to Love: Chic Shades

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{Ben Pentreath}

More and more lately, I have loved the look of gathered lampshades. The British have been doing it forever, which is perfectly in line with their unparalleled knack for mixing textiles. Chances are, you’ve probably seen beautiful rooms filled with a mix of ethnic textiles like suzanis and skates, along with typically British chintz, and a gathered shade on a simple lamp. Penny Morrison, Carolina Irving, and Ben Pentreath often use gathered shades in beautiful fabrics in the spaces they design. While most of my new house has a more modern slant, I knew I wanted to try this look somewhere, so I opted for beautiful navy and fuchsia gathered shades for a pair of Giacometti-inspired lamps in my guest room. It’s an unexpected detail that really ups the lamps game and pulls all of the other fabrics in the room together. I love them!

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{Ben Pentreath}

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{Ben Pentreath}

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{Ben Pentreath}

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{My Guest Bedroom: We have yet to hang any art in there, but most of the furniture is in place. We have the Harbour Cane bed (love it!) and some great, new Beaumont bedding by Serena & Lily, a gorgeous China Seas Bali Hai lumbar pillow, a pair of Lacourte nightstands from Williams Sonoma Home for contrast, and of course, our new lamps and fabulous lampshades! | Photo from my Instagram}

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