Good Questions: Can You Help Find a Shade for This?

Good Questions: Can You Help Find a Shade for This?

Maxwell Ryan
May 23, 2006

Hello AT,

I was forewarned about the difficulty of finding a good lamp shade... but did I listen? [answer: "no"]

I found a great greenish 60s ceramic lamp base at a thrift store about 2 years ago and it still sits unused and shadeless. I feel like it needs a perfectly cylindrical shade that's taller than it is wide, in probably a neutral color (although I am open to suggestion) and all I ever see are shades that are cylindrical but stubby and wide or bell shaped ones.

Can any one help me? This lamp really does deserve to be shown, I was really happy with the find.

Thanks, Alison

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Dear Alison,

That lamp is marvelous! But we would not recommend a perfectly cylindrical shade. We would go with a slightly conical, tall shape and a deep tan color. It would be lovely with a simple tan offwhite shade of real fabric (not paper), but it could be even more dramatic if the shade were a dark color OR solid red or black.

The choice there really depends on the rest of your decor, but we would urge something a bit more dramatic.

Also - a good affordable shade place is Broome Lampshades


Anyone else???

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