LiT Shades

LiT Shades

Lindsey Roberts
Oct 6, 2009

Using bold, floral-print lamp shades is one unexpected way way to add color to your home. And our favorite lamp shade outpost in Seattle, LiT Shades, has many bright options to customize your lamp shades to match your color scheme exactly...

LiT is known for its typographic shades, as well as its colorful fabric and paper shades. One day we dream of having custom LiT Shades made with a bold fabric pattern that perfectly ties our living room colors together, while also adding that centerpiece "pop!" of color.

"I love rummaging through vintage and second hand stores for dilapidated lamps needing a little TLC and a fabulous new shade-very NYC circa 2000 "high-low" fashion," writes owner Dawn Bassett on her Web site.

Bassett even has a gift option, where you can buy a create-your-own lampshade kit for friends or family, that comes with three papers, 21 silk colors and three different application options. The receiver of the gift sends in his or her selection to Bassett, and then gets a custom lampshade in about three weeks. This may go on our Christmas wish list...

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