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We’re Loving: Clean Linen Lampshades

By Ann Eckert | September 18, 2016

Linen lampshades have become oh-so popular, but did you know there are more linen lampshade fabrics than meets the eye? From rough, open weaves to finer, more elegant weaves, there is a linen lampshade for any room or function. Linen lampshade fabrics range in thickness and transparency, and we can recommend a fabric based on your illumination […]

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Featured Project: General Electric Meter Custom Lamp

By Ann Eckert | August 2, 2016

We just love our customers, and the truly unique ideas they have for lamps! To commemorate the more than 30 years spent in the electric industry, one of our beloved customers brought in a General Electric meter to serve as the focal point for a custom lamp creation. We added the electric meter to a wooden […]

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Custom Lampshade Trims

By Ann Eckert | July 14, 2016

We love creating custom designed lampshades for any project. From silks, linens, cottons, and handmade paper finishes in your choice of colors, we have quite the selection! But one thing we wanted to talk specifically about is lampshade trim. A custom-selected lampshade trim can help integrate your lamp into a specific room design, and also […]

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Let’s Get Nautical – It’s Summer!

By Ann Eckert | June 9, 2016

I’ve talked about my love affair with the ocean many times on this blog, but every summer my love seems to grow deeper. There isn’t an ocean or body of water that I wouldn’t explore! Now, if you’ve been in the shop, or found us online, you have likely seen the many different nautical lampshades that we […]

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Featured Project: Custom-Made Buoy Lamps

By Ann Eckert | March 25, 2016

If you want something turned into a lamp, it can be done! That’s my mantra. The latest custom-made lamp creation is a pair of antique buoys. Our customer, Steve, who runs the delightful blog, An Urban Cottage, brought these into the store and we were eager to get started on them! He faux painted the bases, […]

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Mood Board Monday: Spring Pastels

By Ann Eckert | March 21, 2016

This week we celebrated the first day of spring, and that means warmer weather is around the corner! With spring comes the arrival of beautiful pastels. These colors are fresh and inviting, and usher in a sense of renewal. This season we’re seeing Pantone’s colors of the year – rose quartz and serenity – take a […]

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This & That: Uttermost Flowing Fern Green Table Lamp

By Ann Eckert | March 15, 2016

This week is a special week for the Irish. And since Boston has one of the largest communities in the country, it’s an especially happy week here. Welcome to the week of Saint Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, we’re thinking green, and will be sharing some of our favorite green lamps and interiors. A green palette fits well into […]

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We’re Loving: Wire Furnishings and the Furlong Table Lamp

By Ann Eckert | March 1, 2016

Scandinavian minimalism is another hot trend in the interior design space, especially when it comes to urban living spaces. We’ve seen a surge of white walls and simple uses of metals such as iron and copper. The Furlong Table Lamp by Currey & Company fits into this trend nicely. The Furlong Table Lamp has a textured […]

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3 Ways to Add Pizazz To Your Custom Lampshades

By Ann Eckert | February 29, 2016

I can talk about lampshades for hours at a time. You betcha. When folks walk into our Concord store they are shocked to see so many options. But there’s even more than meets the eye! We also create custom lampshades for customers on a daily basis. Some customers are looking for their lampshade to blend […]

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New in Store: Visual Comfort Adjustable Console Table Lamp

By Ann Eckert | February 25, 2016

Let’s talk about a lamp that has been a fan favorite here at the store. As soon as we get one in, it heads back out the door, in the hands of another happy customer. The Visual Comfort Overseas Adjustable Console Table Lamp is a lamp you can place in your office, or living space, […]

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Our 5 Favorite Visual Comfort Lanterns

By Ann Eckert | February 22, 2016

Lantern pendants are oh-so popular, and we can’t seem to keep these in our stores! They are versatile, and can make magic in any room. Visual Comfort is known for their lanterns, and below you can find our five favorite visual comfort lanterns. Visual Comfort Osborne Lantern This 4-light lantern from the E.F. Chapman Darlana […]

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This & That: Visual Comfort Moravian Star Pendant

By Ann Eckert | February 15, 2016

If you want an eye-catching pendant, the Visual Comfort E.F. Chapman Moravian Star pendant is it. The star pendant’s shape and mirrored finish certainly aligns with the ongoing Moroccan interior design craze, but in fact, this Visual Comfort pendant can stand out in many different styled rooms. I can see this pendant hanging in a clean, […]

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