Lighting Blog

We’re Loving: Wood Lamps

By Ann Eckert |

Bringing organic and natural elements into the home’s interior is one of the hot trends for 2013, and as of late we’ve been admiring the different lamp bodies made of  wood or inspired by wood. Infusing wood elements into the home is rooted in the Scandinavian design aesthetic and it tends to add a pureness to your […]

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Hardback Lampshades & When To Use Them

By Ann Eckert |

Click here to learn more about our wide variety of hardback lampshades. It’s Friday, which means it’s time to talk about lampshades again. This week, some of our interesting shading projects have been a set of wooden spindles from an old weaving machine converted into lamps, a large (very large) glass bottle that we converted […]

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An Antique Fire Hose Turned Lamp

By Ann Eckert |

Click here to learn more about our service of creating affordable lamps out of the material you choose. Creating custom lamps is one of our specialties at Concord Lamp and Shade and we’re always amazed at some of the items people bring in to transform into a beautiful lamp. From liquor bottles to candlesticks and […]

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Rules of Thumb for Interior Lighting: Part 1 – Living Room

By Ann Eckert |

Interior design is all about mixing and matching, and the same goes for the lighting in your room. To create a brilliantly lighted room with the perfect ambiance, you need to layer your lighting from the ceiling down and throughout the room by pairing widespread lighting with task lighting fit for the needs of that […]

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Introducing Our Friday Lampshade Series

By Ann Eckert |

The difference between a good lampshade and a great lampshade for your lamp can be a small one…but your choice can often have a tremendous impact on your décor.   The lampshade you chose can make an ordinary lamp – and room – extra-ordinary. This photo above is and oldie (pulled it from the archives!) from […]

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5 Sophisticated Floor Lamps

By Ann Eckert |

Our country may have its founding fathers, but at Concord Lamp and Shade we have a founding lady… red lady that is. This lovely woman seen below is the inpiration for our brand, reflected in our logo and always standing outside our shop, grabbing people’s attention and prompting them to enter our store. I personally […]

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A visit to Hubbardton Forge

By Ann Eckert |

Click here to view our wide selection of Hubbardton Forge lamps and lighting offerings. I had the opportunity to visit the Hubbardton Forge headquarters and manufacturing facility in Castleton, Vermont last week. Geoff Lull, our Service Manager and I went to the plant to pick up over a dozen Hubbardton Forge lamps we later installed […]

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5 Fabulous Desk Lamps

By Ann Eckert |

Let’s face it, whether we like it or not, we spend a majority of week days at our desks, diligently working away. Of course, we work so we can live and enjoy time with friends and family, but as we are working, I believe you should make your environment one of comfort and inspiration. In […]

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Home is Where Your Mom Is – Happy Mother’s Day!

By Ann Eckert |

It is that time of the year when we take a moment to show our appreciation for all of the love, care and sacrifices our mothers have made, and continue to make on our behalf.  I think it is not until we become parents that we are able to REALLY understand the depth and breadth […]

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2013 Interior Design Trends and How Lighting Fits In

By Ann Eckert |

At the beginning of the year we saw Elle Décor’s Editor in Chief name the top interior design trends for 2013. We’ve certainly seen these trends surface in fun, creative ways… and of course, lamps are also marching to the same tune. Below are a few ways we’ve seen lighting manufacturers incorporating these trends. Brass […]

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What’s New: Boston Live Oak Lamps

By Ann Eckert |

Click here to learn more about our service for creating amazing lamps out of custom materials that you share with us. In 2010 when excavation began at the site of the Charlestown Navy Yard to build the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, workers discovered wood buried deep in the mud. To their amazement, large timbers of […]

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Flocking to Your Summer House? Replace those old lampshades!

By Ann Eckert |

Click here to learn more about our nautical chart offerings. We are finally enjoying sunnier and warmer days – summer is nearly here!   We have seen the normal influx of customers to the store looking for new lampshades to replace the tattered and torn shades removed from lamps at the end of last summer. […]

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