“Black Out” lampshades are shades that do not allow any light to come through the fabric cover. The lighting is directional. The black out shades typically accent the lamp and allow minimal lighting.
These rose / mauve lampshades (2) were originally a deep burgundy but sunlight faded the fabric over time. My customer chose burgundy douppionni silk to restore the lampshades. These lampshades are hard backed styrene shades with burgundy douppionni silk applied to the styrene to recreate the original form. The deep burgundy douppionni fabric has a very rich matt finish.
Many of the shades I restore are one of a kind. Each customers’ decor is a different color and theme. The fabric, technique and shape are different. Often, I do not know what a custom project is going to look like until it is done.
I was surprised when I completed these shades and turned the light on. Not only is the lighting so very warm, but the shades have a dimensional look when lit!
(Lamp base is only a prop. Not the original)