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Inspiration with Lotta Cole

We are very pleased to see our new dip dyed lampshades recently featured in the Sunday Times with Swedish Designer Lotta Cole and her archive of dazzlingly bright interiors. Some pictures below of her amazing colour schemes:

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Full article available:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/swedish-designer-lotta-cole-on-the-new-scandi-fcnp73j5p

http://www.lottacoledesign.com/

http://www.lottacoledesign.com/

 

New Silk Ombré Collections

Introducing the bright new Silk Collections featuring a range of plain and dip dyed silks, hand gathered and sewn onto bespoke frames.

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Dip Dyed Silk

I’ve spent some time recently dip dyeing silk lampshades to match some client fabric by Matthew Williamson. More colours coming soon….

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Decorative Antiques

Well it’s been pretty manic these past few months, whilst I’m still busy experimenting with the Indian silks, I’ve also been busy supplying new ‘decorative antiques’ business Bowden Knight with lampshades for their launch night, which was a huge success. They were kind enough to produce some fantastic pictures featuring their antiques alongside cushions from Bon Maison and my lampshades sitting ontop of some very nice antique brass lampstands, take a look below…..

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Handwoven Silks

Hi there, just giving you a little update and sneak peek at the next batch of fabrics that I’ve fallen in love with, lots of brightly coloured handwoven Indian silks and pop bright cottons. Having a play around with mixing and matching at the moment, so many different variations, which to choose.. can’t wait to start, I will share the outcome with you shortly..

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Ernest Journal

Congrats to Ernest Journal on launching their new magazine and ipad edition this month.
“Ernest is a blog, iPad magazine and biannual printed journal for curious and adventurous gentlefolk. It is a guide for those who appreciate true craftsmanship and the care that goes into making, who are fascinated by curious histories and eccentric traditions and who care more for timeless style than trends.” The magazine looks fab and thanks for the feature! www.ernestjournal.co.uk

 

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Happy New Year Sable & Ox

A belated Happy New Year to you all, after all the chaos of Christmas and house move, I can’t quite believe it’s the end of January already. Lots planned for 2014, its going to be a busy one, what with another house renovation to start and new studio space to create and decorate. In amongst all this I’m hoping to be able to produce my own hand printed fabrics this year on a range of linens and silks using lino print, more on this to follow soon… whilst also expanding my range of lampshades shapes and styles too. Ive also been involved in setting up shop with a brand new online gallery showcasing unique and unusual design in the UK. I met the Founders Peter and Billy last year who took the time to tour the country looking for designer makers and artists and meeting each one individually which was a really nice personal touch. I’ll be looking forward to working with the rest of the team this year at Sable & Ox,  some really gorgeous stuff here, take a look www.sableandox.co.uk

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Night Time Nostalgia

Its been great to see BeauVamp featured in the latest Pretty Nostalgic magazine this month amongst an array of fantastic lampshade designers and makers. Hannah Nunn from Radiance Lighting co-ordinated the piece which was set deep in the woods and photographed at twilight. I dread to think how long it took to get all these lampshades hanging amongst the branches but I’m loving the effect its given and you can read all about the shoot and how it was created on Hannah’s blog page here. Massive thanks to Hannah Nunn, Pretty Nostalgic and Sarah Mason for the amazing photography.

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Autumn / Winter Lookbook 2014

Introducing these cosy woollen deconstructed tartan lampshades in a range of Autumn hues along with a selection of exclusively hand turned wooden lampstands. Designed and made using a selection of British wools and timbers.

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Period Homes and Interiors

Thank you to Period Homes and Interiors for featuring our recent BonVamp collaboration in this months issue and for stamping their approval with a ‘PH&I Loves’! Please click below to read the full article..

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Photography

Some snaps below from the ‘Bon Vamp’ photoshoot with photographer Claire Sutton, some very clever camera work, loving the shots, thanks Claire!

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Bon Maison Prints

Exciting times, heres a sneak peek of our new lampshade collaboration with Bon Maison, resulting in the new ‘Bon Vamp’ shade, which will be available to purchase shortly. Jody from Bon Maison has created a collection of fantastic coastal inspired prints that radiate colour, I can’t wait to start using many more of these! Watch this space for further lampshade designs and in the mean time please do feel free to drop either myself or Jody a line if you would like any of these fabrics for your own bespoke shade…. Cushions and accessories available too at Bon Maison.

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Beau Profile

Special thanks again to Homegirl London for featuring my profile this month, take a read below or click HERE for more info

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Tartan Trends

Thank you to Homegirl for including my Wexford Lampshade…here’s to Tartan Trends!

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Pastel Patchworks

Hi there and welcome back, its been a busy start to the new year working on a new collection of lampshades. This time I’ve taken inspiration from nature and one of the interior trends for this year which looks towards stripping back to basics with natural hues and pastel shades, resulting in my new Spring Collection. A range of these shades are available to purchase in the shop. You can also have a bespoke lampshade made for you, choose from a mix of vintage and designer fabrics, which can all be tailor-made to suit your interior. Just drop me a line to discuss your ideas………

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Light and Shade

Many thanks to Carole King, joint Editor-in-chief of Heart Home magazine, who has recently added my products to her blog page….

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Harper’s Bazaar

A big thanks to Helena Lee at Harper’s Bazaar who has recently added some information to their wish list about my products, please find below…

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Catwalk Inspired

I decided to take some inspiration from this seasons catwalk trends and create a new line in my Heritage Collection, “Winter Woollies” using a combination of vintage and British made woollen fabrics. All available to purchase in the shop and don’t forget anything can be tailor-made for you if you have something similar in mind..

Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/trends
Picture Credits: GoRunway

Lucy Loves Ya

Introducing Lucy, dressmaker, designer and creator of the massively stylish blog, LucyLovesYa. Lucy came across my lampshades last year and after commissioning one for herself, she told me all about her super new venture in blogging, capturing her passion for unique vintage style fabrics, fashion, homeware and artwork. Lots of really interesting and inspiring posts, take a look….

BBC Lampshades

Commissioned lampshades for the new Ann Robinson series, My Life In Books BBC 2, showing this month.
Five lampshades in total were commissioned from my new Wonderland Collection. Was great to see them on set!

Click here to read more…

Zizzi Restaurant

Lampshades for Zizzi, London Victoria

Just finished working on an exciting project with B3 Designers in London for the new Zizzi restaurant, Victoria.

I’ve been told they are submitting the restaurant into the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, which is fab news and I wish them the best of luck!

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Grand Designs – Best of British

BeauVamp was invited to contribute to a collaboration of British designers work featured in The Gallery Rooms at Grand Designs Live this year (2010), celebrating British design. Kate Baxter, Interior Stylist and writer dressed the space beautifully and posted may more images up on her blog page.
At the heart of GRAND Interiors, The Gallery Rooms provided the ultimate insight into the very latest, up-coming trends for your home. There was a common theme throughout the room sets; that of celebrating the Best of British Design, with some of the most influential designers of now – from the avant-garde to the essence of traditionalism – reflected in three unique looks. Appearing like an art gallery, visitors could peer through framed cut-outs in the wall to see the three room sets inside, making this feature a truly interactive experience. The Gallery Rooms were a place to gather ideas and be inspired by all things British!
The room set showed how British fashion impacts on our homes, relating the colours and trends we see on the catwalk to show how they can translated into home furnishings. The design focused on a 1940s inspired boudoir set with dressing table, textiles area and dressing area. Thanks Kate, pictures below: