Ceiling the place, sky's the limit

Satin Deep Gold Drum

This is a 70cm shade using a 1950's vintage gold satin with cleanly embroidered with a black linier motif. The inner wall is lined with a brocade fabric in delicate pale turquoise.

Glowing Italian Velvet Retro Swirl

This is one of a large range that I shall be working on over the next few months. This particular piece is a 70cm x 30cm prototype. The Italian velvet is super soft and gives a gorgeous glow when on and a sumptuous velvety sheen in daylight. 

Inner Glow Deep Flock

With a strong inner deep pink accent, this 70cm showpiece is clad with Designers Guild heavy chenille flock fabric and a vibrant Designers Guild flock wallpaper. A real statement piece with a twist. 

Designers Guild Fitzrovia Ochre Velvet Flock

Like sunshine in the room. A stunningly vibrant centrepiece wrapped in an on-trend Designers Guild Chenille flock fabric. Pictured is a 70cm x 27cm. 

Shades Above

A cost effective stylish solution to the chandelier problem

Proper chandeliers are undeniably masterpieces of lighting and have for centuries been the ultimate display of opulence and sophistication as demonstrated by their structural intricacy and materials. Oversize pieces of magnificent jewelry, they are for the most part prohibitively expensive to buy, have installed and to maintain.

My passion is in the innovation and design of alternative statement piece shades that are specifically designed to draw the eye and demand attention.

Newly Rolled

Cord on Bleu

Italian Velvet Options

Luxuriously Smooth & Silky with a Stunning Glow

Here is a selection of some of the Italian velvets that are currently in stock. 

Smaller Delights

Any Size Any Fabric

Please enquire for prices and more details on these. Pictured in Italian velvet and jumbo cord are both 30cm x 25cm. The bottom one is in Japanese washi paper and is 20cm x 30cm and the one next to it is a 40cm shade with a luxurious velvet chenille in a Celtic design. The stands are only for illustration.

Up close and personal

It's all in the finish

Uncompromising attention to detail and excellence is at the very heart of everything we do. Our advanced edging is the first of its kind and is colour and texture made especially for each shade individually.

Creative Illusion

The Floating Diffuser

Suspended with finesse, our unique handmade pure eco-friendly unbleached natural cotton or Washi paper diffusers are attached by a magnet system. We do not use environmentally unfriendly PVC wherever possible, preferring instead the warm aesthetics that a natural and taut fabric gives. All diffusers are treated with a flame retardant and protective coating.

Pricing & Orders

Shipping & delivery

We deliver and fit personally within a 25 mile radius of base in Cambridge until I get too busy to do so! For larger bespoke orders we will extend this to 60 miles and further depending on size and value of order. 

Tracked delivery within the UK is at a flat rate of £12.95 for small and medium shades and £19.95 on larger shades. This also covers the high cost of insurance necessary in the unlikely event of damage. 

All shades are carefully packaged in bespoke double sided boxes with inserts to keep contents secure from any movement.

Returns and Guarantee 

Returns and exchanges are accepted up to 14 days from delivery in only exceptional circumstances. These shades are bespoke made to order which makes it impossible to undo what is done. In cases where the item has been damaged in transit or for a valid reason hasn't met customer satisfaction then we offer a no quibble return or replacement at no cost. 

We guarantee all of our products for 1 year which covers everything except accidental damage and/or any evidence of poor care. The guarantee is mostly for any issues with the magnetic system which, like the rest of the product is unlikely under normal conditions.  

All shades and diffusers are coated to protect the fabric fibres from absorbing the build up of dirt or moisture and helps with the safe removal of dust with a clean soft damp cloth. 


Cambridge 105 Interview

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Cambridge Independent Article

A snapshot of life including how I have arrived at such a huge opportunity designing & making drum shades through 2 years of turmoil