Many of you know how obsessed I am with the incredible Florence Broadhurst, and have a number of her fabrics in my collection,

But did you know that I have made shades for Florence Broadhurst Fabrics themselves? 

They were so kind to write a feature blog on myself! Have a read and get to know a little bit more about me!



Speciality Lampshades Backings - Clear, Double Sided and Premium Thick White

This year I'm so excited to really launch my new range of specialty backings for lampshades.

I now carry Premium White Thick Lampshade Card - This extra rigid card performs best for shades which are long and tall,  as well as the larger diameter shades such as the 45cm, 50cm and 55cm lampshades -  The additional wall strength means the shade will be more resistant to knocks and bumps.  I strongly encourage all interior design and professional jobs to invest in this backing due to its over all strength and durability.

'Glass' Clear Lampshade Card Backing - This is great for solid colours, or fabrics with equally interesting back faces of fabrics - and really allows a brilliant glow though, due to the complete translucency.  This is an absolute luxurious backing, and sits in a higher pricepoint, but well worth the money! It is fab!

Lastly! Double Sided Lampshade Card Lampshades - a Delight  - These are my personal favourite to make, and I absolutely love making these for ceiling lampshades!
Teaming it up with a plain linen you can get some marvelous results. My preference, putting the design on the inside, as when you look up at the ceiling you see inside it, with the linen on the outside  -and when you turn the light on, the inside image shines through. Just delish! This material is the same thinkness as the premium white so also possesses the same qualities and recommendations for use.

I can make Drums, Cones, Tapered Drums, Coolies, and Special order specialty rings such as Squares, Hexagon, Rectangle 'ring' sets.

If you are a lampshade maker yourself, or would like to try make some shades on your own, I'm happy to sell you some backing materials or ringsets - pop over to make your own in the bespoke lampshade shop tab!

For a quote on any of these backings, get in touch - Livslamps@outlook.com!


Tim Neve's Lampshades were made by me! Wow!

I was super excited to be able to made lampshades for Tim Neve's stand for the Life InStyle Tradeshow!!

Tim has created the most incredible collection of fabrics, featuring Australian flora and vibrant colours which are available on many different fabrics, some for each occasions!

I have a small stash of fabrics here to make you your very own double sided Tim Neve lampshade!

Have a look - Let me know what you think!




Incredible new ink and spindle fabrics coming shortly!

This week I picked up some lovely lovely ink and spindle hand screen printed fabrics, made in the incredible Abbottsford convent in abbottsford, Melbourne.

I can get absolutely lost in their fabrics! 

And so, I picked up over 10 new fabrics that I am excited to be loading online shortly!

Please check my instagram for updates on new models and fabrics!


Ink and Spindle VS Livslamps

Made in Melbourne is something super important to me, being a Melbournian, I wanted to keep in this theme, and so I ventured to Ink and Spindle in Abbottsford and picked up 7 amazing fabrics to turn into lampshades!

You can find these shades Exclusively at Art and Abode, Chirnside Park - https://www.artandabodemelbourne.com/ 


Farn Designs Lampshade Collection

Morning lampshade lovers!

For those who follow me on Instagram, you may be aware of my collaborations with Local Victorian and Tasmanian Textile and Fashion Designers.

I'm a strong believer in shopping local, and supporting other local artists, in so, I met the lovely Amanda of Farn designs and asked if she would be keen to make lampshades with her fabrics! 

Farn's fabrics are hand designed and hand screen printed in Melbourne, and me making my shades makes this a truely Melbourne made project. 

And lo behold, my Farn Designs Flora and Fauna Collection is born.

There are several pre-made shades for purchase, or if you head over to my fabric collection you can customize your size and orientation of shade.

I hope my shades light up your world

Olivia xx