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Made in the Shade

From patterns to prints, our customization capabilities are limitless when it comes to shades and fabrics. That’s because not only do we offer our own designs, but we also adapt our offerings to incorporate our clients’ own materials. Known as COM in our world, it is our way of saying thank you and of recognizing the ways in which your ideas bring ours to real and lasting life.

Bit shown in pewter finish with SH-315C-COM, custom wallpaper. Interiors by Rachel Schwartz. Photography by Linda McManus.

When it comes to carrying over wallpaper patterns—a design element that becomes especially important as the scale increases—we have the resources to dictate where the repeat lands, as shown in this custom Bit application.

Bit shown in custom paint selection with SH-315C-COM.
Lou Lou Wall shown in hewn brass finish with RAL #3005 Wine Red accents and shade SH-148E-COM (Chiado by Tilton Fenwick for Duralee).

This Lou Lou Wall fixture can attest: Small-scale, geometric patterns in vibrant colors work best when applied to a shield-shaped shade.

Audley shown (soft-wired) in blackened pewter finish with polished nickel accents and shade SH-148E-RE4 (Porte Berger). Interiors by Cece Barfield Thompson.

An Audley rendered in an abstract black-and-white pattern accents the accompanying soft furnishings without overpowering them, even at close range.

4. Jax

Jax shown in polished nickel finish with polished nickel accents and shade SH-148E-COM (top), white finish with white accents and shade SH-148E-WHT (left), black finish with white accents and shade SH-148E-BLK/WHT (right).
Jax shown in white finish with white accents and shade SH-148E-RE5.

A monochromatic or coordinating patterned pairing adds next-level impact to a Jax dual-arm sconce.

Melissa Wall shown in polished nickel finish with a custom shade.

Strategically placed in a high-traffic nook, this Melissa Wall’s custom light-filtering shade echoes the grain of the wooden walls behind it.

Rex Table V.2 shown in hewn brass finish with hewn brass accents and shade SH-151X-COM (Prospect Road from Liberty London). Interiors by Cortney Bishop.
Rex Table V.2 shown in bronze finish with polished nickel accents and shade SH-151X-COM (Prospect Road from Liberty London).

The artistic application on this Rex Table V.2 shade illustrates the limitless possibilities of our program—whether it’s a pattern, a paint color or a beloved fabric, we can bring its essence to your lighting solutions.

7. Puck

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Puck, a small, playful sconce, is the perfect vehicle to incorporate a splash of color via a COM shade.

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Ideal for conferring color or pattern, Hockney looks dynamite with a bold printed shade.

From one-of-a-kind fabric or wallpaper covered shades to any paint color or powder coat to mixed-metal finishes, color is quite literally the ultimate expression of our customization capabilities. See more creative uses of color by our clients in our Color Portfolio.