Lampshades for the Home
Welcome to Alice Kate by Design
Inspired by beautiful fabrics, I create drum lampshades in various sizes specializing in fabrics by British designers; Peony & Sage, Olive & Daisy and Meg Morton
Alice Kate by Design adds luminous brilliance and individuality to any interior space
All lampshades are handmade to order
The rigid body of the shade is covered with a high quality 100% linen fabric and attached to metal rings top and bottom, the top edges are then rolled and tucked under to give a professional finish.
The fabric is backed with flame retardant PVC which has been tested and passed the glow wire test carried out by the Lighting Association.
Low energy bulbs are recommended
Sizes are standard and refer to the diameter of the rings.
8 inch diameter x 7 inch high - Looks great on a small table lamp
12 inch diameter x 8.5 inch high - Looks great on a table lamp or on the ceiling
16 inch diameter x 10 inch high - Looks great on a table lamp, on a floor lamp or on the ceiling
British Fabric Designers
Fabrics shown on the website are what is currently in stock. If you see a fabric on either Peony & Sage, Olive & Daisy or Meg Morton's websites that you would like made into a lampshade/s please let me know and i'll happily order it in for you. No minimum order required.
All fabric is designed and printed in the UK. It takes between 3 to 4 weeks for me to receive the fabric from the designer. I will then endeavor to get the lampshade to you within the week. I will keep you updated with the progress along the way.
Characteristics of Linen
Linen is a natural product made from a flax plant. The natural fibres of the flax make the woven textile slightly bumpy with a smooth finish.
The natural characteristic of linen means that, within the yarn you can get small knots that occur randomly along its length. This is inherent in purchasing a natural fabric.
You have to expect little marks and knots within the fabric, it's not perfect it has imperfections which is part of the beauty of a linen product.
Have your own fabric that you want made into a lampshade? Perhaps you want to co-ordinate with other fabrics you have in the room.
Send me your fabric and I'll happily make you a custom lampshade.
Lampshades are made in standard heights but they can be made to other heights to fit your requirements.
Picture on the left was a custom order; Morris & Co, Strawberry Thief fabric
I am proud to be a part of the Maine Made program. I take great care in ensuring all my lampshades are made with the greatest care and attention to detail.
All lampshades are hand made by me, Alice Kate.
Flora - Edinburgh
A really gorgeous lampshade. Now i'm wanting to change all my lampshades in my house
Sarah - Arizona
Quick delivery, well packaged and such a beautiful lampshade
Lauren - Massachusetts
So happy I found Alice Kate by Design, I love the coastal prints
Terms of Business & Returns
All Lampshades are made with spider fitting wires which are most common in America. Please be aware that that if ordering for a lamp base out with America these lampshades will not fit.
Any size, shape and or fitting can be made up but may incur additional charges and time.
Please contact Alice Kate via the contact page in the event you are requiring a different option from a spider fitting drum lampshade
Returns & Exchanges:
If your product is faulty, please let us know within 7 days of receiving and we can arrange a refund or an exchange depending on the issue. However the refund will only be made once checked and determined to be applicable. Return postage will be the responsibility of the customer.
Post and packaging costs are non-refundable unless the product is faulty.
Our lampshades and handmade items are all made bespoke to order, so unless faulty we cannot accept returns. Please be sure to read the full item description before making your purchase.
We do not offer refunds for delayed goods, please contact us with immediate effect if your product has not arrived in a timely manner and if there is an issue we will arrange an express delivery for the same week. Please allow up to 14 days for all orders, although many of our orders are next day.
Please always order a sample if unsure of colors before ordering fabric as every monitor varies for color and we cannot exchange or refund goods where the color was not as what was expected on screen. Our color descriptions are references to the palette and look of the fabric and are not intended to be explicit definitions of tone.
Although we strive to achieve perfection, the nature and beauty of linen is due to its uneveness and this can result in very slight imperfections. On printed backgrounds the chances are higher of the odd printing dot, again we would hope for this not to happen but please be aware of this. We have stated this on any background printed fabric listing.
Our linens can fade – fabric will fade if it’s been left in the sunlight it will also fade if the fabric is repeatedly dry cleaned.
We recommend dry-cleaning only for cushion covers and light spot cleaning with a damp cloth on all lampshades.
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