A custom lamp-shade store changes the way we see home lighting
A little interior design advice: Elevating your apartment doesn’t always require a full-scale redo. Sometimes small tweaks to your decor (say, switching out your lamp shades) are all you need, and Illumé New York has us reassessing our personal lighting situation.
Its wide array of cutting-edge lamp shades from Paris and Montreal (running the gamut from $35 chandelier shades to $1,000 drums) is rather impressive, but it’s the custom work that’s the real standout. Bring in your lamp’s dimensions and a photo (or better yet, the lamp itself) and the in-house design team will craft a one-of-a-kind shade to take the whole look to the next level.
But beyond just the toppers, here’s the best part: Illumé’s handy electrical team can also transform nearly any object into a light fixture. Interesting vases you scored at a flea market can easily become coffee-table art installations, or something as simple as a cluster of steel colanders can be wired as a rustic chandelier.
Home improvement is now as easy as the flick of a switch.
223 E. 58th St. (between Second and Third aves.); 212-308-1400 or illumenyc.com