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The Million Dollar Floor Lamp – Pt 2

Just a quickie today as i’m winding down for Chrimbles, as i’m sure you all are too.

Do you remember this?

lamp base after

A few months ago I wrote about the Million Dollar Floor Lamp.


Another little project for Sherwood Forest where some spray copper spray paint and a bespoke light shade were going to turn this plain, slightly battered white floor lamp into something rather spectacular. All for less than £60.

My client wanted to wait until the walls were painted and rugs were in situ before we made a final decision on the shade. Our original choice from Detola & Geek had sold out, so after a lot of hunting around I finally decided upon this rather special little number from Bespoke Binny, aka Natalie Yaa Obenewa Thompson.


African wax print lampshade – Bespoke Binny

“Born in North London of Ghanaian descent, inspired by her West African roots, Natalie has designed a line of home furnishings that are reminiscent of a colourful African marketplace using a mixture of vibrant wax prints and cotton twills tailoring cushions, kitchen & dining ware and lampshades.”

Isn’t it lovely? I contacted Natalie to make a custom order of a large 40cm drum shade. Just under two weeks later it arrived.

Like the cherry on the cake, here it is in situ:


“Natalie has created Bespoke Binny, an eclectic range of home furnishings that not only add beauty and style to the home, but also uplift and energize with positivity. As a natural extension from her career as a therapist, Bespoke Binny combines Natalie’s love of handcraft and sewing offering brightly coloured African wax print home furnishings, including a range of cushions, kitchen & dining ware and lampshades.”

Beautiful. A most welcome pop of pink in the reading corner, shining down over the the Art Deco drinks cabinet and drawing your eye towards the huge copper mask.

African design is popping up a lot at the moment in interiors, keep an eye out. It work fantastically with Mid-Century and vintage pieces of furniture and contrasts clean minimal lines to give a more eclectic look.


The shade works wonderfully against the green walls and sits on its new copper lamp base a treat. A reclaimed ‘N’ pulls the yellow from the shade up onto the wall.

What do you think?



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