Spring flowers from the 1920’s to the 1950’s

When I started making lampshades in the 90’s, vintage wallpaper was the main material that I used.  I have a huge collection of papers that spans from the 1800’s to the 1950’s. Wallpaper from that time period was made on real paper not vinyl, and every color of the paper had a roller to roll… Read more »

Vintage Seed and Plant Catalogs inspired me this winter.

This winter, as I was organizing my flat files, I came across a wonderful bunch if vintage seed and plant catalogs. The graphics intrigued me, they are an artistic travel through time.  Each tell a story of what was happening in this country when the catalogs were printed. I just could not resist putting these… Read more »

Eddie Ross + Elle Decor = EE

A little over a week ago, I received a phone call from my friend Eddie Ross.  He needed some lampshades and lamps for Bloomingdale’s Big Window Challenge. He brought in a pair of wonderful peacock blue, mid century lamps that he got from Deborah at Buck House. We had a wonderful time designing the shades… Read more »

A project with Eddie Ross

I am very fortunate to live in a small town, Millerton, NY 100 miles north of New York City,  also to have a great neighbor and friend, Eddie Ross and his partner Jaithan Kochar.  Eddie called one day saying he had found an amazing 19th century apothecary jar and would like to have it made… Read more »

Pumpkins are everywhere this time of year

The potters of the Mid 19th century experimented in the most amazing shapes and glazes. Lucky for us so many examples survived the changing times. I wonder what the artist’s of that time would think of how I transform them. I could not resist this pair,  perfect for this time of year. There shape, chunky… Read more »