Marble Paper Night Lights

Marble Paper Night Lights

My new obsession, marble paper night lights.  I have been making night lights for many years, out of vintage wallpaper and images. Recently I have been working more with hand painted and marble papers. The combination of paper and light brings endless joy.  Night...
A wonderful call from Hudson Magazine.

A wonderful call from Hudson Magazine.

I came into the studio on Monday morning and had a message from Lynn Hazelwood from the Hudson Magazine blog.  Her message said that she was so thrilled to find me can I give her a call. So I did and we had a great talk.  She is from England and I love the intro line...
Winter lamp projects, what are yours?

Winter lamp projects, what are yours?

Last winter customers, Frank Delaney and Diane Meier came into the studio and spotted a pair of 19th century cream separators that I had just found.  They have been looking for a pair of lamps for their barn.  They fell in love with them and we proceeded to create a...
Hand made papers lighting up vintage lamps.

Hand made papers lighting up vintage lamps.

Recently I had an artist, Dana Curtis approach me with her hand made papers. They are reminiscent to the style of Jackson Pollock with her own twist of color and texture. I fell in love with these and put them together with some of my vintage lamp collection. We spent...
Eddie Ross + Elle Decor = EE

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....
A project with Eddie Ross

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...
Pumpkins are everywhere this time of year

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...
Dorothy Draper would have loved these.

Dorothy Draper would have loved these.

These fabulous ginger jar shaped lamps, with gesso flowers came right from the Dorothy Draper era. They are classical and funky wrapped into one. The tone on tone feeling is soothing.  I have found quite a few examples of gesso decorated lamp bases lately.  This is...
Half Hats

Half Hats

I have making a lot of “Hats” ( small shades for chandeliers and sconces) this summer.  A great way to change the appearance of a room, a quick change in wardrobe. From Sassy Sleeves to Hats, here are my newest, Half Hats for sconces. Wonderful shapes and...
Mid Century Pink & Green

Mid Century Pink & Green

Lately I have been a daily reader of Retro Renovation, a great blog dedicated to mid century home life. Recently I was looking through my drawers of vintage wallpaper that is prepped for lampshades and found this wonderful sea foam green paper, with leaves and Greek...
My shopping trip with Eddie & Jaithan

My shopping trip with Eddie & Jaithan

A couple of weeks ago I took a Sunday to go shopping with Eddie & Jaithan (my blogger pals).  We went to Stormville Flea Market, I had not been in a couple of years.  Luck was on our side that day, the sun came out and lots of treasures were found. The first find...
Spring Flowers Blooming Indoors

Spring Flowers Blooming Indoors

On a bright sunny day a couple of weeks ago, I stumble on a fabulous bolt of floral English printed linen in my basement.  I remember when I bought this a couple of years ago falling in love with the pattern, spring time flowers on a beautiful linen from England.  I...
Peacock Blue

Peacock Blue

For anyone who knows me, they know that purple is my favorite color. I do not wear it, but I use it as much as I can. My second, is Peacock Blue. Not Navy or Turquoise, but the deep stunning Peacock Blue that Maxfield Parrish could paint and that came from the Orient....
Cherry and copper

Cherry and copper

One would not think that you could make a lampshade from real wood that is durable and pretty. I have found a great source here in the USA that makes sheets of different wood veneers coated in a patented process, allowing me to make lampshades from them. The one...