HANDMADE WITH LOVE IN A BACK CORNER OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

Bespoke, hand crafted lampshades bringing joy to homes across the country.

How you can Shop with Us

Ready to Shop

A stunning collection of ready-made, hand crafted lampshades featuring fabrics by some Australia's most talented textile designers. Buy now and enjoy.

Customised to Order

Custom made lampshades are our speciality. Select your size, shape and fabric from our extensive gallery and we will bring your lampshade to life.

Bespoke Design Experience

A new & exclusive LUH offering. Work one on one with Vanessa to create bespoke lampshades perfectly suited to your home or commercial space.

BEHIND THE BRAND

VANESSA RADFORD

Crafting a beautiful room is more than collecting mere objects. It’s looking at ways to make  joy manifest; helping to create homes to linger in and environments to inspire. A way to make a house a home - a place that truly reflects and embodies those who love and live there. 

Vanessa has always adored texture, colour and light. The mother of three and merino and broadacre producer is drawn to the way a gorgeous pillow or a splash of bold colour can spark joy and lift a space. While riding the farming rollercoaster - droughts, floods and pandemics alike - her creativity offers her both solace and nourishment.

TEXTILE DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT

INGE HOLST TEXTILES

LightenUp is excited to welcome Inge Holst Textiles to our wonderful range of Australian designed fabrics.

Inge is an Australian multi-disciplined creative with an impressive skill-set evolving over 25 years. Her experience encompasses design and making fashion, costume, props, furnishings and textiles. She is at the forefront of Australian digital print technology.

Inge expresses her creativity in two areas she particularly loves, namely decoration and interiors anchored in a rich and luxurious textile collection. Each collection is influenced by Inge’s wide range of travel experiences and interest in the decorative arts, costume and cultural history.

Inge’s objective is for her textiles to enliven any room with colour, decadence and style. She continues to blend fashion, interiors and her love of making into her unique business.

Inge is also the owner and director of Australian fabric house, Edit.

Lovely words from our customers

Absolutely Delighted

I received my beautiful lamp and base last week. I am absolutely delighted with my good fortune. Every time I walk through the lounge room it gives me a quiet feeling of delight.  My daughter, who gave me the gift voucher, was really happy too. She loved the gum colours against my grey wall, particularly the pink flower. I am more than happy to let people know what a great business you are. We need to support our inland businesses and show people that you provide a beautiful quality product with friendly knowledgeable service.  It was a pleasure to contact you and be well looked after.

- Vicki B

 

Product is So Beautiful

Love my LightenUp lampshades! This is my second time working with Vanessa on custom lampshades and the whole process from choosing the fabrics, to her advising on the size and shape of the lampshades, to them arriving so beautifully and delicately wrapped is seamless and fun. The end product is so beautiful and really does light up our new home. Thank you Vanessa!" 

- Matilda S

Couldn't Be Happier

I recently ordered a vintage lamp from you and a custom lampshade. The lampshade arrived today and I could not be happier with it, I also absolutely love the vintage lamp. I am so pleased I found your shop and purchased these beautiful pieces! Hopefully I'll find an excuse to order more soon.

- Emma R

Professional Work

I write to let you know that my Dancing Coral lampshade arrived safely yesterday. It is installed and looking great. I am delighted with the whole process so thank you for your professional work and the new addition to my sitting room.

- Libby W

Absolutely Perfect

My lampshade arrived yesterday, so beautifully packed.  Now it looks absolutely perfect and so beautifully made. You girls have a great business and I wish you all the best with it.  Your work is magical.  Thank you so much. 

- Margie D

Ray of Sunshine

My beautiful lampshade arrived today with your lovely handwritten card! I was so excited to open the box!! Here are a couple of pictures of it in its new home. The reinventing of this room from a flown-the-nest daughter's bedroom to a library/napping/cosy sitting room has been a labour of love that is filled with treasures belonging to my late Mother and Grandmother as well as new pieces and fabrics. Thank you so much for adding another ray of sunshine to my happy place.

- Sarah D

Everything About it is Great

Thank you so much for my beautiful lampshade. Everything about it is great! Well made, easy to fit, and the fabric is divine. Service was wonderful. I can't thank you enough and will be placing more orders.

- Stacey H

Made My Day

Oh my gosh! This is the most beautiful lampshade and exactly what I had envisaged! You have honestly made my day. Thank you again so much. P.S I have 110% signed up to your newsletter and tell all my friends about your amazing business.

- Emily R

Thanks for Your Patience

My new lampshade looks wonderful ! It will be in our house when it’s fixed up enough for us to go home - makes us feel like we are making progress ! Thank you also to Charlie for carrying it so carefully all this way - amazing. Thanks heaps for your patience and kindness.

- Cathy H

Looks Fabulous

The shade arrived promptly and looks fabulous.I care for my husband who has dementia and it really lifts my spirits each time I look at it. Many thanks.

- Anne B

Beautiful Hand-Made Product

Thanks for being so great to work with. I've appreciated your great communication, personal touches, extra care with packaging and a beautiful handmade product. I'll definitely recommend your business to my friends and family.

-Carolyn M

Process was a Breeze

Fridays don't get much better than this! Thank you so much for the beautiful shades. The quality and workmanship surpassses many other shade companies I have bought from. The whole process was a breeze with ease of choosing fabric and shape online, and great communication through to dispatch. I will certainly be recommending you to friends and my customers.

- Sarah H

From the Beautiful Outback

I absolutely LOVE my new lamp - thanks so much LightenUp Handmade for finishing off my space! And all the more special seeing where it came from and the journey it’s taken to get from the beautiful outback to inner city Melbourne!

- Sharon L

Complements my Ginger Jar Base

Thank you for the lovely lampshade I received from you this week. It really complements my ginger jar lamp base.

- Annette D

Love What You Do

Thank you LightenUp Handmade, just love what you do out in rural Australia, inspiring us all to fill our homes with colour and stunning fabrics! It was great to do business with you and your customer service and follow up to queries was fabulous. To receive the finished lampshade by post all beautifully packaged was so exciting! 

- Georgina B

Easy and Enjoyable

My beautiful lamp shade arrived last week and we are very happy with it. Your web site is amazing and choosing a fabric and having the shade made was both easy and enjoyable.

- Lesley B

They Look Great

Hello Vanessa and the LU team, thank you for the beautiful lampshades. The first two I ordered are a gift for my mum on Mother’s Day. Looking forward to fitting them for her. The last two were for myself and they look great. With warm regards.

- Wendy Y

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