Lampshades designed for living.
Hi. My name is Emma and I live and work in a village on the edge of the Peak District, with my husband, 2 girls, ageing cats and a dog so ridiculous that more of the neighbours know his name than mine. Design is my life. I have always designed for a living, from corporate graphics, to my own stationery, but my passion has always been homeware and interiors.
I use my own home as my canvas much of the time. I love to create homes and build spaces that are homely, warm, cosy yet modern and stylish. (Just take a look at my Instagram feed!). My ideas and my style are heavily influenced by the world around me. Opening the window each morning and seeing the rugged beauty of the Peak District’s hills and reservoirs never fails to inspire me. I love the moody shades this landscape creates, as well the textures and patterns that surround me - from the heather on the hills and the ripples in the water to the dry stone walls.
While my taste lies with the darker muted shades that are very on trend right now, I’m also not averse to injecting this with something bright or a little off the wall. I like to mix things up a little with a bit of quirkiness which you will see in some of our collections.
Beautiful lampshades designed and handmade in England.
Burnish Home was born last year while I was at home being mum to my second child. I took a surface pattern design course, just to keep my creative flowing and hands busy. I loved it and could start to see how I could bring the techniques I learned in to my own work. At the same time, my eldest daughter started high school and in her first term, she came home with some geography homework, to build a contour map. The simple shapes and forms and lines somehow just clicked with and before I knew it, I had the beginnings of a lampshade collection.
The lampshade collections have given me an outlet for my creative skill and energy. They allow me to design for the home and for living. The patterns that I create are designed to fit in to different styles and types of home. Whatever your style, there should be a collection for you.