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How To Find The Perfect Sized Lampshade

Measuring up for a new lampshade can appear like a daunting task. There are plenty of things to think about including; the size of your lampbase, the size of the room, the style of the lamp and even which materials and colours to use.
Many of these questions can be answered through personal taste and preference but we have a few tips and tricks to share with you to guarantee you’ll find your perfect sized Love Frankie Lampshade.

Discount: Celebrate The Love Frankie 2nd Birthday

This week we’re celebrating the 2nd Birthday of our Love Frankie store in Totnes, Devon.
Sign up to the newsletter for your exclusive Love Frankie Discount Code for you to use, it’s our birthday gift to you.

Style The Trend: How to Work the Serpentine Snake Trend

Charm your friends with our newest collection of serpent snake inspired homewares and quirky accessories.

Instagram: 60K Followers Giveaway Discount Special

Join us as we celebrate reaching an incredible 60,000 followers on Instagram. And what better way to celebrate than by treating YOU, the all important members of the Love Frankie Gang.

Shop The Trend: Get Tropical With the Love Frankie Tropical Lampshade Collection

We are channelling the best summer vibes with our latest Tropical lampshade collection “Big Kahunas.” Think swaying palms, tropical foliage and animals all with the best balmy jungle vibes

Gallery Wall Styling: Eccentric Art To Adorn Your Walls

Nothing pleases us more than when we see a ingenious twist on a classic design. We are thrilled to be one of the first stockists of the ‘Blindfold Portraits’ from design giants Young & Battaglia…

Shop The Trend: Get Wild with Our Animal Print Collection

Prepare to be inspired as we have curated our latest lampshade collection around some of our most favourite designs and patterns. The WILD ANIMAL collection allows you to vamp up your interiors with your favourite animal print designs.

Shop The Trend: Fabulous Foliage

Going back to nature with our newest collection of Fabulous Foliage Silhouette Lampshades. Featuring Jungle inspired palms and parrots, gorgeous hand drawn floral motifs and a Statement Scandinavian Rhubarb design… What’s not to love?

Discount: Love Frankie Fragrance April Fools Special Discount

Celebrate our NEW Fragrance Collection with a 20% discount on our entire collection of made to order lampshades

Collection: Flora X Fauna Lampshade Launch

Introducing our newest range of vintage inspired statement Floral Lampshades from our Flora X Fauna collection.

Bold statement florals is a trend which simply never goes out of style. So whether you’re a daring pattern connoisseur or whether you’re looking for more of a subtle take on the trend, Love Frankie are here to reignite your love for all things feminine and to inject a slice of vintage glam back into your home.

Love Frankie Best Sellers 2018: The Lampshade Edit

Fresh off the success of 2018 we’ve been absolutely blown away with the generosity, support and overwhelming fabulousness of our customers new and old.
This year has focused on increasing our portfolio to offer you an eclectic collection of gifts and homewares to compliment our ever expanding range of handmade lampshades.
But first it’s time for our annual round up of the biggest and best selling Love Frankie lampshades of 2018.

Black Friday: Love Frankie 2018 is Back with A BANG

We’ve brought back one of our most successful (and fun, might I add) WHEEL OF FORTUNE discount games giving you the chance to win BIG Prizes.

Discount: Celebrating the Love Frankie 1st Birthday

Welcome September with your exclusive 20% discount on our ever expanding collection of Handmade Lampshades.

Shop The Trend: The New Bohemians

The earthy, relaxed, bohemia vibes are going strong at Love Frankie HQ. We’re pleased to introduce our latest collection of bohemian inspired homewares and accessories focusing on calm muted colours and sumptuous textures.

Collection: Love Frankie X Muck N Brass Lampshade Collection Part II

Hot off the heels of our latest collaboration with Luxecycling Queen Muck N Brass, we’re pleased to introduce the third and final Silhouette Lampshade set.

Furtiva Lagrima translates as one tear that falls secretly and is from the first collection of Wallpaper from Muck N Brass. A brilliant collaboration between Muck N Brass and talented illustrator Laura Hyden (who you may recognise due to a certain little kooky lemur!)

Collection: Love Frankie X Muck N Brass Lampshade Collection Part I

Love Frankie Collaborates with Upcycling Queen Muck N Brass. Showcasing the fabulously eccentric, wonderfully bonkers and brilliantly illustrated new collection of Muck N Brass wallpaper lampshades…

Shop The Trend: Palm Springs, Cali Style Vibes

Join us as we dive head first into the Californian Palm Springs. With their balmy desert vibes, hot springs and super cool contemporary and eclectic style.  We’re here to give you the low down on how to channel the coolest Cali Style Vibes for your home.

Style It Dark: Your Guide to Gothic Glam Styling

Add a touch of Gothic Glam to your interiors with our statement collection of dark and moody home wares. The collection includes faux skulls, animal inspired candlesticks and a daring collection of inky black lampshades. Everything you’ll possibly need to style up your pad in a devilishly dark manner…

Shop The Trend: Japanese Interior Styling

Restore harmony, balance and order with our latest collection of Japanese inspired homeware and interior inspiration.     This beautiful floral cushion takes inspiration from the Japanese City Kyoto and the Japanese mantra of surrounding yourself with the love and respect of the natural world. By inviting muted, natural colours reflective of the flora and fauna around us, helps us to create a truly inspired Zen like paradise. The reverse of the cushion features beautiful clean lines…

Discount: Wheel of Fortune Discount Special

  Celebrate the Bank Holiday Weekend with Love Frankie and our Wheel of Fortune Discount Game. Head to LoveFrankie.com to Spin the Wheel of Fortune for your chance to WIN: A Lampshade of your choice 20% and 15% Discount Codes £15 and £10 Gift Vouchers A Nana’s of Anarchy Poster Free UK Shipping

WIN! Tickets to Country Living – Spring Fair @ Alexandra Palace

London’s Spring Fair with Country Living Magazine, one of the biggest and the best arts, crafts, interiors and foodie festival is back in London this April 2018.  Held at London’s infamous Alexandra Palace from 26th April – 29th April 2018. We’ve teamed up with @countrylivinguk and @clfairs to offer two lucky people the chance to head to the infamous Interiors, Craft and Gifts fair on the day of your choice! Highlights: The Queen of Paint, Annie Sloan,…

Shop The Trend: Kooky Lemur Lampshade Collection

Here at Love Frankie we are the original designers and manufacturers of the best selling Kooky Lemur Lampshade Collection. A colourful, vivacious wallpaper design featuring fabulous foliage, hummingbirds, gecko’s and of course a kooky little lemur.

Collection: Wild Tribe Lampshade Collection

Enter the enigmatic and magical world of Animalia the newest collection of wallpaper and fabrics from the outstanding talents of Emma J Shipley. Each design is painstakingly drawn by hand in pencil, taking inspiration from myths, urban legends and the unique beauty of the natural world. Prepare to be inspired as we have curated our latest lampshade collection around some of our most favourite designs and patterns, The TRIBE Collection features Striking tigers, Wild Leopards, sumptuous fabrics…

Collection: Rebel Walls Wallpapers – Be a Rebel Part II

More inspiring wallpapers and wall murals come direct from our latest collaboration with Rebel Walls. The outstandingly talented Rebels Walls hail from Scandinavia and showcase an eclectic, creative collection of inspiring wallpapers you never knew you needed. So go on…. Be a rebel with your decor. Part II of our collections focuses on tropical nature inspired wall coverings, textured brick and concrete effects and finally some of the coolest and fun kids murals perfect for…

Collection: Rebel Walls Wallpapers – Be A Rebel Part I

We are incredibly proud to introduce to you our unique and eclectic collection of statement wallpapers and wall murals from Scandinavian designers Rebel Walls.  We have collaborated with Rebel Walls to offer you their entire range of bespoke murals and wallhangings all at the click of a button. There are a plethora of different styles to browse, ranging from bright, bold kids designs, to edgy, distressed concrete or brick effects. Perhaps something more traditional or…

Colour Focus: Ain’t No Shrinking (Ultra) Violet

Each year the clever bods at The Pantone Colour Institute put their heads together to decide the next Colour of the Year. We don’t know why or even how they do it, but looking back over the years they’ve been pretty spot on in forecasting emerging trends in our colour saturated world. Looking closely at the fashion industry, the interiors world and even the latest food trends, they pull together what they believe will be…

Its Super SALE Time!

The 20 discount SALE Spectacular is back.

Love Frankie Best Sellers 2017: The Lampshade Edit

 L O O K I N G  B A C K Get on board with the hottest and most stylish lighting designs from Love Frankie. We’ve rounded up the tip of the top and best of the rest to share with you.  Join us as we celebrate the year that was 2017…  S I L H O U E T T E  S T Y L E   2017 was THE year of the silhouette shade…Often imitated, but never duplicated.  Having taken…

Gift Guide: Grown up Christmas Gift Guide

 G I V E  T H E M  W H A T  T H E Y  W A N T With just over a week to go until the big day, it can really feel like time is running out. But don’t panic, Love Frankie is here to smooth the present buying process for you! So whether you’re buying for your partner of 20 years, your beloved Aunty Pam or your weird Uncle Jon, or for the…

Gift Guide: Kids Christmas Gift Guide

The Christmas Countdown is On… Lets Fill Those Stockings With only a couple of weeks until the Big Day, let Love Frankie clear the Christmas fog and smooth the present buying process or you, allowing you ample time for all the gin and mince pies. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be giving you some great gift ideas to treat all your favourite people this Christmas. With the opening of our new store in Totnes…

Black Friday: Love Frankie Discount Scratch Card

Subscribe to our mailing list The Important, but ever so boring bit… Up for grabs is a 10% discount, 15% discount or 20% discount, Your Scratch card will be emailed to you once you have signed up to the newsletter. Only use your exclusive discount once, please! Try as you may, this code cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Offer expires at Midnight on Friday 24th November so be quick! Support independent…

Renovate: Welcome to the High Street

  For those of you who aren’t aware, (and quite Frankly, where have you been?!) we have been up to our eyeballs in paint, wallpaper, products and lampshades getting ready for THE launch. On Monday 6th November we were proud to fling open the doors to the new Love Frankie High Street HQ. Blood, sweat and my gin soaked tears have gone into this store and I am so pleased that I can finally welcome…

Instagram: Hashtag competition #lovefrankiegang

∆ LOVE FRANKIE LOVES YOU! ∆ ∆ Post your Love Frankie Purchases on Instagram for your chance to win prizes ∆ For your chance to be featured on our website simply post a picture of your beautifully styled, ever so fabulous Love Frankie purchase.  Don’t forget to use the Hashtag #Lovefrankiegang and you could see your little square featured on not only our social page but our homepage too! PLUS if that wasn’t enough; at the end…

Renovate: Upcycling, Rebel Walls and Quick Step Floors

Lets begin where we left off last week, with THAT floor…. Yes, all my flooring dreams have finally come true; as I step into my new store each day I am filled with an overwhelming sense of achievement. The bold black and white stripes laid so beautifully on a diagonal slant I know will be talking point for Love Frankie HQ for quite some time. I wanted to take a little time out to give…

Renovate: Floors, Walls and Ceilings, Oh My!

Its been a busy old week at Love Frankie’s new residence of 34 High Street, Totnes in Devon. We said a fond farewell to the lime green double layers of slat hell and welcomed the discovery of the beautiful tongue and groove paneling hiding beneath. Ceilings have been re-plastered, panelling has been sanded and the electrician has wired up more light fixings than I think he even cares to remember. Finally things were about to…

Renovate: Coming to a High Street Near You…

Keys eh? Who knew you could get so excited about a pair of keys… These keys are no ordinary keys however, these are the goddamn mutha flippin’ keys to a shop, MY shop! Yep, we’re hitting the high street Baby! We are back once again, a lot like the renegade master you could say….. Lets bring you up to speed… Love Frankie started out on the high street back in 2009, where for two years…

Seen: Love Frankie Interviewed + £100 Voucher Giveaway!

I was lucky enough to have a good ol’ chin wag with Nicola Broughton from the ever so successful Blog “The Girl With The Green Sofa”  To celebrate this I’m giving away a £100 Gift Voucher to spend on anything and everything you like at Lovefrankie.com  For Full details and how to enter please visit Nicola’s Instagram page   Over To You Nicola….. This lady has just opened her new shop in Totnes, Devon but…

Colour Focus: Monochrome

These monochrome beauties are here to show you a trend that simply never goes out of style. Chic, sophisticated and stylish, black and white has been the go to colour combo since…well, since forever. As always, here at Love Frankie we are here to inject a sense fun into your decor; may it be stripes, chevrons or geometric prints, we want you to add a playful touch to your eclectic interiors.     So with this, we’ve put…

Collection: Botanical Inspiration Lampshade Collection with Abigail Borg

Introducing The Feverfew Wallpaper and Lampshade collection.  Love Frankie x Abigail Borg Here at Love Frankie we are beyond thrilled to share with you our latest collaboration with surface pattern designer, illustrator, and all round good bod, the incredible Abigail Borg.  Working together we have released an exclusive range of botanical inspired lampshades available exclusively on both our official websites. Abigail’s delicate use of colour, mixed with her intricate floral illustrations made this an easy…

Colour Focus: Pink & Green

Blush, pastel, hot or neon, no matter which shade of pink you pick we’re certain there’s a green hue out there to match.   We’re talking about the hottest colour combo of 2017; fancy feminine Pink hues mixed with gorgeous rich Greens.  Quickly taking the top spot from our trusty favourite Grey and Yellow, this winning combo has been seen everywhere from the catwalk and nature to interiors and even food. …So forget your avocado…

Shop The Trend: Decorate Wild with our Jungalow Collection

Welcome to the Jungle…. This week we’ve been busy celebrating all things Jungalow. Think free spirited bohemia, think saucy succulents and gorgeous greenery. Our fabulous foliage collection of Palm and Banana leaf lampshades are bang on trend this season and are perfectly suited to fit into almost all decor schemes. Also included in this exotic collection is our gorgeously gold lamp bases featuring Pineapples, Palm Trees and the best selling Flamingo Hot Legs. and of course…

Oh Hi There….

It’s been a while hasn’t it? I apologise for the silence, I’ve been a tad busy here at Love Frankie Towers, but hey, who isn’t these days? I thought a nice easy welcome back to the blogosphere would be to share a little interview I did for Style Squeeze. Run by three kick ass, super cool chums I met through instagram; Pati Robins – Photography whizz, with possibly THE best home on Instagram,  Nickie Kelly…

Colour Makes People Happy

Colour Makes People Happy is an independent paint retailer in South London. Here at Love Frankie Towers we couldn’t agree more. Founded by Simon March as a middle ground between the two extremes of the paint buying retail experience. Neither a hardware nor a stuffy interiors store, he has create a place dedicated to colour and a personal service that allows people to make decisions based on what they like and not what is considered…

Naughty Forty

I have been thinking of numbers a lot recently. Specifically, the number 1976 subtracted from the number 2016. Despite a prolonged period of denial and repeated checking of my passport, phone and calendar it would seem that the answer remains 40. Does this mean I have earned the right to begin a sentence with the words “In my day”? And would it be a better investment at this point to transplant my whole head onto…

Peace In The City

London’s Zone one. Frankie and I misspent most of our twenties here, partying up a storm and generally delaying the responsibilities of adulthood for as long as we thought we could get away with. We lived in ultra-urban Vauxhall and were often found doing the Lambeth Walk of shame through Kennington after a long night out. Respite from the hard living and urban sprawl would come in the form of a stumble along the river,…

the revenant

Congratulations to Leonardo Di Caprio on finally taking home a hard earned BAFTA award this week for his performance in The Revenant. And hard earned it was indeed. Here at Love Frankie Towers the mere act of watching that film rendered us horizontal and in need of a cup of tea. So we can’t imagine what actually filming it would have done to us. And we could have sworn we saw him take a bite…

Reading with the Small Fries

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” Roald Dahl Childhood is not easy. Books can offer a refuge from the challenges of being a small person in a complex world. A place to retreat into fantasy or learn from…

Colour Focus: Grey and Yellow

Consider if you will, the constituents of the colour wheel as characters from Winnie The Pooh. Each with their own hue; from earthy and wise old brown owl to blushing, naive and jolly pink piglet. The characters that create the drama of polarity the most and whom we love to watch getting into a tangle are Eeyore and Tigger. Grey and yellow (Ok, Tigger got given a tangerine spray tan by Walt Disney but go…

Half Term Craft Off!

Around this time of year, the Love Frankie team start thinking about half term and wondering what we’re going to do with the nippers while they’re off school. A good dose of inspiration for adventures beyond the front door comes from Pippa Small and her wonderful weekly round up of what’s going on in London for small fries Urban Explorer But it’s October and there will be some days when venturing out does not appeal.…

Cop A Load Of This!

Here at Love Frankie Towers we are positively blushing with excitement at our new favourite material combination. Picture the scene if you will: hard, grey, masculine concrete against soft yielding pink hues. Finish it off with a flash of raunchy burnished copper and our knees are truly wobbling. Check out our haul of weekend goodies found at our local garden center and at the Crafty Fox Market . We especially love the beautiful handmade houses and…

Love Frankie has had a face lift!

Well hello there. Coo- ee! You. Yes you, with the intelligent eyes and the oh so discerning taste. We couldn’t help but notice you were looking at us. Positively checking us out, in fact. And why wouldn’t you? Here at Love Frankie Towers we are feeling rather gorgeous though we say so ourselves *twirls around coquettishly* And we love to be looked at. So if you haven’t already, please do have a gander at our…

Little Flea 70s Appreciation Squad!

Our lovely Vintage Kitten Pom Pom Cushion was featured in Little Fleas May Edition of their fab Blog. My top picks from the feature are Pala-Mino, WHistle & Flute and new beachwear brand Beanie & Bear.      

Trade Show Lampshade Commission for Sketch Twenty 3 Wallpapers

We recently collaborated with the amazing wallpaper designers to produce some bespoke shades for their recent trade show. We think it looked ace! If you would like to check out their incredible range of wallpapers you can do here

The Tree House – Grand Designs

Just watched Grand Designs and was reminded of an amazing project we did with the wonderful artist Lisa Taxler. She had some incredible original 50s barkcloth which I made it into some fab bespoke lampshades for her pretty amazing tree house on the Isle of White. This reminds of very happy days working in my little studio/shop in good old Brighton…I miss you Kemp Town! x

Love Frankie at the Ivy

Love Frankie lampshades will be rubbing shoulders with the stars as we have just kitted out the Club at The Ivy. We undertake a number of interior design projects and were happy to make The Club at The Ivy a great range of bespoke shades. These included some of our new little tapered shades and some larger drums in tangerine, acid yellow and bright blue, all made with a bespoke lining to suit their interior.…

Living Etc Feb 2013

Well thanks Living Etc, we love you too! The lovely Holly Tucker, CEO of Notonthehighstreet.com has featured my Cole & Son ‘The Woods’ Silhouette lampshade in pictures of her beautiful home in this months Living Etc. Available in lots of sizes and now in taupe linen.

Living etc 2011

Our pretty silver chaffinch lampshade was featured in this gorgeous bedroom.

Grand Designs 2011

Thanks to the lovely artist Lisa Traxler for featuring my bespoke 50’s barkcloth lampshade in her stunning house!

Company Magazine – 2011

Our best selling Gunmetal Prestigious & Gold lampshade is featured.

Stella Magazine 2011

The lovely Sunday Telegraph featured our now extinct retro vinyl lampshade in their Interiors notebook.

The Argus Brighton 2009

Ahhh those were the days! Featured in The Argus when I opened my first little shop…miss you lovely people of Kemp Town!