We have been in our home for around 13 years now, it’s surprising just how time flies. Anyway in January we had our first major home disaster. A leaky stop tap forced us to remove more or less all the floors and have new decor throughout the entire home. I can’t say it’s been easy and there is still plenty to do, but finally I have started on the interior of my living room. After several idea changes I have finally settled on some great unique pieces to make my home feel good enough to relax in and yet feel stylish at the same time.
Let me tell you everything has taken so long to pick, but I want every last accessory to feel just right. I have been searching the internet and lighting stores trying to find a light or light shade that will complement our new home decor.
At first I was a little dubious as to how this would look in my home. I originally wanted a chandelier light but my husband had totally different ideas! He wanted something a little more unique looking, knowing how fast my taste changes he really didn’t want to spend hundreds of pounds on something he may have to change in the near future.
Pendant Artichoke shade Designed by Poul Henningsen
This shade was designed by none other than the late Poul Henningsen who designed the classic PH artichoke ceiling pendant style shade in 1957. You can learn more about Henningsen here. Personally, I like to research designers as you get a feel for their work and how their designs will compliment your home decor.
You can even learn about the secret history if the PH artichoke shade, which gives you a little in depth look into how the shade was designed. Did you know It’s original name was the PH Kogle, which translated from Danish Henningsen native language mean conifer cone. When you see the design you can kind of see why he came up with the name.
Iconic lights have provided us with two of the Poul Henningsen Style artichoke shade ceiling pendant in white. Firstly, wow! I genuinely did not expect to have had my mind changed in such a drastic manner. Even when my husband was putting the shade together, I was thinking to myself surely this PH Artichoke shade would not fit in with the theme of my home. I recall my mother and father telling me they had similar shades in their home in orange when they first got married . I never thought for a second I would be the proud owner of something that was not really my usual taste.
I know similar lights are available to buy at the moment, so they must be quite on trend! I have taken pictures of how the PH Artichoke light is crafted together. I thought this would be helpful for those looking to add this pendant style shade to their home decor too.
How to construct the Artichoke Shade
Firstly, you do need around 20 minutes spare per artichoke shade to build it from scratch. I was lucky that my husband did this for me. In my opinion the artichoke shade appeared difficult to build, but my husband said the instructions are quite clear and he actually found it quite therapeutic building the artichoke light.
Below you will find images of my husband constructing the artichoke shade step by step!
2. What you get inside the box.
3. Constructions of the frame PH Artichoke shade frame and adding the first leaves.
4. Building the Artichoke shade, simply add the leaves.
5. Hang your artichoke shade from the ceiling, giving you the finished modern retro twist to your home decor.
Seriously, it’s that simple. The artichoke shade looks stunning in both the daytime and comes even further to life on an evening. I found using a soft glow light bulb added warmth to my home and really made my room feel quite spectacular. This particular pendant artichoke shade costs £30.00 and can be found at Iconic Lights online.
Personally, for that price I was shocked at the results the shade gave me in my home.
Your turn, I would love to hear your comments! Have you bought one of these shades before? or do you plan on buying a shade. Please feel free to leave your comment below!
(Disclaimer – Although I was sent this home accessory for my home, all thoughts and opinions are my own.)