Shopping, Design and interiors Midtown East
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If your plain white lamp shade is boring you to tears, head to this lighting emporium to create a customized topper of your own. Owners Mark Candido and Ronald Scinto own two home stores in Connecticut, but this is their first NYC shop. Stop by the French-inspired boutique, decked out in leopard-print carpets and colorful curtains, to commission a custom shade from either your own fabric or imported European ones sold in store ($100–$1,500). Ready-made options include rawhide lamp shades ($125–$400), miniature raffia styles ($35) and fuzzy zebra-print versions ($235). One side of the space features an old-school workshop, where you can get any lamp rewired or repaired ($45–$500), and pick up fixtures such as vintage-inspired filament lightbulbs ($10).


Venue name: Illumé
Address: 223 E 58th St
New York

Cross street: between Second and Third Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 9:30am–6pm
Transport: Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 59th St
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