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Interiors: Shopping - lighten up, Nana!; We're saying no to modern minimalist chic and yes please to vintage lighting of the fancy-pants variety. Make the most of your licence to frill with grand chandeliers, lacy shades and ornate bases.

Byline: compiled by Donna Hardie

1 '30s lamp, pounds 199.75, Decorative Living. 2 Cushions (from left): corsage, pounds 14.95, bolster, pounds 19.95, and sequinned, pounds 34.95, all Monsoon Home; tea light holder, pounds 11.99 a pair, Next; glass lantern, pounds 17.95, Monsoon Home. 3 Flen armchair, pounds 155, Ikea; velvet cushion, pounds 29.99, and embroidered cushion, pounds 9.99, both Homebase; tray table, pounds 99, Damask; shawl, pounds 12.99, Accessorise; lamp, pounds 24.99, Next. 4 Hand-made shade, pounds 84.95, Harrods; base, from a selection, Bhs. 5 Faversham chandelier, pounds 300, Laura Ashley. 6 '50s perspex base with silk shade (left), pounds 235 a pair, Decorative Living; antique perspex base, pounds 386.50, and hand-painted shade, from a selection, Joanna Wood. 7 Toile shades, pounds 10 each, Faded Grandeur; glass and nickel base, pounds 60, and toile shade, pounds 20, Laura Ashley. 8 Antique French wall sconce, pounds 95 a pair, Faded Grandeur. 9 Antique glass base with hand-made lace shade, pounds 282, Decorative Living; acrylic base, pounds 19.99, and waisted shade, pounds 19.99, Homebase; Chelsea crystal base and pleated shade, pounds 29.99, Next; cushion, pounds 21.95, Monsoon Home. 10 Chandelier, pounds 270.25, Decorative Living. 11 Bamboo base with lace/hessian shade, from pounds 85, Robert Wyatt; ceramic lamp, pounds 65, Marston & Langinger. Throughout: Floral Trail wallpaper, pounds 26 a roll, Sanderson. See last page for where to buy
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 11, 2002
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