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Couture Tapered Drum Lamp Shade is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 63.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful shade... Very well made and reasonably priced. The perfect compliment to our antique alabaster lamp.
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This shade is a perfect balance of traditional and modern My transitional den has a more traditional design, but this shade has allowed my brass lamps take on a modern feel without being out of place.
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy! I ordered two of the burlap couture tapered drum lamp shade to replace the basic cotton tapered drum shades that came with my blue gourd lamps. The burlap shades dress up the lamps and I think they look 100% nicer! I will be purchasing two more to go with my ivory gourd lamps!
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy with my purchase It is exactly what I wanted, well designed, great fabric. It fits perfectly with my Simon Pearce pottery lamp.
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! I hesitated buying a lamp shade online, but very pleased with this purchase. Good quality item.
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant! These are so classy. I was hesitant to spend this much for lampshades (I needed three); but it was money well spent. They add so much to the floor lamps I have. If you're iffy about purchasing them don't be - because they are well worth the money.
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LIKE CINDERELLA'S SLIPPER! Perfect fit, lovely fabric, stunning in gray. Back in April -- yes, April! -- I purchased 2 gorgeous bedside table lamps and have been hunting for the perfect shade ever since. I purchased and returned (5) different shades before I found finally found these. Now Ballard's will always be my first stop for shades, their variety of sizes and shapes and their myriad fabric options is unrivalled.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The silk fabric is very nice I am very happy with the Couture Tapered Drum Shade. I ordered two of these in the gray silk fabric. They are exactly what I was looking for for my bedroom. I found them to be well constructed.
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lamp shade! The product was exactly as described. Very well made and nice linen fabric. It also has a great field of light for reading and shopping the catalog.
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a high quality lamp shade and I am very pleased with this purchase! I was debating between the linen shade and the gold silk, and I am SO pleased to have chosen the gold silk. It has beautiful natural imperfections which adds so much interest and the color is very rich.. It also gives off more light than I thought it would. I would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2014-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great an odd sized lamp shade to find. it fits perfect and the quality is very good.
Date published: 2014-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful , high quality product Very nice color, silk fabric etc. looks great. Came carefully boxed and arrived in perfect condition
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and high quality lamp shade! This a gorgeous lamp shade and you had more choices of colors than anyone I could find. I bought the beautiful copper color which I couldn't find anywhere else. And looking locally, your prices beat them significantly. I am extremely pleased and plan to make more purchases from Ballard Designs.
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful shades! I bought 2 gray linen drum shades - they are perfect and beautiful and were a very good price! Much cheaper than buying new lamps.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product is elegant and understated. The tapered drum lampshade in ivory linen is perfect for the lamp and the room it is in. It has the appearance of a far more expensive item than it actually was, that is very important to me. The service from Ballard was excellent, the packaging was adequate but minimal, and it arrived very quickly.
Date published: 2013-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and elegant This item is simple, and sturdy. I am very pleased with the color, nice construction, and versatility.
Date published: 2013-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top notch! This lamp shade is gorgeous. I love the shape. It is of high quality and looks expensive. I highly recommend buying this shade.
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lampshade is very well made! Looks expensive & fits lamp extremely well! Nice lines with quality construction.
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Item Love this shade. Great quality, great look. Plan on buying another. You won't be disappointed with this purchase.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what the lamps needed! I purchased the gourd lamps several months ago. They came with white shades, which were ok, but I wanted something with some color. I had my eye on the burlap shades ever since getting my lamps. They are just what the lamps needed. The lamps are in my family room, which has an earthy design. The lamps fit right in and are beautiful. Well made. I am happy with my purchase and recommend them highly.
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drum Shade just what I expected Nicely wrapped and shipped; looks exactly as portrayed
Date published: 2013-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The quality of these shades enhances all the furnishings in our room. I always expect quality from Ballards, and we did get that in purchasing these shades. We were pleased with the color, but had hoped they would be a bit more tapered.
Date published: 2013-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product was exactly what I wanted These lampshades are well made and fit beautifully into my bedroom decor. They were delivered quickly and in perfect condition.
Date published: 2013-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect update for a treasured lamp. We are most pleased with this replacement lamp shade. The original lamp shade was damaged during a move and it was very difficult to find a replacement for it. The color, fabric and shape updated our heirloom lamp perfectly.
Date published: 2013-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful lampshade! I have two of these on lamps next to my couch. They are so beautiful! The shape is modern, the fabric adds texture. I'm so glad I bought them.
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sophisticated new gray silk I bought this shade to match several other previously purchased gray silk shades from Ballard. They all are wonderfully classic and sophisticated. Sometimes gray can be drab, but when my lamps are lit, the color becomes a soft silver sheen and adds a lot to my bedroom's ambience. The shades are excellent quality.
Date published: 2012-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drum shade in copper - gorgeous/looks very expensive I looked everywhere for a drum shade for a beautiful lamp my grandfather made over 70 years ago from an antique brass fire extinguisher. Google offered a few (all in cream or black with "cheap"reviews). I went to a local shade shop and the price for a plain black was 100.00. My Ballard design catalog came and it was a dream come true. Drum shades "on sale" in fabulous colors. I ordered the copper. It Is gorgeous on this lamp. This shade truly looks as silky and expensive as the $100.00 I almost bought. Thanks Ballard Design. I only wish you had come up on my google search for drum shades.
Date published: 2012-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couture for Sure! I frequent Ballard Designs because I've fallen in love with burlap as a great way to introduce texture and interest throughout my home. Visitors consider it my decorating "signature." I was positively delighted by this lamp shade as an elegant addition to my guest bedroom. It is extremely well-made and, because it is lined (which most burlap shades are not), the light filters even more softly and beautifully. It does, indeed, appear a bit lighter in color, when compared to other unlined burlap pieces, but it is still a tonal match. It's beautiful!
Date published: 2012-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice blend between casual and formal Beautifully constructed with great attention to detail ... The fine burlap added just the right touch to add a casual aire on a formal shade in my eclectic bedroom ... Wonderful on my textured ginger jar lamps! ...
Date published: 2012-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what we wanted After searching for months we found this perfect lampshade to retrofit our heirloom floor lamp. With patient help from customer service rep we got size and shape we needed the first try!
Date published: 2012-09-22
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