A Shade Above

A Shade Above make handmade lampshades to specification for interior designers, hoteliers, lighting designers and architects worldwide. Their website needed a refresh to bring the brand into alignment with industry peers.


Fiona Ascroft
To edit an enormous number of images taken on a mobile, in the dark or with cluttered backgrounds. Photoshop and I really spent some quality time together on this project.
Portfolio of projects and lampshade designs.
Industry professionals and collaborators.
Call To Action
Order online. Contact A Shade Above.

Website Design

The beauty of this website is the imagery, showcased on clean greys and khaki backgrounds along with simple white containers and minimalist photo galleries and sliders. Many hours were spent carefully restoring and preparing photos taken from mobile phones, photocopied printcopy and professional studio shots to ensure all website imagery was consistent and to standard. All the photos were taken on location and are original.

Website Function

Significantly is a bespoke order form for customers to select a combination of lampshade fabrics, styles and fittings. Key functions include:

Dynamic Content Management
Cookies Accept
Legal Policies
Site Map
Media Management
GDPR Compliance
Editor Tool
Social Sharing
Search Filters
Contact Form

Server Hosting

Hosted with Svelte Hosting London. Selected hosting and webmaster support options include:

Unlimited monthly bandwidth
Encryption Protection
SSL Certificate
Automatic Backup
Unlimited Database
Webmaster Supported


Advertisement designs for the ever popular online industry magazine “Darc”.

A Shade Above


Fiona Ascroft‘s thoughts on the new website and working together:

Working with Follyfox Design feels like a collaboration. Rita’s design innovation, expertise and ability to ‘grasp’ branding has been invaluable. Whilst we knew what we were aiming for making a website together was a journey that went hand in hand with overall business and sales strategy. The USP was, and is, Rita’s flexibility and capability, not only in website design and development, but also in strategy, branding and GDPR/legal issues. In particular for us, and invaluable for a bespoke manufacturer without product shots, her skill in photo editing/restoration and design meant the site was made with existing photography rather than setting up expensive and time-consuming photoshoots. We are delighted with our website!