The story behind Hello Boho Lampshades
I am Babi (short for Barbara), I grew up in an International family, with one Russian grandma and one Spanish, I was born in Portugal and moved to Brazil as a child. I have been living in Australia since 2011 – I came here to travel and explore then ended up falling in love with the country and officially became an Aussie in 2019.
My passion for creating started in my very early days. I always loved craft and it helped coming from a sewing family – my grandmother taught my mother, and she used to make all my clothes when I was a child.
I followed my family’s footsteps, but also being part of the first generation in my family who went to uni. I chose to study a Bachelor of Fashion Design at European Institute of Design.
But my real happiness arrived when I started making lampshades in 2019. Making lampshades is a mix of style, art, creating and love!
Every lampshade is made to order in my workshop room at my house. I have an assistant called Lucy (pictured to the right) who helps by barking and asking for pats while I work.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about lampshades, sizes, where to find the perfect bases and any other queries.