Our Story

Bibelot Home’s Owner, Helen Rutledge, founded the store in 2019 as an antique and vintage home goods store filled with objects from all over the world. With a deep appreciation for vintage and mid-century modern lamps, Helen began noticing a need in the market for replacement lampshades that were either missing or damaged and were difficult to find. She decided to tackle the task by creating custom shades from exquisite fabrics in her store. With the onset of Covid and lockdowns affecting many businesses, Helen took advantage of the lull in a surprising way, pivoting to create a new product that has since revolutionized her business. Each shade is unique, one-of-a-kind, and crafted with artistry and innovation. While her focus originally started with creating a space for bespoke home goods, her custom lampshade service quickly became the star of the show.  Thus, Bibelot, now her design studio, was born. 

Bibelot’s brand-new showroom, nestled at 680 King Street in downtown Charleston, provides more than just a collection of lampshades; we offer an experience. Wander through our carefully curated displays, marvel at the vast array of materials, and explore the artistry that unfolds within our working studio. Engage with our dedicated team to craft your very own custom lampshade, perfectly tailored to your unique vision. We’re not just in the business of lampshades; we’re in the business of bringing your vision to light. 



I get so excited searching for new fabric and textiles and turning them into room eye-candy that creates rich, colorful spaces.

Helen Rutledge

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