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helen rutledge owner of bibelot home charleston - custom made lampshades

Meet Helen Rutledge

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.

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A Little Background

How It Started

The Alabama native’s love for fashion drew her to New York, where she worked for powerful fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg before exploring her passion for cooking.

After working as a chef in several restaurants in New York City including Eleven Madison Park, her journey led her to Charleston, where she worked as a marketing and public relations professional for a restaurant company.

But she was drawn to the history of Charleston. She grew as the Development Director for the Historic Charleston Foundation and started the Charleston International Antiques Show. The stories those art pieces told made an imprint on her heart.

“Everything led me to this point. I was lucky to find this business. It revolutionized my life.”

One Of A Kind Custom Lampshades

“Everything led me to this point. I was lucky to find this business. It revolutionized my life." - Helen Rutledge

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New Partnership and Location

Bibelot Home is thrilled to announce our exciting new partnership and location at the Navy Yard in North Charleston, a bustling hub for creators and makers. In collaboration with Fritz Porter, a renowned designer collective, we've joined forces to bring you an exclusive collection of lampshades and pendants.

Nestled in Charleston's newest hotspot for design and craftsmanship, we are privileged to have direct access to Fritz Porter's exquisite handmade designer textiles. This unique blend of artisan resources allows us to offer unparalleled, custom-designed lighting solutions that you won't find anywhere else.

Stay tuned as we unveil our stunning new range of lamp shades and pendants – each piece a testament to creativity and fine design, crafted right here in the heart of Charleston's vibrant maker community.

Bibelot Home, Building 44
Fritz Porter Showroom
2060 N. Hobson Ave, 2nd Floor
North Charleston, SC 29405


Mon - Fri, 10:30am - 4pm

Use coupon code WELCOME10 for 10% off your first order.


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