About Maggie Kingsbury-Smith


Owner and Founder of A Shade Different


Maggie Kingsbury-Smith custom designs and handmakes unique lampshades, bespoke cushions, intricate handmade buttons, beautiful throws and small gift items for the home that you will not find anywhere in the shops. 

What started as a hobby, casually selling items on Facebook and at trade fairs quickly became a thriving business that now supports Maggie and the animals she is dedicated to rescuing and caring for at her Leicestershire farm.



Generally made to order to suit individual customers.  Maggie also supplies beautiful, reclaimed, locally-made wooden lamps that are the perfect complement to her sought-after shades.

Maggie also offers individual and group workshops, where you can attend a course at the farm or arrange an one-to-one design session if preferred.



A strong, independent woman, who has built her business from scratch, Maggie is keen to help others, so also offers craft workshops and advice on how you too can turn an absorbing hobby into a thriving business and enjoy independent success of your own.


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07714 735007

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