To recreate this effect, keep the following considerations in mind:
When attaching a decorative shade to the bottom of a Solatube unit, make sure the top of the decorative shade overlaps the Solatube diffuser assembly by at least one inch.
Carefully tape all tubing joints to ensure an aesthetically-pleasing look since the joints will remain visible.
If desired, the outside of the optical tubing may be painted. It is recommended that painting be done after the tubing is installed, but before the decorative shade is attached.
For the best long-term results, use a tightly fitting translucent ring around the Solatube tubing at the top of the decorative shade to minimize the potential for dirt, dust, or bug infiltration into the decorative shade system.
Use ceiling-mounted wires and/or cables to support the weight of the decorative shades.