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gilhoolie loves… botanical prints

I'm really loving all the botanical print wallpapers and fabrics available at the moment and I'm thinking about using some to freshen up our living room curtains. Coincidentally, I have also been working on some floral illustrations to liven up my website so look out for those soon. Here are my favourites. You can see… Continue reading gilhoolie loves… botanical prints

Lampshades

Everyone loves a tapered drum…

Tapered drum lampshades have been very popular at gilhoolie lately. Either restoration of an existing lampshade (as it's hard to find a replacement of the same dimensions) or made from scratch using a template. I particularly like restoring a client's tapered drum lampshade - it's always a happy feeling when I roll it along the… Continue reading Everyone loves a tapered drum…

Lampshades

1960s vintage lampshade restoration…

Restoring a treasured lampshade for a client has to be one of the best things I get to do at gilhoolie. Jules from Flackwell Heath had two 1960s, very unusual shaped lampshades that her mum had bought many years ago. They were looking very sorry for themselves but still in use by Jules. The lampshades… Continue reading 1960s vintage lampshade restoration…