We were incredibly lucky to have our kitchen/dining room (which is also my lampshade workshop) decorated just before lock down and I have been meaning to share it on here since then so I'm sorry it's taken so long. I adore this space. It's so light and airy but also very cosy in the winter.… Continue reading Welcome to my studio!
We're actually into week three of lock down as I write this. I'm trying not to listen to the news too much during the day as it's all too worrying. It feels like we're getting close to the peak of this pandemic and I just want it all to be over. I even had a… Continue reading Covid-19 Lock Down – Week Two – Gratitude
As I type, Terry the plasterer is skimming our dining room ceiling to remove all traces of the horrible artex. My latest decorating project... So, I had already chosen some wallpaper about a year ago but I thought I should have a quick look to see if there are any others I like more (did… Continue reading gilhoolie loves lampshades and…wallpaper
It's been quite a while since I studied Interior Design and it was really good to have the chance to refresh that knowledge by putting together a sample board for a client last week. I didn't have to do this but I find it helps visualise how a scheme is going to look with the… Continue reading Art Deco with a twist…
Walls, ceiling and woodwork painted, fire surround painted, fireplace tiles painted, shelves put up, wallpapering done, mirror put back, new light put up... not a quick job this one but worth it in the end! I can't believe how much lighter the room feels now that it's a cool duck egg rather than a dark… Continue reading Did you know John Lewis sell disco balls?!
Well, while I'm waiting for my delivery of inks, screens and squeegee I thought I'd make a start on decorating our living room. I have to admit I've been putting it off as there's lots to do but now is a perfect time and I need another project to get stuck into. Here is a… Continue reading The red has to go!
Well, this was all done a bit backwards seeing as I finished decorating a month ago, but I still wanted to publish the sample board and floorplan I put together for our bedroom. Gilhoolie Designs is working out to be a great place for me to keep track of my 'work' and build up my… Continue reading Interior Design in Reverse!
Well, the three weeks of the Easter holidays were glorious but it's good to be back making things again (not how I was feeling yesterday, it's weird being in the house on my own again!) I finished the runner and one of the cushions for our bedroom today and I was dying to post them… Continue reading Where is the bed?!
Okay, so it's true, I am no decorator but I do like seeing the results of all that hard work (well, a few days painting and a day wallpapering). So I thought I'd post a few pictures here even though it's not quite finished (I'm waiting for the fabric for the cushions). I know it's… Continue reading Our bedroom, a calming gooseberry fool!
This week I am mostly decorating..... (our bedroom) As usual it's taking far longer than I expected and I just want to do the fun bits so I thought I'd put them on here while I have a break from painting. I'm kind of cheating a bit by putting together a sample board as I… Continue reading I’m no decorator…