A lot of my lampshade orders come from clients who find me on Google searches but I also have a few local Interior Designers and curtain makers that have been ordering from me since I started gilhoolie. It works really well and I love having a relationship with them (must try and grow this in… Continue reading Lampshades for Interior Designers
I made a note a few months ago to write a blog post once I had finished a really big lampshade order. But things have been so busy since then, I'm only just getting round to it, sorry! Some of lock down (especially the beginning when I was doing Joe Wick's workout every morning and… Continue reading Biggest lampshade order yet!
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!
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…
Well, writing a business plan is going okay but I'm taking a break from Excel spreadsheets (reminds me too much of my old job!) to play with a new toy - a proper camera! Thank you Neil and Angela for putting us up in your lovely new house last week and for giving me your… Continue reading A new toy…
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, 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!
I made a lampshade on a course at The Make Lounge last night. It was fun and I was really pleased with the result but as usual I struggled to find a fabric I really liked so I'm even more keen to start designing and printing my own. I'd definitely recommend the Make Lounge even… Continue reading Ooh la lampshade!