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Niki Schafer Interior Design, Henley-on-Thames

“I adore bespoke lampshades. They add interest and colour into my design schemes and real attention to detail. Julie has made a number of lampshades for me and I’ve loved all of them. Her work is beautiful and she is friendly, efficient and professional. I’d highly recommend working with her.”

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Jacqui Davidson, Kids Curtain Company, Eastbourne

“Julie has made lampshades for us for a number of years now and I have always found her to be both professional and pleasant to deal with. The lampshades are beautifully made and always ready on time; both very important factors for us and our customers. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julie and her company, gilhoolie, for any of your lampshade projects.”

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Annabel Smith Interiors, Wooburn

“Love working with Julie. Her shades are smart, neat with great attention to detail and with a frequently super-quick turnaround. Lots of very happy clients to date. I include myself in that too.”

Private client – Jules from Flackwell Heath

“I had been meaning to find someone for ages to make new lampshades for a pair of special vintage asymetric shades on solid glass bases that I had inherited from my Mum and Dad.  Finally after my husband toppled over and put a hole in one, I got searching and low and behold found gilhoolie in Maidenhead, down the road.

I took the shades to Julie and she was very pleased to take on the job and remake using the original frames and cover with pink/orange shot dupion silk that I had chosen which was close to the original. In what seemed like no time at all, she had finished and off I went to collect. I was over the moon. They had been beautifully made and looked stunning and right up to date. These lamps are very special to me and they have had a proper restoration job done.

I am now looking around the house for more shade work for Julie and I think I’ve found two bedside candidates, one the card is crumpled and the other doesn’t match! I can highly recommend the quality of Julie’s work, her attitude and all our smooth dealings and look forward to our next project.”

Private client – Mel from Marlow

“gilhoolie have just made the most beautiful pair of Lampshades for our bedside lamps. It was impossible to find a retail replacement for a tapered square, so instead of trying to copy the specific design and size that I wanted, Julie has beautifully recovered the frames in a fabric that compliments our new bedroom design. I’m thrilled with how they look, how quickly they were made and the level of service that I received. Many thanks again!”

Private client – Betsy from Fleet

“Fantastic service from Julie who recovered two very large tapered drum lampshades in record time.
I was unable to find a suitable replacement on the high street and decided to have the shades recovered in fabric I liked. I now have two unique lampshades which are just perfect. Great job well done.”