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.”
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.”
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.”