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.”
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.”
Private client – Fiona from Camberley
“We have just completely refurbished our dining room and wanted to lampshade for our standard lamp to match our new roman blinds. I contacted Julie who provided a quote the same day and then only took a week to make the shade. It looks absolutely stunning! A really great job, professionally done and so easy to deal with. Thank you!”
Private client – Jane from Holyport
Julie has just finished making us two lampshades which we are absolutely delighted with. From initial contact to collection, her service has been professional, friendly and efficient. She kept in touch at all stages of the process with regular updates and was invaluable in helping to source the perfect fabric. We really hope we get the chance to work with her again.