Caroline B Designs
Equipped with a City & Guilds in Soft Furnishings where she learnt the traditional techniques of lampshade making, Caroline set up Caroline B Designs in 2006.
Fascinated by how creative you could be using fabrics, ribbons and trims, Caroline initially made a range of lampshades and sold them at local fairs and markets.
Her skills soon came to the attention of a local lighting company and she was commissioned to make shades for their lighting projects. As this work expanded, she was increasingly called upon by interior designers and by private clients looking for specialist skills in lampshade making. Business soon grew to provide a high-quality bespoke lampshade and restoration service to both commercial and private clients in London and throughout the UK, and with it came a move to a dedicated workshop space in Teddington, and subsequently to premises in Richmond upon Thames.
Caroline B Designs now has strong links with many of London’s leading interior designers as well as private residential clients.
What our clients are saying
I inherited two beautiful lamps that had travelled around the world with my parents for 50 years. Sadly by the time they came to me the lovely gold silk shades had started to fall apart with age and one of the frames was badly damaged. Nothing off the shelf came close to the shape or colour I wanted. I asked Caroline B Designs if they could copy the remaining frame and recover both with something close to the original. In the midst of the pandemic with all the associated difficulties they have done the most fantastic job. I cannot tell you how delighted I am to have them restored to their original glory (actually better than the original if truth be told). They are now a wonderful reminder of many happy times as well as a joy to look at. Thank you Caroline B Designs.
The lampshade you made for me is absolutely perfect and I feel very fortunate to have found you. Rest assured that if/when I need more work done I will certainly be in touch.
Working with you has been most enjoyable and I am so grateful, you kept every deadline and promise, you were inventive and gave me good advice – your product is immaculate.
Thank you so much for the beautiful lampshade. It arrived on Monday (as promised) and my husband and I are absolutely delighted with it. We have been so pleased with every aspect of the process – from our original contact with you to all your help and advice along the way, your brilliant service and your wonderful workmanship.
We would definitely use you again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others.
I have just seen the new lampshade, it looks amazing! Thank you so much for doing this for us again.
Thanks again, a faultless service…!!