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Lou's Thread Interiors

Proud of her attention to detail, using the best quality materials and fabrics, Lou's interior design service is tailored to your needs; so whether you need help with one pair of interlined curtains, a roman blind or help with a whole-house project consisting of wallpaper, paint and fabrics she is there to assist.


If you require professional inspiration then contact Louise at Lou’s Thread. She offers a free initial consultation where everything is discussed including a budget figure; a ‘mood board’ will be created to help with a vision for the room. Louise likes to visit your home for the initial meeting so she can get a feel for the ambience and environment to fulfil your requirements.

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