I was given Edwina’s details by a neighbour and asked her to come and help me make a start on curtains for 21 windows in my newly-renovated home, including three Veluxes and two enormous Edwardian Bays. We’re now about half-way through, because I’m trying to tackle the task (and expense) of curtains one window at a time, and Edwina has been brilliant in advising and guiding my thoughts and in making up each curtain to meet my timetable and without fuss or drama. She arrives at the house with site ladder and tools to put up each curtain and quietly goes about her business. Curtains are not cheap, if you do them properly, but they dress a room and make a dramatic impact the moment they go up (you know it’s worked when you just have to keep going in and looking at them!) and as such they represent an investment in the look and feel of a house, which is why I’d rather do them properly over time than rush them through quickly and cheaply. Edwina understands this and has been helpful in suggesting cost cutting measures where possible to achieve a high quality look without unnecessary expense, recommending her trade suppliers etc to source fabrics. I compared her first quote to a quote from local home spun curtain shop in Twickenham, to get an idea of market rates, and the shop quote was significantly more expensive, so I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Edwina from a service and price perspective.
Claire Botha, Twickenham
I initially asked Edwina to quote for curtains for bay windows in my new house. I found her advice invaluable, she suggested blinds instead of curtains, not only was it a much more cost effective option, but the blinds look absolutely stunning and my visitors often comment on how lovely the room looks. She also suggested some matching cushions to use the left over fabric, which make a great addition to the room! Edwina was a pleasure to deal with and I would use her services again.
Stephanie, Hampton Wick
Edwina’s work is always of a high standard and she interprets my needs extremely well. She is able to source fabrics and finishing items at good rates and completes every job on time and on budget. I have no hesitation in recommending her to all my interior design clients.
Debbie Shopland Interior Design and Project Management
Edwina has made several curtains and blinds, upholstered a chair, and altered curtains for me over the last 10 years. I would be very happy to recommend Edwina she is reliable, her work is of a high standard, she has good ideas, and Edwina has managed to reuse many of my existing curtains to work within my budget.
Edwina Laurie has made all my requirements in soft furnishings for more than twenty years. During that time she has made blinds, curtains, bed furnishings etc.always to the highest standard, always on time, at a reasonable cost and in a pleasant and helpful manner She has also made curtains etc for my daughters and other friends, and I have no hesitation in recommending her.
Hilary Barnfather, Richmond
Edwina has made and fitted many blinds for me (also converting curtains to blinds) in my home and also at my work. She provides a superb service with competitive prices and her work is of an exceptional standard. She is always efficient, competent and reliable. I have no hesitation in recommending Edwina. I will continue to use her services – well done Edwina keep up the good work!
Anne Greenhill, Hampton
Edwina always provides a friendly, reliable and very professional service at an extremely reasonable price.
Edwina fitted wood venetian blinds in two bedrooms in my house. She was efficient and came well equipped with her own step ladder and drill. She worked quietly and quickly. Edwina even did the job on Bank Holiday Monday! I will definitely recommend Edwina’s service to family and friends.
Shirley McAvoy, Twickenham
Edwina has made eight blinds for us. They are all beautifully made and carefully hung. She delivered on time and worked with the minimum of disruption and fuss. We were so pleased that we recommended her to two of our children – both asked her to make blinds for them and both were equally pleased. Her charges have always been very reasonable – altogether she provides a good quality, value for money service.
GM, East Molesey
I have been using Edwina for the past 10 years. In this time she has made a number of vertical and Roman blinds. It does make a difference to deal with someone who is prepared to measure and give helpful advice in your own home. Edwina’s workmanship is excellent and will do her utmost to accommodate your wishes. I am more than happy to recommend her to friends and hope to use her services again in the future.
Mrs M, Teddington