Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A new generation of designers at Drapes

Drapes Design Co in Watlington has taken on a new designer, Louise Nisbet, and she comes

Drapes Design Co in Watlington has taken on a new designer, Louise Nisbet, and she comes with quite a pedigree.

Louise started her career in John Lewis’s interior design department, creating schemes for customers with everything from fabrics, carpets and linens right down to the teaspoons as well as all the practical sides of the design and installations.

Louise later worked for Sir Paul and Lady Getty at the Wormsley Estate in Buckinghamshire as florist, which led to her open opening her own florist business Wild Thyme.

Wild Thyme continues to make arrangements for weddings and special events.

Now, though, Louise is working on her first Drapes projects, supported by partner Karla Edis and fellow designer Belle Richardson.



To cope with increasing demand, Drapes has also taken on additional help in its workroom. Experienced seamstress and clothes designer Sam Stewart joined the workroom team earlier this month.

Karla, who founded Drapes in 1982, says: “Louise and Sam joining the firm helps us all to focus on and satisfy our clients’ needs better than ever,” adding: “Belle and Louise really do represent an exciting, new Drapes generation.”



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