“We have worked with Idolum for many years. They are a fantastic team, led by Cathy Waddington. They have been consistently reliable, and the work is high quality. We have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Natalie Forbes and Louisa Rix, Forbes Rix Design

“I have worked with Idolum for many years making perfect curtains, blinds and cushions for my many varied projects. There is no request, however detailed, that fazes Cathy Waddington who is a joy to work with. It is so reassuring to hand Cathy a brief and have it refined and handed over better than I could possibly have imagined. She is tireless in getting the highest quality work done in the workshop, and matching that with her rigorous beady eye, achieving miracles with her installing and fitting service on site.

If Cathy offers advice, I always take it!”

Caroline Holdaway, Caroline Holdaway Designs

“We have used Idolum for our window treatments for a number of years and have always been impressed with the service they provide. Cathy and the team are very diligent in how they go about their business, offering us a one stop shop for all our various needs, from curtains to blinds to shutters. They integrate well on site with a main contractor and are attentive to any Client issues when finishing. We are happy to recommend them.”

Philip Jones-Lloyd, Associate, Dyer Grimes Architects

“We have used Abi and Cathy for our curtains and blinds for the last five years and wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else. Abi takes time to understand the look we want to create in each room and is so knowledgeable about the fabrics that will work. It’s a professional and friendly end-to-end service: they give fabulous advice on fabrics; take all the measurements; create beautifully finished curtains and blinds and then fit them skilfully at your home. A real pleasure to work with.”

Julia Philpott, Private Client

“Working with Idolum, you will never be disappointed. Great service and advice beautifully made curtains with great attention to detail and made to last. With fuss free, professional installation and delivered on time, I can’t rate Cathy and the team highly enough, a real joy to work with. Thank you, Cathy!”

Sarah Finney, Sarah Finney Interiors

“I have worked with the Idolum team for several years and, as an interior designer whose clients expect and deserve perfection, they have never disappointed me. Cathy and Abi are super-efficient and helpful and the team always delivers on time to the highest standards. As important as the quality of the soft furnishings, it is vital to have an excellent fitter and Neil is great. I have never had to ask him to change anything and he anticipates potential problems with fitting curtains and blinds, before they arise, no small feat in some of the period properties I work in.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Idolum to others.”

Ann Jackman

“Cathy and her committed Idolum staff have been a professional delight to work with over several years, my house is full of their work! They are always keen to accommodate or please and there’s no such word as can’t. Nice to find a genuine design team who always deliver and are generous with their time and advice.”

Estelle Los, Private Client

“Jessica Brook Design have been working with Idolum Design Resource for over ten years. Drawing on a wealth of expertise, Cathy offers us technical support and recommendations in support of our designs, and is always positive and approachable. Her talented in-house team of makers and fitters attention to detail ensure our designs are executed to their very best. Always reliable and professional, we regard Idolum as an extension of our own team.”

Jessica Brook