Louise Boyland

After leaving her IT job in the City, Louise began her new journey into furniture, design and fabrics. She completed her training on the AMUSF accredited upholstery course, whilst also serving apprenticeships at various London upholsterers.

She then went on to work for a few years “on the bench” with other furniture makers around London, and also set up an upholstery workshop for inmates at Wandsworth Prison. All the while Louise was working on private commissions in her own Hackney studio space before launching Shoreditch Design Rooms in early 2013 in a fantastic, bright, 3 floor converted warehouse space.

Providing the support and network to help others successfully re-train has been the driving principle behind Louise setting up Shoreditch Design Rooms. Having re-trained and changed career herself, Louise has been ideally placed to offer realistic and practical advice to those who come to SDR looking to change their careers, in a positive and fun environment.