Hello, I’m Catherine Lepreux and I’m an Edinburgh and Fife interior designer and bespoke curtain maker.
Sewing has always been an important part of my life – both my mother and my aunt were excellent dressmakers and I’ve always loved taking a piece of fabric and turning it into something fabulous.
My first career was in banking and finance and the idea of turning my passion into a business came in 2011 when an extension to our home gave me the opportunity to get started on my first hand-made curtains.
Fascinated, I learned as much as possible. How to make hand-sewn curtains, blinds, pelmets and cushions. And I earned a diploma in Professional Interior Design at the National Design Academy in Nottingham.
Needless to say that the decision to launch Catherine Lepreux Interiors and be surrounded by a world of vibrant colours, beautiful fabrics and textures wasn’t hard to make after that.