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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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New additions to Prudhoe shop

A MICKLEY mum has expanded her high street interiors store as her burgeoning business goes from strength to strength.

Julie Fleckenstein (pictured above) opened her independent homeware and interiors store, Jules on Prudhoe’s Front Street in November last year.

After leaving her job as a logistics manager to care for her growing family eight years ago, Julie decided to turn her passion for interior design into a career.

And just months after the store opened its doors, a new showroom has been created. Housed in the downstairs room of the establishment, the new addition to Jules offers a range of wallpaper and fabrics including designs from Nina Campbell, Osborne and Little, Lorca and Matthew Williamson.

Julie, who is mum to Lewis (8), Harry (7) and Emma (3), now employs two part-time staff at the shop.

She said: “It’s a one stop shop now, you can get anything from little knick knacks to sofas and wallpapers.

“We also offer a bespoke, made to measure rug service.

“I needed more space so as soon as the Christmas period was over I got to it and started decorating the downstairs. Everything is going really well, it was a big step to become self-employed and it’s always a big risk to take.

“But the shop has proved popular so far and people seem to think it’s a good addition to the high street.

“Prudhoe is quiet place and I don’t think people always realise what it has to offer.”

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