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Variety is the spice of life! An update

We've really enjoyed the last few months working on all sorts of projects large and small for different clients, some new and some returning. Harriet and I spend a lot of time with each client to make sure we understand what they are hoping to achieve, so the end results are very satisfying collaborations.

We started off mainly supplying blinds and curtains but more and more we help with whole rooms, suggesting paint colours and wallpapers, furniture and even lighting. We are happy to take on all projects, large and small, single windows or entire apartments or houses. Looking at the photos above, I'm struck by how many different tastes and styles they show. This is an ever evolving industry and we work hard to keep up with the different trends out there, from the latest fabrics to the most up to date curtain and blind mechanisms, hand operated or fully automated.

To follow I thought it might be fun to show the starting points of the photos shown above.

This was a playroom that had turned more into a teenage hang out and study room and needed a smart pair of cartridge pleat curtains. This dark blue fabric with overlapping silver circles worked really well with the pale grey and navy oriental rug that was already there and the dark blue feature walls.

This window seat area was gently calling for a new look. We took away all the cushions, re-covered them and returned them a week later. They look great in a Linwood Aztec velvet and Romo Linaras to match all the different shades.

We really enjoyed re-upholstering this tired looking faux leather tub chair and turning into this splendid version! The client had two sofas and a larger chair covered in the same fabric. The Clarke & Clarke fabric is already fire proofed and we added scotch guard to keep everything clean.

This window at the front of a grade II listed, high street facing house, needed the warmth of an interlined roman blind and the privacy given by this pretty, small-mesh voile blind.

We've been working with these clients for many years and this was the last major part of their long term project. It was so interesting watching their house evolve over time and their finished sitting room looked beautiful.

The inside of this house was pretty much complete when I was invited in to add curtains and blinds. The master bedroom's walls were in Farrow & Ball Sulking Room Pink. We have such a fantastic selection of fabrics to look at and we couldn't believe just how well this velvet worked.

We've been working on some retirement village apartments nearby, adding curtains, blinds and lighting so that new owners can quickly move in. The budget set is such that we need to mix in roller blinds on some of the windows, with hand finished roman blinds and curtains elsewhere. Our latest roller blind books have a good variety of fabrics which have helped me put together some very attractive schemes. Here is a video of a different apartment we completed at the same time.

This was a beautiful new house in Beaconsfield. Our clients wanted neutral velvet curtains from floor to ceiling to give full blackout but also an inner layer of voiles to add softness, privacy and to reduce the sunlight. These could also be fitted onto recessed tracks if we are brought in before the ceilings are complete.

This is the final transformation that I wanted to share with you just for the sheer beauty of the Romo Japonica Cobalt fabric that was the perfect fabric for the the wall colours that my client chose.

Now I hope these projects show you how much fun there is to be had in this world of interiors! Variety truly is the spice of life!!



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