Left: Don’t just think of nets and voiles as being white, the black voiles for these bi-fold doors are to dim the lighting in a south-facing media room without blocking the view. They are fixed on discreet ceiling fix tracks which don’t get in the way of the opening mechanism on the doors yet can
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The sunlight shines through these linen green curtains giving a dappled light despite the interlining. This effect is really lovely in this case – the natural light and shadows of the trees from the garden pleased the customer. Daylight wasn’t totally obscured. Please note these are hung in my home for the photo, with the blind on
This shows off some of the nautical themed fabrics that take us all back to childhood at the coast. The fabrics are from books I stock, amazing value for money, so this customer was quite happy to mix and match from the range, adding a border to the blind. I had a few coordinating leftovers
This is the bold and fun fabric chosen from one of my collection of books for a north facing kitchen to brighten it up. The eyelets use a little less fabric than is required for gathered or pleated curtains, which means they stack back out of the way conveniently when the patio doors are open.
Even the smallest hallway can accommodate a door curtain. This example shows that with the use of a metal, bendable track (which has the advantage of being discreet against the architrave) you can have a curtain that stays completely out of the way of the door when there is no stack-back available. By having a wave heading there is
Tapestry kits take hours to make and require a good deal of skill. This Kaffe Fassett aubergine is a lovely example and I was asked to make it into a cushion for a Christmas present. It’s so lovely I wanted to share it with everyone!
This pair of silk curtains were inherited, and given a new lease of life to fit a bay window following a house move. They are interlined and the neutral colour and the silk’s stunning sheen made them too special to discard. Because they are in a northfacing bay window the silk will keep a few
A calm inexpensive grey toile fabric has helped create the soft, relaxing curtains here. The padded pelmet makes the most of the bay’s dimensions and compliments the interlining in the curtains and then the eye is drawn back down towards the neutral but gorgeous tiebacks we chose. A solid border could have been used to
This is how to keep your little one cosy. Blackout on the blind which fits inside the window recess really close. Then interlined curtains to keep the warmth in and look more opulent. What a lucky little girl!!
These lovely blinds with coordinating pelmets have brightened up a modern kitchen. I love the customer’s attention to detail when she cleverly picked out a main colour to have as a border around the edge. It really makes the scheme work beautifully!