Voiles usually need lots of gather to avoid looking skimpy. These eyelets headed voiles look smart and modern and the heading panel adds both design detail and hides the Buckram stiffening required to support the metal rings and give a structured shape. They use less voile fabric than normal, so that’s great news too!
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These curtains work so well. They allow the restored stained glass windows to be shown to the maximum because they each stack back. A bulky fabric like this can be luxurious, but it would have taken up half of the side windows if there was just one pair.
Modern fabrics from Clarke & Clarke again used in an open plan kitchen dining room. Each window is a single curtain so when pushed back is out of the way of the opening doors. Double pleats help the curtains stack back with minimum bulk, out of the way.
This small but long kitchen needed four small blinds. We chose from the citrus colours in the popular New England range and used narrow stripes on the smaller blinds in the main kitchen and bolder stripes for the utility end of the room. They look fresh and lift the room. The use of bold colour
The heading was kept simple with a double pinch pleat which helps maintain solid structure to the folds and doesn’t detract from the incredible shades thrown together. This is a Wow! window meant to be admired. The drama of the colours is enough for some, but the deep window and wall colour were chosen
This is a combination that is proving popular in the Shire. Here the beautiful leaf embroidered fabric was more expensive, but loved too much to miss. We came up with a more economical way of using it only on the blinds and as a border for the main curtains. Both fabrics came from the same
A local joiner created depth to this window sill by cleverly creating a seating area. The customer chose this great value, hardy fabric in various denim shades from one of our most popular books for the box cushion and scatter cushions. An interlined roman blind will follow shortly to shut out the winter cold.
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
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 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.