No design brief is complete without the curtains, soft furnishings and upholstery which add the depth and character to the room. Very often the window is the focal point, the first thing you see upon entering a room and their treatment can say so much about the house owner! To that end I offer a bespoke curtains, blinds and cushion service using hand-sewn, traditional methods, always with great attention to detail and finish.
I am happy to work to your exact design specification, or to make suggestions based on your ideas, or to design the whole as a unique treatment. The showroom is in Twyford, please arrange an appointment if you would like to view our books. I can access all the main fabric houses, but specialise in the following:-Alhambra, Arte, Barbara Osorio, Black Edition, Boeme, Ellenbach, Elli Popp, Elitis, Flamant, House of Hackney, Ian Sanderson, Inchyra, Jim Dickens, Lelievre, Libeco Belgian Linen, Linwood, Metaphores, Pedroso & Osorio, Romo, Studio Natural, Swaffer, Voyage, Watts of Westminster and I am adding to these all of the time.
For upholstery I work very closely with a local workshop, who offer high quality upholstery using only the best materials and masterly techniques. I can also design and make sofas and chairs that are customised to your own very individual needs.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request or to book a consultation.
Here is a snippet of my favourite fabric of the moment, Passiflora Dew by Boeme, a landscape of flowers and grapes on a floaty, creamy background which belies the intensity of the colours – indigo, aubergine, ochre, russet and teal mingling with shades of pink and grey. A versatile fabric, it looks wonderful against a neutral background, but put it with a darker shade and those hidden colours just pop. I’ve teamed Boeme with plain linen cushions, so there is no competition with pattern and I have offered paint suggestions from the wonderful Pure and Original Paint from Holland, whose chalky depths – the result of much more pigment than a standard emulsion – will set off any fabric. Fabulous to use, even though it prefers to be brushed and not rollered, this paint outshines any other that I have used and, surprisingly for a chalk paint, it is even washable once it has cured for two weeks. And the colours are remarkable, sultry, moody and gentle, all rolled into one. Do call in to look at the colour chart.