Monochrome or Pastel?

“Nothing adds drama to your decor like a monochrome palette” says Katrina Burroughs in today’s Sunday Times. She starts her article by saying that she’s open to being thrilled by the pastels that are dominating this spring’s interiors collections, but then lambasts their “wan, sugery hues” for making a drama out of coffee spots and ...

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Blackout roman blinds – a pragmatic solution for your child’s bedroom

So here’s the thing. You’re moving your little one into their new bedroom. The nights are shortening and so will your lie-ins, if you don’t come up with a solution for their window that keeps their bedroom dark in the morning. Curtains would always be the first solution where you’re looking for bedroom blackout. But ...

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Roses are In, this Spring

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Curtains, Roman Blinds | No Comments

As featured in Home News, by Ben Spriggs in the Life Style Interiors section of this Sunday’s Times Magazine, it would seem that the interiors world is currently in love with roses. The “bright, blowsy and quintessentially British flower can be found everywhere from cushions to china and curtains to candles this spring” he writes.

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Roman blinds for square bay windows – plan carefully for a stunning result

Roman blinds in square bay windows are a tricky proposition. The most obvious problem is that the folds of the side blinds will, without careful positioning, clash with those of the central blind when fully raised – and if you leave a gap between the blinds to counteract this, the chances are there will be ...

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When shutters don’t give you bedroom blackout

Shutters are a great option for a contemporary space where you’re striving for that uncluttered look, or for tricky arched windows – and the way their blades can be tilted makes them in many ways more versatile than more traditional window treatments such as curtains or blinds. But this versatility can also present a problem. ...

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Extra wide Roman Blinds

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Case Studies, Roman Blinds | No Comments

We often get enquiries about wide roman blinds, and after blogging about this some time ago it seems only right to bring back the topic this month.  Window manufactuers are forever raising the bar (if you pardon the pun) with their innovative products (think bifold doors for example), and the proportions of these more often ...

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Blackout Roman Blinds made to measure – 7 reasons to use blackout lining with your made to measure roman blinds

Posted by on Nov 26, 2009 in Roman Blinds, Tips & Techniques | No Comments

I was having a chat with a designer yesterday and she was impressing me with her attention to detail when it comes to advising customers on all things soft furnishings. But in the course of our conversation she said “and I had to advise the customer against blackout lining because it is such a bulky ...

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