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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Roller Blinds for Bifold Doors

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Bifold Doors, Roller Blinds | No Comments

Another blog in the bifold door series (see links to further blogs below), and hot off the press following yesterday’s installation in the leafy village of Brighton cum Stowell, Oxfordshire. The client was keen to reduce the intensity of the sun streaming into her kitchen (granted, this is a little difficult to envisage in this ...

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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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Laminated, motorised and remote controlled – can the humble roller blind get any more bespoke?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Case Studies, Roller Blinds | No Comments

We’ve blogged before about laminated roller blinds, and we recently had the opportunity to add a new dimension to this truly bespoke product¬† by electrifying it! What do we mean by “laminated”? Well, if you thumb through a typical roller blind fabric catalogue from one of the main suppliers (eg Silent Gliss, Louvalite,Sunflex,Luxaflex etc) you’ll ...

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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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A heady mix of embroidered linen and vertical blinds down at Canary Wharf

Another day down at Canary Wharf, this time blending the old with the new in this uber contemporary cityscape. A duplex apartment in Pan Peninsula with stunning floor to ceiling windows called for a clinical, contemporary look to compliment and augment rather than clutter the minimalist living areas. There was a small practical issue though. ...

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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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Combining curtains, sheers and blinds for a perfect soft furnishing solution

Another week, and another installation at Canary Wharf – this time at Belgrave Court, Westferry Circus. Quite an interesting one as it draws together a few different products from the world of soft furnishings – that work so well in apartments. Silhouette Shades for the Closet and Study: I’m going to be honest and say ...

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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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