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Made by careful hands

All of our curtains and Roman blinds are traditionally handstitched and hand-headed at a small, family-run workshop in Gloucestershire. It’s a process that yields, by far, the most superior finish. We believe that quality is as much about how something is made as it is about what it’s made from.

Curtains

We’ve edited down our curtain collection to offer a choice of three styles and three types of header. These are the ones that we feel are the very best definition of elegance. While some people prefer a fuller, ‘duvet-like’ appearance and others opt for a slimmer profile, we fall somewhere in the middle. So all of our curtains carry a degree of weight so that you can sense their quality from both look and touch.

The aesthetics

Your face fabric can be designed in any of the three ways:

Curtain - plain

Plain

Where only one type of fabric is used for the entire curtain.
Curtain - vertical

Vertical border

Where the leading edge uses a contrasting fabric in a vertical strip of roughly 20cm.
Curtain - horizontal

Horizontal border

Where the lowermost third of the curtain uses a contrasting fabric.

The headings

There are three ways that you can head your curtains, but each one is as classic as the other:

Curtains - cartridge

Cartridge

It’s when the fabric concertinas into natural folds. It’s more of a contemporary finish.
curtains - double

Double pleat

The pinch pleat effect is pretty and is more of a traditional signature.
Curtains - triple

Triple pleat

Much the same as the double pleat, this option is better for larger windows.

Our fabric library

We’ve edited down our 40-strong fabric library to the textiles that lend themselves best of all to curtain and blind making. From natural linen to cotton velvet, we hope it provides you with a wonderful (but not overwhelming) amount of choice.

Most of our curtains and blinds are comprised of three layers:

Face fabric       Interlining       Lining

We do this to promise the highest quality finish, and to create that luxuriously heavy feeling that you only get with traditionally tailored window treatments.

Roman blinds

Roman blinds are the only blind design that we feel reflect a Neptune interior. They’re a wonderful example of textile tailoring. We’ve applied our curtain-making expertise and our same edited choice of three aesthetics to create continuity. That way, you have the option to pair curtains and blinds in one window knowing they were just made to be together. We’ve also developed a rotary chain and cog mechanism that’s unobtrusive and glides smoothly so you can use your blinds with absolute ease.

The styles

Your face fabric can be designed in any of the three ways:

Blinds - plain

Plain

Where only one type of fabric is used for the entire blind.
Blinds - vertical border

Vertical border

Where both vertical edges use a contrasting fabric.
Blinds - horizontal border

Horizontal border

Where the lowermost fold uses a contrasting fabric.

The hardware

One, slightly more decorative with a ball finial at each end. The other, more of an understatement, with a slim, smooth stud. But both beautifully made from steel, powder coated in a choice of three matte finishes, and available in three pole thicknesses – 19mm, 25mm, and 38mm.

Working with our hardware partner, we’ve tried to develop a powder coating as close to our core paint collection as possible. Our interior specialists can advise which paint colour for your walls is the perfect partner for your hardware selection.

The design process

Explore your options

By visiting us in store, you’ll be able to view all three curtain aesthetics and a sample of Roman blinds. You’ll also be able to sit down with one of our specialists in our Design Office to look at fabric options and discuss what combination might work best for your home and which fabrics suit your lifestyle.

Measure your windows

Once you’ve decided on your design, we ask that you measure your window (or windows) so that we can give you an estimated cost. We’ve provided a measuring guide at the back of this brochure, or you can ask for one instore.

Book a measuring consultation

If you’re happy with the quote, one of our approved fitters will contact you to arrange a home visit. This is where they will take exact measurements and address any niche requirements. There’s a £75.00 fee at this stage, but we’ll refund at the point of placing your order.

Place your order

Once the measuring consultation has taken place, we’ll be able to provide an exact cost. This is the point where you decide whether you want to go ahead, and if you do, we take full payment and start making.

Making and fitting

By now you’ll know the craft process behind our curtains and Roman blinds, and it’s the reason that our lead times vary from four-eight weeks (from the point of placing your order). We could rush it, and get them to you sooner, but that’s not who we are.

We’re seeking perfection, and we think you are too. Once they’re ready, one of our approved installers will visit your home, at a time that suits you, to fit them. You can expect a pair of curtains to take approximately two hours, and a Roman blind one hour.

Measuring advice

Measuring for curtains
Step 1:
Measure the width

We advise that the curtain pole extends no less than 15cm on each side of your window recess (a) and that the bottom of the pole is no less than 8cm above the top of the window frame (b). So if you have an existing pole, double check its placement follows these guidelines, and then measure the width of the pole, excluding the finials (c). If you don’t have a pole, simply work off these measurements.

Step 2:
Measuring outside of the window recess

Following the 8cm guidance above, measure from the underside of your pole to the floor (d). Th is is what’s called your ‘drop’. Again, if you don’t have a pole fitted, just measure from the top of your window frame and add 8cm to the figure. Our curtains look at their best when they’re full-length, and so that’s the only way we make them. If you have a radiator beneath your window and don’t wish to block out the heat, you might like to use a Roman blind for privacy and curtains for decoration. Our in-store specialists can help to guide you to your perfect choice.

Measuring for blinds
Step 1:
Measuring inside the window recess

If you would like your blind to sit inside your window recess, measure the width of your recess from inner wall to inner wall (a). Be sure to take a few width measurements to be sure that your window is square. For the length, take a few measurements again, measuring from the top of your recess down to the sill (b).

Step 2:
Measuring outside of the window recess

The other option is to have your blind fitted outside of your window recess. For this option, measure 5cm either side of your recess to calculate your width (c). For the drop, add on 10cm above your recess and down to the top of the sill (d).

Visit us in store

Our made-to-measure curtain and roman blind service is slowly being introduced to all of our stores. We’re training specialists for each store, so, for the moment, you can visit any of the locations below for a complimentary consultation.