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A tailored approach

Curtains and blinds are one of those parts of your home that need to do a lot of different things at once. You might want them to completely block out the light or filter it through, keep the warmth in or give you just a little extra privacy and soften your room.

Or all of the above.

And to do that well takes a lot of attention to detail. Which is why we’ve created a collection that’s considered from the fabrics and linings to the headings and poles.

Because too much choice is overwhelming, we’ve edited all the options down as well. So, you can create the curtains or blinds that tick all your boxes, that are traditional, contemporary or somewhere in between, but that you can know will be totally timeless.

Made by careful hands

You’ll probably be living with your curtains or blinds for years and years, which is why we put just as much thought, care and attention into stitching them as we did designing them.

In fact, we’ve teamed up with a family-run workshop in Gloucestershire, where they’ve been traditionally hand-stitching and hand-heading curtains and blinds for decades.

Curtains

50+ fabrics.

Three styles, three types of header, and three poles to choose from.

Not too full and duvet-like, but not too light and sheer either.

Just pleasingly weighty, elegant curtains.

The style

You can pick one or two fabrics for the face of your curtains, and we can make them in three different ways:

Curtain - plain

Plain

Where we use one fabric 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 second fabric covers the bottom third of your curtains.


All three looks are pared-back and timeless, it’s entirely down to whatever you prefer. Go for a plain curtain if you’re after a completely clean and unfussy look. And opt for a border if you’d like to add in more texture or pick up on an accent colour in your room.

The heading

Again, there are three ways we can make the heading of your curtains:

Curtains - cartridge

Cartridge

Where we stitch the fabric into soft folds that stay in place whether the curtain’s open or closed.
curtains - double

Double pleat

Where we pinch the fabric together into groups of pleats. There are two pleats per group in this style…
Curtains - triple

Triple pleat

…and three in this one.

The hardware

When it comes to what you’ll hang your curtains on, there are three types of rail to choose from. There’s ‘standard’ and ‘premium’; so-called not because standard is any less well-made, but because premium has more options. They’re both made from steel with a powder-coated finish in a choice of colours. The third option is our wooden collection.

You can see the different finishes and finial styles, and learn about the differences between each type of pole, in store.

Roman blinds

50+ fabrics.

Three styles.

And one smooth-gliding chain and cog mechanism.

The style

When it comes to blinds, you can’t go far wrong with Roman blinds. They’ll soften a room in a way that Venetian or slatted blinds can’t. And they’ll feel less utilitarian that roller blinds. They give you the best of both worlds – practicality and aesthetics.

And, like our curtains, you can have the face fabric three ways:

Blinds - plain

Plain

Where we use one fabric for the entire blind.
Blinds - vertical border

Vertical border

Where the left and right edges have a strip of a second fabric.
Blinds - horizontal border

Horizontal border

Where the second fabric covers the bottom fold of your blinds.


You can also combine vertical and horizontal borders,
which can act to frame and make a feature of your window

Textiles

You need the right tool for the right job, which is why we’ve edited down our fabric library to the textiles that lend themselves to curtains and blinds.

You can find our entire collection of fabrics online and in store, and one of our team will be able to walk you through the options that’ll work best.

Lining & interlining

Most of the time, we make our curtains and blinds in three layers: face fabric, interlining and lining. We’ve found it’s the way to get a luxuriously heavy feeling.

There are a couple of options for the interlining and lining though, that mean you can have extra-weighty curtains and blinds that block out all the light, or ones that are a little floatier (or something in between).

The design process

Explore your options

Stop by and see us in-store where you’ll be able to see all our curtain styles and samples of our Roman blinds, as well as all your options when it comes to fabrics. You’ll sit down with one of our home specialists, who’ll guide you through every step of the way.

Measure up

Once you’ve decided on your design, let us know the dimensions of your window (or windows) and we’ll work out an estimated cost. There’s a measuring guide below.

Book a measuring consultation

If you’re happy with your quote, one of our fitters will visit your home to take millimetre-perfect measurements. They’ll also be able to see if you’ve got any awkward windows that need things like curved or recessed poles. There’s a £75 fee at this stage, but that’ll come off your curtain or blind order.

Place your order

After your fitter has visited, you’ll get an exact cost. If you’d like to go ahead, we’ll place your order, take full payment and start making.

Making and fitting

By now, you’ll know the craft process behind out curtains and Roman blinds, and that’s why they can take four–eight weeks from when you place your order.

Once they’re ready, your installer will come back to your home at a time that suits you to fit them. This will take about two hours for curtains and one hour for blinds.

Measuring advice

Measuring for curtains
Step one: measure the window

First, measure the width of your window frame (A), then the height from the top of your window frame down to the floor (B).

Our curtains look best when they’re full-length, so that’s the only way we make them. If you have a radiator underneath your window and don’t want to block the heat, then you might want to have a Roman blind for privacy and curtains for decoration.

Step two: measure the curtain pole

Ideally, your pole will extend out at least 15cm on either side of your window, to give you room to stack the curtains back. We’ve found it looks best when it’s at least 8cm above the window frame too. One of our home specialists will be able to help you work out these measurements though.

If you don’t have a pole in place already, add at least 15cm for each side on to your window’s width to get the width of your pole (C). E.g. if your window is 150cm wide, your pole will be 180cm. Then, add at least 8cm on to the height of your window to work out how high your pole will be (D).

If you already have a curtain pole up, double check that it extends out enough on either side, then measure along its width, excluding the finials (C). Then, making sure it’s also high enough, measure from the bottom side of the pole down to the floor (D).

Your blind can sit either inside the window recess or outside it. Which one you go for is entirely down to the look you prefer. Just bear in mind that recessed blinds can get in the way if you have a lot of things on your window sill, and that blinds outside the recess can help make small windows look bigger. One of our home specialists will be able to help you decide on what’s best.

Measuring for blinds
Option one: 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).

Option two: outside the window recess

For this option, again measure the width of your window recess (A) and the height down to the top of the sill (B). Then, add 10cm onto both dimensions to get the width (C) and length (D) of your blinds.