Square bay windows always pose a challenge & this lovely window was no exception. Our busy client had disliked this room since moving in & was more than ready to make changes. The brief was to replace the old curtains & valance with a smarter upholstered box pelmet & 216 cm sill length curtains. We also needed improve the thermal efficiency & provide some privacy. There was little space to fit the pelmet & track between the window architrave & ornate coving which meant that the track had to be mounted under the pelmet. We selected a Silent Gliss double corded track & had it bent to a tighter angle than usual to allow the curtains to sit on the window sill. The curtains were interlined & thermal lining was also used. A neat single pleat heading was suggested to allow the curtains to stack back well at the side windows. To provide an element of privacy our client wanted plain voile panels fitted to the lower half of the sash windows but didnt particularly like the usual fittings available for cafe curtains. With this in mind we sourced some brass sockets & rod, the bottom of each panel was weighted with a roman blind rod.
We are delighted to have worked on this project. Our client has decorated the room beautifully & now has an elegant, comfortable sitting room
“I am so happy with my new living room, beautifully finished off with these lovely curtains made by Mrs Steed. She has done a fantastic job, had some great ideas, guided me with colour & samples; pleat choices and was totally professional throughout. Highly recommend and will not hesitate to use Mrs Steed again. Thank you Karen.”
The fabric for these kitchen curtains in a listed country house was carefully chosen to complement the recently painted ochre walls. It can sometimes be difficult to chose fabric to match paint & I would usually suggest chosing your fabric first to make decorating easier. The importance of looking at your fabric & furnishings in situ was highlighted by how different this fabric looks under different light conditions. In situ it looks perfect however in the bright lighting of my workroom it looks very different & a much brighter gold…
Short curtains with double pleat heading in a Sanderson fabric for a beautiful beamed cottage adds winter warmth.
A close up of the double pleats on these short curtains which are hung on a track. Sometimes double pleats instead of triple pleats are more appropriate. Here, for example a minimal stack back was required to let in maximum light.
This view shows the slim stack-back that can be achieved with eyelet curtains. These curtains were made for garden doors & needed to stack back well away from entering dogs & children.
Full length Cartridge heading in Tatton with Taichung Ivory faux silk. As you can see these curtains were interlined but not blackout lined as the blind is lowered at night.
Traditional pattern is given a contemporary twist in fuchsia pink coupled with this simple Cartridge heading on these full length curtains in my clients ‘signature’ style.