Short French headings


These curtains, from a recently installed project, are headed with a short 3” deep Soft French Heading and hang from a 1 ¼ “ diameter antiqued brass curtain pole with French returns. The French returns allow the curtains to sweep back to the wall, maximising the opening space for light and view, and offer an […]

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French returns in wood


Very exited to announce we can now supply French return poles in 50mm stained and polished timber…… #ImtoosexyforyourdrapestoosexyforyourdrapessosexyItaches #innovation #design #godisinthedetail #frenchreturns #curtainpoles

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Mile High Design Club


Just had a lovely on board entertainment surprise on route from Manilla to Hong Kong where a BBC documentary on luxury interior design featured some of the stunning work of leading interior designer #JoannaWood and up popped some of my favourite curtains that we have been privileged to work on. More of the same project, […]

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Swags and tails


Early morning in the workrooms to assemble and cross check components for a lovely install at London’s beautiful #Wyndhamstheatre Charingcross road later this week. The blue swag and tail arrangement that MarkyMarc is pictured dressing, is destined for the Littlewood room (named after Joan Littlewood, famous theatre director….. #Ohwhatalovelywar #Fingsaintwottheyusedtobe #Tasteofhoney etc) which 1. Makes […]

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Scarf bar, the Rosewood Hotel for Martin Brudnizki


This lovely pic just popped up on the Instagram account of the trend setting interior design force #Martinbrudnizki and, by coincidence, I may well end up here after dinner tonight for some Jazz with other decorating greats and mates! Loose fabric banner style wall hangings (by us) dampen the acoustics and cozy up the space, […]

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Tea break in the upholstery room


Just popped down to to the upholstery room to see progress on the build up of these layers for a lovely upcoming installation. Still more to add by way of cords, tassels and curtains, but it’s looking rather gorgeous to me. #SwagsAndTails #RomanBlind #WattsOfWestminster #GiltPelmet #EdwardHarpley #Passementerie #TurnellandGigon #MagicInTheMaking #TeamJonRhodes #TeaBreak

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First pattern cutting session of 2018


So I should be in GayParis with my Designer partners in crime and if I’m honest I’m feeling a little like Cinderella working through the weekend, and it’s cold and snowing to boot (well sleet, which is even worse). I did have some #metime yesterday which was soon filled with 2 hours of gym classes […]

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Country house dining


Nice to see one of my lovely clients is dining in style this weekend with a beautiful table setting and stunning flowers to welcome and cheer the spirits. The three windows in this country house dining room are dressed with lined and interlined drapes in oyster silk. The pelmets are constructed in timber for a […]

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Sketching curtains


Back to work, and the drawing board, a couple of days ahead of #TeamJonRhodes and I’ve found myself scribbling some designs that are going in to estimate form for a new VIP project in 2018. Inspired by #TimGosling ’s master class on sketching with #iPadPro at #Decorex a few months ago, I’ve finally got around […]

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English country house style


Thank you #WorkshopArchitects for this last minute pic of another great room in part of our pre Christmas installation schedule , this time in a lovely country house in Bedfordshire (Only three more fitting days to go…….🤞) This challenge involves a future rebuild to include several more windows, so careful planning of pattern repeats has […]

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