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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Just in time for Christmas


Another great picture, spotted on social media this morning, from a favourite client of many years, showing off her fabulous taste and design sensibilities, and only installed a few days ago just in time for the holidays. #frenchheadedcurtains #linedandinterlined #FermoieSilverSomthing on a classic #BronzeCurtainPole bent to a 3 sided bay. Screen privacy roller blinds set […]

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Perfect frame for a perfect view


I happened upon this lovely picture, posted this morning on social media by a lovely client, and with her kind permission I can share it with you. Lovely! I am very proud of this simple but perfectly proportioned window treatment that we created for a master suite in a very special #EnglishCountryHouse. The triple scalloped […]

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Let’s all go down the Strand


Site measure with team #DargieLewisDesigns today, working our magic in #TheStrand. Obvs I had to be dragged screaming and kicking to that part of town (not). A few idiosyncrasies of modern architecture to deal with, nothing we can’t overcome with clever draping, which is what today’s meeting was all about. Let’s all go down the […]

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Project details


Detail snapshots. All I can show you of the beautiful Helsinki apartment that we have just installed for a favourite client. It is truly gorgeous! The suite of rooms that these details come from include hand woven and dyed paisley wool with silver threads by #delecuona , custom coloured silk fringe by #pierrefrey curtain poles […]

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Decorex 2017


Loved being part of #turnerpocock #family #syonsurfshack #HouseandGarden #viplounge #decorex2017 #awning #seatcushions #throwpillows for tired #vipbottoms #tongueincheek photo credit #alexjames

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Decorex 2017


Setting up for #TurnerPocock #HouseandGarden #VIPLounge at #Decorex #SyonPark today. In just two more short days the industry’s finest will have decked out this empty shell of a marquee into a wonderland of #designanddecoration celebrating 40years of this great exhibition. Don’t forget to take a break in what I can assure you is going to […]

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