The stuff we do at Jon Rhodes Part one


The first stage of any project is usually a site measure (unless estimating from plans and elevations previously). Here I am in Derbyshire measuring up windows for a lovely new project, summer 2017. I’m looking for overall window sizes, drops and widths, and I’m planning the over-sail measurements above and to each side of windows […]

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On the road, France


#TeamJonRhodes just back to base after a lovely installation in #TheLoireValley #curtains #headboards #poles #Beddrapes #cushions #wine

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Kilt headings


Our workrooms have prepared a sample of a kilt headed pelmet which has just arrived on my desk for a new project in Derbyshire. Last time we did this was for a Client with Scottish heritage in NYC in the ’90s. Kind of like it! #everythingoldisnewagain #handmadeinengland #pelmets #godisinthedetail #kilt #labourintensive #scottishdesign #pleats #howmanyknots?

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Pattern cutting inspiration in NYC


Loved viewing these cleverly cut dress drapes in the Drawing room or ‘Fragonard’ room at the Frick residence, 5th Ave, NYC over Easter weekend. The Italian strung effect is in fact created by cleverly placed pleats (in the same style as the outside edges of swags) at the points of the upper passementerie tassel tiebacks, […]

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February Bespoke headboards


Just completed these pairs of and single headboards for twins and king size beds, with wings / deep curved profiles / con caved curved tops and all with cut outs at the base to fit around skirting boards, so guaranteeing a perfect result when we fit them in situ. Think they’re going to look super […]

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Celebrating 30 Years trading with Front covers


Our December celebration front cover is from November (1991 to be precise) for David Hicks International. There is a lovely article inside on what was then billed as the most expensive ever penthouse in London at One Palace Green. This cover includes fabric upon fabric, layer upon layer, skill upon skill, including upholstered walls, headboard […]

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Easy Chic November


Our November cover, from our collection celebrating 30 years trading, is from November 2005 showing the London home of Peter and Felicity Osborne and featuring our ‘triple cuff’ headed curtains in #OsborneAndLittle striped silk. More pics of these and the rest of this lovely Notting Hill Town house can be seen by clicking on this […]

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Curtain poles for 2017


These beauties are exiting me for projects 2017. I’m thinking 3″ soft French headings on the timber poles, with those industrial styled ‘perfected’ brackets, and I’m hanging east coast american ‘castle’ headings from the super chic square profile brass. Fuck that’s sexy. No?

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Don’t Stop Me Now, I’m Having Such A Good Time, I’m Having A Ball. Designer’s Panto ’17, We’re Back….


I’m so exited because I’m gonna go the Chelsea Harbour Design Centre of Perfoming Arts. I mean, I’m dying to be a serious actor. Anyway, its the first day of Panto class – and we’re in the Design Club and ┬áthe teacher, Miss Douglas…. Oh Miss Douglas… Anyway, she puts us on the stage with […]

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‘Miss October’ of our front cover series celebrating 30 years trading


‘Miss October’ of our celebration 30 yrs trading front covers is actually one of three November issues (we don’t have an October). This one was for the uber chic Kate BIngham and since we were working together only this week, and seeing each other again next week for the ‘Panto ’17’ launch (yes, it’s back), […]

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