Quick home updates and lockdown projects
If you, like us are starting to feel like we have spent forever indoors, you are starting to get a bit tired of your home and want a new look, we have brought together some Lockdown inspiration for some quick projects you can do to uplift, or even transform, your home.
Curtains and blinds
These have the ability to transform any room without having to replace costly furniture and carpets. Depending on the colour and style you choose, these can become the focus of the room or be more subtle, letting other statement pieces shine. And if you update and co-ordinate with matching cushions, this can create a harmonious feel and really bring a room together.
As well as our bespoke service, we have recently launched Sophie Sews Direct, enabling you to order machine made curtains and blinds to your measurement and in a wide choice of fabrics and styles.
Make a Statement
Our stylish chairs and footstools from Clarke & Clarke and Voyage Maison are examples of quality craftmanship and are guaranteed to make a statement in any room.
And with the average person spending over 2,500 hours asleep each year quality bedding can make a real difference. Our Emma Shipley range is not only super luxurious and comfortable, but it’s beautiful too.
A coat of paint, a new blind or a larger mirror can make all the difference to a bathroom. Adding carefully placed candles can also change the atmosphere and create an oasis of calm. Our luxury handmade vegan candles are made from soy wax, which have an elegant fragrance, no carbon fumes and last up to 50% longer than conventional candles. View our range of candles and accessories.
Our express curtains and blinds are ideal for updating children’s rooms – whether children have got older and need a more age-appropriate design or you want to have a quick update. And, if you’re painting, we stock Little Greene Paint which is child safe and environmentally friendly.
Spring is on it's way and soon the warmer weather will be here.
Little Greene Paint is perfect for outdoor projects – from a tired bench to plant pots or even your front door. We have over 200 colours in stock in every finish so now could be the perfect time to get a colour card and order your sample pots. Check out our guide to Little Greene Paint.
If you are looking for some inspiration for a quick update there are lots of ways to achieve this:
· Curtain poles and tie backs are often overlooked, but these are an easy way to update a room quickly.
- Cushions are another great way for a quick update. How about cushions in contrasting colours and sizes to make a statement or having seasonal cushion sets that you change throughout the year to refresh the look in a room. We have an extensive range of our own handmade cushions as well as collections including Voyage, Clarke & Clarke and Emma Shipley.
- Wallpaper. Our stunning wallpaper is a great way to create a feature wall or even update the inside of a wardrobe. We have lots of fabulous designs guaranteed to brighten your day and update any room.
· Lamps and candles. The right lighting can create a completely different atmosphere in a room – whether you want to relax, work or cosy up and read a book.
Find out more about our range of home accessories from Sophie Sews Direct.
Every day I feel so fortunate that I can bring together my passion for design and quality craftsmanship to create beautiful homes for our customers with our bespoke curtains, blinds and accessories.
During my childhood, I spent every spare moment endlessly redecorating and reorganising my bedroom, and I thrived in the creative subjects at school! Art, Drama and Textiles became my passions. I went on to do a National Diploma in Interior Design before setting my sights on interior design for the residential market.
Fabrics are a real passion, so I naturally specialised in curtains, blinds and cushions. Starting from my dining room table making my curtains, I quickly progressed with client orders and making for other designers.
After having my second daughter, I realised my real passion was not just for the actual sewing but the design. The product knowledge of which pole will fit where, the fabric colours, designs and textures and putting it together.
Some of the most original artists have been influenced by the most significant creators that painted before them. Since 2012, I have been lucky enough to have had a front-row seat in homes all over Surrey - big houses, small houses, flats, bungalows and mansions! I have gained so much experience from every window I’ve hung a blind at to every sofa I’ve designed a cushion for. But I have had some help along the way.
The suppliers we use are at the very edge of the manufacturing world. Emma Shipley’s fabric ranges have enabled me to bring colour, life and fantasy to my client’s bedrooms. Evans Textiles Evaglide pole range has given me the slick, hard, ringless poles that I can bring to my clients contemporary and crisp-looking new builds.
The history of fabric design is repeated from all eras. I absorb at every meeting with the suppliers that translate into my designs for your homes. I feel exceptionally fortunate to add all this magic to your home, making your home feel unique, beautiful and, above all, the space you love.