Sophie Says Add Trimmings

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Attention to detail is your absolute leading role of any interior project. Whether you are doing one room or the whole house. Attention to the little things and continuity throughout is key! FACT! Trimmings on soft furnishings can really bring a project together and step it up a gear. The Swarovski Crystal trimming on the sides of the centre panel on this cushion just makes this cushion looks super classy and expensive. One cushion on a chair can make a huge difference!

These last few months I don’t know how many metres of vv Rouleaux gross grain ribbon we’ve sewn but it definitely over 100! The contrast of the slate grey silk ribbon, against the crisp ivory cotton just stands out and makes such a big impact.

In my opinion, trimmings can look very old fashioned if they’re not done right! Let us help you, get it right!

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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.