Sophie's House Renovation
As many of our customers know, last year I undertook the start of a huge house renovation to my family home. Adding a two-floor extension, comprising of a new master bedroom and ensuite together with a complete redesign of the ground floor, we have added new windows, walls and décor to the house.
The house will be painted in various Little Green Paints, which Sophie Sews is a stockist for and a huge sample range can be found in our shop. The range allows us to buy paint suitable for walls, wood and both interior and exterior. Whilst we’ve invested in quite a lot of new furniture, I have used a local upholsterer to reupholster an existing chair in a Clarke and Clarke rose colour fabric which will sit in the Snug. For years, I have dreamt of a large island in the kitchen which has now become a reality and we have chosen a pink Smeg fridge and matching accessories to also go in the kitchen. With two daughters, a touch of pink is prominent in the house!
The fabrics in the house have been chosen to compliment the colours of the room, and whilst we are nearing the end of the project, the rooms aren’t ready for installation or painting just yet! Here’s an insight into some of the combinations I’ve chosen…
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 and so I naturally specialised in curtains, blinds and cushions. Starting from my dining room table making my own 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 all together.
Some of the most original artists have been influenced by the greatest 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 clients bedrooms. Evans Textiles Evaglide pole range have 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 different eras that I absorb at every meeting with the suppliers that translate into my designs for your homes. I feel particularly fortunate to add all of this magic to your home, making your home feel special, beautiful and above all, the space that you love.