What to do with your bay window
A bay window can be an incredibly beautiful focal point of a room, as this glamorous and dramatic bespoke curtain proves. The bold plaid of the Moon Arncliffe/Charoite gives the room a traditional feel, but with the fun more modern purple added to the palette.
Utilising original features is such a wonderful link to the past, hiding the track and embracing the height, the small existing pelmet is gorgeous.
Adding a window seat to a bay window can be such a useful way of adding extra seating, with the added advantage of creating more texture and colour. It can also eliminate the possible dead space that some bay windows can create. It acts almost as another sofa, meaning there is ample seating in the room and no need to block the window with another armchair.
Curtains or blinds in a bay? A decision often queried. Curtain tracks now have come on so much, eradicating the need for the dreaded passing brackets. Now you can have a ceiling fixed track that looks like a pole, and can go tight into the bay so that you keep the floor space. It also means your made to measure curtains can glide around the bay window without interference. Roman blinds in a bay can look absolutely great to keep more light in the room when folding the blinds up fairly tight when making the blinds.
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.