Neutral curtains fitted on a covered lath and fascia work perfectly in this Victorian bay window. A covered lath offers a smart and simple solution in situations where a formal upholstered pelmet might look too heavy or formal. We make our laths on site and can vary the depth to accommodate radiators, or in this case shutters. Design by Susannah Acland.
Classic Georgian windows demand elegant window treatments. Here the designer specified a heavy-weight natural linen fabric and added a delicate fan-edge trim to the leading edges of the curtains. The deep, relaxed box-pleat valances look beautiful with the hand-sewn Samuel & Sons Greek Key trimming. Design by Jessica Brook.
Stunning four-metre-high silk curtains frame the arched window in this glamourous Bishops Avenue apartment. The 68mm diameter pole is from Fabricant and is perfectly in proportion to the scale of the room. Design by Honky.
An elegant solution to a tricky window. Silk pinch pleat curtains dress the window whilst the sheers add privacy and diffuse the light. Design by Honky.
A sumptuous velvet curtain makes a real statement in this Channel Island show apartment by Honky. The wave heading gives the curtain a more contemporary look whilst the sheer white roller blind offers privacy. Design by Honky.
Roman blinds and an upholstered pelmet give this formal living room a smart, tailored look. The use of a contrast fabric to border the roman blinds and the leading edges of the curtains adds subtle interest. The double-height sheer curtain on the right was a real challenge! Design by Honky.
A vibrant screen-printed linen from Raoul Textiles was used for both the curtains and the bed base valance in this pretty yellow bedroom. The casual curtain heading works perfectly on the small windows with narrow wrought iron curtain rods completing the look. Designer – Caroline Holdaway.
Let the fabric do the talking! Simple pinch pleat curtains in a stunning printed silk. Designer – Carlos Garcia.
If privacy and warmth aren't an issue, why not opt for soft unlined curtains instead? Beautiful sheer wool curtains on Walcot House brushed bronze poles. Designer – Carlos Garcia.
In this contemporary London apartment, the developer has installed a ceiling coffer. This hides the curtain track and provides a neat, clean finish in a situation where the curtains are not designed to be a feature. Design by Honky.
A very cute design for a young girl’s bedroom. The bright pink pompom trim works perfectly with the embroidered Jane Churchill fabric and provides a fun element to the design. A simple white pole is all that is needed here. Design by Rebecca Barnes.
A roman blind is the only sensible treatment for this small attic window. The narrow pinstripe fabric is well-scaled, and the delicate trim accentuates the bottom edge without looking too heavy. Design by Jessica Brook.
Pasha Suleyman printed linen from Osborne & Little makes for a striking pair of curtains in this Victorian bay window. The lath has been covered in the same fabric and projects the curtains forward of the shutters fitted to the lower half of the window. Design by Idolum.
A simple roman blind makes the most of this beautiful embroidered Harlequin fabric. Whilst the blind can be raised higher than this, it has intentionally been dressed lower to showcase the pattern on the fabric. Design by Rebecca Barnes.
This stunning Thameside apartment features eight-metre-wide curved windows. The developer specified the simple wave-headed sheers so that the building looks uniform from the outside. The main curtains are made from a heavy sateen fabric and sit within the ceiling coffer. The pinch pleat (triple pleat) heading makes the curtains fall into beautiful uniform folds. Design by Honky.
A close-up shot showing the heading of curtains hanging from a covered lath. In this instance the designer chose to cover the lath in a plain fabric that matches the background of the patterned one. As a result, the lath is barely visible. Sheer roller blinds have been fitted behind the curtains for daytime privacy. Design by Susannah Acland.
White painted colonial-style shutters keep this room beautifully light and airy. Shutters are a great solution for peculiar shaped windows where a curtain treatment might look too traditional. Our shutters are available in a wide range of wood finishes and paint colours and the louvre size can be scaled according to your windows. Design by Idolum.
An elegant pair of pinch pleat curtains frame this landing window. A sheer roller blind has been added for daytime privacy and to prevent the curtain silk from fading and rotting over time. On South-facing windows it is not unusual for damage to occur in a matter of months. There are many faux silk fabrics available now that can be used to trim the leading edges of curtains if sun-damage is a concern. Design by Rebecca Barnes.
The brief here was for an unstructured, informal curtain heading. The linen fabric from Guy Goodfellow was hand printed to order so the stripes were visible when the curtains were stacked open. A simple 50mm Bronze pole from Tillys works perfectly. Design by Annabel Elliot.
In this treatment the roman blinds have been designed as the working element with the curtains being purely dress. It’s important to ensure the pole brackets are of sufficient length to prevent the curtains snagging on the blinds as they are raised and lowered. This may require a bespoke solution. The woven tape applied to the leading edges of the curtains picks out the apricot design on the blinds. Design by Jessica Brook.
This penthouse apartment overlooking Trafalgar Square required some clever thinking. Traditional treatments were just not possible with the large sloping windows. The solution was motorised sheer roman blinds with blackout roller blinds mounted behind. Both were supplied and fitted by Silent Gliss. We are able to project manage all aspects of the design and install of electric tracks and blinds. Design by Honky.
The designer of this pretty bedroom wanted to tie-in the saffron yellow linen of the roman blinds with a custom bed corona. The coordinating printed cotton fabric was bought in India, and the green tassel trim is from Samuel & Sons. Design by Lonika Chande.
This printed velvet from Osborne & Little drapes beautifully. The covered lath has been made on a deeper board than usual, so the curtains clear the radiator underneath the window. With a relatively small space above the window, it was decided to fit the lath to the ceiling to visually heighten the room. Design by Idolum.
With the right-hand window being inaccessible, the designer wanted a simple treatment to soften the windows in this period stairway. London blinds require careful dressing and are best used in situations where they will not be used often, if at all. A narrow hand-sewn tape has been applied to the top and base edges of the blinds to give some definition. As the backs of the blinds are visible from the exterior of the house, a contrast lining was used. Design by Jessica Brook.
A close-up of a pinch pleat headed pair of curtains hanging from a simple painted wooden pole. This is an excellent example of how decorative tapes can be used to highlight and enhance. When selecting tape for the leading edges, it is worth considering the width of the tape. The first pleat is generally set in about 8cm from the edge and it is preferable for the tape to sit flat within this margin. Design by Annabel Elliot.
Sill-length curtains are the only option in this small guest bedroom. The depth of the pinch pleats has been scaled accordingly. A narrow, wrought iron curtain rod works perfectly with the pared-back aesthetic. Designer – Caroline Holdaway.