Private Home Soft Furnishings

July 2013

This project was for Mark Fowdon Bathrooms and his wife Kerri. They required new soft furnishings for their lounge/dining room and wanted to achieve a very warm, rich and cosy feel for their traditional cottage yet with a modern twist to compliment the already purchased original painting by Edward Waite!

Using the frame of the painting as a reference point – we found the high gloss, black, wooden poles from Byron & Byron, which worked perfectly!  Our chosen fabric was Wool – what better fabric to use to give warmth and richness to any room. Wool has become very popular and this patterned Jacquard fabric from Linwood Fabrics looks stunning as curtains.  We chose the traditional style, double pleat heading and they are lined and interlined for a beautiful drape.

For the Roman blind we chose a co-ordinating Maple Check fabric, also from Linwood Fabrics, it works well to compliment the pattern of the curtains without being overpowering.  We added extra pockets to the Roman blind so it will pull up high so therefore bringing maximum light into what can be a dark room. The blind system is fitted into the ceiling of the reveal of the window behind a small micro pelmet that is painted the same colour as the room. This covers the top of the blind and really does make a difference to complete the seamless elegant look.

Extra fabric was used to make co-ordinating scatter cushions to add colour to the charcoal sofa and to allow the scheme to flow throughout the room.