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All You Need To Know About Window Dressings

10th March 2020
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relaxed roman blinds

That’s curtains and blinds and privacy etc. This is an edited extract from the book as well as being one of the most common questions I am asked so while I would recommend you buy the book (well I would wouldn’t I) I hope this will also address some of the questions you might have…

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365 Objects Of Design

What do I need to know about curtains?

10th October 2019
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A look at how to hang the right kind of curtains with Kate Watson-Smyth. Choosing curtains the same colour as the wall will create a sleek and cohesive

It occurred to me the other day that I have very rarely, almost never, talked about window dressings. Or, for the sake of this post, curtains. That’s partly, actually mostly, because I don’t have any, so it’s not something I think about and partly because when I started this blog – way back in 2012,…

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Househunter

Fade Away and Radiate … Mad About Ombre

18th February 2013
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It started with our hair, moved onto our clothes and gradually, as these things tend to, moved into our houses. The dip dye, or ombre  trend has been floating around  for a little while now and shows no sign of abating. Designers Guild have a created a subtle version in several colour ways which might…

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Your House

Should I Have Curtains On My Folding Sliding Doors?

17th May 2012
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Donna contacted Mad About The House to ask about a giant set of curtains for her new doors. Q: My predicament – we’re in full flow of having a double storey extension built. The lounge will have 5m of bifold doors with a dark grey aluminium frame leading out to the garden, these are something I’ve…

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Design Shopper

Window Shopping

27th February 2012
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  It is a truth, universally acknowledged by your Granny, that you should never buy velvet curtains as they will never wear out and you will never have an excuse to buy new ones. I know this as I had to move house to get rid of my chocolate brown velvet curtains. Twice –  they…

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