Tag: made to measure curtains

Focus on pattern – stripes

Stripes have been a staple in fashion and interior design for centuries. Synonymous with jugglers, clowns and jesters in the 1300s, to the uniform of criminals in the 1800s. It was thanks to Coco Chanel that stripes were adopted by the wealthy and became a popular fashion choice. Inspired by the striped woven tops given… Read more »

Get ahead with curtain headings

Traditionally, curtains were used not as window treatments but as room dividers! It was the ancient Egyptians that chose to hang animal hides from hooks over doorways to keep warm. As windows evolved so did curtains, they became a great way of giving yourself some privacy and keeping in the heat. In today’s world, curtains… Read more »

Focus on Pattern – Paisley

Contrary to what you may believe, Paisley did not originate in the small town of Paisley in Scotland, although it will have a significant influence on its history. It was in the 19th Century that Paisley began to heavily feature in fashion and design. The pattern itself has origins in India, Iran and the Kashmiri… Read more »