Any interior designer will tell you that a window treatment can make a room. A famous interior designer, however, will tell you that this is only the case when the correct treatment is chosen with precision and care. Using a quality luxury interior designer is like investing in quality. The skill in designing, sourcing supplies and hanging beautiful curtains is a craft best provided by skilled professionals. Well designed window treatments are similar to a perfectly crafted, tailor-made suit — think of it as the Saville Row of curtain treatments.
When it comes to choosing a design for your window treatments, there are numerous details to consider such as fabric, colour, tailoring and finishing touches. From length and lining to pelmets and poles, getting the right curtains for your windows can be a tricky business. A quality interior designer will be able to steer you through the maze of options.
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When you say the word “door” what springs to mind? Is it a solid, stately entrance to a home, proud of its formidable size, classic colour and shiny brass fittings? Or is it an image of Alice in Wonderland scampering past hundreds of identical wooden structures? Perhaps, it is a single member of the eponymous rock band? For most people the word “door” conjures up a picture of a solid piece of wood, working as an entrance to a property or room. But they are more than that, so much more….
Doors have been an important piece of interior design dating back to Egyptian times. Doors were either single or double pieces of wood; some were simple, others embellished with carvings and possibly brass, silver or even gold. Nearer to home, great excitement was recently generated, as the oldest door in Europe was unearthed by a group of Swiss archeologists. It was found at a site earmarked for the new underground car park for Zurich’s opera house, and is possibly 5,000 years old. To put that into perspective, it was built in 3063BC, just as Stonehenge was being constructed.
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