Why we love a London Blind

There are so many options when it comes to choosing blinds and window treatments. We always like to recommend Roman Blinds above most styles as they are simple, timeless and show a fabric or pattern to its best. Occasionally when working with a window or an interior scheme a bit of extra detailing on a blind is required to enhance the look and the best solution is to use a London Blind a.k.a  - A London shade. 


Recently a client was finishing a really stunning bathroom in a period house and the window really lent itself to a London rather than Roman blind. This type of window treatment is highly decorative with it's inverted pleats and can look traditional in a period setting but with softer pleats and made in an understated Belgian linen the overall look is effortlessly timeless. This is where the curtain makers skill is really proven to produce an impeccable finish.  Here we used a stunning open weave linen from Mark Alexander fabrics. 



Below are some other examples of how the effect can be achieved. 

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It's almost a guarantee that we will catch snippets of Jo Good at some stage over a weekday afternoon, be it in the workroom or in the car driving to see clients. The wide range of topics and discussion on the show has led us to email Jo regularly with our comments and one day a simple email turned into an invitation from BBC Radio London to come in and talk about our company and what we do! To say we were nervous was an understatement, BBC Broadcasting House is pretty exciting. 


In the studio Jo was just so amazingly easy to talk to and we found common ground talking about our recent collab with designer Nicky Haslam ( who Jo is a massive fan of ! ) and soon the conversation was covering everything from making massive  Theatre Curtains to gossiping about Kate Moss and and an English Princess - all curtain related of course. A fun 20 minutes went far too quickly and we hope to visit Jo and the girls at BBC Radio London again. 

XO The London Curtain Girls

a.k.a Laragh & Mary