On this modern property the client was keen to keep a fresh modern feel to the room whilst also reflecting their previous travels in the Far East. The rooms’ purpose was as a guest room which had one window overlooking the rear of the property. The furniture had a number of oriental influences including dark wood and a deep red enamel. The walls were painted a light grey which was also reflected in the throw on the bedding.
The client was after a Roman blind which would tie together all these aspects as well as keep within the modern feel. I was able to show the client a number of fabrics which would have achieved this within the room itself. The fabric that we finally felt to suit the room and theme best was a Romo fabric called ‘Orvieto’ which features a stunning two tone silver embroidered tree. The large pattern design also helped to emulate the beautiful backdrop of the garden which the room overlooked including a wonderful oak tree.
The client specification for this project was to bring colour and sophistication to a new build whilst most importantly providing privacy. I was able to spend a great deal of time with the client researching a number of fabrics for each of the rooms. By leaving some key samples with the client for a few days, these samples were also able to be seen in a number of different lights.
One particular room was a kitchen-diner with a right angled bay window, French door and small window above the sink. The walls were painted white and the kitchen theme was a simple black and white. The aim was to inject the room with colour using the window dressing.
The final look was achieved by using a combination of fabrics. The Roman blinds were made with Voyage fabric called ‘summer leaf’ which incorporated raised embroidery and in a variety of bold and vibrant colours on a light linen background. By using Roman blinds in the bay area, it meant that the client could have the blinds drawn when desired ensuring privacy whilst maximising space. The French window curtains were made with a contrasting green linen from Romo called Linara which would also help to bring in the colours from the outside garden.