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Downend revisited…

I’ve just finished some more blinds for this lovely home in Downend, Croyde.

This time we used a beautiful fabric from Voyage Decoration, using the Lorient Contemporary Range, in the Cornelia Valance Lemon colour way, whilst this is described as lemon, I would say it is lemony lime! I love it so much I may just have to use it in my own home!

Voyage Fabric, Lorient Contemporary, Cornelia Range, Valance in Lemon

Voyage Decoration, Lorient Contemporary, Cornelia Range, Valance in Lemon

The Chapel at Pickwell Manor

The Chapel at Pickwell Manor, their newly finished apartment, has recently been totally restored.

Susie wanted to go with a ‘Camper Van’ style and this is where my suggestion of a Welsh Blanket Headboard came in, the fabric is 100% wool in St David’s Cross, woven in Wales, from Melin Tregwynt a lovely company to deal with.

The grey linen for the curtains was from Ada & Ina, another great company to deal with, making sure I had the fabric in time, despite the slow Christmas post!

We finished this project just before Christmas Eve, here are a few of the final images and Susie and I are rather pleased with the results!

Big thanks to Sarah Lambert who helped me with the photography!

Honeymoon, The Chapel Pickwell Manor, St Davids Star, St David's Cross, Silver Grey, 100% Wool, Melin Tregwynt, Welsh Blanket Headboard, Camper Van Style
St David's Cross, Silver Grey, 100% Wool, Melin Tregwynt, Welsh Blanket Headboard, Camper Van Style
St David's Cross, Silver Grey, 100% Wool, Melin Tregwynt, Welsh Blanket Headboard, Camper Van Style
Grey Linen, Blanket Box,St David's Cross, Silver Grey, 100% Wool, Melin Tregwynt, Welsh Blanket Headboard, Camper Van Style
Honeymoon Suite, Wedding at Pickwell Manor

Downend, Croyde

Over the summer I had to down tools, due to our B&B taking over, I’m now back to it and here is some of my recent work in a lovely home at Downend, Croyde.

The fabric is from Casadeco in Tango Lambada Stripe, mainly neutral tones with a duck egg blue stripe.

Casadeco Tango Lambada Stripe, Duck egg blue stripeCasadeco, Tango Lambada Stripe Beige

We’re nearly there

We’re finally getting there with my office, when we moved down to Devon I was still working for Yell Ltd and they kindly set me up with equipment in my office, however, as we had the whole house to renovate, it was the last room we would be spending money on, so for 3 years I worked in a freezing cold, damp office that was totally uninspiring.

Nige then took over the office when I left Yell and added his junk personal items to it, this was the last picture taken in it’s sorry state a few months ago.


The walls have been painted in Farrow & Ball, Pavilion Grey, the floor is in limed French Oak, I now just have to add the finishing touches!

Before & After

I’ve been busy over the past few weeks, making blinds for a local holiday home that’s been preparing for the Summer season, more photos of this property later.

My client decided to freshen up the master bedroom, she wanted to use the lovely duck egg gingham from Laura Ashley for her blinds, so I advised her to paint one of the walls in duck egg to tie it all in together & then made four black out blinds to fit in the bay window

Before

After

Made from duck egg gingham, Laura Ashley


Made from duck egg gingham, Laura Ashley


Made from duck egg gingham, Laura Ashley

In the other bedroom we used Spotty from the Summer Breeze collection, from Clarke & Clarke, this also being a black out blind, has made a great difference to the sleep quality in this room.

Roman Blind in Clarke & Clarke Spotty

My first commission

I was very fortunate to work with Pickwell Manor, for my first commission, they have been transforming Pickwell over the past three years and had been working on the Bliss Apartment, from December to a very tight deadline to be ready for their first 2011 wedding in March.

I had eight rooms to complete with Roman Blinds & Curtains, within two months, I’m pleased to say I met their deadline and here are a few images of the work I did for them.

A big thank you to Susie, Steve, Tracy & Richard, for giving me the opportunity, at the start of my business, to set up a great showcase. I’m sure you’ll agree, Pickwell looks a wonderful place to stay or have your wedding.