Bespoke Made to Measure Curtains,
Blinds & Soft Furnishings

Latest Project - Cedar House, Cobham

I have been working with Evangelos Pieri of Suki Group to help transform this 15th century, Grade 2 listed property, into a 21st-century family home.

My brief was the windows and soft furnishings – to reflect the heritage and history of the building, but with flashes of modernity and expressions of individual style that support the building’s new life.

The approach is to mix heritage inspired curtains and blinds, linked invisibly to modern technology, all underpinned by sophisticated placement and fitting that creates symmetry throughout a property full of odd angles and uneven lines.

The banqueting hall window is a perfect example, 3m x 2.5 m of glazed area, incorporating stained glass details, a window that should be framed not covered. The non-symmetrical position of the window and the shallowness of the fascia below the vaulted ceiling, both presented real challenges.

The solution was a made to order fabric in gold and red from Jim Dickens, the colours chosen to recreate the original colour scheme of the hall.

The pelmet was elevated into the vaulted ceiling to minimise intrusion into the glazed area and frame detail, whilst still maintaining sufficient proportion to support the 29 metres of fabric in the curtains.

This historically sympathetic design statement was subtly augmented by modern technology, a silent motorised mechanism integrated into a cutting-edge audio-visual system.

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I have been working with Evangelos Pieri of Suki Group to help transform this 15th century, Grade 2 listed property, into a 21st-century family home.

My brief was the windows and soft furnishings – to reflect the heritage and history of the building, but with flashes of modernity and expressions of individual style that support the building’s new life.

The approach is to mix heritage inspired curtains and blinds, linked invisibly to modern technology, all underpinned by sophisticated placement and fitting that creates symmetry throughout a property full of odd angles and uneven lines.

The banqueting hall window is a perfect example, 3m x 2.5 m of glazed area, incorporating stained glass details, a window that should be framed not covered. The non-symmetrical position of the window and the shallowness of the fascia below the vaulted ceiling, both presented real challenges.

The solution was a made to order fabric in gold and red from Jim Dickens, the colours chosen to recreate the original colour scheme of the hall.

The pelmet was elevated into the vaulted ceiling to minimise intrusion into the glazed area and frame detail, whilst still maintaining sufficient proportion to support the 29 metres of fabric in the curtains.

This historically sympathetic design statement was subtly augmented by modern technology, a silent motorised mechanism integrated into a cutting-edge audio-visual system.

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About Louise Cowan Interiors

Louise Cowan Interiors provides a bespoke design service for making handmade curtains, blinds and soft furnishings. Providing consultancy on fabric and style as well as hand-finishing to the highest standards, this is where design understanding combines with traditional craftsmanship skills to provide a premium quality experience.

Specialising in handmade, lined and interlined curtains, pelmets and roman blinds, Louise Cowan Interiors prides itself on attention to detail. We provide a fully bespoke, end-to-end service that starts with a free consultation at your home to discuss your design requirements and help make the most out of your brief and budget.
We offer design advice, fabric and hard furnishings sourcing, measurement and estimation. Once commissioned, this culminates in the hand-finished workmanship of the highest quality with a free dressing in service.

We can offer a professional installation service as well as source a range of soft furnishings, antiques and design pieces.