Case studies


“A fantastic service I couldn't fault, from the initial consultation to completion of the project. I was provided with several design drawings and mood boards before final designs were agreed. This helped me enormously as the end result was exactly how I envisaged it. I now have such a beautiful bathroom; I will certainly be using Amanda Wells Design for all my soft-furnishings in the future!”

Claudia Harrison case study


Brief

To provide furnishings that will complement existing furniture and bathroom fittings, in creating a clean neutral feel as well as providing a warm and cosy ambiance where the client could relax and unwind.

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Project

The window was originally dressed in lined curtains with pencil pleated heading, suspended from a pole fixed just above the window, close to the ceiling. The curtains did not provide much insulation from the large window, and the curtains had to be drawn each time someone used the bathroom. The curtain pole looked out of place in the narrow space between the top of the window and the ceiling. There were also heating pipes running up the wall to the left of the window up to the ceiling which could be seen, and looked unattractive. As well as the window requiring a complete overhaul, there was a chair by the window that required restoring and re-upholstering.

Window solution

Suspension- In order to accentuate the height of the window, a pelmet board was installed, and placed directly below the ceiling; this was installed to fit around the heating pipes by carving a slot in the board for the pipe to run down. A curtain track was bent to shape and attached to the pelmet board.

Design- Full length interlined curtains were hung from the track, which bent round the corners to the wall on each side. These made a huge difference to the warmth of the room and the curtains had extra length to give more of a luxurious feel. A soft straight pelmet was made for the pelmet board, which also went round to the wall on each side. The pelmet came down to below the window frame, so as the top of the window frame and the wall behind were not visible. It was important that the pelmet did not come too low so as to mask the view or block out any natural light coming in. In addition to the curtains and pelmet, an unlined roman blind was installed inside the window recess. The roman blind could be lowered during the day for privacy, but at the same time allows the light to come through and provides an additional solution to opening and closing the curtains whenever the bathroom is used. The chosen fabric for all the window furnishings was a Linwood cream linen, with a gorgeous soft texture, perfectly fitting the neutral look that was desired.

Chair solution

The chair was striped back and the wood work painted in cream and given a subtle distressed look. The chair was then re-upholstered in a spotty weave by Romo , this compliments the curtains, adding a touch of colour, texture and contemporary style to the bathroom, to finish it off beautifully.