PENELOPE

KEARLEY

SOFT FURNISHINGS &
INTERIOR DESIGN
Showroom based in the centre of Twyford, Berkshire.
Home of Twyford, 7 High Street, Twyford, RG10 9AB (within the Floorstore), come in and browse. 
UPDATE; Due to coronavirus ‘Home of Twyford’ will be closed from Tuesday 24th March until further notice as I feel this is the safest thing to do. Curtain and Blind making continue behind the scenes as will online and telephone orders. Please feel free to contact me on 07770 656597 or penny@penelopekearley.co.uk

ABOUT

I am a soft furnishings specialist based in Twyford, Berkshire, with a passion for home interiors. Making high quality, hand finished curtains, blinds, pelmets and cushions. I aim to provide a personal service tailored to your needs and budget. Advice on window dressing styles, and fabric choices is available if required. If you need a little more inspiration then a mood board can be created to help bring your room design to life. The initial consultation is free, and I provide a full fitting service should this be needed.

 

Within my showroom I have fabric books from companies such as Romo, Fibre Naturelle, Sanderson and Harlequin, as well as smaller family run fabric companies like Meg Morton. You are welcome to take you time browsing through these 6 days a week. I also have a great stock of candles, lighting, and home wares. Please feel free to come in and browse, I look forward to meeting you.

Penny. Home of Twyford.

 

MADE TO MEASURE CURTAINS

High quality, hand finished curtains made for you, in your choice of fabric and style for you to enjoy for years to come.

With seven different heading styles to choose from, and the addition of a contrasting leading edge or trim we can create a unique look especially for you. Heading styles:


triple pleat

double pleat

pencil pleat

frill pelmet

top inverted pleat

goblet pleat

cottage pleat


Your curtains can be lined in traditional ivory or white lining or in a second complementary fabric. This works well for French doors or windows where curtains can be seen at ground level from outside. Blackout lining can be used in bedrooms or where no light is required. To add extra warmth and luxury we can also interline you curtains.

 

MADE TO MEASURE ROMAN BLINDS

Expertly made, our hand finished roman blinds are designed especially for you in your choice of fabrics. The option of adding a contrasting border to the bottom and or sides of the blind, or adding a trim to the bottom will create a unique look. We will help you every step of the way in choice of colour and textures if you need guidance.


Choose to have you blind on a…


Rotary chain track with a choice of chain colours. This is advisable for blinds that are more than one width of fabric wide as they pull the blind up more easily. This also complies with the child safety laws.


Wooden baton, covered in the face fabric of the blind. This comes with a chord pull a cleat and acorn. This is suitable for smaller windows or windows where fitting a rotary track would be slightly more awkward.


All blinds can be made unlined, or standard lined with ivory or white lining or blackout lining. They can also be interlined for added warmth and luxury.

 

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CONTACT ME

+44 07770 636597 / penny@penelopekearley.co.uk

 

Milley Road, Waltham St Lawrence, Berkshire, RG10 0JR

A GUIDE TO CURTAINS & BLINDS

Choosing window treatments is very much about creating a look rather than implementing a wholly practical solution. A greater choice of fabrics in every pattern and colour means that window dressings are as effective a part of the decorating scheme as ever, you can buy ready made curtains obviously, but that will limit your choice.

As windows are an important focal point and a major source of light in a room it is important to get the proportions right. Let maximum light in through small windows by making sure curtains can be fully pulled back to expose all of the glass if space allows, or use blinds hung higher above the window frame.

When planning a new look for a room always finish the decorating prior to hanging window dressings to avoid mess on fabrics. If you are fitting new flooring this may make a difference to the finish drop of full length curtains so have that in place first, as well as poles fitted in place before the final drop measurement is taken.

Finishing touches can be added in the form of trims on window dressings, and tie backs. Boarders can be added to the fabric in contrasting colours which can also be used for cushions to create a flow of colour. Layering blinds and curtains achieves an elegant, simple look. Pelmets in contrasting fabrics can be fitted across the top of a window to conceal tracks.

Magazines for the home provide a great source of ideas and inspiration for a new look. Keep cuttings of images you like as a guide.

 
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