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Changing Curtains are makers of all types of curtains - made to measure.  We offer contemporary and traditional fabrics in a wide range of styles and finishes.  We have thousands of fabrics to choose from in our North London shop, from inexpensive calicos and panama cloth through to leading designer names. We can usually organise for samples to be sent, and, we can usually bring relevant books when we are measuring.  For a wider selection of patterns and designs than we could possibly keep in our one shop you could take a day to research your options in the Kings Road and Chelsea Harbour where many of our fabric suppliers have a presence and a complete collection of their designs, there are several links at the bottom of this page.  We are not interior designers we are curtain makers, however our shop manager does have design experience with Conran and others, and has studied colour, and will readily discuss how appropriate different fabrics may be together. Our senior fitter has installed many thousands of window treatments and he can consult on the shape and structure of your windows and how appropriate different treatments may be, our workrooms are very experienced in all aspects of curtain and blind making, and then our staff installation team complete the job with a minimum of fuss and disruption.

Changing Curtains have accounts with the following fabric suppliers and more  -
  Colefax & Fowler
    Sanderson    Liberty     Camengo     Casa Deco     Romo     Osborne & Little     Jane Churchill     Morris & Co     Lorca    James Brindley     Manuel Canovas     Nina Campbell    Andrew Martin    Casamance    Black Edition    Kai    Villa Nova    Carlucci di Chivaso    Harlequin    Prestigious    Henry Bertrand    Linwood    Hardy Fabrics    Blendworth     Kirkby Design     JAB     Bennett Silks      Ashley Wilde     Jim Thompson Silks     Designers Guild    Mark Alexander    Christian Lacroix   
we have many samples from these and other companies - we have provided a number of links to some of these companies at the bottom of this page.

Pinch pleats, blackout lining and a covered fascia
Blackout Lining and a covered fascia
make this a very dark bedroom

Traditional Sanderson Pinch Pleat curtains, with covered fascia
Traditional Sanderson Pinch Pleat curtains,
corded track and covered fascia


wave system curtains on Silent Gliss Metropole
Wave system curtains on
Silent Gliss Metropole


Marimekko Gingko interlined and eyeletted on a pole Stoke Newington
Marimekko Gingko fabric interlined and
eyeletted on a pole

Silk curtains on bay window pole with cafe height shutters for privacy Crouch End
Silk curtains on bay window pole with
cafe height shutters for privacy

Blackout lining - can be useful in bedrooms and home cinema areas. Light wash at the top can be minimised by using a pelmet or a covered lath or attaching the track to the ceiling. Light wash at the edges can be minimised with velcro / hook and loop rails. The level of blackout required is a personal thing

Traditional Sanderson damask interlined and pinch pleated on bay window and straight pole Maida Vale
Sanderson damask on bay window pole



Osborne & Little Chrysanthemum undergathered to show the flowers Crouch End
Osborne & Little Chrysanthemums
undergathered to show the flowers


If you swap your curtains round at regular
intervals you may extend their useful life
by protecting the leading edges

Red Faux Silk interlined and pinch pleated mounted on covered fascia / covered lath Highgate
Red Faux Silk interlined and pinch pleated
mounted on covered fascia / covered lath

Portiere rod and interlined curtain fitted to Front Door in North London - the door is half open
Door curtain with heavy bump interlining
Rising portiere rod fitted to the door

 


Changing Curtains supplied and installed all
of the curtains shown on this page


Please click on any picture to enlarge with further details

Curtains with swags and tails for a more traditional look Highgate
Curtains with swags and tails for a
more traditional look



Jane Churchill fabric interlined and blackout on hunter and hyland poles Hampstead
Jane Churchill stripe interlined and blackout


Simple lined linen curtains on bay window track with cafe shutters for privacy Islington
Simple lined linen curtains on bay window track
with cafe shutters for privacy



Would you prefer a pole or a track or a pelmet ?
A pole is a feature or a detail, a track can be more discreet, a pelmet can be used as a finishing touch that can be used to hide single or multiple tracks.


Faux silk interlined and pinch pleated on bay window track Muswell Hill
Red Faux Silk interlined and pinch pleated
bay window curtain track f
itted to ceiling

Romo curtains interlined and eyeletted on a pole Tufnell Park
Romo fabric interlined and eyeletted
on a pole

Full local measuring and fitting service

Interlined Linen Damask curtains with shaped gathered pelmet West End
Interlined Linen Damask curtains with
shaped gathered pelmet

Camengo Amazonia blackout lined and pinch pleated on bay & straight window tracks West Hampstead
Camengo Amazonia blackout lined and pinch pleated on bay & straight window tracks


If you live beyond our fitting area we can still make your curtains and supply tracks and poles
You would need to choose your fabrics and take your own measurements, we can supply you with a complete kit for the job including the curtain hooks.

Velvet curtains, interlined and pinch-pleated, on corded steel bay window track together with simple bottom up blinds Tufnell Park
Velvet curtains on bay window track
with bottom up blinds


Curtain Making
Pinch pleat, eyelets, goblet pleat or pencil
pleat. swags & tails, pelmets, poles or
tracks, tell us what you want or show us
a picture that has caught your eye and let
us create superb quality curtains for you.

We constantly update our sample books & hangers
Some of the range of samples
available in our shop

Faux silk curtains with a corded white steel curtain track fitted to ceiling Tottenham
Faux silk curtains with a corded white
steel curtain track fitted to ceiling and
half-height sheer voile


Osborne & Little Swirl interlined pencil pleat on 50mm pole Swiss Cottage
Osborne & Little Swirl interlined pencil pleat
on 50mm pole


Interlining - cold draughty single glazed windows, great in summer not so hot in winter. You need interlining, a fleecy sort of blanket fabric that goes between the lining and your chosen curtain fabric. Interlining is available in a number of thicknesses.


Simple contrast pelmet connects the two curtains and conceals a pair of tracks Finchley
Simple contrast pelmet conceals a
pair of tracks

Interlined blackout curtains white wood pole white wooden shutters for glare and privacy Highgate
Interlined blackout curtains white wood pole
white wooden shutters for glare and privacy


Interlining - offers thermal and acoustic
insulation, but also adds fullness and
helps the curtains to hang well. For
really proper old fashioned curtains
we have heavy bump !

 Acoustic curtains fitted in a sound studio in Hampstead, North London
Acoustic curtains - velvet with heavy bump
interlining

Curtains with flat pelmet - sometimes called a box pelmet Highgate
Simple pelmet to help frame window

Sanderson print, interlined, pinch pleated, hung from a bay window pole with roller blinds for privacy Tufnell Park
Sanderson print, interlined, pinch pleated,
hung from a bay window pole with roller
blinds for privacy in this lower ground floor

 

We are not interior designers, we will not tell you what you want. We are very experienced curtain makers and fitters and would be delighted to help you achieve the look you desire. Our shop manager knows our fabric books well and has trained in design and use of colour - she can discuss differences in the colour beige for hours

Romo fabric on 5.8m pole Crouch End
Romo fabric on 5.8m pole see bigger
picture for open and closed

Single curtain on pole at asymetric window Crouch End
Single curtain to one side, the pole has a
recess bracket attached to the side wall


Changing Curtains can supply fabrics from a wide range of suppliers from simple and inexpensive through to unique designer products. The links here will take you to a number of our suppliers websites where you will find a wealth of ideas and many catalogues and illustrations which may be of interest.

Romo - - - Osborne & Little - - - Sanderson - - - Colefax and Fowler - - - Mark Alexander - - - Jane Churchill
Liberty - - - Black Edition - - - Manuel Canovas - - - Villa Nova - - - JAB- - - Andrew Martin - - - Lorca
 Harlequin - - - Kirkby Design - - - Carlucci di Chivasso - - - Morris & Co - - - Prestigious - - - Kai
Bennett Silks - - - James Brindley - - - Nina Campbell - - - Henry Bertrand - - - Linwood
Blendworth - - - Designers Guild - - - Christian Lacroix- - - Jim Thompson Silks

 


All photographs on this page were taken by our staff after Changing Curtains created and installed the curtains. All of these photos are copyright.
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