Written by the NDA Curtain Making tutor, Sarah Watts
On Monday, I took the day out of the office to attend October Interiors held at Cheltenham Racecourse. Hosted by CABMFF (curtain and blind makers friendly forum), this is a trade show specialising in everything relating to window treatments. I was like a child in a sweet shop! On entering the exhibition, I was greeted with bold colours, beautiful fabrics and an array of fixtures and fittings suitable for both curtains and blinds. The atmosphere was buzzing. Everyone was friendly, and happy to answer any questions.
The first stand I was instantly drawn towards was Byron & Byron, a British manufacture who specialises in hand crafted curtain poles and accessories. The floral collection, in a range of neon colours really caught my eye. This collection is not for the faint-hearted, as these colours are exceptionally vibrant and create a powerful statement to any window and room.
The bold and bright colours seen in pop art, are the inspiration behind these 11 vibrant colours. Intricate floral details are hand carved into each of the finials to create a fresh and powerful look. The level of detail really does reflect a true likeness to daisies, peonies, roses and a floral posy.
Available in either a 45mm or 55mm tracked or corded poles, these can also be carefully engineered to follow the shape of your own bay window. If you prefer your curtains to close more quietly, the poles can also be fitted with a nylon strip across the top. This helps the rings to glide more smoothly when pulled, which is especially helpful with heavier curtains especially those that are interlined.
If you would like to know more about the collections available why not visit their website!