The fabric chosen for this kitchen roman blind meant that we had to be extra careful to get the pattern repeating in the right way. We wanted the blinds to look as good when they were open as they did when they were closed.
You might think a kitchen blind is a simple thing, but if you choose fabric with a repeating pattern, how do you ensure that it looks right?
This was the case with the blinds for a house in Taverham.
Julia, our client, wanted a roman blind for her new kitchen and loved the fabric from iLiv’s Rainforest Collection.
She chose the “Monkeying Around” design in Mineral, which features a repeating monkey and foliage pattern. This fabric is 100% cotton and the design brought back fond memories of a family holiday in Gibraltar.
Having chosen the fabric from the sample books, Paul took measurements and planned out how the pattern would work in that particular window.
The key was to get the pattern lined up exactly so that the main pattern repeated twice in the centre of the blind and in equal parts on either end of the blind.
The install was further complicated as the pattern worked best when the blind was fitted closer to the ceiling.
Being Roman blinds, the pattern needed to look equally as good when the blind was open, so it was key to ensure that the monkeys appeared in the right place at the top of the blind.
Once the blind was made in the Attleborough factory, to Paul’s exact specifications, Shaun fitted the blind in the newly-decorated kitchen, ensuring all was left clean and tidy before he left.
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