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TwoRuba

TwoRuba is the new bar and restaurant situated at the Hilton Hotel in London’s Tower Bridge. The thinking behind the interior design was that it should be an incredibly flexible space. During the day the aim is to be a casual coffee bar, then come the evening a more sleek and fashionable
cocktail bar come restaurant is revealed.

This transformation is cleverly achieved by a large mesh drapery curtain which acts as a kind of catwalk linking the bars that are split across three levels to one another, with dramatic ceiling pendant lights that help guide you through the area.

To help with the inspired theme of duality the fabrics and materials used in creating this incredible place are those of complete contrast; Deep purple suede and leather contrast beautifully with concrete,  brass and timber in a stunning mix of contemporary and tradition.

The designers involved in this interior project have done a  truly stunning job. Seeing a space that has been so creatively put together can make us want to re-design our own interior space perfect for our lifestyle. You may need a space in your home suitable for more than one function…..eating and socialising for example, or work and relaxation.  So why not be inspired and create your own “TwoRuba” – Whatever the functionality you require – you can find loads of ideas at UK Curtains and Interiors. If you are stuck for a solution why not call us and one of our talented designers can help you create your perfect space.

by Louise Dawson

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Campaign for Wool Week

To mark the fifth anniversary of “Wool Week” the event established to show case the benefits of this luxurious fibre, the event organisers have set up a unique virtual gallery celebrating the beauty, practicality and endless versatility of real wool: www.onewool.com

This truly great campaign was initiated by HRH The Price of Wales to make us all more aware of the benefits of wool; the fact that it is biodegradable and completely natural, with endless versatility. Wool has contributed to both the fashion and interior industries for many years.

The main point of this most prestigious event is to bring attention to the benefits of wool.  We are all aware wool is a completely natural fibre, but did you also know it has its own natural fire retardant properties which makes it a safer choice in the home environment. It also has an ecological factor in that it biodegrades extremely quickly.

Just like everything, wool does have its downsides too; its inability to wash and the fact that it is very expensive. However, the wonderful industry of textiles has come to the rescue producing a faux wool that is flooding the world market like a storm!

Our Harris fabric in duck egg colourway

Our Harris fabric in duck egg colourway

It does not look like this trend for wool and wool like fabrics is going to slow down. At UK Curtains and Interiors our Harris check fabric has hit the market fast.   It washes beautifully and certainly provides value for money.

 

 

If you want to indulge in a real wool fabric take a look at the colourways available in our Henley, Dogtooth, Plaid, Pillar and Worsted designs which are shown below.

our 80 percent wool range

Whether your needs are for practicality or a passion for all things natural, UK Curtains and Interiors has the solution.

by Michelle Bowles

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

God Only Knows

On Tuesday evening this week the nation waited with anticipation for a mysterious unique performance.
At 8pm the BBC made a broadcast simultaneously over all it’s channels. The radio presenters had talked all day about this feature but gave no clue as to what it would be. 
The outcome was a truly amazing performance of The Beach Boys “God Only Knows” performed by a collection of 27 artists in the same style as the famous 1997 version of “Perfect Day” 
The new version of “God Only Knows” features popular singer songwriters of the moment including Pharrell Williams, Lorde, members of One Direction, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith and many many more. 
The accompanying film is packed with special effects which includes the song’s author Brian Wilson playing piano in the company of a tiger.
The official reason for the new recording of the 1966 Beach Boys hit is to mark the launch of BBC Music showcasing the start of new programs, and music initiatives and celebrating the fact that the BBC has been committed to music for 30 years. Also as with Perfect Day, “God Only Knows” will be released as a single to raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal.
So if you missed this unique performance on Tuesday evening and if you haven’t already done so check out BBC i-player for an incredible new rendition of God only knows. 

 

by Louise Dawson

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Meet Natalie – our Designer

Here at UK Curtains and Interiors we know how lucky we are to have such a talented enthusiastic team and we would like to introduce you to some of them.

One of the strengths of our business is the fact that not only do we know our products but we also understand interior trends so when it comes to knowing what works we have got our finger firmly on the pulse. We can say this with confidence as our top designer Natalie has a wealth of experience in the textile industry.

Many of our clients who have been exposed to Natalie’s talents will I am sure agree. Having worked in some of the UK’s top design studio’s we are delighted that she is now working for us.

Natalie has a great talent when it comes to design and colour and can put things together with a flair that can only be admired.

Many of our clients will send Natalie a sample of their wallpaper or colour scheme and from here Natalie can pull items together and help to visualize how their completed room will look. This is a concept that is unique to UK Curtains and Interiors and makes us stand head and shoulders above the rest.

So in order for you to make the most out of UK Curtains and Interiors please keep reading our blogs and newsletters. Natalie and the rest of the creative team often shares thoughts on trends and future concepts so by reading them you too can stay ahead of the game. Why not put our skills and experience to the test and ask Natalie or another member of the team for advice on your home project.

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Our Designer Natalie

 

 

 

by Louise Dawson

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Ramsbottom festival

It’s all about the Ramsbottom Festival

At this time of year in the small village of Ramsbottom, all anyone can talk about is The Ramsbottom Festival. Now in its fourth year the annual event is becoming bigger and better than ever before.

The festival takes place from Friday 19th September until Sunday 21st September and welcomes all ages. Each evening as the night draws in the crowds will gather around the main stage whilst various acts will entertain. The line up this year is  pretty cool including blast from the past band The Levellers and Soul to Soul. There are many drinks tents and food stalls to keep you going so there is no reason not to come every day for the full day. The entertainment is sure not to disappoint.

During the day there are various acts including shadow theatre and circus entertainment and this year will see the introduction of a fantastic collection of 3D sculptures of animals, birds and magical creatures and objects designed and painted by children from local schools and community groups.

The Festival provides a relaxed atmosphere, amongst friendly surroundings. For anyone looking for a weekend with a difference this is definitely the place to be. If you do want to leave the festival the beautiful idyllic village of Ramsbottom has plenty to offer to keep the tourist interested.

To read more about the festival click here.

 

by Louise Dawson

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Sale Time

Doesn’t everyone love a sale? Here at UK Curtains and Interiors we understand how much we brits love a bargain and certainly have plenty of opportunity to shop for a bargain at our exclusive sale that must end soon so make sure you take advantage.

Our offers are sure to brighten up your home and what’s more you can do this from the comfort of your own home! Who wants to face the hustle and bustle of a high street in order to grab yourself a bargain when you can snuggle down at home and take as long as you want to peruse your favourite items and make a decision in your own time. There really is no need for a rushed decision.

We have ensured you will not miss out and get the desired product you want at a great knock down price, but remember all good things must come to an end and our sale is no exception. So don’t be disappointed, check out our website today and make sure you grab yourself a bargain.

OUR SALE HIGHLIGHTS:

20% off made to measure

15% off Fabrics

10% off Ready made Curtains

10% off Bedding

This offer applies to all items in the above categories so make some time to enjoy browsing.

Happy shopping!

 

by Louise Dawson

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

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New Bedding to gently Cradle you to Sleep

Here at UK Curtains and Interiors we are strong believers that a great night’s sleep starts with a great looking bed. If you are looking to revamp your own boudoir then look no further, and allow us to introduce you to our three new bedding ranges that are sure to cradle you into a deep and sound sleep.

Make a style statement with our Martina range, which features a striking red floral pattern. Florals have been a strong fashion and design trend this year, and are definitely going to be sticking around for awhile. Our Martina range perfectly combines a striking pattern, with strong colour. Red is the colour of passion, and will be sure to lend a feeling of glamour and luxury to any bedroom.

Our Flutterby range is pretty as a picture, and features a butterfly and postscript design in gold and pink. This range would suit a true princess at heart, with a desire for anything sweet and feminine.

Our Emelina range is graceful and soft, and features a delicate, vintage style floral pattern in duck egg blue and rose. Pastel colours have made a huge comeback this year, and no colour palette works better to instantly bring a sense of calm and peace to a room. Our Emelina range is certain to send you softly to dreamland and what’s better – this range is also available with coordinated accessories to complete the look.

If you like these bedding ranges then discover out whole collection of styles by visiting our website. You are sure to find something that will make you wish bedtime was sooner!

by Annabel Keshishian

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

 

New Bedding Range

New Bedding Range

Common wealth games

2014 Commonwealth Games: Come on England!

We may have been sadly knocked out of the World Cup, but don’t put your flags away just yet. England now has a chance to shine once more in the multitude of events that make up the Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The first event was held in 1930, and, with the exception of 1942 and 1946 which were cancelled due to World War II, the Commonwealth Games have taken place every four years since. The Commonwealth Games are currently the fourth largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Olympic Games, the Asian Games, and the Maccabiah Games.

This year’s feel-good opening ceremony, which took place on Wednesday night in Glasgow, featured tartan-clad performers, giant spinning tea cakes and a huge kilt. There are a whopping 71 participating nations at the 2014 Commonwealth Games with approximately 4,950 competing athletes, making it one of the largest commonwealth games staged to date.

The Games will feature 17 sports across 11 days, beginning on Thursday, and is a must-see for anyone who loves watching sports, or who is simply patriotic.

Wishing you the best of luck England!

by Annabel Keshishian

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Happy Birthday Prince George

Happy Birthday Prince George!

Here at UK Curtains and Interiors we would like to wish Prince George a very happy first birthday! What a milestone!

Prince George was born at 4.24pm on July 22nd 2013, and as the future heir to the British throne – he has had the eyes of a nation on him since his eventful birth. For someone who can’t even feed himself yet, he certainly has a long way to go before he takes the throne!

Not only is Prince George the cutest member of the royal family, his parents beautiful wedding and his subsequent arrival have been hugely important in gaining the country’s interest back in the royal family, and bringing the nation together in celebration and patriotism.

To celebrate this very special royal occasion, we are going regal, and our collection of fabrics are sure to give your home the royal treatment.

In terms of fabric textures – we have the finest, luxury fabrics available in lavish velvet’s, characteristic chenille’s, soft cottons and classic linens. A regal interior design look is all about balancing sumptuous luxury with a classic, clean design. Our fabrics in checks, stripes and damasks are traditionally British, affordably priced and are never going to go out of style. They can also be mixed and matched if you prefer a more contemporary look.

For a truly regal style, the only fabric colours to pick are royal blues, dusky purples and gold. Blue is certainly the colour of the season, and a touch of gold will ramp up the luxury without looking too in your face. Purple is a fantastic colour to provide some richness and interest into your decor.

If you want to feel like a king or queen in your home, then have a look at our website for the full collection. We are sure that Prince George would approve!

by Annabel Keshishian

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Fabrics sold by the metre

Fabrics sold by the metre

colour of the month Turquoise

Colour of the Month – Turquoise

If you are lucky enough to be off on a jolly summer holiday this year, you will most likely be looking forward to miles of turquoise seas and azure skies. For those of us who are unfortunate enough to be spending our summer in our less than exotic homeland; never fear. With a splash of turquoise you can turn your home into your own holiday destination, and can feel like you are in the Caribbean all year round.

Turquoise is a vibrant blue-green colour that is a must-have for summer 2014, and is proving to be a huge and lasting colour trend in the interior design community. It is a friendly, lively and happy colour that is known to inspire creativity, recharge your energy levels and uplift your mood. A more muted and soft tone is also a calming colour, and is known to refresh and sooth during times of stress.

Turquoise can be trickier to use in your home decor than darker blues such as navy, but like most things that are harder to pull off, when done right this vibrant hue creates a truly eye-catching look full of personality.

The good news is that this colour is extremely versatile. It comes in a range of hues and tones, from bright and bold, to soft and muted. It can be used in a classic blue and white/neutral combination for a timeless and traditional look. It can also be paired with orange for a much more vibrant and livelier effect.

If you are slightly hesitant to use turquoise in your decor, start with baby steps and use it in your home furnishings and accessories. If you are more daring when it comes to interior design, try using this colour as a backdrop, or mix and match various tones together for a layered effect full of dimension and interest.

by Annabel Keshishian

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Fabrics sold by the metre

Fabrics sold by the metre