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Double height voiles and a view over St Paul’s

Central London Duplex

Location: Over 30 stories above the Thames, SE1

Brief: The double height windows needed voiles to filter the strong sunlight and the large expanses of glazing in the bedroom needed blackout protection. The client was looking for curtains to soften the strong architectural space of the duplex flat without losing the view over the Thames and St Paul’s Cathedral.

The double storey living space presented the particular difficulty of working with ceiling heights over 6.5 metres tall. Outside of the logistical considerations in the making and handling of such large curtains, our fitters used a scaffold to fit the curtains to the electric tracks hidden in the ceiling recess.

Throughout the room there are various ceiling heights as well as views through from one room to the next. To create a uniform look the whole flat was treated with the light weight linen blend voile Lottie in Feather, a pale grey. To work within the constraints of the existing ceiling recesses we chose an inverted pleat heading for it’s tailored look, keeping the fabric of the pleats to the back, discreetly hid by the recess when viewed from the rear.

The Master bedroom builds on the pale greys of the voile and introduces more structure in the blackout curtains. The texture of Cavallo comes from it’s weave of yarns of natural and greys for an invitingly cozy feel when the curtains are drawn, essential when perched high above the city.

The ensuite, here showing views through to the Master bedroom behind, is treated with the utmost simplicity of motorised blinds to provide privacy at the touch of a button.

Throughout the flat has motorised curtains and blinds which are controlled via an app on the client’s iPad.

Interested to see how else we’ve helped clients with challenging windows or electric blinds

For more information how to integrate your curtains or blinds into a home automation system speak to one of our designers.

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