Interior Soft Furnishings & Curtain design
Joanna Smith-Ryland has been making Bespoke Curtains for 40 years. She is a specialist in curtain design, having trained for many years, and has developed her natural talent for designing and making handmade curtains. She sees her creations not just as Window dressings, but as an Art form to perfectly compliment windows and rooms. Joanna is very attentive to her clients wishes and enjoys developing their ideas.
Joanna works all across the UK and beyond, with many clients in London all the way up to North Yorkshire, also with clients in France, Spain, and Luxembourg. Running her own workshop in Warwickshire enables Joanna to maintain the highest of standards when making Curtains and Blinds.
Visiting Clients in their Homes allows her to obtain first hand knowledge of what is being asked for, an understanding of the overall style and colours of the home, and an accurate measuring service.
Joanna Smith-Ryland Curtains
There are many styles of curtains that Joanna has made over the years, curtains with pinch pleats, cone pleats, wave pleats, cartridge pleats and pencil pleats, all done by hand. Multiple pelmet styles also: swags & tails, box pelmets, gathered pelmets, curved pelmets, flat pelmets to name a few. Once ideas have been discussed, Joanna looks for fabric samples, and creates colour schemes for approval. She holds accounts with the majority of London's Fabric Houses including Colefax & Fowler, Osborne & Little, Designers Guild, Bennison Fabrics, Zoffany, Zimmer & Rhodes, Sanderson, Romo, GPJ Baker and enjoys visiting Chelsea Harbour Design Centre for Inspiration. She also advises on the various fixtures and fittings required for any Window. This may entail supplying pole samples, or metal Tracks and boards, battens or covered lathes, which will all be installed by professional fitters.
Bespoke textiles and soft furnishings
Joanna also specialises in bespoke re-coverings of sofas and chairs, stools and poufs which can add a useful centre point for any room. She designs and makes headboards, bed valances, bedspreads, bed testers, four poster beds, tented ceilings and upholstered chests. She enjoys refurbishing / recycling old curtains and old quilts. One of her many talents is creating patchwork for cushions, quilts, tablecloths, and she has her own range of Cathedral Window Patchwork bags. Her love of fabrics and perfection has earned her a formidable reputation in the world of soft furnishings.