A Victorian Semidetached House in the heart of Cambridge.
In a beautiful Victorian Semidetached house in the heart of Cambridge lives one of our private clients. Sue Whimster Curtains and Soft Furnishings have been supplying their services to said client for each of the three homes the family have moved to in the past few years because of the trust and quality our company delivers.
The leading client, mother of three girls, had a chat with one of our in house interns about her decision making and inspiration for each of the rooms. The client said, ‘it all began with the paintings’ she had collected Scottish impressionist paintings as a young girl and carried on as a hobby as she grew older. In each room a Scottish painting with vivid bright colours is hung that ties in all the chosen fabrics and colours for the curtains and soft furnishings. She added, a lot of the decisions for the new house were inspired by the choices she had made in her previous home under the guidance of Sue Whimster.
The dining room was the only room that wasn’t curated based on a painting but instead their tennis court the large window doors opened to. The combination of green and blue was inspired by the green from the lawn and garden and the blue from the china the couple had received on their wedding day from the client’s grandmother, which tied the whole room together.
The client couldn’t stress more that she loved bright colours and had decided to work with most of the colourful and flowery fabrics from Designers Guild. She decided to keep her walls a stark white to exaggerate the curtains and bright colours in the paintings. Her main objective was to brighten the rooms and use curtains that allowed the most amount of light to enter each room. While also allowing nothing to distract from the paintings. When discussing her youngest daughter’s bedroom – whose room was covered in pink furnishing, pink curtains and pink butterflies – said ‘Everyone should have a bit of pink in their home.’
The client was very enthusiastic to start choosing fabrics and themes in each room. The fabrics and curtain fittings for the bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms and family room were decided with the help of Sue at a rapid pace but soon after the client decided she wanted Sue with her expertise in the field to take over the rest of the rooms, which also followed the bright colour scheme.
Once everything fitted and all the soft furnishings and headboards found their place the client was absolutely thrilled with the result. The colours complimented the paintings and tied the room together. The curtains and cushions immediately brightened up the rooms and the house that had taken its time to finish, finally felt like a home.