Roman Wool Blinds

Roman Wool Blinds

Our house has big windows and has high ceilings. The more help in cutting the cold down the better. Our windows are recessed and detailed with leaded glass. I didn’t want to detract from them, or make them look too fussy but we did want warmth. Roman Wool blinds seem to be the perfect answer.

I discovered Abraham Moon fabric some time ago they are are a wool manufacturer still based in Leeds and have managed to survive and thrive. I bought their fabric to reupholster some chairs once. They do lots of blankets and suiting material but also furnishing fabric. As we are based in Yorkshire we are always keen to keep it local.

We settled on  Melton Wool which is a range of speckled plains with a thermal lining (you can also get them interlined but I think this would have made these too bulky).

In the Drawing room we have gone with Melton Earth Finch which is a soft moss green.

The thickness of the wool gives a reassuring dulling of sound and has certainly made the room a lot warmer. They also fold up neatly so that they don’t distract from the windows during the day or cut any light out.

Home of Thea Mallett in Leeds. 25th August 2015. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

In the Garden room we have gone with Sea grass which is a watery teal.

sea grass melton wool

We chose this colour to contrast with the lemon yellow of the stained glass.

 Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

The stair window is the latest window to receive the wool blind treatment. This time we have gone for Melton II collection called Harley (named after Harley Street I presume). It is a vibrant Teal.

As it is a jewel bright Teal and should work as a brilliant back drop to our amber murano lights, and reflect the peacock teal stained glass. Only issue is that we need to wait until January for the blinds to be ready.

stair window

I did have a mild panic last year when a Turkish carpet I had in storage had been eaten by moths and I panicked that the same would happen to the blinds but they are specially treated so they should be moth proof.

We have had all our blinds made to measure by Sandersons in Harrogate (you can order online and they will deliver nationwide). The stair window wool roman blind is 140cm wide by 250cm long, lined with thermal lining (inc all fixings) and cost £204 inc delivery. Obviously if you are better on the sewing machine than me then I hear that roman blinds are simple to make and you would save yourself £60 they charged me to make (the rest of the cost was material and fittings).

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