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Autumn Photo shoot 'behind the scenes'

11 October, 2017


There's nothing like a bit of pre-shoot pressure to put the sewing, painting, and organizational skills to the test.  With Sam calling upon her previous skills as a curtain maker she rustled up 9 gorgeous curtains in just 3 days, and with Jez the painter glued to his roller the scene was set...

Paint by Sanderson.  We fell in love with this particular shade ''Vineyard'. Super easy to apply with a wonderful high quality matt finish, giving much better coverage than Farrow & Ball dare we say....

This is Alyce Taylor...our multi talented stylist. She can luckily turn her hand to pretty much anything, whether it's dressing curtains, sourcing beautiful accessories, or ensuring a quick set change (and very importantly she's always good humoured no matter how tight the deadline to beat the fading light)!

Ever wondered what's in the back ground on photo shoots....? Here's the answer - a lot of black and white sheets, the best and only way to deal with ever changing daylight levels.

And here's our Alice, 'shoot director'.  Here she's putting the finishing touches to this beautiful fabric 'Dandaloo' by our fellow Cotswold based designers Rapture & Wright.  Hand printed on soft antique linen it is available in a 'fade' pattern which accentuates a lovely pooling effect if you have your curtains draped to the floor.  

Thank you also for the cushions Rapture & Wright...

...the right accessory is so important in capturing that 'perfect shot'

Jon Aaron Green, the man behind the lens.  Check out all this amazing equipment, it makes for a super efficient shoot with instant results and the ability to alter the tiniest details.  Oh how we love modern technology! 

Fabric, Odessa in Blue by 'Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam', Walcot House Moonstone hold back in 'cloud', and another Sanderson paint special, Indigo Blue. 

a special thank you

To all our fabric suppliers:

Rapture & Wright   |   Zoffany

Neisha Crosland   |   Sanderson

Vanderhurd   |   Style Library

Wallpaper, paint & accessories by:

OKA   |   Waveney Rush

Sebastian Cox   |   Anthology

Rapture & Wright   |   Sanderson

William Yeoward

So, until next time, order has been restored and it's back to the desk, with a  renewed sense of inspiration and enthusiasm for all things 'interior' (not just curtain poles!).  Plus we've got some great new images, which we look forward to sharing with you over the next few weeks.

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Measuring Guide

What curtain pole length do I need?

Walcot House measuring guide for curtain poles

Measure the width of your window (cm)

Add a minimum of 15cm either side, preferably more, but for full curtains or wide windows allow at least 25cm if you have the room, excluding finials (decorative pole ends).

Choose a stock length or cut to size yourself for non standard lengths (we promise it's really easy!)
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