For many years Darina made curtains and soft furnishings for her friends and family.
She always enjoyed working with textiles and attended Northbrook College in Worthing to extend her knowledge. With the encouragement of family and friends she turned her hobby into a business in the millennium year.
Since then Darina has gained a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise and loves to help clients turn their ideas into reality. She will offer practical solutions for problem windows and work with clients, listening to their proposals, pointing out any potential problems and offering advice and guidance. Darina has now built a strong private and commercial clientele through out Sussex.
A successful installation that Darina recently undertook was a very large architect
designed conservatory/dining room in a private home in Watersfield, near Pulborough. The Conservatory comprised floor-to-ceiling glass on 3 sides overlooking beautiful views of the countryside and the client did not want to compromise on having any of the idyllic view obstructed.
The challenge was to find an elegant solution which would block glare from the sun in the summer, retain heat in the winter, provide privacy when desired and preserve the view.
After lengthy consultation with the client, full length Double Pinch Pleat curtains (of Romo Tokia Fabric) were installed on a continuous rectangular 19mm diameter seamless wrought iron curtain pole, which enabled the client to draw the curtains to any point anywhere around the 4 sides of the room.
This solution allowed the client during the daytime to leave the curtains set back on the
4th wall of the conservatory/dining room whilst providing a completely unobstructed view of the countryside through the 3 glass walls. Double Pinch Pleated curtains minimised the ‘stack back’ of each curtain.
The first commercial project Darina undertook was the installation of made to measure curtains, made to measure blinds, voiles and curtain tracks for the Larkswood Residential Home in Worthing. All of which had to fully comply with the Statutory Regulation for fire retardant materials in residential homes.
Darina has undertaken numerous projects for the Sussex NHS Partnership as far afield as Eastbourne and Hailsham and also installed curtains and curtain poles at English Martyrs Church (Sistene Chapel) in Goring By Sea.
The business has grown to include the supply and fitting of made to measure Roman Blinds, Venetian blinds, Vertical blinds, Roller blinds, Wooden blinds, Woodweave blinds, Pinoleum blinds, Perfect Fit Blinds and Velux blinds. A recent addition to the product range is the introduction of Wooden Shutters.
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Contact Darina for a no obligation discussion and free quotation today.