Curtains Blinds +design
How can we help you?
Are you about to renovate or extend and want to update your look? Perhaps you’ve built a new home and require brand new window furnishings and design advice throughout the entire home?
Whether you’re looking for privacy, need to insulate your home, or want to inject some style into your decor, the team at Curtains Blinds +design are here to help you.
Curtains Blinds +design can also re-cover your window seats and make co-ordinating cushions to go with your decor.
From an early age, Rachael had a passion for helping people, and a talent for design.
“As a child, I would constantly move furniture around and re-decorate my room. Mum would catch me moving furniture up and down the halls of our house as I swapped furniture with my sister, changing my room looking for a better layout!”
After 20 years of successfully building, renovating, and flipping homes and apartments on managed budgets and within tight timelines, people began to ask Rachael to renovate their homes as well. Rachael decided to qualify as an interior designer and founded Curtains, Blinds +design.
“I extensively renovated my first home in Collaroy. Every time my husband went away for work I’d knock down another wall to improve the layout. Once I had the taste for renovating I was hooked!”
Rachael’s now based in the historic town of Camden, and loves using her passion and design experience to deliver custom-made window solutions to the greater Sydney region, Lower Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and beyond.
“I personally come to every client’s home to measure and quote. I just love heading up my dedicated and trusted team of high-quality suppliers, talented seamstresses, local manufactures and experienced installers, to deliver complete end-to-end window solutions. At the end of the day, it’s about making people happy, by creating beautiful, affordable, custom-made window treatments that bring their interiors to life.”
Whether I’m selling a product or a service, my passion is always to satisfy my customers. Customer service is in my blood!
When Darryl left school he went straight into retail and loved working with people so much he has chosen to work in customer focussed roles for all of his working life. He spent nearly two decades in upholstered furniture, before working for a large fabric textile supplier, which is where he first met Curtains, Blinds +design owner, Rachael Whatson.
“I love the breadth of work at Curtains, Blinds +design — drapery, upholstery and soft furnishings getting out on the road and interacting with our clients. The variety of people I meet and the vast amount of design options when it comes to fabrics, in particular, makes my job very interesting.
“But by far the most rewarding aspect is providing direction and ideas for our clients by helping them to think outside the box. Often, when they can’t quite articulate what they want or need, I can use my expertise to help show them the benefits of different fabrics and window furnishings, including products and styles they may not have even been aware of before.
“It’s great to be able to deliver solutions to their problem with beautiful window furnishings and upholstery that are also practical and safe. And it’s really fun to work with the clients who like to push the boundaries and be bold and brave with their choices of pattern and color!
“When it comes to my own style, let’s just say I’m old enough to have lived through a generation of styles – it’s really nice to see some of these things come back.”
Outside of work, Darryl is family oriented and a pet person who loves to garden and spend time with his wife, two children and their dogs. However, if he had the chance, he admits he would work seven days a week!
“I really thrive on delivering great customer service – if you really love what you do, it never feels like work.”
Our custom-made curtain, blind and shutter service
Need help with more than curtains and window dressings?
At Curtains, Blinds +design we not only offer great advice for your window furnishings but we can help you with your window seats, cushions for your sofa or on top of your bed and can even get your favourite pieces of furniture re-re-upholstered.
Curtains, Blinds +design founder, Rachael Whatson, is a qualified interior designer, who loves combining her lifelong obsession with design with her passion for helping other people.
Whether you’re renovating your home, building from scratch, or simply want to update your kitchen or bathroom, at Curtains, Blinds +design we offer a free, measure and quote in your home.
Our expertise and industry contacts enable us to deliver innovative and creative solutions…helping you to achieve the design you dream of within your budget…
bring life back into your interiors!
For a no obligation free measure & quote…