Here are some of the lovely comments Mel has received from her wealth of satisfied clients
"Mel has exceeded my expectations and made some beautiful curtains and blinds throughout my house, and as promised, in a very short space of time and in the busy run up to Christmas! She is professional, friendly and listens to what you want to achieve, I have no hesitation in recommending her and her excellent team. Many, many thanks."
"Mel has been creating and making curtains and blinds for our home/s over many years - her creativity and skill ensures that each time we have asked she has produced fabulously high quality dressings for our windows that lasted the test of time and the chaos of family life. Whenever we have sold and moved - which is a bit of a hobby - the curtains/blinds seem to always stay with the house because the new owners have loved them too....that should be testament enough!!!"
"Mel never ceases to come up trumps!! I have been using her services for years. She always listens and interprets my thoughts, however sketchy, with outstanding results; adding an attention to detail not often found. I have recommended her to many people so the only downside from my point of view now is remembering to plan ahead because she is so busy. Look no further!!"
"Several years ago, Melanie made for me very beautifully finished Roman blinds for four windows, so a few months ago, after seeing on the internet what fabrics are available and not finding anything that would finish the look of my newly refurbished kitchen, I contacted Melanie. She immediately suggested a fabric I liked these few years ago but didn’t chose. I was very impressed with her memory and the suggestion of choice. The Roman blinds and matching round cushions with lovely contrasting piping were made as promised before Christmas 2020 and have considerably contributed to the final look of our new kitchen! I can wholeheartedly recommend Melanie’s skills in making soft furnishings, punctuality of delivery and her customer relation practice!"
"I have worked with Melanie Downing Interiors for over 15 years referring clients from my very busy Styling business. She exceeds perfection and never fails to deliver the most immaculate and detailed work. I could not recommend her professionalism and attention to detail more highly. I have yet to see a window she has dressed look nothing but amazing."
"We have used Mel for many years and have always been delighted by the level of service, her cheerfulness and ultimately the quality of her work. Only recently she has worked with us on a refurbishment and the results are stunning. Looks like everyone else agrees too. Can’t recommend her highly enough."
"Excellent service provided by Melanie, quality curtains beautifully hand made, will definitely be using her services again and recommending to others."
"Over several years Mel has helped me transform our house with her beautiful curtains and blinds. I would strongly recommend her services."
"I cannot recommend Mel and the team at Melanie Downing Interiors highly enough. She recently solved a window dressing problem I had been grappling with since moving to a new house several years ago. Her creative solution was then executed with excellence and I now have beautiful blinds and curtains which have transformed the space. She previously provided curtains and blinds for two other rooms which have well and truly stood the test of time and remain beautiful several years on. You won't be disappointed with the quality of the results or the service you receive."
"Can't recommend her highly enough. Thanks to Melanie I now have the most beautiful long hall curtains. Absolutely perfect. Such a lovely lady and very professional."
"The quality of Melanie's work is exceptional. Making curtains hang is an art and she really understands how the different fabrics falls and makes the most of the designs. Advising you on your choice is an additional benefit."
"Mel has made beautiful velvet curtains for my bedroom, a blind for my spare bedroom and curtains and blinds for my kitchen. The whole experience with Mel was excellent. She has a great eye and really helped me to choose the right style and fabrics. Mel was professional and her and her team delivered everything quickly and efficiently. Everything they have made is very high quality and looks amazing. I won't hesitate to use Mel again next time I need new blinds/curtains."
"Mel helped with curtains and blinds for a number of rooms in our house. Prompt service, great to work with and fantastic curtains. Would not hesitate to recommend."
"This is the second time I have worked with Melanie Downing Interiors in a 3 year period. I have found the level of interest, ease of communication and finished workmanship to be very high. I would defnitely recommend."
"Mel has given me great advice and service whilst providing curtains and blinds for 5 rooms. I couldn’t recommend Mel higher."
"When we built the extension to our house and refurbished the existing cottage we knew that the curtains were an essential part of the final design. Mel Downing provided the best possible service - helping us choose the right fabrics and then making the curtains. The quality of her work, her punctuality in delivery, and the utmost professionalism of her services, could not have left us feeling more satisfied. We thoroughly recommend her."
"I contacted Mel just before we moved into a new build property with lots of bare windows. Mel arrived on day 3 in our new home armed with more fabric books than I could count. Whilst my husband unpacked boxes, Mel and I looked through book after book of gorgeous fabrics! Still my favourite memory of our house move! Mel quickly understood the kind of thing we were looking for and with her guidance we were able to choose a range of different fabrics that worked together in a large open space, while still achieving a specific look for each area (relaxing, cooking, dining, kids play area). Mel is incredibly responsive but also very honest about what can be achieved in a given timescale. Mel was connected all the way through our process and was there when the curtains and blinds were fitted, to ensure that they looked fabulous! Our expectations were exceeded and we now have beautifully made curtains and blinds at 80% of our windows. I have just contacted Mel about the remaining 20%. I can't wait to look through the books again!"
"I worked with Mel over a period of a few months on a number of rooms in my house. During that time, she made numerous curtains for our bedroom, kitchen, snug, hall and study as well as altering other curtains and blinds. All the curtains she made were beautiful and immaculately put together with great attention to detail - I was delighted. In the process she also helped and advised me and my husband choose the fabrics - remaining patient during our deliberations and always bringing all her fabric books to our house - so the whole process was easy, quick and pleasant and her taste was impeccable. We made much better decisions following her advice. She also upholstered a stool and a chair. I would be very happy to recommend her."
"I am extremely pleased with the curtains and cushions undertaken by Mel. She has always been reliable, and really puts herself out to help and advise, showing great patience. She has a good eye and the work is of a very high standard. I am delighted with all she has done.
Thank you Mel"
"My partner and I moved to a newly built house in January 2016. We wanted to have a complete transformation of style and colour to complement the new property.
We quickly realized that we needed professional advice in order to make the most of this exciting opportunity. Fortunately, we found Melanie Downing Interiors’ website, and quickly arranged an initial consultation.
Mel is great to work with – she listened very carefully to our concepts for the new house, and took full consideration of existing furniture and interior fittings. As a result, her fabric recommendations ensured that the overall interior looks integrated and harmonious. The whole process was very creative and achieved a look of effortlessly elegant – just what we were wanting! The workmanship of Mel’s team who make up the curtains, blinds and cushions is of the highest standards – everything is beautifully made.
We would recommend Mel with complete confidence, and we are thrilled with the way our new house has been transformed into a warm and welcoming home through the imaginative use of the interior decoration."
"After receiving three or four quotes from other interior service providers I chose Melanie because she exudes professionalism with a very warm and friendly manner. Melanie was a joy to work with. She instantly knew what we had in mind and presented us with the right fabrics and gave us such invaluable advice. My home feels and looks exactly how I wanted it to thanks to Mel"
"Having Mel’s sample books and valuable advice in the comfort of your own home, is not only a real treat but makes the process of furnishing more inspiring and efficient. We are delighted with the results."
"Mel thank you for all your help and inspiration, the finished result is superb and working with you was a joy. The pelmets and curtains are beautifully made and look fabulous. You delivered on every level, including having everything done within the required timescale – so rare these days! We will certainly be asking for your help and expertise again in the future."
"Mel has made me some excellent curtains. She bought a huge range of fabric choices to my house and was very helpful in guiding me towards choosing the perfect look to suit my house. Mel was very efficient and the curtains were made within a short time.
I would recommend her highly. "
"Just wanted to say a big thank you. The blinds are up and look fantastic. It was great to meet someone who instantly knew what I was looking for, both in the en-suite and dining room, and able to eliminate the thankless task of wading through books which were either too expensive for us or just not our cup of tea. Thanks again and I'm sure we'll be back to you soon to start on the sitting room!."
"Mel clearly has a lot of knowledge and expertise in the field of curtains and soft furnishings. She offers a completely tailor made service according to your needs and finances, and her creativity knows no bounds!
I wanted quite a relaxed, modern farmhouse feel to my curtains and Mel knew exactly the look I was trying to achieve. She steered me in the right direction with fabrics, suggested poles and accessories and then produced beautifully made curtains. I cannot recommend highly enough."
"Thanks Mel for your speedy, helpful and friendly advice. The curtains look great and we appreciate that you not only give advice but also listen to what we say. We shall be back for more."
"We are delighted with our new curtains They are beautiful and produced to a very high standard of accuracy and superb quality. Mel is clearly a very experienced and talented designer."
I would recommend her highly. "
"I first met Mel when I was looking at possible curtain suppliers in the area. I asked 3 or 4 people round and Mel was the person I felt most comfortable, who I also enjoyed chatting to about things other than curtains.
We started small with a couple of diffusion blinds to provide privacy from the road in two rooms. Then we progressed to the sitting room and Mel helped me choose contrasting and complementary fabrics for blinds, curtains and cushions.The overall result is sumptious, elegant and calming.
With this success behind us, Mel came back this year and helped me with study blinds (Romo vibrant lime), guest bedroom blind (Harlequin modern floral), bathroom blinds (Jim Thompson) and finally our bedroom blinds and curtains (gorgeous embroidered fabric with a kaleidoscope of colours by Baker Lifestyle).
With Mel's help we have made all the rooms special and I've been more adventurous/enterprising with my choices than I would have been if I had gone to a department store for help and ideas. When I get to the next rooms Mel will definitely be on the list of people to call to help us get our finishing touches right. It does feel like working with a friend who knows their stuff rather than a supplier who just wants an order!"
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for my wonderful curtains; you have done a fantastic job!! The service I received was professional and friendly throughout and your advice on what would look good was spot on – I am just so pleased with the results. The service from initial advice, through measuring up, to the final hanging of the curtains was expertly and efficiently carried out and was completely stress free on my part. The quality and fit are excellent. I have already recommended your service to friends and will continue to do so! Thanks!!"
"Mel Downing provides an excellent curtain and cushion making service. She has a good range of fabrics to choose from, great ideas and her work is excellent. I would warmly recommend her."
"Mel recently helped me with kitchen blinds, sofa cushions and upholstering a chair and footstool. It is so nice to be able to browse through wallpaper and fabric samples at home and discuss all the options as well as the budget. Mel has a great range to select from and is very quick about providing samples. She is skilled at putting colours and textures together and quickly understood the look I wanted to create. My room looks pretty, cosy, contemporary but in keeping with it’s Edwardian charm. I am looking forward to working on the rest of the house with her."
"I was introduced to Mel by my sister who was delighted with her new dining room curtains. I'd just finished a lot of work on my house and needed blinds and curtrains throughout. I just couldn't find what I wanted in the shops and I was completely fazed by reels of material. So it was great when Mel came over with all the sample books and we sat on the floor and worked out just what would look right. I'd cut out pictures from magazines so Mel could see what kind of look I was after and she came up with the perfect solution.
We took it room by room and Mel was just superb at linking the upstairs cool colours with warmer colours downstairs. The kitchen blind sets off the Farrow & Ball verre de terre paint perfectly. Blinds and curtains are beautifully made, the house looks contemporary yet cosy and I couldn't be happier with the result. You've added the perfect finishing touch Mel, thank you"