Mel is an independent curtain maker for Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex who provides a complete bespoke service from measuring and designing curtains and blinds to the final installation and hanging. She also offers those important soft furnishing finishing touches allowing you to complement the room with beautiful throws, bespoke cushions, window seats and headboards.
Mel arrives with a fantastic array of designer fabric books so that you can choose in the comfort of your own home. Time is spent getting to know you - your lifestyle, taste and budget - to help you achieve the perfect look for your home.
Mel has a wealth of satisfied clients throughout Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire.
After years of experience, Mel gives excellent advice on the style of window dressing. Mel will carefully guide you through choices and ultimately what will suit your room, together with the fabric chosen and the look you are wanting to achieve.
Over the years Mel has developed a wonderful library of fabric books from many different suppliers and takes pride in helping clients quickly source what they are looking for. As the books are brought to your home, you can see how each fabric looks in place.
Mel works closely with several talented Upholsterers to give a facelift to a much loved chair, replace the loose covers on your sofa, recover dining chairs, make bespoke headboard or even commission a customised bed.
As well as finishing touches for your windows such as tie backs, Mel also supplies curtain poles to match the right look for your home and the curtain fabric chosen. Other finishing touches include upholstery, throws, cushions, window seats and headboards.
Mel has a wonderful portfolio of projects showcasing the bespoke curtains, blinds, upholstery and soft furnishings she has created for many delighted clients.
“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.”
“Thanks for the beautiful curtains and blinds. They have enhanced the peace and history of this 1690’s barn, whilst being well made, well hung and a perfect fabric for the venue. Thank you.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Mel clearly has a lot of knowledge and expertise in the field of curtains and soft furnishings. She offers a a completely tailor made service according to your needs and finances, and her creativity knows no bounds... I cannot recommend highly enough.”