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George Clarke helps a customer look at different coloured and patterned fabrics

George Clarke visits our Cheltenham showroom

George spent the day at our showroom in Cheltenham, catching up with manager Laura and even helping one of our customers. Find out what he thought of the experience.

by George Clarke

Hillarys Ambassador

Published: 17/01/2022

With skilful specialists every step of the way, when it comes to window dressings Hillarys really are the experts in what they do. 

I discovered exactly how the team help their customers when I joined manager Laura at the showroom in Cheltenham. Armed with the knowledge I gained from training at the Hillarys Academy last year, I helped customer Ali choose the best solutions for her home. 

George Clarke looks at some shutters with a customer

A world of inspiration

From seeing how different types of blinds work to feeling sumptuous curtain textures, Hillarys showrooms are the perfect places to get inspired and discover styles and solutions that work for you.

There's shutters for all sorts of window shapes and sizes on display and beautiful fabric samples to touch and look at. Plus, Laura and the team are on hand with plenty of advice and styling tips to help find exactly what you’re looking for.

Professional advice for the best solutions

The team here really do know their stuff. In fact when I moved into my home in the Cotswolds it was Laura who offered advice on the best solutions for each room and helped me find designs that would work with my style.

Moving home is a big deal and you want everything to go smoothly. As soon as I met Laura I knew I was in safe hands – she’s such an expert.

Customers often bring plans or photos of their new home, and colour schemes they like so that we can help them find exactly what they’re looking for.
Laura Musto, Cheltenham Showroom Manager
George Clarke with two women sitting at a table looking at fabric samples

A collaborative process

I had a great time helping real life customer Ali choose a blind and curtain combination for the new French doors she’s fitted in her home.

It was amazing to see Laura ask all the right questions so she could make recommendations that would work for Ali and help her make the most of the space.

Narrowing down the fabric options is so creative and Ali showed us photos of her existing decór so we could find colour and patterns to match her style. It’s such a collaborative process that works well and Ali was delighted with her final choice.

George Clarke and two women are looking at shutters and fabrics

Everything taken care of

Getting a perfect fit is key to achieving a brilliant end result, as I learnt from my time training with advisors at the Hillarys Academy.

So the next step was for Laura to arrange a measuring appointment with Ali’s expert local Hillarys advisor. It’s the same advisor who will then return to her home to fit for a professional finish.

I had a really fun time at the showroom. The team were so friendly, taking the time to understand what I needed and thinking of things I hadn’t considered. And it’s not every day you get interior design advice from George Clarke!
Ali Whitcombe, Hillarys customer
George Clarke is smiling with a customer at a table with fabrics pinned on the wall behind them

A great value, expert service

When you visit a Hillarys showroom, you not only get expert advice, but a really friendly and welcoming service too. The team certainly know everything there is about dressing windows, and can help you find the right solution for your home that performs and looks great. 

I really enjoyed helping Ali find just the right solution for her French doors and she was so happy we were able to help.

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