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modern rustic

Hillarys room design challenge by interior designer Emily Henson

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I love how calming, comforting and inviting this room looks. It makes me want to hunker down on that sofa and get cosy under all the layers. It has a lot of character but in a subtle way that doesn’t overwhelm the senses.

Modern Rustic: Styled by Emily Henson

Emily Henson, interior stylist, designer and author, teams curtain and Roman blind fabrics from our new collection to design an original interior in her signature Modern Rustic style.

  • Modern Rustic interiors are calming, comforting & textured
  • Get the look with layered curtains and Roman blinds
  • Choose natural fabrics in neutral shades
  • Made-to-measure for a designer finish

Emily Henson is an interior stylist who has made her mark creating natural and original interiors. In her ‘lifeunstyled’ interiors blog, Emily focuses on embracing imperfection to create an authentic home.

Emily has styled prestigious campaigns for some of the biggest names in the high street, including Ikea, Laura Ashley and M & S. She has also written three books on interior design.

We asked Emily to show us how to create a signature look from her first interiors book, Modern Rustic, using fabrics from our stunning new curtains and Roman blinds collection. Emily chose natural fabrics in subtle shades to create this calm and texturally enveloping look.


Emily’s fabric choices

For a rustic and supremely cosy feel, Emily teamed a classic woven check Roman blind, Howard Chartreuse , with linen-look curtains in Lindora Silver. She finished her look with a mountain of deep filled cushions in coordinating shades of blush pink, dove grey, mustard and chartreuse.



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Discover more about Emily Henson and our new curtains and roman blinds collection

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Meet the stylist: Emily Henson

Discover more about interior stylist Emily Henson. In this interview we chat about her design inspiration and approach. Plus she shares her top tips for designing with curtains and Roman blinds.

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Why choose made-to-measure

Emily reflects on her own sewing skills in her appreciation of the quality and skill that goes into a made-to-measure window dressing. She told us: ‘I made a pair of curtains once that were so uneven in length that you couldn’t hide it. I tried to tell friends that I did it on purpose, but I couldn’t say it with a straight face’.

Interior design made simple
Our trusted in-home service is here to help you realise your interior design dreams and take the pain out of any potential window dressing disasters. One of our friendly advisors will bring our entire range for you to browse in your own home, giving you the opportunity to see how different colours and fabrics work with your décor and furnishings. Then, when you’re happy with your choices, we’ll expertly measure your windows and return to fit your beautiful made-to-measure curtains and blinds.

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