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A dining room with a large bay window dressed in gold curtains

Live that style with Claudia Baillie

Design and interiors journalist Claudia uses curtains to dress a tricky bay window

Living room bay window dressed in gold velvet curtains

Meet Claudia

Claudia lives in a two bedroom apartment in south west London. Here, she explains why she chose made-to-measure curtains to finish her living room.

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A worn brown leather arm chair next to a stack of books

Claudia’s style

My style is probably a bit of a happy accident as much as anything else. Most of the items in my home have been picked up on holiday, inherited from relatives or found in a charity shop on a weekend away. This means that everything has a little story or memory attached, which I think creates an interesting and unique interior.

The bay window in the living room was always tricky to dress because of its size and the fact that the coving runs all the way around the room, making it hard to mount a track.
Living room bay window dressed in gold velvet curtains

Fully dressed

When it came to choosing a fabric, I felt like this ochre colour sat really well with floorboards and some of the mid-century pieces in the room. The final result adds warmth, colour and make the room feel much more dressed. From a practical point of view, they’re also easy to operate using the pull cords at the side of the window, meaning no squeezing around the table to get to them.

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