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  Recent News & Notable Projects
 
August 2010



12 Magnificent Curtain Sets at Royal Holloway University of London, Egham made and fitted by the ISF/Cool & Classic team in the Founders Dining Hall.
Working off a movable scaffold platform we installed long and heavy curtains and fabric covered pelmets at 5.5metre high windows to achieve this beautiful result.

 
The installation comes with high quality Silent Gliss corded tracks and adjustable pelmet boards. These allow the University to
adjust the drops down to the sills should the material shrink over a period of time. The window treatments should have at life of at least 15 years before needing to be renewed.
 
This is the latest of many impressive installations in public buildings carried out by our company all over the country and abroad. For further examples please view our portfolio on this website.
 


 
     
     
     
June 26 2010
 
   
Precision manufactured in Germany, transported to the UK and assembled by their team that arrives in huge lorries, HUF HOUSES are environmentally the bees knees. Timber framed and highly insulated, they represent the epitome of housebuilding with lots of large peaked glass windows, large beautifully sliding patio doors, exposed steel components, dramatic sloping roofs and much more.
ISF were asked by interior designer David Hales of Bookham Surrey to come up with innovative ideas to provide shading solutions to cover many of the glazed areas. Working in cooperation with our specialist window
 
blind partners, electrically operated cellular pleated blackout blinds were installed at the very high sloping head windows at the front and sides of the house. A combination of hand set controls enable the householder to adjust the amount of light pouring into the building to a fine degree from near total blackout to almost no shading at all. The pleated blinds fold up into tiny packages at the top of each window that they are practically unnoticeable when open. A single press on one controller can move every blind in the house simultaneously making homecoming or leaving the building simplicity itself instead of a chore of dealing with all the blinds one by one when time is pressing.  
On a callback months later we found the client delighted with the operation of the system that they use every day. The rectangular picture windows and patio doors were treated in a complimentary stylish way. To give sun screening whilst retaining views to the outside superior spring operated Silent Gliss Roller blinds with cool Corazza handles and exposed bottom bars were used in the large lounge overlooking the garden. Some windows even had Curtains! All installed by our fitting team to precise parameters. Extras included a very contemporary deep fluted wall fixed headboard for the master bed made in our own workshop and a variety of cushions.  
Overall a superb triumph of design and installation that all participants on the job are very proud of.

     
April 12 2010    
Working under the direction of David Hales Interior Design of Surrey, this spring ISF supplied and fitted high quality soft furnishings to an upmarket apartment in Chelsea very close to Harrods.
Our team made hand made curtains and blinds in glowing silks and other sumptuous fabrics. An electric curtain track takes rich curtains around 6 bends and curves in the front bay window.
Plantation shutters carefully painted to match subtle wall colours arrived from half-way round the world to be fitted at the last minute.

 
Smooth running Silent Gliss sheer roller blinds screen bedroom windows. Superbly quilted bedspreads and cushions add the finishing touches.

 



16 February 2010
A DREAM HOME CURTAINED and CARPETED by COOL & CLASSIC


Just like the pictures you might see in cutting edge interiors magazines, this was a recently completed glorious job of which we are immensely proud.
Working with the house owner, our Rachael Ives designed striking black, white and silver soft furnishings for the whole of this large house in the country close to Bedford.

Striking window furnishings, headboards and bedroom chairs made by our upholsterer featuring silver rope and diamante button details

 
A silver fabric headboard in bedroom 2
A fantastic array of window seat and cushions in one of the front windows
Exciting rope and tassel tie-backs and trimmings
Grand interlined hand made curtains and pelmets
A dozen Roman blinds on smaller windows.
Electrically operated and professional curtain tracks
Deep pile cream wool carpets fitted on the stairs and through the bedroom floors to go with the marble ground floor

 

 

 

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