I feel like this post has been a while in the making, but one I’m super excited to now share with you. At the beginning of October, British blind and curtain specialist Hillary’s approached me in regards to their brand new #IWANTTHATSTYLE campaign. Ahead of the new season, the team asked four key interior designers set to be hugely influential within interiors during 2018 – Kate Watson-Smyth, Sophie Robinson, Emily Henson and Daniela Tasca-York – to create four very different rooms to showcase the brand’s new range.
Daniela, for example, went for a chic minimal luxe design, with sleek lines and polished surfaces for her theme “Minimal Luxe”
While Sophie went for a vibrant colour and print clashes in “Colour Clash”
Emily, meanwhile, chose a “Modern Rustic” design with natural textures, subtle colours and a more relaxed take on a living space…
And finally, my favourite look of all, “Urban Glamour” – which was created by the ever-so-talented Kate Watson-Smyth.
I knew as soon as I saw the blush pink, black and gold colour palette of the Urban Glamour trend, it was the perfect theme to incorporate into my bedroom. I’d recently started to add splashes of blush pink to its otherwise monochrome decor, so the partnership couldn’t have come at a better time to really tie the room together and road test the service of Hillary’s.
The main bedroom of my apartment – the one I sleep in – is filled with natural light as I have a fairly large window and French doors onto a Juliette balcony. That’s amazing when you have make-up to put on or blog photographs to shoot, but not so much when you’re trying to sleep and the glare from the street lights outside comes beaming through on an evening. So with that said, when Bob, Hilliary’s specialist in my local to my area, came to talk me through the various options, I knew I wanted blackout curtains to create not only a more snug finish to the room but to retain the heat inside this winter.
Bob talked me through everything, from the colours (what a 300+ collection to choose from!), the prints, what might work best in the room, through to the kind of hardware was available and what finish I might like, whether that be a pinch pleat, a pencil pleat, eyelets etc.
After searching for a blush pink that suited the room, I decided on Clarence Chemise, which is a textured plain fabric with a crosshatched finish. I love how textured this is as it adds depth to the window space, instead of a flatter silk finish.
I then chose brass curtain poles and holdbacks, which look absolutely beautiful teamed with the pink. As Hillary’s are a completely made-to-measure service, Bob the representative took all the necessary measurements and the curtains were ready within two weeks. The quality really is second to none and the service from the team has been fantastic throughout, despite a slight issue with one of the curtains when it arrived (it was the wrong kind of pleat finish). Bob was quick to rectify the issue and after a couple of weeks he was round completing the room, at a time that suited me.
I went with a pencil pleat which looks beautiful, and have full-length curtains for my French doors and shorter ones for the main window. I love the way the curtains have pulled the whole room together, and with the addition of black, used in furniture and classic black and white photograph on the walls, as well as gold eclectic accessories such as the skull and stalk, it definitely creates a room worthy of the title of Urban Glamour. I’m hoping Kate would be proud.
You can view the full Urban Glamour collection here, and see how the Hillary’s team suggest incorporating this theme into your own home right here. Thank you so much to Hillary’s for partnering with me for this post and I really hope you like how I’ve styled the room. Out of the four themes above, which one would get your #IWANTTHATSTYLE vote?
*Post in partnership with Hillary’s Blinds. As always, thoughts and love of pink are completely my own.