This project was an exciting transformation of a home into a bed & breakfast. And also offered the best views of the Forth I’ve ever come across. Wanting to work with local tradespeople and makers, the owners got in touch for curtains & blinds fit for a luxury B&B.
Making the best of the view
Located on the Fife coast in Dalgety Bay, guests will enjoy a fantastic panorama. Imagine seeing the 3 bridges, Edinburgh Castle and all the way down the Forth to the Isle of May.
Using the client’s colour scheme for the bedrooms – light grey with touches of teal –, I provided suggestions and samples for curtain fabrics and cushions. Picking up on the headboard fabrics they had already chosen, I added a rust colour for contrast.
Obviously, the main feature of the rooms is the view. So it was very important that the style of window dressings didn’t obscure the windows. To achieve that, we pulled the curtains as far back as possible with tiebacks perfectly matching their teal paint.
An unusually shaped window
This collection of curtains & blinds fit for a luxury B&B was completed with a window dressing for a rather unusually shaped window. One of the rooms has a round porthole window looking out to the Forth Bridge.
We decided very quickly to look for a solution that ensures a good night’s sleep for guests. But ideally, that solution shouldn’t take any attention away from the unique shape of the window.
The bespoke window treatment we came up with was a porthole bung. This is a piece of circular foam covered in curtain fabric with a contrasting handle. And it sits snugly inside the window recess to block out light at night.
Check out the details in the gallery below and on the B&B website!
What the clients say (Mr & Mrs CM, Dalgety Bay)
“Catherine provided some great ideas for fabrics and colours, and the porthole bung is a really imaginative solution for the circular window.”