Fixing your flooring fears

So you’re looking to buy new flooring, but you’re already feeling limited because it has to be.. easy to clean because of the kids, or incredibly durable because of the every day use in your business.. sound familiar?

At Emily May Interiors we know how daunting buying flooring can seem, but I’m here to let you know that you are far from limited. With new technology, comes new materials! 

I have narrowed it down to 3 different issues, in order to help you with what flooring will best suit you and your needs.

 


1. PETS

Pets

What are the issues?

The main issues for pet owners face is hoovering up fur and cleaning up dirty paws after your pet has been outside.

What would we suggest?

For Pet Owners, I would suggest an LVT – Luxury Vinyl Tiles, which although it is a commercial product, you’ll soon find out the benefits.

LVT is thinner and more durable, which is perfect for stopping those sharp claws from ruining your floor. It’s also amazing for high traffic areas, as well as being very easy to clean. The best collections for residential properties, are “Camaro” and “Colonia” which come in both wood and stone designs.


2. CHILDREN

Children

What are the issues?

Children are messy, you are likely to get food, crayons, drinks pretty much anything they get their hands on or feet in will also end up on your floor!

What would we suggest?

For Parents, I would suggest either LVT (mentioned above) or a LVS – Luxury Vinyl Sheets.

For parents of toddlers in particular I would suggest Vinyl as it is the cheaper option. It is easy to clean and you can also get them cushioned, which – if they are learning to walk – is great for softening any falls! The other bonuses are that cushioned vinyl is warm under foot, and it reduces impact sound to help minimise noise.

But if you really wanted carpet, don’t worry, they’re not off the cards, did you know that a lot of them are even bleachable now? It’s just a matter of asking!


3. COMMERCIAL USE

Rhapsody Bridal AfterWhat are the issues?

The main issues commercial properties such as offices or retail face, is the constant use. The flooring must be hard-wearing and durable to withstand every day use.

What would we suggest?

For commercial properties, I would suggest using either carpet or LVT flooring.

Carpets are great because they can be cut to any shape, and come in many patterns and designs. Commercial carpets have short loom loops, such as “Tivoli Carpet Planks”. They are very hardwearing, and you can also mix and match different colours and patterns, making them not only a practical choice, but also a visually interesting one too!

LVT as you have probably guessed by now is a very practical choice of flooring. There are many different collections available, but are more suitable for a commercial environment as they have been designed for heavy duty areas, such as “Expona Commercial Wood PUR” and “Expona Commercial Stone Effect PUR”

Beautiful Blinds

Blinds are great because they are such a flexible window treatment, keep reading to learn more about having your own Blinds made.

Made to Measure Roman Blinds

1. CHOICE

The great thing with blinds, is that there is such a great choice. There are many different types of blinds, and all of them are customisable. These are the ones we currently supply:

  • Roman Blinds can be made in almost any fabric, making them a very customisable choice.
  • Vertical Blinds come in many different colours, making them suitable for a traditional or modern home.
  • Roller Blinds are made of a lighter fabric than romans, but again are very customisable, coming in voile fabric, black outs, plain fabrics, or even have your own design printed onto fabric!
  • Venetian Blinds are the closest choice to shutters, giving them a very slick, clean finish. Venetians come in a wide variety of colours, and can vary from aluminium to wood.
  • ‘Perfect Fit’ blinds are either Roller or Venetian blinds that fit perfectly within the frame of your window or door.

 

Don’t forget that blinds can also be combined with curtains to achieve this gorgeous look!

2. QUALITY

It is important to buy your blinds through a trusted supplier. All the blinds we supply, other than our roman blinds, are ordered through our suppliers. We are very fortunate to work with great suppliers and fitters who will ensure that the jobs are carried out in great time and very professionally.

As I mentioned, we don’t use a supplier for our roman blinds, that;s because our roman blinds are handmade by my mum, Pauline who has over 25 years’ experience. Which means that not only can you can be assured that they will be of high quality but they will also be bespoke!

3. CHILD SAFETY

As the years have gone by, blinds have undergone many safety tests, it is now a legal requirement that blinds are made child friendly. It’s very important when you are buying blinds, that you get them from a trusted supplier that follows these regulations.

As a supplier ourselves, we must ensure that all the potential hazards regarding the cords and chains are eliminated.

Your home should be a place that you can leave your children explore, and know that they’re going to be completely safe.

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The advantage of having made to measure curtains

Made to measure curtains are similar to a handmade bespoke dress; they are tailored perfectly to your style and required shape.
Read on to find out more advantages of having made to measure curtains..

made to measure curtains

Homes come in all shapes and sizes and thus can often prove tricky when finding ready-made curtains to fit. Whether your design is opulent or understated, your personal style dictates how you want your curtains to look in your room. No matter whether you like plain, patterned, short or long, curtains finish a room completely. So why not spend that little bit extra to buy bespoke made to measure rather than something off the shelf?

Your property maybe bursting with character or be a well-proportioned new home, but ready-made curtains often don’t give us our desired finish as they come in inflexible standard sizes. I make sure your curtains work with all your homes quirks; they will be crafted to the length and volume you want and turn your window into a feature.

Have you ever seen a pattern you love or spent hours searching for curtains to match a particular colour. This is where I can turn your vision into reality. I’m a little obsessed when it comes to textiles, I know how a particular fabric will hang and able to advise you what will work best for your home. Often the desired look you are seeking requires a certain type of fabric. I feel so proud when I see a pair of my made-to-measure curtains decorating your home, I love my job!

A couple of weeks ago I was put in touch with a client who immediately said, “I know I can’t afford made to measure curtains but I am struggling to find what I am looking for, I need help!” I couldn’t let this cry for help go unnoticed and started to talk through what she was looking for. I instantly remembered a gorgeous fabric that would work perfectly; so I made sure the right pattern book was in my car before I set off to meet her. I measured the window and we talked in detail about style and length that would complete her living room. I never want a client to feel under pressure or that they are being sold to, so I always go away to price each project. Before I left I explained that this really was an achievable option and we both agreed that they would look amazing. On receiving the quote, she was shocked at the price as it was far less than she had envisaged and ordered them on the spot.

This client was not uncommon but her struggle for the right curtain is!

Made to measure curtains I like to think are perfectly fitting, lovingly crafted and designed exclusively for you. Made to measure curtains make you and your home feel special just as it should be.

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Why using an interior designer is not out of your reach.

There are many preconceptions when it comes to why you should use an interior designer, read more to find out why it could be the best thing for you to do.. Romo Saphira Green_Shot 1_039

When I say ‘I am an interior designer’, people nearly always perceive I’m working with the rich and famous, as though to contract my services you need a lottery-winning budget, this is just not the case. An interior designer is another professional who can guide and help you create the vision you have for your home.

If you needed a room re-plastering you would hire an appropriate tradesman as we know we don’t have the skills and knowledge required to do the job. I for one would hate to see the result of my work replacing a sink or plastering a wall. No one would bat an eyelid if you said you had hired a plumber, decorator or even a landscape gardener, but hiring and interior designer is seen as an aspirational trade.

Shall I let you into a secret?

Have you been around a show home recently? When you enter the front door of a show home on a new housing development, you are seduced by the décor, the carefully placed accessories and the risk taking but attractive wallpaper. We often walk around these homes under the impression that this décor is aspirational as though for us mere mortals it is unachievable as it is obviously filled with expensive items to make the home look its best.

A show home is an illusion. It’s an example of how a good interior designer can make a place feel more luxurious on a budget. Show home interior designers are working on tight budgets sourcing pieces from trade suppliers, the design is meticulously planned so when the collection of products are put together they give us the feeling of luxury.

This is what an interior designer can do for your home:

  • We find out your style, lifestyle, taste and personality as well as how you want to live within the space. We are experts at putting together colours, textures, accessories and furniture to give your room the finish you have always dreamed of.
  • We don’t just visit designer stores, our skill is knowing where to find the right fabric, flooring and furniture at a price that works for you.
  • We too source everything from trade supplies that we find at interior trade shows. A great design is a room that works for you both functionally but also decoratively, and doesn’t just work for one member of your family but all of you.

You may struggle in combining patterns, be unsure how to use colour or have no ideas how to style your home, but you do know it needs a makeover. When you’re next looking to decorate your home, why not give me a call and let me show you how I can transform your home with a high quality design that will wow your friends and family, but also make you fall in love with your home all over again.

Remember in many ways, we are just another ‘trade’ but our service will give you the feeling of luxury without the price tag.

 

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