In the second installation of TRIMOLOGY, a series designed to educate and inspire, we offer an intimate look inside the studio of RedHead Interiors. Located in the village of Stow in Lincolnshire, England, Jo Slater’s workroom produces handcrafted window treatments, cushions and small upholstery projects.
Through social media, Jo shares scenes from her studio; a close look at design details that give her followers an appreciation for her skill, precision and obvious passion for the craft. Interior designer Gilly Henson regularly relies on Jo to bring her visions to life, and each of the projects featured in this post are in fact Gilly’s designs. The pair have been working together for several years, a story that may sound familiar as we know our readers treasure these designer/workroom relationships.
Recent projects, including custom pelmets and cushions, showcase construction techniques that we’re certain will inspire your applications of borders, fringes and tassels. Watch as each story unfolds, from wood frames to hand-applied trimmings, and the completed projects in their new homes.
Curved Pelmet for a Cottage Entrance Hall
The project began with the construction of a wood frame.
Fabric by Voyage was used to upholster the pelmet.
Gilly selected our Au Natural Brush Fringe in Pale Grey to complement the Voyage fabric.
The top edge of the pelmet trimmed in a coordinating 1/2″ (11mm) Au Natural Cord with Tape.
The finished window treatment, which includes a pelmet and shade, was installed as part of a cottage renovation.
Drapery Panels, Pelmet and Cushion from Gilly Henson’s Formal Living Room
Our Chrysler Embroidered Border designed by Lori Weitzner pinned to the panels and ready for stitching.
Perfect rows of hand-stitching.
A close-up of the border’s mitered corner and hand-stitching of the trim on the pelmet.
The completed window treatment installed in the home of designer Gilly Henson.
The 2″ (50mm) Pirouette Border designed by Lori Weitzner has been added, and the zipper is finished.
The completed cushions show how the layering of multiple trimmings creates a one-of-a-kind design.
Custom Pelmet for a Pre-Teen Bedroom
We offer our sincerest thanks to Jo Slater of RedHead Interiors and Gilly Henson Interior Design for being part of our second TRIMOLOGY post and sharing a closer look at what goes on behind the design.
For more interior inspiration, be sure to follow Jo and Gilly…