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Buckingham Palace Bling

One of the finest rooms in Buckingham Palace is the Blue Drawing Room showing off as it does some of the most sumptuous Georgian decorating touches.  The room was originally intended to be a ballroom when George the IV was in residence and nowadays it serves as a gathering place for guests having drinks before lunches and other grand occasions.  This is a room that is a magnificent sixty-eight feet long with giant Corinthian columns dividing large bay windows, adorned with crimson velvet curtains and fine silk wall hangings.

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At Fittexpert we know that there is a curtain for every window and even if your windows would buckle under the weight of the fine drapes of Buckingham Palace’s Blue Drawing Room, we know that we can make sure that your room and your windows look just as spectacular as any of the windows in Buckingham Palace.  For the widest range of curtains, curtain poles, blinds and all the other fixings that will make your home your palace Fittexpert can supply all you need to transform even the most unassuming room. Give your room a makeover fit for a King or Queen with the inspiration and flair that comes as standard with all our products.

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Crystal Curtains and Other Dreams

At the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony, an occasion that is well known for its glitz and glamour, the stakes were upped considerably thanks to a three-ton, 60-foot tall three-ton custom designed curtain, made of Swarovski crystals that sparkled with over one hundred thousand crystals. The amazing cascading crystal curtain and the sparking light it emanated almost upstaged the stars of the night none of whom could hope to shine as brightly Unfortunately, that curtain isn’t up for sale – maybe because no one could hope to afford to buy it!

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The Swarovski crystal curtain at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards

It’ true that there’s nothing that we love more than our homes. And at Fittexpert your passion for your home is our passion. We want to help you make that home as beautiful as it can be and make sure that it reflects your own individual personality. Many hours of interior design expertise, along with our own years of experience with curtains and blinds experience, are reflected in the great selection of blinds and curtains that we offer.

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The new roller blind collection meridian from JAB ANSTOETZ – now available at Fittexpert

Our selection of curtains and blinds and accessories will help you to transform your home into something that truly reflects your personality even if it isn’t a 60 foot crystal curtain!

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Bringing the Curtain up on a Masterpiece

Your home is a statement, it is your Kingdom where all your eccentricities and style are displayed for all to see.  You could say that your house’s shop window are those rooms that have as a frame your perfect curtains.

Now whether you are framing a retro sixties style living room or an exotic bedroom that brings back memories of the bedroom scene in Dr Zhivago, the curtains that frame the scene are going to be the crowning glory.

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Whether you choose curtains that blend seamlessly with the rest of your rooms furnishings or some that make a bold statement of your individuality, Fittexpert will be able to make sure that the creative and stylish signature of the room that you are dressing is just what you imagined with the right fittings and fixtures to make the display of your new curtains complete.

We have dressed many windows at Fittexpert and we will always be happy to advise and give every customer the benefit of our experience.

If the eyes are considered the windows to the soul then our windows are a glimpse into the heart of our homes.  Let Fittexpert ensure that your curtains make the right statement about you.

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The Evolution of Curtains

Curtains and blinds haven’t always been used in the way that they are now; they have had many uses over the centuries. One of the very first uses for curtains was to hang over tents in the middle-eastern dessert. Its purpose was not only to provide privacy, but also a very primitive form of air conditioning after wetting them with water to take some of the brutal heat off. It probably wasn’t the best air-conditioning but certainly effective.

It wasn’t unto the 17th century that windows started being made much larger than the very small windows previously made due to expense. During this time, the Victorians made full use of curtains for many different reasons including to help with insulation in their cold homes and to show off to guests. Victorians typically hung three pairs of curtains at their windows; one thick outer pair, a lace-like middle pair and a third thinner pair. The middle pair was the only one to be opened usually.

The evolution of curtains

It was only in the 1940’s that ready-made curtains were being supplied to stores and by the 1950’s curtains were an essential home component, used to match the architectural style of the home. It’s safe to say that curtains have come a very long way since windows were wooden or marble slats, often proving to be very drafty. Today, their main purpose is to provide privacy and for some, to show off artistic taste, and fortune.

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It’s Fittexpert’s mission to cater to every customers needs, whether they’re looking for curtains that will control how much light enters the room or if you’d like your curtains to showcase your fabulous taste in fabrics – we have something to suit your desires. Different styles of curtains achieve different atmospheres; if you’re unsure of what may look best in your home, speak to one of our friendly advisors who will be happy to help.

As curtains create a big impression, we’re passionate about quality, design and a keen eye for detail – it’s sometimes the smallest details that count the most. With Fittexpert, you’ll greatly benefit from the wealth of experience we have, our friendly approach and superior quality window dressing expertise at great value. You’ll also have full access to copious selections to choose from, from luxurious curtains to exquisite blinds.

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Curtain? Blind? Seek and Ye Shall Find!

It is a question that many a homemaker has asked.  Should we have blinds, curtains or both?  Should we keep the theme the same through every room or change it from room to room?  Smart blinds for the study and luxurious curtains for the lounge?  What about the bedroom?  Blinds to block out the light on their own or with curtains that can be pulled over, that match the bedding?  Decisions decisions!  Well, in the event that you don’t have an interior designer, Fittexpert are here to help!

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Window blind with dress curtain

At Fittexpert have been helping our customers make decisions about their window dressings for many years.  Fashions come and go but one thing that you can be sure of is that Fittexpert have their finger on the pulse of current trends and can offer the very latest in window dressings and all the fixings that will make the best of every single window in your home.  From the smallest room to the largest, the style and superb finishing that Fittexpert offers will make your windows the classiest in the street.  Blinds or curtains, curtains or blinds, we will help you decide and install the perfect solution for you.

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It was Curtains for Egypt!

Before the advent of heating or air conditioning there was not always a choice between being warm and having light!  Originally curtains were used to define spaces, around four-poster beds for instance where they were also used for privacy.

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The earliest curtains were made from animal hides and were always placed over a doorway, secured with hooks although as they were rather stiff there was not drape as such.  The first curtains were made in linen and flax and spun in ancient Egypt.

While we might not be supplying curtains to the pharaohs anymore, at Fittexpert we treat all our customers like royalty.  Whether they live in a pyramid or a semi we will offer them the benefit of all our experience and top quality window dressing with an abundance of choice and everything from sumptuous curtains to innovative blind solutions to suit very home.

There is nothing ancient about the service that Fittexpert offers our customers.  We keep our eye on all the advances and trends in our industry so that we can pass this on to you offering the best choice and an attention to detail that would delight even the fussiest pharaoh!

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