We began in Nottingham in 1987 on the Government ‘Enterprise Allowance Scheme’- Nick had been working for ‘Hillarys Blinds’ and he decided to set up on his own (funnily enough, when Hillarys Blinds long-term Managing Director wanted blinds for his own home he had Highbury Design to do the work!), making blinds and then curtains, artworks and upholstery.
Almost all our blinds are hand-made, although our prices are often lower than our competitors- when we did blinds for Lowdham Village Hall they found our prices were lower than a well-known internet blinds supplier and we give free fitting. (maybe we should be advertising ‘cheap blinds Nottingham’ !)
Because of the unique products we manufacture, our showrooms attract visitors from all over the country- we’ve had customers from Oxford, Leeds, London, Cambridge, Manchester & Norwich to name just a few! In addition, our websites bring enquiries from all over the world- we recently made panel blinds for Middle East clients.
‘Real Homes’ national magazine have twice shown our products and we’ve been interviewed about our interior design ideas by the BBC, so have a look at our videos and portfolios- we feature more than 140 panel and Shoji blinds, and we have over 5,000 fabrics in our showrooms- just ask for samples. ‘Double Your House For Half The Money’ have shown our Japanese Blinds ( January 14th Sunday Midday or 8pm, 2018) -after the first showing we had over 10,000 website ‘hits’! (I’m writing this on Monday 15th January 2018 and yet again lots of ‘phone calls from people who had seen the programme!)
Directors Stephanie and Nick are both artists, so expect lots of enthusiasm when you call us, whether it’s regarding curtains, blinds, artworks or Shoji panels.