Having posted an item about Lewis and Wood Fabrics recently, I subsequently had the rare opportunity of photographing blinds we had made using one of their very large prints, Adam’s Eden. Our customer had just moved to a newly converted large Victorian Gothic house, formerly a boarding house to Malvern Girls College, which had all the hallmarks of the era – high ceilings and large windows. Conversions of this type nearly always present difficulties of scale when rooms are divided or reduced to provide, for example, space for a new flight of stairs. In these situations “headroom” can be disproportionate to floor size, making rooms, that are actually a decent size, feel diminished. With floor space at a premium, roman blinds were both a practical and aesthetically coherent choice. Secondary glazing, standing very much proud of the casement,  presented a further obstacle overcome by the design of a deep pelmet. The large scale of “Adam’s Eden” draws your eye into, in this case a bay window, rather than upwards towards the high ceiling. The girls in the workroom take the credit for the accuracy of the pattern matching across three blinds and the pelmet

.Lewis & Wood Adams Eden