Kirklees Hall Ballroom
Creating curtains fit for a West Yorkshire property reaped in history.
Kirklees Hall is a stunning Grade 1 listed, 16th-century property in Clifton, West Yorkshire. If you’re from around these parts, you’ll have heard of it.
The ballroom is simply stunning, with wide windows that almost reach the ceiling. It’s a room to entertain people that would need equally beautiful curtains to reflect the room’s elegance, quality and a little showiness.
Inches was brought in to make sure the curtains not only reflected and enhanced the style of the room, but also to make sure the fabric and lining would help to retain heat in the room, as the windows are leaded and are not double glazed
The design: We looked at the rest of the room furnishings and the painted ceiling, and picked a beautiful golden jacquard fabric with swags and tails to go perfectly with the elegant room style.
The curtains were 8 metres wide to give fullness, with a 4-metre drop – making these the largest curtains we’ve ever created.
It was important for the trimmings to coordinate with the embellished room style. We styled deep, bullion-fringed tie-backs to complement the scale of the windows.
The installation: Hanging the curtains was an enormous job. Amazingly, we managed it with just two people (and a set of very tall ladders), fitting the three windows under one day.
Here’s the great feedback we received from Andrew of Kirklees Hall:
Thank you so much for listening and understanding exactly what we wanted. We’re thrilled, the result is beautiful, and you’ve framed our (rather large) windows perfectly!
It’s only when we’d hung the curtains that I saw how beautiful they looked – to say I felt proud is an understatement. I hope you think they look fantastic tooAndrew