Kate Simms

St Albans

I was recommended Changing Views to design and make my curtains and soft furnishings during my full farmhouse renovation and re-model.
I was keen to use someone local and independent and I’m so glad I did. Beth and Debbie are not only extremely knowledgeable and skilled at what they do but also lovely to work with, each meeting was professional and good humoured.

I had only intended to use a made to measure service for the principle rooms, but having started working with them I soon decided to hand the whole project over to them and they made every curtain and blind in the house which was over 20 pairs.

They were quick to get an idea and understanding of my style and recommended fabrics that they knew would work with my interior designs. Their product knowledge of so many fabrics is amazing. I had many meetings with them and they were always very patient and happy to be flexible with changing ideas. Their service included installing the tracks and poles, along with personally coming and hanging each curtain and blind to check everything was perfect, this complete service took a lot of pressure off me during a busy building project and they stuck to their lead times but were flexible when my build schedule had to change.

I also used them to make cushions, chair covers, window seats and bench cushions, all of which are beautiful and the quality is commented on by everyone who comes to the house. I am delighted with each curtain and blind and amazed how the pattern matching is flawless and how stunning they look. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Changing Views.

Margi Lever

Gustard Wood

“Beth and Debbie, thank you for the beautifully made curtains. We have been very impressed with the care taken from you in all aspects of your service, from measuring to offering a wide range of fabrics and colours. Fantastic personal service and expertly fitted curtains and excellent advice with pelmet and materials choice. We also had blinds made which again were of high quality. Thank you both and your team for all your work, we cannot recommend you highly enough.”

 

Eileen and James Fernley

Redbourn

“Not only are you pretty marvellous with a needle, but it is a pleasure to do business with either or both of you.”

“… Thank you for making our lovely curtains – which have been much admired. Not only are you pretty marvelous with a needle, but it is a pleasure to do business with either or both of you. You bring an air of fun in to your extremely professional approach to the venture and we would have no hesitation in recommending Changing Views to anyone seeking your professional services.”

Paul & Jo

Harpenden

“They gave us detailed estimates, which they stuck to. Outstanding team!”

“Beth and Debbie helped us furnish a new build house. They were great to work with – friendly, patient, funny; and full of ideas and advice on how to get the best look in the bedrooms and family rooms. They made curtains, valences, throws for the beds, pelmets and cushions – and installed and styled them all. They saved us from ourselves on a couple of fabric choices, where the weight was wrong for what we were trying to do with it. They always came when they said they were going to come and were here for as long as it took to get things looking perfect. They gave us detailed estimates, which they stuck to. Outstanding team!”

Val Chapman

“We have found them a joy to work with for their imaginative ideas and professionalism.”

“Beth and Debbie have become old friends in the last few years simply because their work is absolutely excellent. We have asked them to make several blinds, curtains, cushions and they even recovered a headboard when they did a makeover to the windows in our bedroom. We have found them a joy to work with for their imaginative ideas and professionalism.”

Rob & T

St. Albans

“Thanks to Changing Views we now have some gorgeous furnishings, beautifully made and very unique.”

“We have just collected our lovely curtains from Debbie and Beth. They have transformed our study, hanging beautifully with an unusual, rich lining material. What really amazed us was the degree of knowledge they both have. We had some expensive and delicate fabrics that we wanted made up into cushions, throws, and curtains; some of which we thought would be very tricky to make, if possible at all, but this presented absolutely no problem to them. Thanks to Changing Views we now have some gorgeous furnishings, beautifully made and very unique. It is so reassuring to know that we can confidently ask them to undertake commissions in the future, large or small.”

Celia Heley

Design & Art Direction

“So thank you for the fabulous blinds which look elegant and fresh.”

“Dear Debbie & Beth, This is a big thank you from us both for solving the blind problem at my daughters flat, and especially in being so patient. As you know we were very indecisive, and looked at several different solutions before we eventually came to a final decision. Because of our self made delays timings had inevitably become short and even though you had another huge job to complete, you still managed to get both of the blinds finished to an extremely high standard, complete with strings and bars and ready to collect in the nick of time. So thank you not just for the fabulous blinds which look elegant and fresh but also for all your patience, which was greatly appreciated by us both. Best regards, Celia & Portia.”

Marianne Gearing

THOMPSON St Albans

“You are attentive down to the last detail including the fitting and only the best will do.”

“Dearest Debbie, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for my truly WONDERFUL Roman blinds – I LOVE them. They simply ooze quality and look fantastic. The draught excluder behind them is amazing and they help me keep my house all warm and cosy. Then there is the blackout material you used in my bedroom which means that now the sun is shining and it’s not a BNI day on a rare day … I can wake up when I want to and not when the sun wakes me up! Debbie, you are attentive down to the last detail including the fitting and only the best will do. This all began when I first walked into the studio in Redbourn pretty clueless as to what I wanted, apart from quality roman blinds. Beth worked with me after I wrote down some words, in attempt to get a grip of what I was looking for and after a few or 10 to 25 sample books, we had some samples and were pretty much there. I would absolutely 110 million percent recommend you to anyone else. I had my kitchen bay and bedroom window first and then simply could not wait to have the last two in my spare rooms now finished off with your wonderful roman blinds. If you want quality and the best it’s Changing Views all the way! Yours sincerely,”

Kathryn Saggers

StageHouse Ltd

“I can not thank you enough for this dedication and commitment.”

“I wanted to write to express my most sincere thanks for the amazing service you provide to us in April for the supply of curtains and blinds to one of our big clients, Jarvis Homes. As is usual with our developer clients for repeat business and order value, so it’s incredibly important that we look after them with exceptional service.”

“It’s because of the above that I felt I had to say a huge thank you for your recent fantastic service. We required curtains and blinds for an urgent show home with only two weeks notice to make and install them. You completed this with ease and professionalism. This not only demonstrated your care to me as your client, but also allowed me to win the business with the developer because I could respond with quality suppliers that could work under pressure. I can not thank you enough for this dedication and commitment.”

“Please feel free to give my number to any potential customer wanting a reference as I would be only too happy to report my positive experience and long may our mutual relationship continue.”

Sarita Gray

Wellness Coach

“From giving you the initial brief to delivery of the finished article, you were totally professional and accommodating in every way.”

“I wanted to say a big thank you to both for the beautiful cushions you made for us before Christmas – they transformed our lounge into a much more inviting space.

From giving you the initial brief to delivery of the finished article, you were totally professional and accommodating in every way. Your advice was invaluable and it meant that we were left with something that was totally in keeping, looked the part but was also practical and could with stand the general tom foolery of my supposedly grown up sons!!! It’s amazing how much of a difference a simple addition like cushion can make.”

“I would have no hesitation in recommending you to family, friends and colleagues alike; in fact I already have another project lined up for you in the not too distant future. Thanks so much for all your help.”