Liz Purcell of Chorlton Blinds knows her windows. “We have every kind here in Chorlton: from giant Victorian bays (where right angles are a rarity) to high-tech eco new-builds. Choosing the right treatment is about much more than architecture, though: it’s also about lifestyle needs and finding a look that complements your interiors as a whole.
“There’s so much choice out there. It’s my job to listen to your particular requirements and help you narrow that down to your own perfect solution.” If you’re after black-out blinds to help little ones sleep, thermals to keep heat in (or out), stylish shutters or fabulously decadent boutique hotel curtains, Liz can advise.
“Unlike other companies, we’re a local independent, rather than a franchise. That means that I won’t come in with an agenda to recommend one product over another. I assess every job personally and make sure that all my clients are delighted with their new look.”
A self-confessed interior design addict and avid trend-spotter, Liz also keeps abreast with new technology. “Window treatments can now be part of your smart home, with voice-controlled schemes operated from your home hub. We also offer motorised curtain tracks for an effort-free swish at the start and end of each day.
“I especially love the design side of my work and every home is unique. We have our own exclusive designs. but we can also print to order and make something truly bespoke. “People often think of their window treatments as a finishing touch in the room. They’re actually an integral part of your interior scheme as a whole. A great window treatment can be show-stopping. Windows should be wonderful to look at, as well as through! That’s when you know you’ve got it right”