Recently we have gained new neighbours next to us at our hunter street showroom. The well known Newcastle business, The Lair, have moved their store and studio and have become the newest residences to the T&G building.
Ash, the founder of The Lair, approached us in regards to making her vision for her store come to life. She had a beautiful design planned for her new store and studio spaces, and we got involved to help execute her dream curtains. The idea was for the curtains to be less of a privacy/light block but rather in installation that went cohesively with the Japanese inspired design of their new store. The T&G building has wonderfully high ceilings and the perfect amount of natural light, so we selected a fabric that draped would beautifully and would be sheer enough to let the sun filter through it. We ended up using James Dunlop’s Antipodes in the colour Shale. This darker version of one of our favourite fabrics has flecks of natural colours that worked perfectly with ash’s tile and timber choices. We used the same Antipodes throughout both the store and studio next door to create continuity. We stuck with a simple S-Fold heading style as it allows the fabric to fall beautifully and in a way that shows off the colour and texture of the fabric.
Front Window Displays
From the very beginning of this project, the brief was for the curtains to be draped or knotted in a way that complement the stores design and Japanese inspiration. The knotted finish required a lot of trial and error in its arranging, but resulted in a beautiful yet simple knot with attention on the pleating that is created by an S-Fold heading.
The idea behind the change room curtain was to create a feel of privacy without compromising on the continuity of design. We opted to create custom curtains using the Antipodes fabric that we have used throughout the store and instead of a usual lining fabric; we used a thicker white linen like fabric that created the perfect backdrop for trying on outfits.