Beautiful New Fabric Collection Just Arrived

Makino consists of five stunning and lustrous designs which work effortlessly together. Durable textured and patterned velvets, rambling flowers on an iridescent ground, sparkling irregular broad stripes and, to complete this ensemble, a heavily textured mirage effect with silver thread. This designer fabric collection is available in a sophisticated and on-trend colour palette ranging from neutral shades to Rosa, Cyan and Koi. Suitable for upholstery, curtains and soft furnishings, Makino combines high performance with an elegant and stylish look.  Includes 2018 Latest Colour Trends

Beautiful Textures which work effortlessly together

Quirky Curtain Ideas


Echo a striking feature in your room, in this case wide block stripe in accent chairs and matching bold stripe on edge of curtain.  In this case one curtain draped to the side gives maximum light to stream into your room.  Don’t forget the pole, keep curtain neutral but add drama to the room by, in this case, spray curtain pole with red gloss to emphasise the accent colour.  Want bold but not a pattern, choose similar tones but in differing textures to add WOW factor.

Unusual Window Treatments


Have you got a picture of recycled curtains ?

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Fabulous Casadeco New York Collection

Loving using the new Casadeco New York Collection.  Beautifully understated, soft colour pallette with gorgeous embroidery on some of the fabrics.  Absolutely love the fabrics.


A world of high sophistication. Spacious architecture with perfect proportions and elegant details. An alchemy of sober and earth colours and fine materials.





Curtain Poles and Tracks

Curtain Poles and Tracks

It is important to match up the perfect curtain pole or track to your particular window treatment.  There are so many on the market ranging from sleek and contemporary to ornate and bespoke.  Gilding the Lily Interiors can supply a vast range of poles and tracks.  Fitting Service is available, if required.

Curtain Track

Gilding the Lily Interiors recommend white aluminium track.  This is more stable and suitable for heavyweight to lightweight curtains, does note distort with sunlight and gives a smoother glide to the curtain.  Most aluminium track can be bent, especially a gentle bend but if right angled bends it is recommended to have it bent by the manufacturer.

Corded and electric track should be considered especially with longer drops or heavier lined fabrics and will assist with closing and opening.

A very popular contemporary track is the Panama track which comes in many finishes and gives a clean contemporary look with a good gliding action.


Bay Window Poles and Tracks

Gilding the Lily Interiors can supply ready bent curtain poles and tracks or individual poles, finials and bending joints or elbows which make a more economical option.  Passing bends and rings are needed to allow the curtain to pass over the bend.


Poles come in a vast range of styles, materials and finishes.  Gilding the Lily Interiors can supply traditional poles and finials up to 50mm diameter to metal poles in satin steel, brass, bronze, black with a huge choice of finials to acrylic or crystal poles and finials.  We also stock a range of Eco Friendly poles made from natural bamboo.   Some acrylic poles can be manufactured to fit a bay window.

4 ways to create curtain envy

Popular heading styles are eyelet – which come in a wide range of metal and wooden eyelets.  Wave heading – gives the look of an eyelet curtain but can be hung from a pole or a track.  Double pleat and Triple pleat are very classic finishes which do not date and give a very elegant look to your window treatment.  Contemporary twists to curtains are to hang a voile in front of a textured fabric or create a deep border at the top or bottom of your curtain using a contrast colour or fabric.

Use a leading edge – Create eye catching windows by introducing a contrasting edge.  Make sure it is deep enough to allow more to be shown when tiebacks are used to keep the curtains open.  Create more attention to a plain edge by using a sateen or silk finish to add shimmer.

Use a pelmet – From upholstered, plain or shaped to hand stitched buckram or box pleats – a pelmet can add real impact to a window treatment and cover unsightly rails and window vents. Swags and tails are a traditional choice but a more modern twist would be some tasselled shields and tails.

Trimmings –  Choose from a wide range of fabulous trimmings now on the market – they can bring a personalised touch to curtains and blinds.   Coloured glass beading can add shimmer to the plainest of blinds.  Tasselled fringing is a more traditional trim but in the latest colour trends can suit any contemporary dressing.  Add that finishing touch by incorporating a pair of tiebacks from single or double tassel, rope, mirror to bespoke glass – the possibilities are endless.

Use sliding panels – Where a tailored look is required or a panoramic window, hang sliding panels from a suspended track.  Panels can be stacked back to each side or to the left or right.  This treatment will give an uninterrupted view during the day. Alternate patterned and plain panels for a more imaginative look.

Faux silk curtain & curtain materials

Faux silk curtain material from Glasgow interior designers

Consider faux silk for your curtains & soft furnishings

Faux silk is usually made from polyester which imitates the look of real silk.

Faux silk curtain material is available in a luxurious drapery weight satin smooth finish to finishes which are reminiscent of raw silk with natural slub lines running horizontally across the fabric.  All come in a beautiful range of colours from a deep sophisticated palette of rich opulent berry to soft smokey blues and taupes.

Make use of our free in-store design service, we’ll help you choose type of curtain fabric most suitable for your curtains or soft furnishings.  Faux silk is available to order along side a range of designer curtain rails and poles from which to hang your gorgeous new curtains.  Why not pop in and meet in us in store or call on 0141 883 7070.


Silk curtains & curtain fabric

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Need help choosing the right shade of silk?

Silk curtains add elegance to any room.  You can add interlining to give a padded quality.  Have them puddled on the floor to add that extra luxurious feel.

Silk curtain fabrics are available in plain and highly patterned varieties.  Unsure which would suit your room best?  Come and in have a look through our silk curtain fabric sample books.  Our in-store design service is free.  Drop in to our friendly store or 0141 883 7070 for our undivided attention.

Duck egg blue curtains

3 duck egg blue ideas for your bedroom


duck egg blue tiebacks made to measure from Glasgow interior designers Gilding the Lily

Add a little bit of dazzle with diamante

Duck egg blue curtains…

Duck egg blue is an elegant enduring colour loved by young and old alike.  It is a colour that will not easily date.  Match taffetta silk with soft cream velvets for a stunning mix of textures but an overall calming room.

Duck egg blue for bedding…

For an economical way of tying your scheme together add cushions and a bed runner matching the curtains and blinds.
Alternatively go for broke !! Add that WOW factor using luxurious fabrics on the bed, pile the cushions high in lots of differing shapes and add diamonte buttons and tassels.  Add some luxurious billowing duck egg curtains tied back using diamonte trimmed tiebacks or even feathers and diamonte – if you’ve got it – flaunt it !

For the romantics…

This style of dressing lends itself to a french style bedroom using soft cream ornate furniture and crystal chandaliers, remember to add the romantic candles.

Curtain eyelets add a contemporary twist

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Curtain eyelets come in a variety of colours, wood and metal finishes and can even include Swarovski crystals.

Choose from a range of curtain poles to either contrast with or match the colour of your eyelet rings.

Eyelet curtains hang in a vertical pleat and usually hang without tiebacks.  Eyelets are a suitable heading for both heavy and lightweight fabrics, including voiles.

Choose from a wide selection of the lastest designer curtain fabrics, headings and poles.  With a free in-store design service we’ll have your curtains heading in the right direction in no time.

With easy access just off the M8 you’ll find free store front parking and a warm & friendly welcome.