When Tim and Belle Chadwick made the move from Sydney to Canberra in search of fresh air and big backyards, they put their time and money into creating a window furnishing business devoted to quality workmanship and trend-setting style. Chadwick Designs was born.
Tim Chadwick had trained and worked alongside the best of the business in Sydney, so was able to bring rich industry knowledge and a technical edge to his work in Canberra. Now, Chadwick Designs is recognised as one of the best window furnishing businesses around, having been featured in The Canberra Weekly, The Canberra Times, and Belle Magazine.
Tim and Belle work either directly with a residential client, or through Canberra’s leading interior designers and architects (two of which are up for ACT Architecture Awards this year). Chadwick designs do all their consulting on site. “This has many benefits, such as being able to inspect all angles of the installation, and to help the client visualise the end-product,” says Tim.
The business’s attention to detail and quality is unsurpassed. The pair is constantly updating their handpicked fabric library, which they source from eight market-leading fabric houses. From limited edition hand-printed runs, to delicate sheers, to affordable linens, they have a fabric for almost any taste and budget. “Our current favourite is a Turkish linen polyester weave with a subtle blue shade. It’s stunning as a sheer curtain.”
Chadwick Designs are committed to quality, both with their fabrics and their workmanship. “Anyone can get their hands on a great product, but what is the point if it is installed poorly?” Chadwick Designs measure with rigour, and guarantee window furnishings will be even and levelled.
Not only are Chadwick Designs devoted to bespoke craftsmanship, but also to keeping a sharp eye on current and future trends. For example, Chadwick Designs recommends having your curtains taller and wider than your window, to lift the ceiling and extend the window. “Not only that, the insulation value will skyrocket,” they add.
The couple recognise their position in the window furnishings market, but stand by the quality of their product. “In our industry, you get what you pay for. No ifs, ands, or buts.” Chadwick Designs don’t cut corners, and the quality of their engineering, their moving mechanisms, their fabric, and their installation can see window furnishings lasting well over a decade.
With such long lasting window furnishings, Chadwick Designs offer stunning options to suit both modern and traditional spaces. That’s right – there’s no need to go for vertical blinds, which add no insulation, and can date your home by up to 15 years! Chadwick Designs are so passionate about their extensive variety of products that they are always thrilled to help clients select the perfect window furnishings to suit their specific needs.
With a popular new business, and two beautiful children, Tim and Belle really have their hands full. “It’s not until you open a small business that you understand what busy really is!” It’s a good thing the couple love what they do, and are appreciative of the incredible people they have the pleasure of working with. “There is nothing more satisfying than helping people love their homes. We wouldn’t have it any other way!”