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KA International >>

KA International is a real favourite of the Simply Furnishings team. This esteemed fabric, soft furnishings and furniture retailer (a Spanish company) has franchise stores throughout the world and offers a truly rare quality, orginality and attention to detail. The company designs its own range of high quality fabrics that can be bought 'off the roll' from its stores or via its exquisit catalogue.

KA highstreet stores are well worth a visit, even though you may need to go a little out of your way. You'll also need to be a little forgiving with their website as its a direct translation from Spanish and therefore has a few mistakes and some unusual expressions! Within their products section you can browse their stunning range of fabrics, furniture and trimmings (pasamanaria) using the catalogue links. The site also offers a purchase guide explaining how to calculate the amount of fabric required for curtain making and a section dedicated to ideas for classic and modern room styles. If you can speak a little Spanish or are prepared to put up with a bit of 'trial and error' use their Deco Web tool to create simulations using their full range of fabrics in a number of room settings.

We would certainly suggest you order their exquisite free catalogue and free KA Book of curtain designs - for inspiration alone!  To find your nearest KA store telephone 020 7584 7352.

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre >>

The home of London's prestigious design centre. This site is a useful reference resource, but is clearly no substitute for a visit to the Design Centre itself! The numerous showrooms exhibit fabrics of all types and of the highest quality, including printed, oriental, furnishing, contempory and classical original fabrics. The list of designers is endless and while the web site does not allow you to browse through product catalogues it does list the designers featured in each of the following showroom categories: fabrics, furniture, trimmings, decorative accessories, wall coverings, lighting and floor coverings. 

The Designers Guild >>

The Designers Guild produces and distributes a range of fabrics, trimmings, bed linen and other soft furnishing products.  Although the Designers Guild carries out some retailing itself, the majority of its sales are through independent soft furnishings and fabric retailers and chains. The hotlink above links you straight through to their homepage. A list of UK stockists of Designers Guild products can be accessed through the site. 

Kidsfabrics.co.uk >>

Offers a selection of kids fabric collections, pre-cut kits and voiles, linings and headings, roman blinds and more, for order by post.
Blindtrack Services >>

Blindtrack Services specialise in window blinds and the Silent Gliss range of products. Their product range includes curtain tracks & poles, roman blinds, roller blinds venetian blinds, vertical blinds, festoon blinds. Ordering is available online as well as via the traditional methods of phone & fax.

TrackandPoles.com >>

This website sells a wide range of curtain fitments, from tie back hooks to remote controlled electronic tracks. They also supply venetian blinds, cut-out pelmets, hand-carved pelmets and bay window pole and track kits.

Other fabric designers and manufacturers

Romo  - fabrics and wall coverings >>
Nono - fabrics >>
Monkwell - fabrics >>
Studio Warwick - fabrics >>
Zoffany - fabrics, wall coverings, paint and accessories >>
Sanderson - fabrics, paint, furniture and accessories >>
Needlecraft supplies

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sewandso.co.uk >>

sewando.co.uk is a 'Which? Web Trader' approved online needlecraft and haberdashery specialist and claims to be the UK's largest online needlecraft shop. This site is great if you are looking for traditional needlecraft projects, specialising in an "extensive range of cross stitch and needlepoint designs". They also offers some sewing tools and threads, and have added fabrics to their online catalogue.
Soft furnishings and window treatments

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The White Company >>

A beautiful selection of soft furnishings, furniture and accessories for the bedroom, bathroom, dining room and more. Designs are minimalist and very stylish, just like the website itself. Online ordering is available.
John Lewis >>

John Lewis, the nationwide department store chain, now sells a wide range of products from across its departments online.  However, its much loved haberdashery department was not available through the website when we last visited. A visit to the store is a must - it is by far one of the better department stores for off the roll fabrics, trimmings, threads, curtain poles and accessories. John Lewis also offers a range of ready-made and made-to-measure soft furnishings.
Marks and Spencer >>

A dependable high street name offering stylish, good quality ready made soft furnishings - from cushions, curtains and blinds, to bedding and fashionable throws. Visit their 'Home' department.
Karen Rhodes Design >>

Specialist soft furnishings and interiors suppliers, including made to measure curtains and blinds, cushions, headboards and more (Based in Edinburgh). Karen Rhodes also operates Pole Design (see below) offering online sales of curtain poles and tracks.
Pole Design >>

Pole Design specialises in bay windows, using software to check angles and measurements, to ensure that customers get a bay window pole that really fits. The company sells a large range of curtain poles and accessories.
The California Shutter Company >>

A leading UK supplier of quality wooden plantation shutters and wood blinds to fit all budgets and tastes, including cool, contemporary shutters and wood slat blinds finished in a range of crisp whites and and various light to dark wood stains.
The Bespoke Shutter Company >>

The Bespoke Shutter Company based in North London, supply and install a full range of plantation shutters including full height shutters, cafe style shutters and tier on tier shutters.
Roman Blinds by Tricia Tucker >>

This is a family run, soft furnishing company based in Esher, Surrey. It offers Roman Blinds made to measure and delivered to your door, using your own fabric. It has an intuitive web site for measuring up, quantities, and ordering.
The Roman Blind Studio >>

This West Midlands based company sells a range of made to measure roman and roller blinds. Their website provides useful information for measuring up, showcases a range of fabric designs, enables email price enquiries and instructions for postal ordering.
The Curtain Shack and Roman Blinds Direct >>

Working from Essex, The Curtain Shack is an established hand-made curtain specialist, offering a choice over 300 brand name fabrics and a range of designs to order through their website. They also have a funky moodboard section to inspire you with ideas.

Roman Blinds Direct offers the opportunity to buy a hand-made and made-to-measure blinds over the web. Order free fabric swatches, check measuring instructions, and more.

The American Blind and Wallpaper Factory >>

An online store offering both ready-made and made-to-measure curtains, draperies and blinds, as well as a range of other accessories e.g. lights, rugs, framed art and of course wallpaper. Delivery nationwide throughout the US.
Furniture and Accessories

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John Lewis >>

A wide range of items for the whole house, from beds and bedding, sofas, white goods for the kitchen, office furniture, garden furniture, lighting, rugs, vases...the list is endless. A high quality general department store. See our description in the soft furnishings category above for further details.
Habitat.co.uk >>

Home of the popular high street retailer. Habitat offers a wide range of modern furniture, furnishings and home accessories. Their website details a comprehensive selection of items for different rooms in the house.
The Conran Shop >>

We have included this site simply as a point of access to the famous stores in London (Chelsea), New York, Paris and other major design centres around the world. The Conran Shop is a must for anyone furnishing their home with a sizeable budget - a store for trend setters in search of style, chic and most of all uniqueness. Unfortunately, the online shop is somewhat disappointing in its range, focusing mainly on small items. As yet, it fails to deliver the impressive range of furniture, soft furnishings and home accessories that can be found instore.
Ikea >>

International

Finally you can now buy online with Ikea for home delivery in the UK and Europe. The Ikea web site provides easy access to a subset of the products in their comprehensive catalogue, a store locator, and kitchen design application. You can also check product availability at your nearest Ikea store before visiting.
LifestylesAtHome >>

Lifestyles At Home stocks a selection of textiles including bed linens, duvets and fabrics from brands such as Nimbus, Dorma and Sanderson. You can also find a wide range of furniture and equipment for indoors and outdoors, and decorative accessories including cushions and rugs.
International crafts
Maroque >>

A simple, informative site offering how to advice and style ideas, in addition to selling a range of Moroccan home accessories and crafts, including lanterns, furniture, cushions and ceramics. This is UK-based site although international delivery can be arranged. Maroque also has sections dedicated to inspiration and ideas. 
Garden Furniture and Supplies

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Dig-it.co.uk >>

A comprehensive online shop and magazine site - stylishly designed with plenty of useful advice and a wide range of garden products from plants to ponds.
DIY Supplies

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DIY.com from B&Q >>

Little introduction needed here - check out the garden furniture and leisure seciton of B&Q's online store. Delivery available nationwide.
Goddrey DIY >>

A diverse online store selling power and hand tools, products/treatments, furniture and much more across the following categories: Outdoor Living, Workshop, Homestyle, and Finishing Touches. 
Bookstores

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Conran Octopus Books >>

This site specialises in books published by the Octopus Publishing Group, relating to INTERIORS, DESIGN, COOKERY, GARDENING and CRAFTS. The site is 'clean and simple', with a layout that speaks for itself. Conran Octopus Books allows you to order online and, despite not offering access to other publishers titles (obviously!), it has a relatively diverse selection of interesting books to choose from. Prices range from 12.99 to around 35.00 and postage is FREE in the UK.
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