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Soft pink coloured roman blinds fitted to rectangular windows in a living room decorated in pink and black

Get the urban glamour look

Interior designer Kate Watson-Smyth takes on the Hillarys room design challenge

Samantha Gibson

by Samantha Gibson

Trend and Styling Expert

Published: 19/04/2018

Updated: 20/08/2021

Urban Glamour with Kate Watson-Smyth

Kate Watson Smyth, interiors journalist and style blogger, creates a fabulously edgy Urban Glamour look using fabrics from our stunning collections of curtains and Roman blinds.

  • Urban Glamour interiors are decadent, edgy and cool
  • Get the look with luxurious Roman blinds
  • Combine charcoal and blush pink hues
  • Made-to-measure for a designer finish

Kate Watson-Smyth is an interiors writer and journalist whose award-winning blog ‘Mad About the House’ is the number one interiors blog in the UK. Kate describes her style as ‘Urban Glam’ which she defines as: ‘a fairly monochrome palette with luxurious textiles and a few muted colours added’.

We love the fine line that Kate walks between glamour and grunge, elegance and anarchy, and so we asked her to show us how to pull off this delicate balancing act, using fabrics from our new collection of curtains and Roman blinds. 


Kate’s fabric choices

We were intrigued to know which fabrics would catch Kate’s discerning eye and she immediately picked out Clarence Chemise - a shimmering faux-silk fabric in a delicate blush hue. This was the starting point for the whole scheme. Kate told us: ‘Once I had the concept of the pink blinds and black windows it was easy to build from there’. Kate complemented her pink Roman blinds with cushion covers in Harran Black and Tetbury Blush.


This room sums up my style perfectly. It’s luxe but with a bit of an edge. I love the colours – charcoal, blush pink with flashes of brass and greenery. It’s a little bit different while still being comfortable and cool.

Why choose made-to-measure

Kate really understands the challenges involved in getting the right fit for your window dressings.  She explains: ”Very few windows are standard sizes, so choosing a made-to-measure product will get you exactly what you need rather than something which might be slightly too small or too wide.’’

A designer finish, every time
During your in-home appointment, an expert advisor will bring our entire range of fabrics for you to browse in comfort. We can help you finish your window dressings with a choice of linings, including blackout and thermal options, as well as advising you on different header types, curtain tracks and poles. Using our clever visualisation tool, we can even show you exactly how different colours, patterns and prints will look in your very own window.

Professional measuring and fitting included
Once you’ve settled on the perfect fabric, we’ll measure your windows and, when we receive your order, return to fit your beautiful made-to-measure window dressings. So all you need to do is sit back and enjoy your fabulous new look.

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