Hi. My name is Christina Barratt, or Chrissy, and I set up Tailor-Made Home.
I recently moved back to Suffolk with my children and the business after 17 years in Norfolk, North Yorkshire and Surrey. It's great to be home!
My passion for interiors began when I was five years old and my Grandfather made my first dolls house. He and my mum made everything themselves, from the house and furniture, to the dolls and their clothes - all which I soon cast aside out set and about redesigning the house instead!
Throughout my study of Restoration of Historic Buildings and career in estate agency I developed my skills in making soft furnishings and interiors until friends & family's requests for help with soft furnishings left me no time for anything other than curtain-making. Through word of mouth the business grew much faster than I'd anticipated, and so Tailor-Made became.
Nowadays, I’m incredibly lucky and have an exceptionally capable team of superb suppliers, traditional curtain-makers, and professional fitters behind me, which frees me up to do what I love most – work with my clients, surrounded by beautiful samples, while I get to know exactly what they want and need from their decor and furnishings.
Furnishings aren’t just there to look pretty: they help keep out draughts, keep the heat in, screen you from the outside world, help you see your computer screen or TV on a sunny day, assist you with security, deflect the suns heat, help babies and night-workers sleep during daylight hours, soften the glare from the sun, cushion sound, help you lay in on a Sunday morning and ultimately - they make a house feel like home!