Hi my name is Christina Barratt, or Chrissy, and I set up Tailor-Made Home.
I recently moved back to Suffolk with my children Maxwell & Milly and the business after 17 years in Norfolk, North Yorkshire and Surrey.
My passion for interiors began when I was five years old and my grandad 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. My mum soon gave in, bought me my first sewing machine and then we were making curtains for it too!
Throughout my study of Restoration of Historic Buildings and career in estate agency I developed my skills in making soft furnishings until friends & family's requests for help left me no time for anything other than curtain-making. The business grew much faster than I had anticipated through word of mouth, and so Tailor-Made begun.
Nowadays I’m incredibly lucky and have an exceptionally capable team of traditional curtain-makers, professional fitters and supportive suppliers of the best quality fabrics and sundries behind me, which frees me up to do what I love most – sit with my clients, surrounded by beautiful fabric samples, while I get to know exactly what they want and need from their soft furnishings.
Curtains and blinds 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 sun’s 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.