LilyMatthews was started by Jane Cowdry in 2009. Having made window dressings for many years, Jane initially concentrated on making hand-sewn, contemporary curtains and blinds using traditional methods. Jane has now expanded the brand to incorporate a small but perfectly formed outdoor/indoor range.
Jane says, “I have always wanted what I couldn’t afford and what I couldn’t find in the usual outlets, it’s a frustrating trait. When my husband and I bought our first home I couldn’t afford the curtains I wanted and didn’t like ready made ones so I paid for one pair to be made then promptly took them apart to see how it was done!
LilyMatthews now make for designers, hotels and the general public offering a full measuring and advice service, free hanging and dressing and the supply of poles and tracks.
Jane has also expanded the brand to incorporate a small but perfectly formed outdoor/indoor range the public can buy online and which compliments designer pallettes.
"Four summers ago I dug out my outdoor seat pads only to find, yet again, they were faded and needed replacing and I couldn’t find smart scatter cushions that wouldn't ruin if I forgot to bring them in"
Jane took her inspiration from luxury yacht dining and extensively researched exterior fabrics particularly the marine market where only the best fabrics will survive.
Now she has turned her attention to the cushions in the living area and bedroom. " I find scatter cushions on the high street are always too small and end up in a crumpled ball on the sofa and I have had enough of cushions that look wrecked in less than a week and are insignificant on the larger sofas we now enjoy."
LilyMatthews now has a beautiful classic range of seat pads, outdoor scatter cushions and a gorgeous range of large sumptous cushions for indoors.