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Our contemporary interior trimmings

We first took an interest in haberdashery over thirty years ago, when shapes at the bottom valance of a blinds were very fashionable.

modern contemporary interior trimmings

We designed a gimp braid we called Regency that was easily to apply, bent round corners and also had enough yarn density to stop heat-melt glue from showing through. We have since sold millions of metres of this amazingly versatile flexible interior decorative braid.

regency braid flexible interior trimming

However our interest in haberdashery and passementerie really took off with the arrival of Nicky Townley in our design department. When taking images of our roller blind fabric collection, Nicky began adding blind pulls as focal points to make the pictures more interesting. To begin with, we made these pulls from string washed-up on beaches, stones and bits of painted polystyrene. Our customers loved the images, so it wasn't long before Nicky was busy creating new decorative trims, blind pulls and haberdashery collections. 

Many of New House's original classically exuberant, clever or austere haberdashery braid and trimming designs, such as our leather, Charleston, Carpet and woolly trimmings come from this period. These interior haberdashery items were especially useful as we had them available as matching interior trimmings, tiebacks and pulls, so no matter which combination of fabrics, blinds or upholstery was used in a room, they could be linked together with one of our trimming themes : 

black leather interior trimming or braidblack leather blind pullblack leather curtain tieback

charleston interior woven braidcharleston decorative blind pullcharleston decorative curtain tieback

carpet braid in wax white colourcarpet blind pull in wax white colourcarpet curtain tiebacks in wax white colour

woolly childrens interior trimmingwoolly childrens interior blind pullwoolly childrens curtain tieback

New House's modern and contemporary haberdashery braid & trimming collections have grown over the years. Laura Fletcher RCA and Melanie Darwin RCA both joined New House and continued creating great new designs such as these modern trimmings, blind pulls, curtain tiebacks, Roman blind pulls and light pulls :

stria braid and alvo roman blind pulls  whitewash wooden ball curtain tie backs

Today contemporary haberdashery design is all about contrasting unusual colours, so today our best selling interior trims must be Fletcher, Stria, and of course pompom braid :

fletcher braid in bilberry colour  fletcher braid in juniper colour  fletcher braid in elderflower colour

stria braid in cool autumn frost colourway  stria braid in storm grey colourway

pompom braid in tutti colourway  pompom braid in tangerine and hot pink colourway  pompom braid in chartreuse colourway

Haberdashery is also all about the little decorative items. For years New House have designed so many blind and light pulls that we are the world's most prolific creator of pulls for all sorts of applications. Our house style is for simple forms and shapes, and often use many different types of materials. Here is a selection of pulls that we make in wood, fine bone china, pewter, glass and textiles, but we make many more.. :

spot braid and spearmint pull on a blind  wooden pebble blind pull on a blind  wooden ball blind pulls on cotton cord

crystal glass ball roller blind pull  pewter starfish window blind pull  cotton nautical knot window blind pull

Child safety is an important issue for blinds and curtains, especially where there can be loose or over-long loop cords. These can be a strangulation hazard for toddlers, so it is always wise to secure these cords to a wall away from inquisitive hands. Over the years we have designed our functional Halo range of roller blind child safety devices that are made from strong engineered aluminium, and also a more decorative range with wooden covers, such as our red car child safety device.

halo aluminium child safety cord cleat  red car decorative window child safety cord cleat

We still love all the little trimmings and have designed another decorative gimp braids to bend round corners easily. Arco interior trim comes in 20 glorious bright colours, with a few glitter options too! :

arco antique gold glitter gimp braid  arco fuchsia gimp braid  arco flexible gimp braid in pewter colour

arco flexible gimp braid in eau de nil colour  arco flexible gimp braid in redcurrant colour  arco flexible gimp braid in buff colour

We also love both our Tenby and Zigzag woven braids that Laura designed recently :

beach hut blue tenby striped interior trimming  mocha tenby striped interior trimming  sandcastle tenby striped interior trimming

eucalyptus zigzag modern haberdashery trim  fuchsia zigzag modern interior haberdashery trim  pebble zigzag modern interior haberdashery trim

New House sells on the reel or by cut length, so if you are looking for crisply modern contemporary trims and braids for your interior we might just have the haberdashery or passementerie product for you.

All our trims, braids, pulls and contemporary haberdashery items are all designed by us and made in England too.


red and blue blind & light pulls




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