Since opening in September last year, Whittaker Wells – ‘The Boys Who Sew’ – has developed into one of Bristol’s leading interiors showrooms, with their focus on colour and pattern. Window treatments are a speciality – curtains and blinds all handmade on site (you can visit the gorgeous workroom if you like). They are also a main dealer for Luxaflex, supplying shutters, awnings and blinds of all kinds, including fully motorised versions. With five paint ranges and a mixing machine for both Mylands and Designers Guild, they also provide on-site colour consultations – in fact, any help you need. Over 100 books of the finest wallpapers, from the leading brands, help them offer a full interior design service too. This year they are working hard to further develop their showcase of local Bristol talent, with artisans selling one-off furniture, art and interior finishes. The dramatic and inspiring showroom itself is worth a visit.

157 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2RF Tel: 0117 983 8485 Web: whittakerwells.com