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"I grew up in the Cotswolds, England where, at 16, I announced that I wanted to be a theatrical set designer.  Not knowing what to do with that, my parents encouraged me to go to art college and "discover myself". Fast forward 40 years and I find myself designing people's homes and making beautiful curtains and pillows from delicious fabrics in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York. 
Set design for the home maybe?
Life is interesting.
I was taught traditional curtain making skills by the best curtain maker in London (who also happens to be my best friend Cath West of Cushy Numbers).  I have combined these skills with my love of colours and textures to form my business. I have been lucky enough to work on homes in London, Stockholm, New York, Atlanta, Naples FL, Denver, Chicago, Greenwich CT and Hollywood CA.

I am happy to work on large or small projects wherever they may be. The more interesting, the better - I love a challenge!"


about me

Tim Lester Designs

How it works
If it is a single room, then the consulting can be done online. 
If it is a whole house and you live in the tri-state area, I will drive and see you.
If you live in Hawaii or Australia, I will fly and see you.

Most large projects take 6 months to a year; so if you are planning a new house or major renovations, the time to contact me is now. Measurements have to be taken, styling decided, fabrics chosen and ordered, hardware selected - and all this before a single needle has been threaded.

I also offer a service where I will make up curtains and shades from your fabic and to your measurements eliminating the need for a site visit. Please contact me for further details. Custom made drapes and curtains in Kingston New York, Ulster and Dutchess counties and beyond.

I specialise in creating fine, handmade, soft furnishings, custom upholstery, and interior design.
Working with discerning individuals, architects and designers, I provide full service custom-made curtains, shades, pillows, bed-linens and more.

Based in Kingston in upstate New York USA, I work on projects large and small, residential and commercial, in the Hudson Valley, Ulster and Dutchess counties, the tri-state area and beyond.