We have worked closely with Sheri Downer since 1994 when we opened our first Hotel du Vin in Winchester. During the past 26 years we have created from scratch approximately 20 hotels and hospitality projects in the UK and France, we have also undertaken a number of personal projects. Sheri Downer and her team have worked on each one of these projects and in fact is the only sub-contractor we have, that has worked with us continually during this 26 year journey…… I was trying to estimate how many pairs of curtains, sheers and cushions they have made and hung for us in that time, but this is impossible to calculate with any accuracy, I can say it runs into several thousand individual pieces of work.
The reason we return to Downers time and time again, is quite simply they are the best in the business. The quality of their work, their attention to detail and their problem solving are exceptional. Furthermore in all those years they have never let us down on hitting a deadline, indeed sometimes through no fault of their own being forced to work in unfinished areas whilst other trades play catch up around them. Sheri also has a very good design ‘eye’.
There are very few contractors that I would give a glowing reference for without some caveats, the exception to this rule is Sheri Downer and Downers Design, I not only whole heartedly recommend them for any hospitality or domestic project, I would go so far as saying I would find it hard contemplate one of our projects without them on the team.
The Pig Hotel Group / Home Grown Hotels
“Downers Design create beautiful window treatments and soft furnishings. I have already worked with them for over fifteen years and my clients are always delighted with the quality of their product and service. Their attention to detail is second to none and they will always go the extra mile to ensure a project is a success. I highly recommend them.”
Sarah Chambers Interiors
“We have worked with Downers for many years now and really appreciate all their efforts to work so dynamically with us. The end products are fantastic quality and are often produced in relatively short timeframes. We look forward to collaborating with them on future endeavours.”
“We have been working with Sheri and her team at Downers for 10 years now. They are reliable and responsive from the initial meeting when the brief is established through to the completion. The attention to detail and manufacturing technics with the more challenging technics of never made before items has always been very assuring. The execution and quality of each and every item is second to none on all projects we have worked on with Downers. I highly recommend them and believe they are the best in the business at what they do.”
Rui Ribeiro Interiors
“Sheri and her team are of the best architectural curtain makers in town. After three decades on the job, they know how to expertly deliver to exacting specifications, while navigating with ease and professionalism on complex building sites.”
Groves Natcheva Architects
“We have had the pleasure of working with Downers in London and I can honestly attest that their work was flawless in every regard. In addition to the extremely high-quality work that Downers Design produces, every single one of their team is a total delight; they are resourceful and dedicated to providing a top tier product. They are able to manage the inevitable changes and delays that occur on almost every project.”
Timothy Corrigan Inc.
“Over the years, we have developed a strong working relationship with Downers and have worked with them on many projects. Their craftsmanship, attention to detail, and adaptability is excellent. They are a reliable partner, who always deliver, and we would highly recommend using them for anyone seeking luxury bespoke soft furnishings.”