Custom-made curtains to compliment your interior spaces.

Custom curtains Northern Beaches and North Shore.

Proudly serving Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Northern Sydney and North Shore for 25+ years.

Curtains not only provide excellent insulation against noise and weather they also set the mood of a room like no other window coverings.  Maybe it is a casual beachy feel or a more formal theme, Inside & Out Living will assist you to choose a fabric and heading style to suit your needs and budget.

We offer a wide selection of styles and fabrics to choose from, including curtain tracks or decorative rods with finials.  Curtains can be finished off with tie-backs or a fabric pelmet to create that entirely unique and special room.

Contact us for a free in-home curtain measure and quote or visit our showroom at Mona Vale »

– Popular Curtain Styles –

Double/Triple Pinch Pleat

Pleats are pinched in groups of two or three with spaces between which spread when the curtain is extended.  Popular because it is suitable for all fabric types.  When the curtains are drawn the pleats stack back neatly, creating tailored folds.  Double and Triple Pinch Pleat is suitable for a track or rod.


Eyelets are punched through the top of the curtain creating a very informal style.  A variety of eyelet colours are available in 40mm or 60mm.  This style is not really suitable for bedrooms due to the extra light that comes through the top of the curtain.  Eyelet Curtains are suitable for a rod only.

Pencil Pleat

Pencil pleats create a gathered look, much like a row of pencils which can be adjusted to be fuller or flatter pleat by pulling on the cords at the back of the tapes.  Pencil Pleat is suitable for a track or rod.


S-Fold heading creates a contemporary look that is becoming increasingly popular.  A special tape is used for the heading which creates a neat and simple fold.  S-Fold is suitable for a track or rod.

Inverted Box Pleat

Inverted Box pleat creates a flat and contemporary look.  Inverted Box Pleat is suitable for a track or rod.

Knife Pleat

Knife pleat gives a neat and tailored look but only suitable for sheer fabrics.  Knife Pleat is suitable for a track or rod.

Tab Top

Tab Top is an informal heading where fabric tabs are sewn at the top of the curtain.  This heading is not suitable for curtains that are drawn frequently as they do not move across the pole easily. Tab Top is suitable for a pole only.


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About Inside & Out Living

We are a family owned interior decorating business who have been proudly serving Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Northern Sydney and North Shore suburbs for 25+ years.

We specialise in custom-made blinds, shutters, curtains, awnings, cushions and soft furnishings.

Inside & Out Living is a family owned and operated business. Visit us at our showroom at 1759B Pittwater Road (corner Barrenjoey Road), Mona Vale or we are happy to visit you in-home for a free consultation, measure and quote.

Interior Decorator, Anne Sampson, has been offering homeowners and business owners on the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Northern Sydney expert advice for 25+ years.

Anne offers professional and friendly advice on window furnishings, both interior and exterior, including curtainsblindsshutters and awnings. She can also assist you with the selection of upholstery fabrics and soft furnishings.

The team at Inside & Out Living proudly supports Australian made products and use only the best quality fabrics and fittings. Our installation service is reliable, honest and friendly.

Free Blind Measure and Quote

All members of our team have extensive decorating experience and happily extend a free measure and quote in the comfort of your own home. As our client, you will be dealing with one professional from start to finish.

Inside & Out Living offer friendly personalised service, premium quality work from start to finish. Our installers are highly experienced and respectful of your home.

We proudly support Australian made products.

Our specialist interior design services include: