Jali Stories

A Whole New World

As an interior designer and mother to a child with special needs, Rabiya Woodiwiss understands how important design and functionality is. Research proves that children’s disability spaces are often misunderstood, and they typically resemble clinical ‘hospital type’ environments with no visual stimulus. A little while ago Rabiya set out to create a unique and safe…

Jali Shutters Helped Sell My House

Shutter up and Sell, Sell Sell! Looming over the Scottish capital is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny (used in the coronation of Scottish rulers). Meet a Scottish ruler who was destined to sell his very own castle… When our customer Elliot told us that his Made to Measure…

Big, Blue and Beautiful

Well, the Jali blog is back for the new year with a bang: something big, beautiful – and blue! “We are so thrilled with this!” said our happy customer Leah when she sent us these photographs – and we can see why. It’s a great example of the way in which Jali can help you…

Children’s bedroom storage with a real touch of magic!

This week we’re delighted to bring you another success story –  this time, children’s bedroom storage with a real touch of magic. We’ve talked before about the problems caused by lack of domestic space – UK houses are the smallest in Europe. And even the space we do have can present a real challenge, because…

See fretwork in a whole new light!

We’re delighted to pass on a new way to use fretwork, discovered by our clever customer Jenny. She ordered a panel in pattern 2172 and placed it above a doorway, to create a beautiful version of a transom light. As it lacks the glass of a traditional transom, it’s not suitable for use on exterior…

More modern DIY magic, the Jali and John way!

Back in August, we featured some modern DIY magic made by our clever customer John. Well, he’s been at it again –  and he’s documented his latest project using Jali products so we can all see exactly how he did it. We think it’s fantastic, and that John should be really proud of what he’s…

Get DIY creative, the fast and fabulous way!

This week, ‘Handmade at Amazon’ was launched. The online giant has finally realised that craft is ‘A Thing’, and a profitable one at that. First impressions of the ‘artisan-produced’ furniture on offer? Well, the terms ‘Rustic’, ‘shabby chic’ and ‘distressed’ make frequent appearances, as do converted wine barrels and farmers’ milk cans… It’s all very…

Custom furniture for super-tidy halls and porches!

It’s autumn, as if you needed reminding, and sunhats, flip-flops and espadrilles are giving way to boots, scarves and wellies. The glorious unpredictability of the UK climate can mean several changes of footwear, often in the same day, never mind all the other stuff you need when you leave the house and come back in again….

We’ve got kitchen cupboards – in Your Home magazine!

Jali is on the shelf again – in newsagents and supermarkets all over the UK, so we’re actually very happy! As is Claire Carpenter, a Your Home magazine reader who used bespoke Jali cupboards as a big part of her kitchen makeover. The kitchen cupboards – and Claire, of course – star in a 3-page…

Fab, fast DIY projects with fretwork!

More great DIY projects this week, using Jali’s signature fretwork to great – dare we say even dramatic – effect. One of our clever customers has made her own makeover magic, with a bit of help from us, and then was kind enough to send us photos – thank you so much! (Full disclosure: I…