This children’s bedroom has views of the street so it needed daytime privacy along with total blockout at night. To achieve this, a Double Wave Fold Curtain has been designed.
The sheer fabric softens the outlook of the fence and as the client’s children play in the room during the day, the sheer fabric reduces glare and adds UV protection. The blockout fabric is simply closed at night for darkness and total light control.
With a Double Curtain Track, you can select to have a simple backing fabric (in either blockout or sheer) and make a feature of the front Curtain, or opt for two designer fabrics. In this room, dollar curtains + blinds has designed two beautiful ivory fabrics, deciding to hang the sheer fabric with a beautifully textured design in front.
Sheer fabrics are lightweight open weave fabrics which add texture and movement and create softly filtered light. Perfect for maximising window views and natural daylight whilst maintaining daytime privacy. Combine with a blockout fabric in a Double Roller Blind for night time privacy and darkness. The perfect Blind combination.
Louvolite is a company wholly engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of window blind systems and fabrics. Founded by Chairman Reg Allsopp, Louvolite has grown to supply over 65 countries worldwide. Louvolite invests heavily in its state-of-the-art manufacturing depots in Britain. This enables the company to develop and launch new products quickly to market.
Mermet design technical fabrics for solar protection. For 70 years, Mermet has been designing and manufacturing hi-tech fabrics to provide visual and thermal comfort to building occupants. Unique expertise based on the utilisation of glass fibre, a natural and abundant raw material, enables Mermet to offer innovative fabrics combining efficiency and durability. They constantly innovate to design products that meet the highest of standards in terms of environment, eco-design and durability.
Nettex Interior Textiles has been in operation for over 35years and prides itself on high quality, home textile fabrics at competitive prices. With an Australian-based distribution network, the company has a long-standing collaboration with dollar curtains + blinds due to their daily focus on delivering innovation in production, performance and quality across every fabric under the Nettex brand.
When it comes to designing a home, what does your design process look like?
Engaging a quality builder that will work with your design requirements and budget is key. I find it beneficial to gather building samples and colour swatches to ensure all my selections work together.
What are your top 3 design/style tips for building or renovating a house?
2. If budget allows, use 3D imaging software to help conceptualise your floorplan and finishes.
3. Create mood boards to bring together your vision.
You’re given a limited renovation budget; how would you spend it wisely to transform a home?
Prioritise key elements in your budget (whether it’s a fixture, fitting or piece of furniture) and make them the hero.
What’s the biggest interior design mistake you’ve ever made?
Trying to incorporate too many interior styles in the one space.
What qualities do you look for when choosing materials, furniture and accessories in your designs?
Ethical manufacturing, durability, a quality finish, and attention to detail.
Are you a Curtains, Blinds or Shutters person?
I can’t go past the beautiful, dappled light achieved through Sheer Curtains.
What products did you choose from dollar curtains + blinds?
Sheer Curtains and Blockout Curtains.
How did our products transform your home?
The Sheer Curtains created a beautiful and soft effect by filtering and dispersing natural light throughout every room. It evokes a warm and inviting space for our family to enjoy.
Some people find it difficult to decide what to do with their windows. Any tips?
It is important to decide how you want your window furnishings to function. For example, do you require Curtains for privacy or for maximising daylight, or something in between? Window coverings also play a vital role in the overall aesthetics of a space. Floor to ceiling Curtains can enhance a room by making it appear more spacious whilst creating a luxurious feel.
How do you find inspiration?
Through online look books, local designers, shop fit outs, creating flat lays and by saving Instagram galleries.
What design project(s) are you working on at the moment?
Our new house build and adjoining cake studio – with dollar curtains + blinds window furnishings of course!
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Perfected by years of extensive research and development, the operating system has been designed for precision.
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