Behind the Build with Amelia Lamont “The Midwife Mumma”.

We chat with Amelia Lamont popularly known as “The Midwife Mumma” about building their dream family home.

Words by
Amelia Lamont
Photography KIT HASELDEN

“Made from timber or aluminium blades, our Venetian Blinds are modern and functional, offering excellent privacy, light control and ventilation. Easy to use, Venetian Blinds allow you to open and close the blades to any position and control the direction of sunlight throughout your room or home. They can be recessed or face fitted, meaning the Venetian Blinds can be installed inside the window frame or on the architrave bordering the window. In addition, Venetian Blinds can be locked into position at the bottom using a pin and bracket system which makes them suitable for glass doors or windows which are frequently opened and closed. A great choice to co-ordinate with <a href="">Curtains, </a><a href="/block-out-curtains">Drapes</a> , and <a href="">Tiebacks.</a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The difference in our Venetian Blinds is in the detail. We use a top of the line technically superior hardware system. Perfected by years of extensive research and development, the operating system has been designed for precision. Our Blinds are also designed with extra componentry as standard, at no extra cost, to ensure the most durable and long lasting Venetian Blinds available.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">For a step-by-step guide on choosing your Venetian Blinds, call for assistance or visit your nearest </span><a href="">store.</a>”

— Amelia Lamont


dc+b designs offers on trend, high quality and affordable Curtain, Blind and Outdoor window covering fabrics. With a focus on reducing time to market and minimal waiting times for fabrics, dc+b designs offers customers more value for money in their fabric selection. Manufactured in Australia, Europe and Asia, the dc+b designs fabric ranges are designed to ensure long lasting quality and durability in order to withstand Australia’s harshest climates.


As a quintessentially British company, Ashley Wilde are proud to be a family business with three generations of expertise. Rich in heritage and with design, style, innovation and service as the company’s guiding principles. Since its launch in 1950, the Brodin family vision has been to create inspirational interiors with a range of soft furnishing fabrics and home decor accessories. Today the brand is internationally regarded as the ‘Ultimate Home Interiors Haven’.


As one of Australasia’s leading wholesalers of window furnishing fabric with a rich history in design and development, Basford Brands invests in state-of-the-art technology for the design, manufacture, warehousing and distribution of fabrics through their Maurice Kain, Sekers and Four Families brands, delivering on-trend furnishing fabrics to the market.


Many Curtain fabrics are made uncoated and have a separate lining added to them to create a Blockout Curtain. Although tightly woven without any coating, these fabrics offer a softer look and drape. They provide a higher level of insulation and light control than sheer fabrics.





Ozroll is family owned, with a real passion for developing environmentally friendly home improvement products. The company has now grown to become the largest Roller Shutter manufacturer in Australia. dollar curtains + blinds is proud to partner with Ozroll for their market-leading Rollashield; the most premium Roller Shutter in Australia. Each Rollashield is engineered and custom built by trained technicians who meticulously inspect every product under strict quality control guidelines.


Ricky Richards has grown to become Australia’s number one supplier of sun control textiles. Their outdoor awning fabrics are carefully curated by their experts, offering features which include Greenguard indoor air quality certifications, Microban antimicrobial protection, lead free products and fabrics made with ecolibrium bio-based plasticisers, all helping to offer renewable solutions. Ricky Richards also has an ongoing partnership with the Melanoma Institute of Australia and donates a percentage of fabric sales directly to the not-for-profit organisation.


As leading innovators of window covering hardware solutions in Australia, Rollease Acmeda are dollar curtains + blinds’ hardware supply partner for good reason. Rollease Acmeda is at the cutting edge of window covering trends because their superior systems have evolved over time. Their continuous improvements in product development have been enhanced from extensive research and development by a team of over 25 engineers in their Innovation and Design Centre based in Melbourne.

“<span style="font-weight: 400;">Ensure the bottom of your Blinds have the right finish to complete your design scheme. For a contemporary and streamlined look choose a stitched pocket or bottom rail. If you prefer a classic style opt for a scallop finish with braid or fringe or choose a pop of pattern with a bonded insert in a drapery fabric.</span> Our base rails are constructed from premium aluminium for added strength and durability, they also provide weight to control movement of your Blinds during operation or from breezes. Choose from the oval shape, d-shape or fabric wrap base rail for a seamless and stylish finish to compliment any style interior. <span style="font-weight: 400;">View Australia's largest range of Blind finishes in the Roller Blinds Brochure or visit your nearest </span><a href="">stor<span style="font-weight: 400;">e</span></a> to see the options in real life displays.”

— Amelia Lamont

When it comes to designing a home, what does your design process look like? 

I want it all yesterday.


What are your top 3 design/style tips for building a house?

Open space, lots of storage, light and high end finishes.


What are the 3 most important things that make a house feel like a home to you? 

Cushions, beautiful bedding and soft colours.

What are the 3 most important things that make a house feel like a home to you? 

Cushions, beautiful bedding and soft colours.


What qualities do you look for when choosing materials, furniture and accessories in your designs?

It has to look, and feel warm and inviting.


Are you a curtains, blinds or shutters person?

Curtains, Sheers and of course Blockout Blinds especially for bedrooms.

Are you a curtains, blinds or shutters person?

Curtains, Sheers and of course Blockout Blinds especially for bedrooms.


Some people find it difficult to decide what to do with their windows. Any tips?

Think hotel!


How do you find inspiration?

Pinterest, Instagram and my sisters!


  1. What’s on your interiors wish list right now?

An amazing arm chair for the nursery.

“Elsewhere, <a href="">Double Roller Blinds</a> were the pick for what David calls the “more difficult windows” where Curtains weren’t suitable. Blockout <a href="">Roller Blinds</a> in Evolve fabric in a Light Grey colourway were combined with Sunscreen Roller Blinds in White Grey Sabi fabric. Having the two Blinds on the same bracket offers the ultimate in flexibility, with an easy switch between the Blockout Blind for privacy and darkness and the Sunscreen Blind to let the sun in and filter the view.”

— Amelia Lamont

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