Grand Designs Exhibition Melbourne

Danielle Crosby - Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Dollar Curtains and Blinds are sponsoring Grand Designs Live Melbourne.

Come see us at the Design Stage in the Grand Designs Live Interiors Zone.

The Design Stage boasts a fun-packed, diverse schedule of sessions for visitors to pick up some insider secrets and know-how. There will be a variety of seminars from how colour impacts on our living spaces to the latest in sustainable principles for the home.

Step into a world where the latest in interior design meets state-of-the-art concepts and see some of the funkiest interior design and colour concepts in the Rooms by Design. Explore three amazing, thought-provoking room designs focussing on the advancements altering the way we live and the spaces we live in.

The Grand Designs Live Interiors Zone brings you the perfect mix of leading brands and inspiration for your own grand interior plans.

You can view their website here -

Hunter Douglas 2013 Trends

Danielle Crosby - Friday, September 13, 2013


Hunter Douglas presented their 2013 Trends at the Blind Manufacturers Association of Australia 2013 Super Expo.

Four trends are featured - Harvest, Shadow, Stream and Hub.

External Warmth

Danielle Crosby - Sunday, September 01, 2013


Already renowned for its quality indoor window furnishings, Dollar Curtains and Blinds is fast establishing a reputation as the go-to place for outdoor shutters, awnings and blinds.

Dollar Curtains’ expansion into the outdoor arena is fast paying off for the firm.

Used to create additional outdoor living areas and to provide protection from the elements, Dollar Curtains consultants will tell you external window furnishings are a must for every home. They’re very durable and they save you money in terms of gas and electricity bills.

The firm supplies manual awnings, automatic awnings, external shutters, spring roller blinds, zip track, channel x and bistro blinds – all of which work by creating an air pocket between the outside elements and the window’s glass pane. The laws of heat transfer then ensure that the pocket provides a buffer between the weather outside and the desired temperature inside, reducing the need for costly heating and air-conditioning.

External blinds and awnings also offer the best protection of any window coverings from solar heat gain in the summertime.

The Finer Things

Danielle Crosby - Saturday, August 31, 2013


Sensitivity towards customers’ personal taste is of utmost importance to the team at Dollar Curtains and Blinds, whose furnishing solutions can be matched to suit any style.

“For this project, we needed to incorporate the customer’s gilded mirrors and French ornamental vases to complete the picture,” the Chirnside store manager says.

“After spending many hours going through every swatch on the stand and every book of trims, we achieved the rich and opulent look required.

“We added cushions with matching trims and fabrics, table and bed runners and spreads to complete the picture.”

Coastal Class

Danielle Crosby - Wednesday, July 03, 2013


Modern architecture called for a fresh take on window furnishings at this stunning beach front house. 

The first step was to decide on a colour scheme, Dollar Curtains and Blinds’ Batemans Bay store manager says.

“Customers’ personal colour preferences are really important to us, as they’ll be the ones living at the house; not our staff.” Following that first step, the building’s vast array of large curved windows and its vista across the water were taken into consideration.

“Other than aesthetics, things considered for this project included insulation, light control, UV protection and the maintenance of million dollar sea views. “We decided to use sunscreen roller blinds for their ability to maintain views whilst insulating the house and providing protection from the sun. “Likewise, timber shutters covered all the requirements, so we used them in the bedrooms.”

White Mode

Danielle Crosby - Monday, June 24, 2013


The Dollar Curtains team knew it was on the money when a customer returned wanting the same crisp white furnishings for a second property. 

"One customer was so happy with our work, she later returned asking us to repeat the process on another of her properties," the Canberra store manager says.

To recreate the look of the customer's original home, the team used white roller blinds with sheer curtains on top.

"The customer liked the idea of eyelets to create even ripples in the heading but didn't want to see the blinds behind the curtains."That's when we came up with the idea to add a thick band at the top.

"We achieved a really beautiful look; crisp and soft at the same time." 

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