Riverside retreat.

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Joanne Hawkins
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If walls could talk, then those at The Quarters, at Moama’s Perricoota Station, would have a tale or two to tell.

Built in the late 1860s, the heritage buildings were once the staff quarters – hence the name – when Perricoota Station was originally a sheep station. The property then became a citrus grove and, at its peak, was home to 22,000 orange trees.

When Jodie and her husband Barry bought Perricoota Station, which sits on the NSW side of the Murray River, they decided to convert the buildings into boutique accommodation to complement their weddings and functions business which shares the site.

“The accommodation was inspired by the natural surroundings of Perricoota Station. The original buildings were restored to highlight the heritage features and provide unique accommodation for the Moama-Echuca region,” says Jodie.

“The bespoke interiors reflect the colour and textures of the Murray River, giving guests a tranquil and luxury riverside retreat.”

Keeping tradition.

When it came to the window furnishings, Jodie wanted the “best quality product to reflect their high standard of accommodation”.

She approached dollar curtains + blinds’ Echuca store to select window furnishings that would complement the building’s unique architectural characteristics and high ceilings as well as providing practicality for the demands of an accommodation business.

Pure White Timber Plantation Shutters with 89mm blades were chosen for the south/east-facing windows at the front of the property.

“Because of the heritage overlay on the buildings and the need to keep the outside original, the Timber Plantation Shutters added a simple, traditional look to the large windows,” explains Jodie.

In The Valencia Room – also known as the Bridal Suite – the Plantation Shutters have been layered with Pinch Pleat Sheer Curtains in dc+b designs’ Marquee fabric in an Ash colourway.

The Sheer Curtains add a touch of softness, warmth and texture to the room’s original features, which include 3.5m high exposed brick walls.

“We wanted something simple, functional and easily maintained.”

— Jodie, Moama

On the level.

In other rooms, including bedrooms, bathrooms and the split-level room known as The Cellar, Whitfield Timber Venetian Blinds in Artic Snow with 63mm blades were chosen.

“We wanted something simple, functional and easily maintained,” says Jodie.

dollar curtains + blinds Venetian Blinds add a streamlined, modern look and offer excellent privacy, light control and ventilation. Easy to use, Venetian Blinds allow you to open and close the blades to any position and rotate the direction of the sunlight throughout a room.

In another bedroom, Blockout Roller Blinds automated with a battery-operated control using dollar curtains + blinds’ wireless Paradigm remote were chosen for their classic, yet functional, good looks.

Renovation over and Jodie is thrilled with what the window furnishings add to the boutique accommodation offering she’s created as well as her experience of working with dollar curtains + blinds.

“Sue, the Store Manager at dollar curtains + blinds Echuca store was absolutely fantastic and completely understood our vision of what we wanted to achieve,” says Jodie.

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