Scandi style.

Featured home in Rockbank.

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Like a lot of first-time home builders, Cheryl and her husband Randell found the process of building their new home both an exciting and stressful experience.

“There were ups and downs during our build and I think because it was the first time either of us had done it, it was a bit overwhelming, at times,” explains Cheryl.

“But it was still very exciting to be able to see our first home built from the start,” she adds.

After an eight-month build, Cheryl and her family – which also includes son Caden and their French Bulldog Clyde – finally moved into their spacious three-bedroom home in Melbourne’s west in March 2020.

With the stress of the build over and done with, now came the fun stuff, putting their dreams of a light and bright Scandi-inspired interior, together. Taking centre stage in the airy kitchen/living/diner is a gorgeous marble-topped circular table that the couple bought only two months into their build and is now teamed with gorgeous pale oak wishbone dining chairs.

Second thoughts.

There was only one problem. The couple had included extra windows to make the most of the natural daylight but soon realised that the charcoal colour of the Blockout Roller Blinds they had originally chosen didn’t work with their overall interior feel.

“We started talking about other options and my research online led me to the dollar curtains + blinds store in Melton which had great customer reviews,” says Cheryl.

Cheryl and Randell thought a mixture of Plantation Shutters and Sheer Curtains would suit the interior style of their home as well as introduce some softness and texture into the space.

They chose Basswood Timber Plantation Shutters in Pure White for two windows in their family room, which form a stunning contrast to the black feature wall. But practicality was also an important consideration.

“Those family room windows are on the west side of the house so we like that we can block out the sun when needed, especially on a hot day,” Cheryl explains.

“Those family room windows are on the west side of the house so we like that we can block out the sun when needed, especially on a hot day.”

— Cheryl

Sheer magic.

After talking through their options with the team at dollar curtains + blinds, the couple chose two sets of ceiling-to-floor Wave Fold Sheer Curtains in Ballina fabric in Pearl for a large window and the sliding door to their alfresco in their dining room.

The Sheers, which allow daytime privacy while also letting a soft diffused natural light to flood the space, were hung on custom-made 65mm Deco Tracks with End Caps in a black colourway to highlight the tracking as a feature and create a designer finish.

“We love the Sheers in our dining area because we wanted to keep as much natural daylight in the space as possible while also enjoying the view through to our alfresco as well,” says Cheryl.

“We also like the added black detail to the Sheers tracking which complements all the other black accents in our home,” she added.

The couple couldn’t be happier with the change the Plantation Shutters and Sheer Curtains have brought to their home.

“We love the finished result. Having the right window treatments completes the look of a space and changing the Roller Blinds to the Sheers and Plantation Shutters has made a big impact on the feel of our home,” says Cheryl.

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