Under cover.

Featured home in Mernda.

Words by
Joanne Hawkins
Photography Rachel Winton
Black Blockout Blinds with Pelmets

When the owners of this new build in Mernda, in Melbourne’s outer north-eastern suburbs, finished building, they wanted their window coverings to reflect the modern house they were about to call home.

They chose Roller Blinds throughout the house they had built with Boutique Homes, attracted by their sleek and contemporary good looks, functionality on the light and insulation front and – perhaps most importantly after building a house from the ground up – value for money.

But that’s not to say they wanted to scrimp on quality, or style.

Blockout Blinds with Pelmets

The dark side.

The owners approached dollar curtains + blinds to design, manufacture and install Blockout Roller Blinds throughout the living rooms, theatre room, study and bedrooms in their new house.

Manufactured in dc+b designs Graphite Tuscan fabric for a dramatic pop of colour, the Roller Blinds were finished with a D-shape base rail in Satin Black. With no stitching for a clean finish and less light penetration, the premium aluminium base rail provides weight to prevent movement from the breeze as well as a controlled movement of the blind during operation.

The Roller Blinds were fitted in a face fit installation on the window arcs for maximum light blockout and privacy when pulled down. Conversely, this fitting allows the homeowners to maximise both their views and the amount of natural light entering the home when rolled up.

But perhaps the icing on the cake for this project was the pairing of Bonded Pelmets with the Roller Blinds. The perfect blend of form and function, the Pelmet is a sleek addition to any style of home and was the product of choice to add the finishing touches to this residence inspired by industrial cool.

“Our client was blown away by the difference the Bonded Pelmets made after we installed them,” says dollar curtains + blinds marketing manager Danielle Crosby.

Blockout Blind with Pelmet

“They said it was the best decision they made, the Pelmets finished off the Roller Blinds and framed the windows. ”

— Joanne Hawkins

Pair me up.

“They said it was the best decision they made, the Pelmets finished off the Roller Blinds and framed the windows. They also loved how the Pelmet fabric matched the blind fabric which tied the whole look together.”

dollar curtains + blinds Pelmets finish off a home’s windows by concealing the blind’s hardware underneath, as well as framing the windows, for a refined look.

But it’s not just about looks, as stunning as they are. The Pelmets also improve light control and insulation, as the Pelmets trap air behind the blinds and windows, which ultimately helps to save money on power bills.

Blockout Blind

Elsewhere, Double Roller Blinds in dc+b designs Graphite Tuscan with dc+b designs Caviar Stone Sabi layered underneath were installed in the bathroom and ensuite. The addition of the Sheer Roller Blind in these rooms allows for natural light to softly filter in without compromising on daytime privacy. One blind for the day and one blind for the night!

Finally, in the bedrooms Wave Fold Sheer Curtains were teamed with Blockout Roller Blinds to add a touch of softness.

Wave Fold Sheers and Blockout Blind

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