The Dulux 2021 colour forecast has been released, and we are loving the selections! We’ve noticed all three palettes (Retreat, Nourish & Reset) are relatively muted rather than boldly vibrant. There’s also a definite trend towards colours of native Australian flora, with plenty of earthen clay, ochre and stone colours, through to lush eucalyptus greens. …

Read More
Blue & grey watercolour curtain with matching Roman blind

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”-Benjamin Franklin Sometimes when we issue our quotes, we can see the client’s face turn white at the final cost. Bespoke window coverings are expensive, and we’ll guide you through the reasons behind the cost. OFF-THE-RACK VS CUSTOM Think of your window treatments as a…

Read More
Trimming sample books

Passementeries (trims) such as tassels, cord and fringe have been a little forgotten over the past few years. Our sampling has been stowed in a tub in the back of our mobile showroom, rarely seeing the light of day. But things are changing. As Interior Design trends move away from minimalistic Scandinavian styles, and onto…

Read More
Beige double Roller blinds

Choosing blind fabrics can be confusing at the best of times. There are thousands of options available with different levels of opacity.  We’ve encountered many clients over the years who need a little extra help identifying the right type of fabric for their roller blinds. To help, we’ve broken down blind fabrics into three categories:…

Read More
Blue & white chinoiserie patterned Roman Blinds

There are fabrics available for curtains & blinds at any price point you can imagine. But are high-end fabrics really worth the extra expense? At MTC, our fabrics range between $20 per metre through to $120 per metre. This bracket is considered low to moderate for quality drapery fabrics. But the prices can certainly go up…

Read More
child safety device

Did you know there have been over 17,000 child injuries related to blind & curtain cords since the 1990s? Some have unfortunately resulted in death. As parents currently have their children at home all-day every-day, child safety in the home is very important. MTC take the safety of our clients & their families very seriously.…

Read More
White aluminium shutters

When redesigning or building a bathroom, consider your window covering options in the planning stages, as this can greatly affect the final look, feel & function of the room. Once upon a time, bathrooms required ‘pretty’ window treatments. Frilly Austrian blinds, swag ‘scarfing’, scalloped Holland blinds and delicate lace curtains were very popular choices in…

Read More
Screen roller blinds in home office

COVID-19 has thrust Australians into the world of working from home. This means a functional workspace is more important than ever to ensure maximum productivity in an environment full of distractions. Window treatments can have a significant impact on how effective a home office can be, in a room that is often overlooked in a…

Read More
Girl's blue box pleat curtains on white rods

What are the best curtains for kids? There are a lot of fabulous, kid-friendly fabrics for curtains and blinds. But every child is different with individual tastes, so choosing the right window treatment can be challenging. GROW WITH THEM Children’s tastes change quickly. This week, your little girl might love pink, but by next week…

Read More

We’ve been suffering through an unprecedented bushfire season in Australia this summer. Amidst the mayhem, we’ve been choking on a significant amount of smoke & ash… and it’s gotten into EVERYTHING! Because of this, clients are now asking how to clean ash from curtains & blinds. SHAKE EXCESS ASH LOOSE Gently shake your curtain or…

Read More