THE VELVET REVIVAL

Traditionally, velvet was made from pure silk, however modern synthetics are able to create spectacularly soft velvets that are far more user-friendly and cost-effective. WHAT CAN VELVET BE USED FOR? There are different ‘grades’ of velvet which are suitable for different things. While some are hardy enough for upholstering a sofa, armchair or bedhead, others…

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50 SHADES OF GREY (WINDOW COVERINGS)

Grey is a the biggest trend colour in window treatments at the moment, with many moving away from all white décor, blinds and curtains, to a palette of grey. What has made grey the most popular neutral, and how can you use it in your window coverings? Click here to find out all about grey…

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ARE VENETIAN BLINDS MAKING A COMEBACK?

From our trip to R&T Stuttgart, we can tell you with absolute certainty: yes… Venetian blinds are absolutely making a comeback! Venetian blind sale have dwindled in recent years, largely due to the increase in popularity of shutters. SO WHY THE RESURGENCE? Shutters are still a hugely popular lifestyle product in the Australian market. They…

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4 TRENDS FOUND AT R+T STUTTGART

R+T Stuttgart 2018 was an expo to a scale we’ve never seen before! Ten halls packed with technologies for blinds, curtains, shutters, awnings, doors, roller shutters and more! We spent hours and hours looking at new products, styles and innovations, and wanted to share a few things we noticed. BLIND TRENDS Of all the products…

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SO YOU WANT LINEN CURTAINS…

The popularity of linen has grown at a manic pace over the past few years, with more and more client asking us for linen curtains and blinds for their home. Most of the time, these clients have been watching The Block and other home renovation shows, though often they are being advised by their Interior…

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BEHIND THE CURTAINS…

Many people suggest that our lives in MTC are glamorous. Sure, we attend exclusive events, meet some high-profile people, decorate some stunning homes, and get to travel fairly regularly. However, behind the scenes there’s a great deal of hard work involved with every job; big or small. Here’s what really happens behind the scenes at…

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PANTONE’S 2018 COLOUR OF THE YEAR- ULTRA VIOLET

We adore all things colour… so it goes without saying that we always get a little over-excited when Pantone announce their colour of the year. For 2018, it’s Ultra Violet. We asked on social media how people feel when they see the colour. The responses included: Relaxed On-trend Craving chocolate (Yes… like the Cadbury wrappers)…

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SOME MORE ABOUT SHUTTERS

We have written numerous articles and blog posts about shutters but there is still a great deal of confusion and misinformation in the marketplace. Some of course comes from unscrupulous retailers who are trying to get a sale and will literally force a square peg into a round hole!! Shutters do not suit every window.…

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THE TRUTH ABOUT EYELET CURTAINS

I’m generally not a fan of offering custom made curtains that can be easily found in ready-made packaging. Eyelet curtains are a great example. They seem to have increased in popularity recently due to their popularity in the UK. Eyelets can be a great option on narrow windows as they have a minimal stack back,…

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SHOULD YOUR SHEER CURTAINS GO IN FRONT OR BEHIND?

Sheer curtains under pelmets

Sheer curtains are huge news in window coverings currently. They offer light filtering qualities, daytime privacy, a billowy effect in the breeze, and perhaps a bit of softness and romance in the room. They can be plain or patterned, single coloured or multi-coloured. Sheers can also vary in transparency from very see-through voiles and organzas…

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