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DUAL ROLLER BLINDS

Dual roller blinds - North Richmond

Dual roller blinds are a popular window treatment. They typically pair a screen blind & blockout blind to achieve different levels of privacy, light control & thermal protection as needed throughout the day. There are literally thousands of fabric combinations possible with dual roller blinds, with hundreds of colours, textures, patterns, and thicknesses to choose…

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THE BENEFITS OF ALUMINIUM SHUTTERS

Aluminium shutters

We are always hearing about PVC and hardwood shutters… but what about aluminium shutters? Plantation shutters are more than just a fleeting trend: they are here to stay. Many homeowners love the privacy and light control of shutters, as well as the clean look. They are a great solution for shaped windows and square ones…

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HYGGE CURTAINS

pinch pleat curtains on rod with rings - Baulkham Hills

Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is a Danish principle of interior decorating, where the goal is to create a cosy and inviting space. Its literal translation is “a form of everyday togetherness”. There’re many elements in creating a hygge home, and window treatments play a huge part! Unlike other Scandinavian design styles, hygge is not minimalist. It…

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TRENDS FOR YOUR WINDOWS

Grey s-fold curtains - Jordan Springs

There’s so many choices out there when it comes to window furnishings, it can be hard to know where to begin. That’s why you call in the professionals like MTC! There’s some gorgeous trends for your windows, and we wanted to show you what’s new and fabulous. CURTAINS Think curtains are so 10 years ago?…

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CURTAIN PROJECT: KELLYVILLE

Sheer curtains under pelmets

This curtain project was in a newly built Metricon home in north west Sydney and was a referral from a designer we collaborate with frequently; Lyn Hughes of Designing Inside Out. The brief was to supply s-fold curtains to sit in front of face mounted roller blinds.  There were four expanses we were looking at: two stacker…

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BMAA SUPER EXPO 2019

We’ve just returned from the sunny Gold Coast and The BMAA (Blinds Manufacturers Association of Australia) Super Expo! It was an opportunity for industry professionals to see & share what’s new and innovative in window coverings. It was a fantastic trip and we’ve seen some things that we think you’ll be as excited about as we are!…

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HOW TO DO RECESSED CURTAIN TRACKING THE RIGHT WAY

Blockout & sheer curtains under false pelmet

Built-in recesses for your blinds and curtains are great in theory. But if you get the dimensions wrong, the results can be devastating! Some builders, architects and homeowners miss details that mean they can’t have the window coverings they really want. If you take the right steps, recessed curtain tracking can look amazing! Unfortunately, many homeowners…

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THE PINCH PLEAT HEADING

Leaf patterned double pinch pleat sheer curtains on black rods

The pinch pleat is what we traditionally associate with curtains. Some consider it a little old-fashioned, but pinch pleats are experiencing a revival. If your home is traditional, a pinch pleat is the perfect heading style for your curtains. Pinch pleats work beautifully on all types of fabrics. Depending on the fabric, they can be…

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THE BOX PLEAT HEADING

Box pleat heading on a metal rod

After the modern s-fold, the box pleat is a popular choice for curtains in contemporary homes. It’s a tailored pleat, sewn flat to minimise bulk, and looks less ‘frilly’ than some of the other pleat options. It’s an updated look that is tailored and timeless The inverted box pleat basically forms an inverted pleat at…

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THE S-FOLD HEADING

Patterned s-fold curtain heading

S-fold curtains (also known as ripple fold, s-wave and wave fold) are relatively new to the market. They are also our most popular curtain heading option. Their simplistic yet sculptural style makes them perfect in contemporary homes. For an s-fold to successfully hold its shape, they should be made from soft-draping fabrics rather than thick…

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