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

Plantation Shutters - Toongabbie

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 with blockout lining - South Coogee

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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BLINDED BY SCIENCE – METALLISED FABRICS

What if I told you there was a range of blinds available that cut out glare, increase visibility and significantly lowered the ambient temperature? You may think this is nothing new, but with metallised sunscreen technology, there are certain limitation and one company has addressed this head on. When comparing sunscreens, usually white is selected…

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WHY ARE WINDOW COVERINGS SO EXPENSIVE?

double s-fold curtains on a corner window - Abbotsford

Yes, custom made curtains are expensive in Australia. I refer only to custom made curtains in this blog, as ready-mades are definitely NOT expensive and are easily available to those who have limited budgets. The biggest consideration here in Australia is the fact that we demand higher wages, superannuation, sick pay, holiday pay, etc. for…

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VALUE, BARGAIN OR JUST CHEAP?

In the window covering industry, continuous discounting and price wars seem to be rife. Big companies like to have “sales”, whether they are seasonal, or a way of getting rid of excess or discontinued stock, or merely a lure for unsuspecting buyers. Now we use the word “unsuspecting”, because I’m not entirely convinced that the…

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ARE SHEER CURTAINS SUPERFLUOUS?

Box Pleat Sheer curtains on corner window - Schofields

Sheer curtains are lightweight, diaphanous, romantic. They can be plain, textured, metallic or patterned. There is no limit to the colours available, nor the designs upon them. Sheer curtain shave made a huge resurgence in the home in recent times for varying reasons, the most significant being their versatility. They are wonderful teamed with blockout…

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TREATMENTS FOR BAY WINDOWS – PART 2

curtains, pelmets and tiebacks on a bay window - Kellyville

Bay windows are an architectural feature that can provide a lot of aggravation for inexperienced window covering retailers. However, with the right tools, curtains can look absolutely spectacular on these windows. Bay windows are defined by angles. They can be right angled or obtuse (greater than 110 degrees). The number of windows within the bay…

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