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When choosing window coverings for your home there are many aspects to consider. Privacy is one of the most common reasons home owners require blinds or curtains in their home. If privacy is your main requirement then read on as here we list our top 5 options.

  1. Shutters – Plantation Shutters are the ultimate window covering for privacy for both day and night. With louvreable blades that can be positioned to get the best of light control and cooling breezes, shutters will provide you with a solution for all times of the day.
  2. Sheer and blockout curtains on a double rail – Sheer curtains will give you the daytime privacy and the filtered light you need without blocking your view. Blockout curtains will provide night time privacy as well as light and warmth control.
  3. Day/Night roller blinds – As with sheer and blockout curtains sunscreen fabric roller blinds will give you privacy during the day as well protection from the heat and glare. A blockout roller blind provides you with night time privacy and light control.
  4. Venetians – traditional Venetian blinds are still a winner providing privacy whilst allowing light and breeze to filter into your home. The blades can be moved to suit your requirements at different times of the day.
  5. Panel Glide Blinds in light filtering fabrics – A translucent fabric is a lovely option for providing privacy in an area that does not need to be darkened. Living areas that need privacy will sometimes need filtered light and sun control without making the room dark. Translucent fabrics provide privacy night and day.
shutters in a bedroom

Plantation Shutters with louvreable blades provide many options for privacy.

 

patterned curtains with a plain sheer

Sheer and blockout curtains provide privacy for both day and night requirements.

 

Basswood Timber Venetian Blind Blades

A Basswood Venetian Blind provides privacy and filtered light when required.

panel glides with timber battens

Panel Glides in Translucent Privacy Fabric allow light to filter into the room

Latitude by Maurice Kain

With every metre of Filigree or Maurice Kain uncoated fabric ordered you will receive a metre of lining fabric free. What a great chance to update your home with quality curtains and linings from Filigree linings. By using Filigree linings homes can become significantly more energy efficient. The insulating properties of compliant Filigree lining can keep the cool in during summer, and the warmth in during winter. As most heating and cooling energy is wasted from transference through windows using Filigree lined window coverings can make a BIG difference to energy bills. To find out more about the Filigree lining promotion visit our Beerwah showroom at Turner Park Shopping Centre or feel free to email or phone us. For a full colour brochure on Filigree linings just email julie@customcurtains.com.au with your name and address and ask about ‘Free Linings’. Conditions apply.

 

Vintage uncoated fabric

Vintage uncoated fabric

Cape Collection comes in a range of colours and designs.

Cape Collection comes in a range of colours and designs.

 

Receive $200 worth of free Dri Glo towels with every Wilson Fabrics order over $500

Order $500 or more of Wilson’s curtain or blind fabrics by the end of October 2014 and receive $200 worth of free Dri Glo towels.For more information contact our Beerwah showroom on 5494 6898 or go to http://www.wilsonfabrics.com.au/DriGloTowelsTermsConditions.aspx (conditions apply).

Luxury Oxford by Wilson Fabrics

Luxury Oxford by Wilson Fabrics

Bloomsbury Softweave Cobalt
Bloomsbury Softweave Cherry

Bloomsbury Softweave Cherry

 

Bloomsbury Softweave Charcoal

Bloomsbury Softweave Charcoal

Bloomsbury Softweave Cobalt

Bloomsbury Softweave Cobalt

Bloomsbury Softweave Cornflower

Bloomsbury Softweave Cornflower

Bloomsbury Softwave Magenta

Bloomsbury Softwave Magenta

Cocoon Softweave Charcoal

Cocoon Softweave Charcoal

Cocoon Softweave Duck Egg (1004x1280)

Cocoon Softweave Duck Egg

Fresco Softweave Blue

Fresco Softweave Blue

 

Fresco Softweave Cherry

Fresco Softweave Cherry

 

Homespun Softweave Ash

Homespun Softweave Ash

Fresco Softweave Charcoal (958x1280)Fresco Softweave Charcoal

Meadow Softweave Mulberry

Meadow Softweave Mulberry

Meadow Softweave-Blue

Meadow Softweave-Blue

Palazzo Stripe Softweave Ash-Brown

Palazzo Stripe Softweave Ash-Brown

Palazzo Stripe Softweave Cornflower

Palazzo Stripe Softweave Cornflower

Picasso Softweave Charcoal

Picasso Softweave Charcoal

Palazzo Softweave Cornflower

Palazzo Softweave Cornflower

Picasso Softweave Natural

Picasso Softweave Natural

Plantation Softweave Dove

Plantation Softweave Dove

Plantation Sofweave Natural

Plantation Sofweave Natural

Plantation Softweave Silver

Plantation Softweave Silver

Soho Softweave Dove

Soho Softweave Dove

Soho Softweave Natural

Soho Softweave Natural

Soho Softweave Silver

Soho Softweave Silver

 

Soho Softweave Pacific

Soho Softweave Pacific

Tivoli Software Desert

Tivoli Software Desert

Tivoli Softweave Slate

Tivoli Softweave Slate

Tweet Softweave Cornflower

Tweet Softweave Cornflower

Tweet Softweave Natural

Tweet Softweave Natural

Tropic Softweave Multi

Tropic Softweave Multi

Latitude from Maurice Kain
Latitude from Maurice Kain

Latitude from Maurice Kain

Just released from Maurice Kain Latitude has been woven to create an embroidery look incorporating an irregular stripe to create a relaxed and unstructured feel. Woven at 300cm, continuous, Latitude lends itself to be used on wave tracks perfectly. Shown here with sheer fabric Allington. To see the sample just pop in to our new showroom at Turner Park Shopping Centre in  Beerwah or call to arrange a consultation.

Plenty of colour at the Louvolite Stand

The recently attended Blind Expo at the Gold Coast was a huge hit. Held every 3 years it is a showcase for manufacturers and suppliers in our industry to present new products or promote existing ones. It is also a chance to catch up with people from the industry that are spread over Australia. Here is a bit of a taste of what’s coming out soon.

 

 

 

Wavefold Ribbon Curtain

Wavefold Ribbon Curtain

 

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This roman blind from Acmeda was huge around 5m wide x 4 metres drop

 

Shutters with Wallpaper an ingenious idea from Alltone

Shutters with Wallpaper an ingenious idea from

Alltone

 

Acmeda Wirefree Remote Control Blinds with Rechargeable Batteries

Acmeda Wirefree Remote Control Blinds with Rechargeable Batteries

 

An external awning from Uniline

Jim checking out an external awning from Uniline with adjustable side arms.

Plenty of colour at the Uniline Stand

Plenty of colour at the Unline Stand

Lovely decorative trims for roller blinds from Louvolite

Lovely decorative trims for roller blinds from Louvolite

 

Aluminium Shutters with lockable blades and panels.

Aluminium Shutters with lockable blades and panels.

 

External Aluminium Shutters from Ozroll with lockable blades

External Aluminium Shutters from Ozroll with lockable blades

Remote control Roller Shutters

Remote control Roller Shutters

Lots of lovely new decorator curtain rods and finials from Windoware

Lots of lovely new decorator curtain rods and finials from Windoware

Wilson Fabric concept blind fabric. Hopefully they will release this one.

Wilson Fabric concept blind fabric. Hopefully they will release this one.

Our lovely Wilson rep Dean showing us another concept blind fabric.

Our lovely Wilson rep Dean showing us another concept blind fabric.

 

 

 

maleny-manor-bedhead

Our latest room re-do at the beautiful Maleny Manor has just been completed and I would love to share some photos with you. Marlene asked for something classical with a French Country look but with a little pop of colour. Together we chose a classical damask style fabric in Taupe with a co-ordinating plain from Charles Parsons as our starting point.  This was used for the coverlet, curtains, pelmet and cushions. To add some glamour and zing I chose a luscious velvet from Wilson Fabrics, Avida in Cornsilk, for the bed head and bed valance as well as more cushions and then the pop of colour was brought in with Ken Bimler’s Tudor Rose ‘Taupe’. For light filtering and privacy sheer curtains in Nettex Pulse ‘Champagne’ are also used. Here are the results I hope you love it as much as we do.

 

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Avida Velvet from Wilson Fabrics adds a touch of glamour to the custom made bedhead.

 

Tudor Rose 'Taupe' scatter cushions

Tudor Rose ‘Taupe’ scatter cushions

 

Blockout curtains in Charles Parsons Antonella 'Putty' and Sheers in Nettex Pulse 'Champagne'

Blockout curtains in Charles Parsons Antonella ‘Putty’ and Sheers in Nettex Pulse ‘Champagne’

 

 

Portobello V 'Laurel'

We have just received a new hanger from the Slender Morris library that I am very excited about. It is a gorgeous print collection named The Abbey Road Collection. There are four colour ranges and each colour has three designs. Portobello V is a lovely floral print in 100% linen, Sussex Stripe is a classic variegated stripe with a composition of 52% linen and 48% cotton and the Bray Flamestitch is also 100% linen. The range would be perfect for a combination of drapes, roman blinds, cushions and light upholstery. The colours are fresh, fun and contemporary whilst still being classical and timeless.

Portobello V 'Silver Birch'

Portobello V ‘Silver Birch’

Bray Flamestitch 'Silver Birch'

Bray Flamestitch ‘Silver Birch’

Sussex Stripe 'Silver Birch'

Sussex Stripe ‘Silver Birch’

Portobello V 'Ladybug'

Portobello V ‘Ladybug’

 

 

Bray Flamestitch 'Ladybug'

Bray Flamestitch ‘Ladybug’

 

 

Sussex Stripe 'Ladybug'

Sussex Stripe ‘Ladybug’

 

 

Bray Flamestitch 'Spa'

Bray Flamestitch ‘Spa’

 

Portobello V 'Spa'

Portobello V ‘Spa’

 

Sussex Stripe 'Spa'

Sussex Stripe ‘Spa’

 

Portobello V 'Laurel'

Portobello V ‘Laurel’

Sussex Stripe 'Laurel'

Sussex Stripe ‘Laurel’

 

Bray Flamestitch 'Porcelain'

Bray Flamestitch ‘Porcelain’

 

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Look for this label when purchasing textiles for your home.

Ever wondered how to choose products for  your home that you know will not be harmful to your health. With so many imported products coming from manufacturers with little or no regulations on manufacturing process it is near impossible to know what is going in to an item destined to sit in your home. Fortunately when it comes to textiles and specifically for our industry for curtain and blind fabrics there is a label that you can look out for that can give you peace of mind when choosing window coverings. The Confidence in Textiles label shows that the fabric you are looking at has been tested for harmful chemicals and is safe for use in your home. Read more…

Fligree Sheer Roller Blinds

With the recent popularity of shows such as ‘The Block’ and ‘Selling Houses Australia’ having your home beautifully presented for sale is now more important than ever. Buyers are very savvy and have come to expect high standards in a home that they are considering to purchase. And with all that information and inspiration at your finger tips there is really no excuse for bad presentation.

Fligree Sheer Roller Blinds

Simple roller blinds are a cost effective way to brighten your home for sale

 

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