Laminated Roller Blinds

by on Friday, October 14, 2011

laminated roller blindsI recently had a customer in Maidenhead, Berkshire who was deciding between romans or laminated roller blinds for a kitchen, using this seasons Villa Nova stripe.

They decided on laminated roller blinds as they are less intrusive with the light, even when you have the option of installing  the romans outside the recess. We reversed rolled them, so that there was no interruption of patterned fabric and plain over the spool.

If you haven’t thought of laminated rollers before , be forewarned that at the edges you do have sewing marks.

Here are a few images to inspire you:

laminated roller blinds for the kitchen

laminated roller blinds for smaller windows

If you would like advice on the best type of blind or curtaining to fit into your space, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: Contact Us

Many thanks,


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Sheer/voile fabrics – privacy

by on Friday, July 15, 2011

I have had various requests for privacy options recently for houses being over looked.

The traditional floral net curtain takes up so much room with there fullness and light is always compromised. In some instances I recommend sheer roller blinds, that come in plains or with a subtle, more sophisticated pattern. You can request chain or spring pull/toggles, shapes and trims.

There is an enormous choice of sheer or semi sheer fabrics and linens of all weights and 300cm wide, so no joins. Sheers used to be in the form of plain linen, cotton, voile and muslin. A a few to look at are:

Villa Nova – Bergen. Which is a washable wide-width Trevira CS sheer. Available in an appealing range of 42 shades.

VoyageEspen ( 65% linen 35%cotton) River (100% linen) Veitta (70% linen 30% cotton)

Clarke and Clarke – Ross (100% cotton)

I will hopefully be using one of these fabrics soon for a modern country conservatory with a recessed, hidden Silent Gliss motorised track, the customer is not overlooked but wants a certain degree of elegance which sheers achieve beautifully.

Another way to use sheer unlined curtains is by using a double layered pole. A good one to look at is by Integra – Brooklyn, Nexus, Lexington or Zorb.


This means that layering can be mixed with different weights, colours and textures to make a style statement, as they can be drawn independently of each other.

Sheers do not always have to be used in curtaining, roman blinds in urban settings are neat and elegant. Sheer panels also work well and can be fixed at the top and bottom or just at the top to move along the rail to achieve a different effect.

On my website you’ll find a picture I recently did at Wimbledon in a corporate box using Silent Gliss Multi shade 5%. It has amazing reflective properties.

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Commercial Office Styling for Oxfordshire Business

by on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

In recent projects, we’ve been working with an exciting company opening offices in North Oxfordshire. The design brief was to encourage the maximum usage of natural light, whilst not losing space to areas with too much glare in direct sunlight.

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