A TASTE FOR LUXURY
When a close friend of ours mentioned that he was undertaking a large renovation project in our 'second home' of Traralgon, we instantly saw the potential for a stunning window furnishings project. After a long and arduous building process, we were very keen to bring some positivity to this brick veneer, turned shipping container style home on an elevated block with a beautiful view of the town of Traralgon.
Our client wanted a practical and affordable option for the downstairs windows, but wanted to ensure that upstairs was singing with luxury. So he decided that dual roller blinds, with sunscreen privacy blinds fitted inside the reveals and blockout blinds fitted to the architraves would appear sleek, simple and allow him day time privacy and effective blockout when required. With shift workers soon to move in, we decided this was the best installation method as the blockout blinds would cover the gaps between the window reveals and the edge of the blinds.
Moving upstairs to the master bedroom and ensuite, we decided to use a combination of plantation shutters and S-Fold curtains, as we had windows of all different shapes and sizes to try and bring together. We decided to apply sheer and blockout curtains to the two large windows, giving the client day time privacy yet still allowing light with the sheers closed, and to fit blockout curtains behind these which can be drawn closed at night for great light blockout as well as fantastic insulation from the cold and sun. As a fabric choice, we went with Warwick fabrics, a linen sheer in a soft light grey, and a dark grey lining alone as the blockout fabric.
For the higher windows, we thought plantation shutters would be ideal, as they'll work in complimenting the warmth of the curtains as well as continue to make the room feel sohpisticated and bright.
As a result, this project turned out charming. The colour scheme chosen has brought a softness which flows throughout the entire house, and instantly makes you feel comfort as you walk in the doors.