We don’t typically venture so far afield, but when we were asked to work on this stunning harbour-side home in one of Sydney’s most sought-after suburbs, how could we resist? The client is a long-time friend of Rundle Blinds & Curtains, so we were only happy to be able to help complement the beautifully designed home with some premium window furnishings alongside helping solve a few lifestyle issues.
Understated, Simple, Luxurious Design
The architecturally designed home has a mid-century-come-scandi influence with interior design features such as blonde wood double-vault ceilings, Danish stone walling, oak, and limestone flooring. The result is understated simplicity underlined with striking layering of materials and openness in design.
The rooms have varying types of windows including large, fixed casement windows; glass sliding doors; transom and louvred awning windows. The well-presented home thus has ample light while being able to take in the fabulous and iconic views of Sydney.
The Window Furnishings Brief
Our clients were looking for a stylish solution that enhanced the depth of materials and texture of their home. They wanted to be able to completely appreciate their mesmerising panoramic views unhindered by blinds, but to also have adequate coverage and protection from the sometimes-overwhelming setting summer sun.
Given there are so many windows, some of them hard to reach and the primary windows being quite expansive, our clients were also looking for an easy delivery and control mechanism that would suit each window type. Achieving a uniform aesthetic throughout the home was also top on the list, so a window furnishing that would suit the various window types would be ideal.
The Flexibility, Functionality and Beauty of Luxaflex Duette Shades
Luxaflex® Duette® Shades tick every box when it comes to style, functionality, and versatility.
Developed more than 30 years ago, they are considered the ‘original and the best’ honeycomb blind on the market. The Duette® Shades offering is constantly evolving to reflect the current interior design trends. The Fabric Collection for Luxaflex® Duette® Shades consists of over 180 stunning fabric options in an assortment of colours, textures, sizes and opacities.
Luxaflex® Duette® Shades also have so many options when it comes to delivery mechanisms from Literise, Ultraglide®, EasyRise®, TrackGlide® System and PowerView® motorisation. Additionally, the shadings can be custom fit to just about any shaped window including arches, angles, and skylights.
Not only does the honeycomb structure of Luxaflex® Duette® Shades provide superior energy efficiency, but the honeycomb technology also helps to reduce everyday sound energy as it can be absorbed within the cell, dulling exterior noise but allowing light to enter your home.
So, it was an easy decision for our clients to choose these gorgeous blinds in the stunning designer hue of “journal” from the Elan fabric range. The warm luminescent hue perfectly complemented our client’s décor, only enhancing their style, rather than overpowering it or being a feature.
The Installation and Delivery Mechanisms
To meet our client’s request for unhindered views, we installed the blinds in the bulkhead of the window casements. This allows a completely discreet finish when the blinds are not in use, delivering a clean look and opening the home to the spectacular views.
Given how expansive some of the windows were, we motorised the window furnishings using PowerView. PowerView automation allows our clients to set “scenes” and customise the opening and closing of their blinds to suit their schedule, lifestyle and the sunmap of the home. The motorisation is also perfect for hard-to-reach windows that are otherwise too difficult to manoeuvre.
The Final Finish
Our clients were thrilled with the results. Rundle Blinds & Curtains delivered beautiful and seamless window furnishings that worked perfectly with their aesthetic. The shadings are easy to operate, provide expansive coverage, insulation and sound proofing while being completely discreet when they are not in use. Luxaflex® Duette® Shades were able to be installed on every shaped window in the home, allowing a uniform look in a stunning fabric while delivering functionality and improving liveability.
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