The Process


We recognise that your new window coverings are a large investment on your part. For that reason it is important that you are satisfied and confident with the decision that you are about to make. We believe that we provide the best choices and options, workmanship and attention to detail to ensure that the finished product is the best it can be.

The Consultation Process

One of the aspects of the consultant's job is to establish what, you the client, requires and how those requirements fit within your budget. We aim to achieve a result that will give you the most satisfaction immediately and in the years to come. Each of our experienced consultants from Russells are well qualified to help you come to the right decision on the type of window coverings best suited to your situation.

To meet Russells high standards our consultants are trained to provide the ultimate amount of fullness to your drapes, to use the best headings, tracks and rods and to offer choices as to the best products for each situation. These suggestions and components are not always the cheapest available and there is always room to make adjustments or suggest alternatives without compromising the quality of the finished job. Your input is vital to help us provide exactly what you want.

The Manufacturing Process

resampledWe have one of the most modern and up to date furnishing factories in New Zealand, as well as one of the most competent and experienced groups of machinists and designers in the country. Whilst there are some products we procure from allied industry suppliers, we manufacture all our Drapes, Roman Blinds and speciality items in our premises in Vanguard Street, Nelson. Many of our staff have spent over 20 years in the furnishing trade and their expertise, along with their passion for quality products ensures that the finished product is second to none.

The Hardware

These are the Tracks and Hard Blinds that we source from a number of suppliers. There is a huge range of tracks available from simple net curtain tracks to a great selection of drape tracks and rods, all available with a myriad of finial and colour choices and matching hold backs.

Motorised tracking is also becoming popular, either hard wired  for home automation or by hand held remote contol.

Our suppliers include Rufflette, Windoware, Vanda, Martec and Matisse. Our major supplier of hard Blinds is New Zealand Windowshades who supply the Luxaflex brand as well as our Russells Premium brand.

Drapery Fabrics

resized imageWe have literally thousands of fabrics to choose from, with samples available to view through our vans and showroom. If you do happen to see a fabric that you particulary like from elsewhere we are more than happy to source it for you. We are proud of the extra service we offer at Russells, and of course at no extra cost to our client.

Blinds and Other Products

We also supply Roman Blinds, Austrian Blinds, Wooden Venetian Blinds, Woodweave Blinds, Panel Glides, Duettes, Roller Blinds, Venetians, Sunscreens, Shutters, Nets and Voiles, Awnings and Silhouettes, Tie backs, Valances, Pelmets, Padded Headboards, Upholstry and Swags and Tails.

Russells excels in this area and offers a large variety to choose from with new designs added to our range continually. We also make custom made bedspreads, Cushions and table covers etc.