Julia's family home refresh
Julia and her young family live in Christchurch. When they moved into their new home it had been very nicely renovated…but a few things weren’t quite how they wanted them, namely the curtains in the main living areas. Watch Julia’s story of how Russells helped her create a home she and her family love.
GET THIS LOOK
Julia’s dining room features a full length, lined curtain with a single reverse pleat heading style. The fabric used is Simplicity by James Dunlop in colour, Riverstone. Simplicity is a linen yarn woven with textural interest for an added dimension.
LIGHT BUT DARK
In the media room is another full length, lined curtain with a single reverse pleat heading style. This fabric is Envoy 2 in Whisper, also by James Dunlop. This fabric has a beautiful organic appearance with subtle colour variations throughout the weave.
A LOOK THAT LASTS
Julia’s venetian blinds are from our faux-wood range in a 50mm slat size, colour – Snow White. They are fitted inside the window frame. Faux wood looks like real timber but is made from 100% polyresin to provide a more rigid and durable blind.
Get the look
We could get exactly what we wanted
I knew I wanted light curtains so the consultant took my lead in terms of the tone but helped with the type of fabric and different options so she was really good at making suggestions. We absolutely love them, just really really happy with what we’ve got.
Why curtain headings styles matter
How curtains are pleated and sewn at the top dictates how they drape. Julia’s have a single reverse pleat (a.k.a. box or inverted pleat) hidden at the back of the curtain, which gives a minimalistic look with an illusion of fullness without needing lots of fabric. It creates deep folds down the length of the curtain so works best on full-length. Ensure there’s ample room to the side for this kind of curtain to stack when open. Read our blog for more.
Different types of venetian blinds?
Venetian blinds are an excellent option for light and privacy control as you’re able to tilt the slats to change how much light you allow in and it’s directionality. Venetian blinds can be made from wood, aluminium or faux wood polyrsesin. Aluminium and faux wood won’t warp, rust or tarnish so they are good options for rooms with a lot of moisture (ie. kitchen, bathroom, laundry) or very sunny windows. Read our blog to learn more about the best blinds for sunny windows.
7+ easy ways to update and personalise your new home
When Julia and her family moved into their new home they wanted to alter some of the features that weren’t to their tastes – like the curtains.
New window furnishings are a good investment when it comes to updating, personalising or adding value to your home. They’re a feature, a finishing touch, and really functional in helping you regulate temperature, light and privacy.
Other easy ways to update your new home and bring in your own style include installing modern componentry and/or painting various features (eg. walls, cabnitery and hardware, etc.)