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.

navy blue curtains in contemporary dining room on off white walls

Get the 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.

white curtains in contemporary lounge room on mauve brown walls

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.

venetian blinds in contemporary cosy lounge room on mauve walls

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

James Dunlop Envoy 2 Whisper swatch

Envoy 2

James Dunlop


James Dunlop Simplicity Riverstone swatch


James Dunlop


Russells Exclusive San Andres Rugged

San Andres



Russells Exclusive Capri Linen swatch




Russells Eco Sienna Fog




Russells Eco Madrid Buff






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.

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Expert tips

white curtains in contemporary lounge room on brown walls

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.)


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