Nancy's renovation sensation

Meet Nancy from Christchurch. She and her husband searched high and low for the perfect character home. The 1930s bungalow they found had nothing on the windows, offering Nancy a blank slate to work with. So she called in Russells to help find the ideal solution.

Nancy worked with our consultant Karen, who offered lots of helpful information to find the right fabric. And in Nancy’s case, the advice paid off and an efficient fabric choice meant they were able to create an additional set of matching roman blinds from the same fabric as her curtains.

beige roman blinds in wooden floored bedroom on white walls

Get this look

For her renovation sensation Nancy chose double lined curtains and roman blinds for blocking light and keeping warm in Christchurch’s chilly winters.

Grey curtains in sunny vintage lounge room with bay windows on retro wood walls

The best of beauty and brawn

The fabric, Envoy 2 by James Dunlop, has a gorgeous linen-like drape that offers the best of chic style and cosy homeliness, but with the robustness and colour-fastness of 100% polyester.

grey curtains in rustic modern lounge room on off white walls

Nice and neutral

The shade selected – Oatmeal, a warm neutral tone – gets its organic appearance from the subtle colour variations through the weave. Envoy 2 is a popular fabric available in 36 colours, including plenty of neutral tones such as a number of greys with green, yellow and even pink undertones, as well as some blue and green hues.

Get the look

James Dunlop Envoy 2 Whisper swatch

Envoy 2

James Dunlop


Russells Essentials Trento driftwood swatch




Russells Exclusive Aspire Angora




Russells Essentials Verona Pewter swatch




Russells Eco Sienna Sand




Russells Exclusive Capri Linen swatch






I love my curtains

Having that whole initial consultation and being guided was definitely worth it. They just completed our renovation and made things look a lot more finished and warm, it’s exactly what we wanted.

Expert tips

Enhance curtain effectiveness with lining. Lining your curtains can dramatically improve heating efficiency, block out light and may help to reduce noise.

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