It's a cover-up

May 29, 2011

After an exhaustive 5 quote search for window coverings, we've finally finalised and placed an order.

All front-facing windows (including the garage) will have white shutters, as will the highlight window in bedroom 3.



Both bathroom and ensuite will have 63mm white timber venetians. We were planning on shutters or roller blinds, but shutters were ruled out as our bath and spa would have stopped them from opening properly.  We'll put these in the 4th bedroom too just for consistency.


 The theatre will have a roman blind so we can see the feature garden out there during the day, but totally block out the light when Loz has the room in man-cave mode.  They'll mount the blind just below the bulkhead so should sit just below the top window frame when folded.  We've picked a really rich coffee coloured fabric with loads of texture and added blockout for this room, but then have used this same fabric throughout the rest of the house.


Light-filtering rollers for the "library", family and dining, plus panel glides on the corner stackers all in the same coffee fabric.


And in our master bedroom we'll have the same fabric, blockout, made up in a roller that will sit on the outside of the frame rather than inside the reveal so we don't get any light through the gaps.  And to soften it we're having side drapes with an eyelet header in a really gorgeous white linen-like fabric.  It's a bit like old-fashioned cheese-cloth actually.  Hope it looks okay!!


A MASSIVE thank you to Deb for recommending Sharon's Blinds in Dandenong.  Their prices are excellent  (happy to share via email or private message) and their fabric range was so diverse even a fuss ass like me was able to find something I liked.

For some reason, now that the blinds are ordered, it feels REAL.  We're really going to be moving into this beautiful house that's been 18 months in the planning...SOON!  Yes, there were tears on the weekend :)

7 comments :: thanks for sharing!:

Reinsey said...

Just testing...stupid Blogger has freaked out and wont allow comments!

Shayne said...

Awww - not long now Reinsey!

Janine K said...

Looks wonderful Reinsey, by the time I get to order mine, I can quote both you and Deb and will practically
have to pay nothing!!!

AlexandH said...

Noice, very noice Reinsey, we're going to be original and do just like you guys with getting white plantation shutters on the front bedroom windows as well, various rollers here and there and maybe some romans - just glad you're taking the hard work out of it for us :) :)

I think we'll also have to check out your supplier and try for the home1|carlisle|blogger discount

Romani said...

they all will look fantastic on your new house Reinsey..! I will also have a look at the shop you recommended this weekend..thanks for sharing!

Reinsey said...

Ha ha AlexandH - so true on us all doing the same thing. The blind guy walked through and said let me guess, shutters, rollers.....
But I'm telling myself we all do it for a reason - coz it looks good!!!

Reinsey said...

No worries Romani - happy to share the love!!

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