Neutral colours, whatever the fashion, always retain an edge of sophistication and peaceful glamour. Considering how light acts as part of your neutral scheme is important. A plain and simple neutral colour scheme can feel bleak if subject to harsh light. Adding in a transulcent blind with a woven or printed pattern will filter the light’s intensity and add a glow to the space.
The new Reflection Collection of roller blinds from Luxaflex features rich, timeless textures and two-tone patterns. The gorgeous fabrics teamed with a colour palette from beautiful natural looks to chalky whites have a luxurious soft glow that adds instant sophistication and warmth to your home.
Odion – a modern design with a soft lustra
Or get inspiration from nature with Carmel and give your room a soft vintage feel.
Why not motorise your blinds? PowerView lets you control your blinds from your smartphone of pad so you can control them wherever you are.
A new furniture range Air has just been launched by Broste Copenhagen. It is an extension of last seasons Wind, the first upholstered furniture collection by the company.
The upholstered furniture collection focuses on an attention to detail with shapes and structures outlining sophisticated silhouettes and soft surfaces in exquisite materials making them both appealing to look at and wonderfully comfortable.
The Air range consists of:
Daybed Air: W88 x L200 x H44, recommended retail price £1020
Pouf Air BW65 x TW55 x H44 cm. Recommended retail price £395
Leg Bench Air: W53 x L90 X H 44 cm. Recommended retail price £450
Armchair Air: W88 x L90 x H74 cm. Recommended Retail price £650
Sofa Air: W88 x 200 x H74 cm. recommended retail price £1410
So you have decided to splash out on a wet room or a dedicated shower room and have all the latest up-to-the minute equipment, but what to do with the windows. Steam will tend to turn into condensation when it hits cold glass, so you’ll need proper ventilation and standard, run-of-the mill products for the window are out of the question. Waterproof blinds are the next essential to consider, protecting your modesty but also able to handle the damp environment.
Treated wood shutters or metal Venetians are clearly waterproof. Bathroom venetian blinds can offer a great solution as they can be made in a whole range of window treatments, such as waterproof or able to angle for privacy in wood or metal. Faux wood blinds are very durable in these spaces and the slats can come in various sizes as do the tapes. Narrower slats give lots of privacy even when open but larger blades can seem contemporary and allow a lot of visibility when you want to let the sun shine in. Price from £135.
Shutters gives a room an air of sophistication and white ones make the room bright and light. Plain wood ones will give the room a Scandinavian ‘sauna feel’ Luxaflex Faux wood shutters are ideal for a wet environment as they will not rot or go mouldy. Price from £268 per sq. meter.
But fabric designs are possible too – look for a special coating such as Dustblock®. Blinds are also useful for locking in heat on chilly winter mornings. When considering temperature or browsing neat radiators for bathrooms, remember that energy-saving blinds prevent the up to 50% of the heat escaping, so look for window coverings such as Luxaflex Duette that incorporates Architella to increase your energy efficiency. Price from £179.
This is perhaps not the first colour that springs to mind when it comes to window dressing, which is most often muted, neutral colours. But it works remarkably well in a variety of settings.
Here are different types of blinds being used with stunning effect.
Using Ultra Violet as a colour of these Duette blinds give the impression of looking up into a cloud free sky of extraordinary blue. Starting price £162.00.
Luxaflex Faux Shutters can be custom coloured to your paint preference. Starting price £324 per sq meter.
The vertical blinds make the doors look like a big window and the colour enhances the white walls. Luxaflex vertical collection starts at £116.00
These roller blinds match the sofa perfectly to create a harmonious whole in the room. having them in sections mean you can adjust them according the amount of light you want in the room. Luxaflex Roller Blinds in Glove 6522 . Starting price £117.00
Caviar and fine dark chocolate have long been associated with the Champagne Lifestyle.
Now Rococo has taken English caviar infused Cornish sea salt from the Exmore Caviar Company, and transformed the grains into subtly salted dark chocolate pearls*.
The result is an incredible umami experience, and it is a unique gift for the connoisseur, dinner party host or could be used to bring a unique chef-y twist to any dish, sweet or savoury.
Exclusive to Rococo, this caviar comes in a beautiful tin designed by Chantal Coady OBE, founder, owner and creative director of Rococo Chocolates.
Chantal said, “I am really excited about our latest innovation. It has been great fun working with the Exmoor Caviar Company who produce the very first truly British caviar, from sturgeons raised on Exmoor.”
This season it is about texture, velvet is all the rage, but we are not just talking about fabrics and feel, you have coarse ceramics, grained woods and chunky knits even metal Venetian blinds can be given a whole new look by adding a bit of texture and design.
The Luxaflex® Couture Collection of Venetian Blinds re-invents the traditional image of venetian blinds with beautifully subtle designs and tactile textures that create an unique and exclusive look for windows. The special finishes in this sophisticated collection are inspired by nature with dimensional designs and tactile looks.
Luxaflex® Venetian Blind
Flock de Luxe design
This unique tactile design has a rich, plush texture inspired by rippling water and delicate floral designs including Secret Creek, Wild Garden and Natural Knits.
The Rococo Chocolatiers, headed by Karen Waller has continued their search around our Country for seasonal local ingredients. For the Autumn collection, they journeyed to the South West on an exploration of local produce and well-known favourites. Celebrating some of the best this region has to offer, evoking childhood memories of clotted cream and fudge and licking the salt spray from your lips, and grown-up moments of sunny afternoons with a glass of cider. The quartet is completed by contemporary offerings of rare Cornish-grown tea crafted into the chocolate equivalent of sitting down with a comforting cup of tea and biscuits, and Devon-grown chilli to spice you up as the nights draw in.
There’s a unique scent and flavour to West Country cider. The chocolatiers combined a Burrow Hill cider jelly, with a milk chocolate Ice Cider ganache which has the sweet, concentrated flavour of apples left on the trees past the first frosts, with a nod to the wine makers’ tradition: “vendange tardive”. First it’s fruity cider, then it mellows into unmistakable wood and smokey notes.
Cornish Tregothnan Tea and Biscuits
Cornwall is the only place in England to grow Camillia Sinesis commercially to make tea. The stunning Tregothnan Estate plucks its harvest and blends with classic Assam and Darjeeling. In the Rococo kitchen they have created a layered praline with Cornish spiced fairing biscuits and tea leaves, and a milk ganache infused with whole leaf Tregothanan tea.
South Devon Chilli
Karen and her team experimented with many different chillies – working with the South Devon Chilli Farm. In the end they chose three kinds: Paprika, Padron and Guajillo, for their blend of fruitiness and heat. They have developed a Chilli truffle that sneaks up on you then hits you with the perfect amount of punch.
Salted Clotted Cream Fudge
An unmistakable classic in a sophisticated guise. The chocolatiers blended the famous Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream into a butter fudge, and offset its sweetness with a fine coat of dark chocolate and a sprinkling of Cornish sea salt. One is just not enough – can I have another please?
The Autumn collection is available in Rococo stores and online in 12 and 4 choc boxes £17.95 and £6.50 at the end of next week to celebrate Chocolate Week, but if you can’t wait loose in store too at £14.20 per 100g, any day now.
Luxaflex has long been known for its innovative approach to window dressing and this is not just a matter of design, the company cares greatly for the environment and people and is delighted to receive Cradle to Cradle certificates for the following products:
EOS® 500 2.0 Roller Blind Hardware
Polyester FR Shading Fabrics: Sphere FR, Globe FR, Classic FR, Noblige TCS DustBlock® FR and Optic TCS FR in various openness factors and colours.
The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program is becoming a globally recognized “gold standard” science-based quality certification. It acknowledges continuous improvement and innovation of products and processes towards the goal of being not just “less bad” but also “more good” for people and the planet. Luxaflex has committed itself to participate in this certification program.
As the colour of leaves change to yellows, reds and browns to signal the arrival of autumn, if you haven’t done so already, you’ll be putting the heating on when you come in from work & “just to take the chill off the room” at weekends! Luxaflex® Duette® Shades will help keep your home warm in the winter. Its unique honeycomb construction helps reduce heat loss by 46%, helping to save on expensive energy bills.
The original Duette® Shades are as beautifully stylish as they are energy efficient – enjoy stunning designs and colours with a unique honeycomb structure, giving still-air layers that work like an insulating blanket helping insulate rooms in the winter by reducing heat loss, and keeping rooms cooler in the summer.
Luxaflex® products help conserve energy at the window in three important ways:
In winter months, your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows while in the summertime, the outside heat flows into your home through these same windows. With window treatments that provide insulation, such as the Duette® Shades, you can reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and create a more comfortable atmosphere.trustopt.com
Solar Heat Control
The warmth provided by the sun, its solar energy, may be desirable during the winter to help heat your home, but in the summer, it can make a room overly hot and uncomfortable—driving up air conditioning costs. Many Luxaflex® window treatments help to control solar heat by allowing it into your home in the winter and minimizing the amount that comes in during the summer.
Day lighting is the practice of lighting rooms with natural light rather than artificial light. By drawing natural light into a room many of Luxaflex® window treatments reduce the need for other types of lighting, thereby reducing your energy use.