Pantone Colour of The Year – Living Coral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roman blinds

The 2019 Pantone colour of the year will put some much needed sunshine into our lives, the warmth and vibrance of the colour is perhaps too much for painting on all the walls but absolutely perfect for windows. With the sun shining through we can all see the world in a more positive light.

               

Duette                                                  Duette

    

Plisse                                                                 Roman blinds

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Shutters can have a Dramatic Effect on your Interior

Shutters bring something to a room that other window treatments can’t. Sleek and solid, they can turn any window into an architectural feature. With some careful planning, a white wooden shutter can transform even the plainest room into an elegant, resolved grown-up space.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Shutters are the perfect solution for a bath or shower room. The neat profile can sit into a window frame leaving more space in these often-small rooms. Luxaflex Faux Wood shutters are made from moisture resistant material so cantolerate the damp environment and will stay looking fresh and new for longer. The same goes for kitchens which often gets steamed up.

If you work from home as many of us do these days using wooden shutters as dividers to shut off your working space can help achieve calm in a studious office space and hide any clutter from un expected guests.

Made to measure shutters can be used for awkward shaped windows or make plain boring windows more exciting.

Luxaflex Shutters are sold by the meter starting from £268 per square metre for Faux Wood (fitting is not included).

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Statement Blinds

Luxaflex® Pirouette®Shades in ‘Coral’ PR9-413 with PowerView® Motorisation

      Long gone are the days when blinds were plain white rollers to be closed at night. Now they are an integral part of the décor of the room. Chosen not just for their stunning designs and colours but also for their functionality.

You need different blinds for different rooms. You might want blinds that control the light, so as not to fade your furniture. Window blinds like the honeycomb Luxaflex® Duette® Shades that traps the heat and can save you money on your electricity bills. Luxaflex has a great innovative range to suit all your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxaflex® Twist® Shades in ‘Sonate Aubergine’ with PowerView® Motorisation

Blinds look good in any room, even plain hallways can be transformed with a colourful blind.

 

 

 

 

 

Luxaflex® Pirouette® Shades in room darkening ‘Emerald City’ with PowerView® Motorisation

If you are a one of the people who need a dark room to sleep in make sure you chose a blind that gives you, the flexibility of light during the day, even if you don’t want to pull up the blind, and darkness at night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxaflex® Roller Blinds in ‘Furore 6503’ & ‘Cera 7378’

Roller blinds are great for kitchens as a wide selection of roller blind fabrics are treated with Luxaflex® DustBlock® making them antistatic and repel moisture and dirt making your blind very easy to clean.

Luxaflex® Faux Wood Venetian Blind in ‘Java’ with LiteRise® operation

Luxaflex® Metal Venetian Blind in ‘Metallic Gold ‘6056 with LiteRise® operation

Bathroom and shower rooms need special consideration taking into account the damp environment, Venetian blinds both metal and faux wood are work well and look great.

Venetian blinds £112

Faux Wood Venetian £99

Twist £189

Pirouette £330

Roller blinds £83

And most blinds can now be powered by PowerView® so you don’t have to go round the house pulling them up or down. They can all be controlled from you smart phone or pad, or by the Luxaflex® Pebble® remote. PowerView® is battery operated so no need to drill any holes!

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Keep it Neutral

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.

Prices from £89

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Wet Rooms, Walk-In Showers and Window Dressing

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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Put a Bit of Texture in Your Life

           Luxaflex® Venetian Blind

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.

 

Prices from £184.00

 

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Fabrics and Operating System achieve Cradle-to-Cradle Certification

 

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:

  1. EOS® 500 2.0 Roller Blind Hardware
  2. Polyester FR Shading Fabrics: Sphere FR, Globe FR, Classic FR, Noblige TCS DustBlock® FR and Optic TCS FR in various openness factors and colours.
  3. GreenScreen® Eco

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.

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Look Smart, Be Smart and Save Energy

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:

  1. Insulation

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

  1. 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.

  1. Day lighting

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.

Price from £137.00

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Doors Need Blinds Too

Windows get lots of attention when it comes to decorating. The list of solutions is varied and creative. But what about those doors which are often forgotten? Whether they are draughty glass vintage French doors or room height bi-fold doors, they have their own challenges and quirks. Luxaflex® has some great solutions for all the doors in your house.

Patio doors need both privacy and view transparency. Venetian blinds are an ideal choice for large patio doors if you like to pull them up out of the way in summer, or drop them low in the winter to add a wall of texture such as wood. Nano® Roller blinds for patio doors are also a durable and affordable option. They can be also be used with PowerView® motorisation for easy control.

      

Bi-fold doors are ideal with vertical blinds you can slide them completely out of the way when your windows are pushed all the way back, allowing for flow between internal and external spaces. If you want something in between completely closed or open, you can tilt the panels for gradual changes in natural lighting.

French doors can conjure up a traditional design aesthetic, but they don’t have to. Roller blinds for French doors can give you flexibility but also a modern edge, which allows you to play with the design and mix colour ways for a more dynamic look. If they are old and draughty or you just prefer a more classic feel, wooden blinds or faux wood shutters for French doors are a great choice, as they also hold in the warmth and reduce external noise.

Kitchen and conservatory doors need high traffic solutions. Wipe clean blinds are useful for sticky fingers in materials like wood or metal Venetian blinds. These are often also UPVC doors so you may want a no drill solution. UPVC door blinds that give you fuss-free maximum protection include our Trufit® blinds, which can be fixed perfectly into most frames and eradicate any annoying elements, such as window treatments rattling from doors being banged constantly.

Blinds for front doors often need to deliver discretion for added security. They can make the whole property seem cosier in the winter than if they are mainly glass; Duette® shades  are designed to keep the heat in during winter and out during the hot summer month.

 

 

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Summer, Sunshine and Silhouette® Shades

After a long dark winter, we all long for the sun to come streaming through our windows, but sometimes there can be just too much of a good thing. Silhouette® Shades take the harshest sunlight and transforms it into beautiful natural light; all you have to do is tilt the vanes to enjoy more natural daylight. The vanes will diffuse and spread the light evenly throughout the room, filtering out brightness, glare and UV rays.

Luxaflex® Silhouette® Shades are also great when it comes to controlling your privacy – a view to the outside when open during the day and when completely closed in the evenings, you can enjoy your seclusion.

Silhouette® Shades are available in a wide range of beautiful fabrics and sophisticated on-trend colours. Each fabric has its own unique feel – with a choice of new silk looks, subtle linens -all designed to create subtly filtered light.

      

New to the range is: Promenade – a nature inspired fabric design with a soft, casual look, it is available in five soft tone colours.  Ombre – a stylish light dimming fabric designed to subdue light when needed it is available in seven colours.  Bayou – a fresh linen design with a warm look available in three saturated colours. Lumière –  an elegant sheer fabric with a subtle structure it is available in five colours. Éclair – a beautifully textured fabric that subtly plays with light it is available in four colours. French Linen – a linen look fabric with a casual, sophisticated style that compliments every décor, comes in four colours.

There are even special screen fabrics that will reduce the heat coming into the room up to 25% and deflect and dim the sun’s rays. When the vanes are closed, you will also enjoy up to 99% UV protection.

Silhouette® Shades can be operated in many ways from manual to motorised controls. Enjoy the convenience of PowerView® Motorisation and control your blinds from smart phone, tablet or remote. For easy to use manual controls, choose LiteRise® and simply use your finger to gently pull up or pull down your blind or the SmartCord® system uses a retractable cord that keeps you blinds exactly where you position them. All Luxaflex® operating  systems are designed with  child safety in mind.

 

Prices from £299

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Note to editors

Luxaflex®, the premium brand of Hunter Douglas, worldwide market leader in window covering products, was created more than 60 years ago, with the invention of the first Metal Venetian blind. Each year Luxaflex® introduces innovative, original products, colours and design options and creates inspiring collections that are market orientated, timeless and superbly fashion forward.

Soft Fabrics and Effortless Style

New, innovative window dressing

   Pirouette® is a brand-new innovation, there is nothing remotely like it on the market, because Luxaflex®  believes window dressing can and should do much more than simply dress the windows. And Luxaflex® Pirouette® Shades do: as well as providing beautiful blinds for your windows, the construction with a single sheer and soft fabric vanes provides a clear view to the outside and the product design allows for unobstructed view- through, while maintaining a discreet level of privacy inside. Distinctive ambience and privacy control in one.

Pirouette® Shades feature refined fabrics inspired by the organic beauty of raw silk and linen with a palette of soft neutral tones to breath-taking pops of bold colour. The beautiful sheer fabrics softly filter out brightness, glare and UV rays, protecting your furniture and flooring from fading. The soft fabric vanes attached to a sheer backing that appear to be floating, draws natural light into the room. When closed the Luxaflex® Pirouette® Shades are designed to look like a contemporary shade. The construction with a single sheer and soft fabric vanes provides a clear view to the outside. The product design allows for unobstructed view- through, while maintaining a discreet level of privacy inside.

Luxaflex® Pirouette® Shades transform harsh exterior light by diffusing it, spreading it evenly throughout your room, so you can maximise daylight hours and reduce the need for artificial light. Available in fabric opacities, from translucent to room darkening and in a wide range of contemporary colours. The beautiful sheer fabrics also softly filter out brightness, glare and UV rays- protecting furniture and flooring from fading.

And you can control your Pirouette® Shades with PowerView® Motorisation. Through its wireless technology, you can adjust window shadings to control natural light through-out the home with the simple push of a button or tap on a mobile device, or through automated operation. PowerView® Motorisation merges seamlessly with a connected lifestyle and works with other smart home devices.

The PowerView® system can be operated via the Luxaflex free PowerView® App, available on both Apple and Android devices. Alternatively, the Pebble® Remote enables seamless operation of up to six different groups of blinds, individually or together, at the press of a button.

Price from £330

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Note to editors

Luxaflex®, the premium brand of Hunter Douglas, worldwide market leader in window covering products, was created more than 60 years ago, with the invention of the first Metal Venetian blind. Each year Luxaflex® introduces innovative, original products, colours and design options and creates inspiring collections that are market orientated, timeless and superbly fashion forward.

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