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.

  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.

Sweet Dreams

 

Duette from £103
Roller Skylight from £132

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are getting into the long period of daylight which last late into the evening and starts very early in the morning. A wonderful time of the year, but it can be difficult to sleep in a room filled with light. Sleep is as important to our health as eating, drinking and breathing. It allows our bodies to repair themselves and our brains to consolidate our memories and process information.

Poor sleep is linked to physical problems such as a weakened immune system and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

Now might be a good time to invest in darkening blinds -some call them black out blinds. To help you get a good night’s sleep Luxaflex® has a developed a beautiful range of room darkening fabrics for your home. And they are very stylish to fit in with your décor be it traditional or contemporary.

Roller blinds from £83

Children especially tend to wake up as soon as it is light so if you want to give yourself a little extra time in bed, Luxaflex have some pretty designs for children’s rooms.

Plisse from £80

Sleep tight!

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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.

Tickled Pink

Pink seem to be the colour at the moment so why not treat yourself to some new window treatments and colour up you home. Pink is not just one colour it has a variety of hues and fit into every room of the house. Luxaflex has a wide variety of blinds to control not only light but also heat.

 Pink Duette for the Nursery from £72

Rose Duette looks fabulous in a grey kitchen from £139

Plisse blinds in a gorgeous shade of pink for a white dining room from £72

     Pretty in Pink Venetian blind from £98

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Note to editors

Luxaflex®, the premium brand of Hunter Douglas, worldwide market leader in window treatments 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. Luxaflex® consistently offers a comprehensive range of products and trained retailers who offer consumer superior sales advice and service.

Elegant, Simple and Stylish – perfect for larger windows

Big expanses of glass like large windows, sliding doors even unusual shaped windows require extra thought when it comes to window dressing. Light and privacy should be considered as well as style. Luxaflex® has a large selection of Vertical blinds, that are just perfect for the job.

The Luxaflex® Vertical collection features a stylish range of transparencies and vane widths as well as luxurious materials, great design details and a vast array of colours to blend in with your room décor and they will fit into any home whether traditional or contemporary.

                When developing this range, sustainability was a key factor. There is even PVC free material with “cradle to cradle” certification which can be recycled and reused.

There are some great fabric choices, glorious colours, beautiful patterns, rich structures and transparencies from sheer fabrics to tactile textures creating the perfect balance of light, privacy and style. There is flame- retardant fabrics and modern metallic designs.

    The PVC collection has a choice of perforated vanes and if you combine two perforations in a vane you can have even more control of how much light you want in the room.

Prices from £157 available from January 2017

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Countdown to Christmas…

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So much to do and so little time – and you really do need to get your window dressing sorted before the festive season. But don’t worry if you are planning on sprucing your windows up with stunningly stylish new shutters you are still in time. Luxaflex® Faux Wood shutters are manufactured in 2 weeks – contact your local dealer for pre-Christmas availability. So that is that sorted then…

Combining superb design with timeless style, the Luxaflex® Interior Shutter collection exudes superior craftsmanship to compliment any interior style from classic to modern.

Stylish and practical look for every home

Window shutters have been used since ancient times for light control and ventilation in warm, sunny climates. Today, thanks to technological advances in window materials and production methods, non-wood shutters have evolved beyond the Sunbelt and into the mainstream of modern window fashion, from exterior protection to an interior design element that has captured the imagination of designers around the world.

Luxaflex® Faux Wood Shutters combine the traditional warmth and beauty of natural wood with the practical advantages of high–tech materials and intelligent design. Luxaflex® Faux Wood Shutters are quality engineered using an advanced, solid-corecomposite material that outperforms other shutters. A specially hardened encapsulation ensures a smooth, long-lasting satin finish that stands up to moisture, heat, and ultraviolet rays without fading, denting, warping or chipping. Energy Savvy® Luxaflex® Faux Wood Shutters insulate better than wood, yet they’re less expensive and easier to care for. The high-tech features, impeccable beauty and quality construction of Luxaflex® Faux Wood Shutters can significantly enhance the value of your home, at an extremely affordable price.

So feel cosy and warm with your brand new shutters in time to enjoy Christmas.

Price of the shutters themselves: £250 per square metre, not including fitting.

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Note to editors

Luxaflex®, the premium brand of Hunter Douglas, worldwide market leader in window treatments 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. Luxaflex® consistently offers a comprehensive range of products and trained retailers who offer consumer superior sales advice and service.

Soft, Sophisticated and Extremely Elegant Facette® Shades

Soft textiles gives a touch of pure luxury to Luxaflex® Facette® Shades and the array of glorious new colours available can provide a perfect match for your interior. The exclusive fabrics add real distinction to any room and style – from traditional to contemporary. 

              The unique and patented design features two fabric layers woven into one to create a beautiful soft fabric look for windows. Facette® Shades work like a roller blind to let you quickly and easily raise or lower the shade in both the fully open or closed position. You can enjoy your view, effortlessly adjust the light or simply get the extra privacy you want at any time.

      

Create softly diffused light to help you find your perfect balance of light and privacy and let you enjoy the view and natural daylight.

                

Facette® Shades have been carefully designed with a choice of two vane widths that complement window proportions.  The ultra slim vane style with elegant, delicate lines has excellent view-through to the outside. The larger vane size makes a big, bold, contemporary style statement on all windows and is a perfect choice for large modern windows. Both styles come with Child Safe manual  and motorised operation.

 Prices including VAT from £231

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Note to editors

Luxaflex®, the premium brand of Hunter Douglas, worldwide market leader in window treatments 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. Luxaflex® consistently offers a comprehensive range of products and trained retailers who offer consumer superior sales advice and service.

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