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  • Lutron Kirbé Vertical Curtain System

    Posted on 4th December 2011 by Jules.

    Controliss Blinds showcase Lutron's award winning and imaginative Kirbé® Vertical Drapery System that represents an exciting and unique industry first. This entirely new design of Lutron blinds smoothly raises and lowers the curtain fabric up and completely out of the way at the touch of a button. The Kirbé vertical curtain system is a captivating fusion of vertical motion with Lutron's beautifully engineered quiet drive motorisation technology and traditional soft curtain fabrics. Lutron Kirbé eliminates “stack back” – the mass of fabric remaining when a traditional curtains are opened. Curtain fabric stack back can equate to one-third the total width of traditional curtains which in many scenarios can block a large portion of the overall window aperture. Utilising the unique Kirbé system increases the number of applications where you can use curtain fabrics, including restrictive spaces, French, Bi-fold or sliding doors and floor-to-ceiling windows by recessing the system into a recessed pocket for totally unobstructed access and views. The Kirbé vertical drapery system features a number of Lutron innovations that enable automated control of rolling soft furnishing curtain fabric in a window blind possible.

    Header mechanism with Lutron Quiet Drives

    Integrated Lutron QS, QED or QS wireless silent drives with limitless control options including Lutron HomeWorks, GRAFIK Eye QS, third party home automation systems or standalone remote control. Reliably and delicately smooths and pleats the fabric as it is taken into and let out of the top mechanism. Perma-pleat bottom bar™ Weights fabric and maintains a smooth and even ripple fold pleat to keep curtain fabric uniform.

    The finishing touch Finish the overall aesthetic with a beautifully finished matching fabric Lutron cornice to easily finish the look without the need for a recessed top pocket. For more information including quotations and PDF specification sheets please email info@controlissblinds.co.uk or call 0115 9311 911 to speak to an approved Lutron blinds specialist.
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    This Post was posted in Lutron and was tagged with blinds, control, curtain, curtains, fabric, grafik eye, homeworks, kirbé, lutron, lutron blinds, shades, sivoia, system, vertical

  • A Jolly Good Yellow

    Posted on 26th October 2011 by Chris.

    Yellow Roller Blinds

    Yellow is the strongest colour, psychologically. For this reason, it is widely used to attract attention and enhance visibility. Examples of such are the use of yellow in “Caution” signs for various situations, it is famously used in New York to make official taxis more recognisable and it is even used by the RAF's Search and Rescue Force to make their aircraft, the Westland Sea King, easier to see at a distance. Because it is such a strong colour, any large expanses of yellow that you wish to introduce into your home would be recommended to be toned down, rather than use an intensely bright yellow. Using particular tones of yellow in the wrong proportion to other colours in your colour scheme is believed to evoke instinctive feelings of emotional distress, fear and anxiety. However, an effective use of a sensible yellow, such as a rich cream colour, can motivate the intellect, as well as inspire senses of optimism, confidence and friendliness. There are, of course, home accessories that can be placed in a room to benefit from the colour's energising power. Introducing some yellow window blinds can be an effective way to help a sunshine deprived, north-facing room achieve a much brighter look. White and Yellow can vividly compliment each other and even if the colours result in a room that looks too insipid, you can bring in some black adornments or graphics to add some detail and make the room more tasteful. The larger furnishings in the room can be chosen to give a significant amount of luminosity to the room. west elm offer home furniture with quaint and contemporary designs, including sofas and chairs that are available in, amongst other colours, a soft yellow named 'dandelion'. Or if you would rather choose a different colour for the seating, you can still add the colour in the form of soft furnishings; the curtains, throws and cushions.The Shimmer Sunshine curtain fabric, available from various curtain suppliers, is a light-reflecting fabric that is sure to brighten the room. For more continuation of this colour scheme, in a north-facing or any other room, Concept Handtufting Ltd specialise in the design and supply of bespoke area rugs and would be able to provide a unique rug to suit your room plan.

    To further the incorporation of yellow into your interior, but in slightly more subtle measures, you could display some accessories that will add style while serving a function. Vita Audio's R1 Tabletop Radio is available in a limited edition yellow lacquer and, being a product by award-winning Vita Audio, will produce high quality sound from either the radio or a plugged in MP3 device. Controliss Electric Window Blinds are also available in a selection of yellow tones. Our Remote Control Roller Blinds can be produced with different fabric colours, prints and textures that include various creams as well as other more gold or shaded yellow styles. It can be hard to visualise how each fabric would look in your home, judging by the website picture alone, that is why Controliss send free fabric samples to anyone who requests them, to allow the customer to better decide which material they want for their blind.

    This Post was posted in Colour & Design and was tagged with accessories, blinds, colour, fabric, home, roller, room, yellow

  • Creating An Ooh La La Boudoir

    Posted on 23rd February 2011 by yasmin.

    If your thinking of adding a touch of french chic and create a stylish Parisian boudoir inspired bedroom then imagine the flamboyance of 'Moulin Rouge', and art nouveau. Plush fabrics, velvets and silks, sensual prints and  bold passionate colours including shades of black, red and purple. Think art nouveau figurines and beautifully intricate architectural details. Think all of this together and you will be somewhere close to creating a beautiful Parisian boudoir style bedroom.

    When you hear the word ‘boudoir’ you instantly think about the Moulin Rouge style colours of black, red, or purple. Going with the risque theme of Moulin Rouge, the Antonio Citterio designed B&B ITALIA Alcova ACLE1 Bed in black oak fits the theme to perfection. Just imagine this designer classic contemporary bed sprawled with rich fabrics and colourful tones.

    The perfect neighbour for this beautiful bed has to be the stunning Luigi Caccia Dominioni designed L’Abbate 'Pole Position' armchair. This perfectly set armchair showcases Parisian flair to the maximum with its quilted design and soft fabric. The classic boudoir style is also about accentuated architecture. If you don’t already have cornicing then good quality plaster cornicing is available in a plethora mouldings and these stylish adornments really add to the overall theme. When it comes to fabrics, the traditional boudoir is all about velvets and silks in rich passionate shades. Our Seda Chianti Roller Blinds have a luxurious silk finish and the deep Chianti coloured fabric sits perfectly with the Parisian theme. The Oscuro Allure and Oscuro Midnight fabric Blackout blinds will also work great with the Paris theme and the Blackout fabric has the advantage of blocking the sun out completely. Complete the look with some ornate and classic art nouveau style accessories such as antique perfume bottles, feathers and jewels and don't forget the bottle of 'Cristal'.

    This Post was posted in Interior Design and was tagged with art nouveau, bedroom, black, blackout, classic, fabric, moulin rouge, parisian boudoir, roller blinds, style

  • Decorating With Patterns

    Posted on 17th November 2010 by jenny.

    Most interior decorating beginners may be more confident with colour schemes but hesitate when it comes to introducing patterns in their space. However, those who have families may want to rethink their vacillation on using patterns because they can be more family friendly. Take into account a sofa wrapped in a plain beige fabric as opposed to a dark patterned fabric. A plain fabric-upholstered sofa will never survive a week of sticky fingers dipped in chocolate sauce, while patterned fabric are far more forgiving. Before you plunge into deciding which pattern to use, you have to be certain that you are going to love this design. Most wallpaper suppliers can give you wallpaper swatches to help you with this decision. Controliss also provides this same service. When you order a free sample today, we will make sure to send it by First Class mail so you can receive it tomorrow.  You can then tape this sample or swatch on your walls to see how it will coordinate with your existing furniture or wall colour. Think about the pattern for a week and then decide. Interior decorators often mix and match several patterns at once, be they floral, checkered, spots, or stripes. However, to tie them all together, limit the colour schemes in this pattern into two to three colours. Any more than this and you’ll have a confusing melange of colours that will be distracting. Take note that the colours do not have to be toning shades, but contrasting as well. If you’re worried how your choice of patterns will withstand the test of time, go for neutral or muted colours for your patterns. This will add a timeless elegance into your home that can survive the rigours of time. Muted shades can also tone down the effect of wallpaper patterns, especially if you’re applying it in large spaces. Not feeling bold enough for patterns? Then introduce them in small doses, such as in accessories, cushions, or pillow shams. A little bit of pattern may invigorate your space without breaking your bank. Smaller patterns should be used sparingly as they may look fussy when it is applied unremittingly. If you’d like to introduce patterns in your window blinds, we have Roller blinds that in stripes and ornate patterns that will surely bring to life an otherwise drab room. Pattern can also be used in flooring. Generally speaking, small-scale patterns should be used in a room with a tiny floor space. Large patterns will look elegant in a large room with a huge floor space. If you’d like to apply pattern fully onto your floors, let it stand out by keeping your furnishings simple. Subtle window blinds like our sheer vertical blinds in Verso White or Haze Brulee will gently filter soft daylight into your room, providing natural lighting for your floors. Working with patterns is not as complicated as it sounds. Make sure to tie the look together with simple furnishings and  uncomplicated window blinds and you’ll have a home that emanates with your own personality and style.

    This Post was posted in Interior Design and was tagged with blinds, colours, decorating, fabric, pattern, patterns, room, space

  • Go Wild with Stripes

    Posted on 8th November 2010 by jenny.

    Striped prints have never been out of style. Just look around you and you'll see this classic pattern in chic clothes from the catwalk to shop windows and with interior decorating sometimes taking its cue from the fashion world, it will never be a mistake to use this quintessential element in your home. The reliability of stripes in interior design is indisputable. Stripes in walls can be used to enhance the dimensions of your room. Smaller rooms can look bigger if you have a horizontal stripe that runs through your wall. Ensure that you use light and cool tones to create an expansive feeling in your space. Stripes in walls also give a contemporary vibe and give your room an instant update. However, don't go overboard with stripes as putting this pattern into everything will create a distracting busyness that could spell an "interior decorating mistake." Instead, go for feature walls in striped wallpaper or roller blinds in a nice striped pattern. The Bloque Natural blackout Roller blinds will go well in any room because of its neutral shades. On the other hand, Bloque Plum gives you flexibility. Its pink shade gives a trendy look without looking too feminine because the striped pattern offsets this otherwise feminine colour. You can also apply stripes through carpeting that can extend your floor space. Dispel the dullness of your staircase with a vertical stripe that will draw the eye upwards or downwards depending on where you are. If you don’t feel like going all-out with your walls, you can use stripes in your accent furniture pieces. Drawers decorated in stripes are fun, while a striped accent chair could be a great conversation piece. However, you don’t have to paint or reupholster your furniture to achieve this. A stripy fabric runner or a striped throw can do the trick without too much expense or effort. You can also buy a few inexpensive cushions in this reliable pattern or spread a tablecloth in vibrant stripes. Like a vivid rainbow decorating the blue sky, stripes can give a playful edge to your decorating and bring about a positive atmosphere that you truly need in the gloom of November.

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    This Post was posted in Roller Blinds and was tagged with blackout, fabric, interior, pattern, roller blinds, stripes

  • Five Ways to Use Your Motorised Blackout Roller Blinds

    Posted on 17th September 2010 by jenny.

    Motorised Roller Blinds

    We have launched our blackout roller blinds that completely block the sunlight from entering your home. Our blackout roller blinds are made from top-of-the-line fabric that ensures your room will have that night-time effect all day. Blackout roller blinds also give you complete privacy from prying eyes in rooms that are located in high-traffic areas. Blackout fabric is made of an opaque fabric. Laminate exterior layers sandwich an opaque layer to create blackout fabric. Because of this, our blackout fabric can control heat and light because light does not permeate this fabric. The opaque fabric also hides stains, dirt, and repairs. The wonderful thing with our Controliss blackout roller blind collection is that it comes in different shades and colours and even in bold stripes. Blackout shades can be used in the following situations: Nurseries and children’s bedrooms – Sleep is essential to growing babies and kids. Blackout shades can keep your little ones sleeping for longer, giving them a chance to grow and replenish their youthful energy. Bedrooms – If you’re working the night shift and need your eight-hour sleep during the day, blackout shades are perfect for your bedroom. You can also install these roller blinds in any bedroom especially in areas where the days are long and where bright sunshine often streams through the windows. Not only is sunshine kept out of the bedroom, moonlight, streetlights, and vehicle’s headlights are equal culprits that can steal a full night’s sleep. Keep these out from your bedroom and you’ll be sleeping soundly. Dark rooms – If you’re an artist who loves to develop film into black and white photographs, blackout shades allow you to create an instant dark room out of your studio. Home theatres – The ultimate home theatre can be made with blackout shades on your windows to keep the light out. Recreate that theatre feeling with our collection of blackout blinds. Yachts, lake houses, and beach houses – A waterside room can have amazing views of the water, but the light reflected in the water can be rather uncomfortable. This is where our window blinds come in, removing the glare made by the water. You can keep the light and heat out with roller blinds made from blackout fabric. What other inventive ways can you think of with these blackout shades?

    This Post was posted in Roller Blinds and was tagged with bedroom, blackout, blinds, fabric, roller blinds, shades

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