Stunning 2.5m metre windows and original features drew Amanda to her Victorian apartment in Sussex. Now it’s a beautiful holiday home she loves to spend time in, completely decked out in Web-Blinds Wooden blinds.
“The apartment has miraculously retained a number of original Victorian features such as ceiling moulding and incredible window architraves,” says Amanda. “We wanted to ensure the interior decoration complemented this whilst embracing a clean, modern feel too.
“Our choices were based on adding traditional architectural choices to the apartment. We brought in herringbone parquet flooring, an open fireplace and Wooden blinds which mimicked original Victorian plantation shutters.
“The apartment was a real blank canvas when we bought it. We focused on contemporary, design-led furniture pieces with a slight mid-century feel.
“The windows were swamped in curtains, which hid the natural beauty of the window frames and blocked a lot of light. They had to go. We already had Wooden blinds from Web-Blinds in our Surrey home and absolutely loved them, so naturally, we came straight back.”
Real wood slats are too heavy a material to span such expansive windows like Amanda’s. So she decided to go down the Fauxwood route instead, which are available for wider and longer windows.
“We were sceptical about Fauxwood, but after requesting samples, we couldn’t believe how realistic the Innovations range was, so decided to order blinds for all ten windows in the apartment.
“The sample request service is invaluable: it is the perfect way to be sure that what you are ordering will work within your design scheme.”
And when it came to fitting the blinds, Amanda’s husband has become something of an expert having installed two properties worth!
“The windows are now a feature of each room, and the blinds really enhance them. They’re very easy to keep clean too – we just vacuum them with a brush attachment, or wipe them with a damp cloth. We couldn’t be happier with them!”