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Colour focus: forest green

Thu 22 Aug 2019 Amy Kilvington
Rich and luxurious, yet calming and cosy, forest green is certainly a colour of many sides. We explore this eye-catching shade and explain how to style it in your home… About the colour forest green The words ‘forest green’ immediately evoke an impression of rich foliage; thick bushes, tall trees and low canopies of branches […]

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Real Homes: An Interview With @thelittlevictorianhouse

Mon 19 Aug 2019 Amy Kilvington
It’s time to introduce the next Instagram interiors influencer in our Real Homes series: Tegan Dutton from @thelittlevictorianhouse. Tegan shares snapshots of her charming Victorian property over on Instagram, where her followers are always delighted to find out about her completed transformations, next projects and latest bargain finds. With a love of dark colours and […]

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Trend Focus: Mid-Century Geometrics

Wed 14 Aug 2019 Amy Kilvington
Since the 1930s, mid-century style has been revised, refined and repurposed to integrate into the trends of the moment. Its versatility and timeless nature make mid-century style a mainstay in the world of interior design, from its simple forms and clean lines, to its mixed materials and statement geometric patterns. It’s these geometrics that we’re […]

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Colour Focus: Olive & Rose

Mon 22 Jul 2019 Amy Kilvington
Olive and rose marry together harmoniously. This combination’s soft pink tones lift deep and muted green, creating a gentle, pretty feeling whilst remaining earthy and grounded. About the colour olive Olive, the colour of its unripe namesake, is a yellowy-green shade with a tint of grey. It is a wise and compassionate colour. Representative of […]

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Life Kitchen Cookery School

Mon 15 Jul 2019 Amy Kilvington
A few weeks ago, we were delighted to attend the launch of Life Kitchen Cookery School, having gifted some of our handmade wooden blinds to this award-winning, not-for-profit project. Life Kitchen Cookery School is a non-profit organisation based in Mowbray Park, Sunderland. Headed up by food writer and stylist Ryan Riley, Life Kitchen Cookery School […]

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Charity Boat Race 2019

Wed 10 Jul 2019 Amy Kilvington
On July 6 2019, our talented team tried their hands at something a little different. For the second year running, we took part in the Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield. We rowed our socks off in aid of our chosen charity, Martin House Hospice, who provide family-led care for children with life shortening conditions. […]

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Get the Look: Coral Accents

Wed 10 Jul 2019 Amy Kilvington
You might know that coral is Pantone’s chosen colour of 2019. Now that the summer season has well and truly arrived, it’s the perfect time to experiment with this family of shades for a stylish and on-trend look throughout every room in your home… Coral is a comfortable and optimistic colour. Its healthy dose of […]

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Child Safety Advice from Blinds Direct

Mon 1 Jul 2019 Amy Kilvington
At Blinds Direct, it’s our mission to help all parents and carers child-proof their window treatments. Loose blind cords pose risks of entanglement and strangulation, something that we’re sadly reminded of each time the media share stories of fatal blind accidents. As a manufacturer of interior products, we have a responsibility to our customers, ensuring that […]

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Get the Look: Coastal Interiors

Fri 28 Jun 2019 Amy Kilvington
Seaside-inspired interiors are a timeless trend, but this season, coastal interiors have become more experimental. Here’s everything you need to know to achieve the look… The idea of coastal interiors may conjure images of fishing boat prints, rope weaves and shells scattered across shelving units. While these looks still play a huge part in the […]

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Colour Focus: Navy Blue & Orange

Wed 19 Jun 2019 Amy Kilvington
Navy and orange is one of this season’s biggest colour combos. While you might not consider these shades a match made in heaven, they are, in fact, a perfect pair. The warm, uplifting tones of orange work beautifully alongside powerful, dependable navy, making for a palette that means serious business, yet still manages to be […]

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Blinds Measuring Guide

Mon 17 Jun 2019 Amy Kilvington
Measuring for your new blind couldn’t be more simple. Follow our step-by-step guides to get the correct measurements in a flash. Our simple instructions on how to measure for blinds will make the process quick and easy, ensuring that you can place the right order, then sit back and relax while you wait for your […]

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Colour Focus: Aquamarine and Yellow

Mon 10 Jun 2019 Amy Kilvington
Both aquamarine and yellow are inherently optimistic shades, brimming with energy and a sense of well-being. When combined, they make for the happiest and healthiest of colour combinations. Aquamarine Aquamarine is a refreshing and balanced colour, evoking feelings of love, loyalty and joy. The gemstone itself is thought to heal trauma and calm conflict, clearing […]

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