Groovy patterned roller blinds in Auckland NZ

Add zest to your décor

Trends in blinds design come and go. Roller blinds give your home a classical look and are a wonderful alternative to curtains. Patterned roller blinds add a bit of zest to a room, filling it with life and joie de vivre. If you’re looking to inject some life into a kitchen, sunroom or children’s room, consider some of these groovy patterned blinds.

Tropical Blinds

Tropical lush leaves and birds are hot in interior design right now. The jungle theme is an uplifting theme, ideal for children. Try it out in a white painted room and throw in some plants and green cushions to create a funky space.

 

Feather patterned blinds

White never goes out of fashion and tone on tone white is a classic elegant look. The white on white feather pattern can be used anywhere – kitchens, bedrooms, sunrooms and lounges. It is a timeless look.

 

Fun dinosaur blinds for boys’ rooms

Both of my boys were mad on dinosaurs. If you are expecting a boy or redecorating, these fun blinds with t-rex, brontosaurus and triceratops bring Jurassic Park home – in a safe and playful way. This pattern pairs well with white or contemporary soft blues and duck egg paint colours. Show this to your toddler or primary school son – to get them excited about their room renovation.

 

Cute deer & rabbit blinds for boys and girls

If you’re not sure what gender your baby is, or you have two kids sharing the same room, these deer blinds bring nature home and suit either or both genders.

 

Textured roller blinds

Coffee or grey textures give depth and warmth to clean white walls – and also look awesome paired with chocolate, brown greys and black feature walls.

 

About fabrics & Home Vision Blinds

These are just a few of the new releases in patterned blinds from Louvolite available at Home Vision Roller Blinds Auckland.

 

Home Vision deliver roller blinds NZ wide and have supplied blinds to over 100,000 customers.

The Louvolite fabric is high quality fabric, from the UK, so patterned blinds are a little more expensive than single colour blinds.  Just like a feature wall, it’s popular and fun to use for a feature window. If the room doesn’t warrant the cost of a patterned blind, an alternative to printed roller blinds is single-colour roller blinds.  It’s important not to skimp on blind prices, because cheaper fabrics can release toxins over time with exposure to heat. At Home Vision Blinds, they are very ethical re quality, and source certified fabrics from suppliers that have a commensurate focus on quality.

The blinds are made in Auckland, New Zealand at Home Vision Blinds’ factory in East Tamaki – so you can get the exact size you need and chose the components to suit your window frame, paint colour and décor.

The owners of Home Vision Blinds have extensive knowledge and a depth of engineering knowledge that has arisen from years of operation and ongoing requests for improvements in blind components. That’s why they offer a 5-year warranty on their blinds (including components).  They have invested heavily in their manufacturing facilities and are now one of the largest blinds manufacturers in NZ selling to both residential and commercial customers.

Just as you love your home, Home Vision has been established for more than 30 years and is passionate about providing a solution that fits in with your vision for your home.

Trends in staircase design 2019

When designing a new home, a staircase in your hall or entry foyer can be a feature or style statement.  Hot trends in stairs design include:

Floating stairs built with resin or engineered stone slab steps sitting on a centered steel rail for strength. The larger landing on these architectural stairs adds a touch of elegance and class.

Glass balustrades with no handrail – though check your local regulations re stairs: Christchurch City Council insisted on hand rails on both sides in a recent commercial staircase renovation I did.


Timber finish on stair treads for a warm natural look


Office, homework nook or book shelves under a floating staircase.  Often an awkward corner to furnish, this is a really practical idea for utilising the space well.

So where do go for staircase design?

Engineering companies or architects.  I can recommend Division Group who designs, manufactures and installs architectural stairs Christchurch-wide, supplying supporting engineering services. Check out the cool metal detailing on their offices and meeting rooms at their Kaiapoi engineering base.  Anthony is what I’d call a “creative engineer”.  His team co-ordinate the whole shebang including glass balustrades, metal handrails and staircase brackets as well as documentation/consents as required.

By the way, one of the surprising issues few people consider at the design stage is installation.  Stairs can often be in tight spaces and need installing after walls and doors are in, which can make access tricky.  Division Group has a range of nifty, specialist gear for installing staircases in tricky spaces with some funky spider cranes – Anthony reckons he loves a challenge but it pays to have a site visit or show him your plans early on just in case!

Ezyfit Home Workouts Reviews – Exercises at home to promote weight loss after pregnancy

The three reviews below are from people throughout the Oceania region who have tried the Ezyfit home workout program. Here’s what they had to say:

“I’m a busy person, so I find it hard to find time to work in exercise around work (I run a business), family (two bumptious boys), and occasional socialising.  I travel once a fortnight, and find it hard to do anything in regular hours.  Plus if I’m honest, I’m not into the sweaty go-hard environment of a gym (too much perspiration is not my style – plus I am not good at getting up in the mornings!)  I figured that exercises at home in the evenings would be the best way to get fit.  Searching online, I came across  Ezyfit, who are a group of personal trainers and gym owners online.  They’ve tailored a program of exercises that take into consideration what equipment I have (e.g. swiss ball and running shoes), what body parts I want to work on (soft tummy), and what things I like (built in a tennis lesson – yay).  I find the convenience of this really works – though I have to admit that around Christmas, my self-discipline has seriously waned.  But roll on first week of work, and I’m back into it.  Worth a try! If your self-discipline went out the window at Xmas and you’re not feeling as fit and fantastic as you’d like, then home workouts are probably on your New Year’s resolution list like mine.” Lisa P, Wogga Wogga, NSW, Australia

“The downside of having children is post pregnancy belly fat.  It’s stubborn, hard to shift and who has time anyway with kids ever demanding a watchful eye!  Well there is a way.  Ezyfit is a site that has helped me find a solution to lose that post-pregnancy belly I was carrying around.  You can even get a personalised program that works around your exercise preferences!  Best of all, I could do all the exercises at home.” Kobayashi S, Tokyo, Japan

“I’ve always wondered what’s the secret to weight loss after pregnancy? It’s depressing that the body tries to hold onto body fat after babies. Why can’t we look like those Woman’s Weekly actresses with no bulge (seriously, surely those shots are photoshopped????) And with the exhaustion of a new baby (as well as another wandering toddler to be mindful of), it seems too hard to commit to weight loss after pregnancy.  However, I’ve just chanced across the Ezyfit program and cannot rave about enough! I’ve seen some excellent results over the past few weeks, not to mention a boost of energy as well. I highly recommend it to all mums of all ages.” Sarah T, Christchurch, New Zealand