Automation is the future
Technology has accelerated, changing just about every aspect of life, and a well decorated smart home is the most noticeable trend in window furnishings. Homeowners are selecting advanced motorised systems to control window treatments. Blending technology with beautiful furnishings, motorised tracks with curtains and motorised blinds can all be custom automated to move in unison. They can be set on timers and be controlled from anywhere in the world with a touch of a button.
In villa-style homes that have been renovated with modern extensions (such as in Parnell or Ponsonby), a dual approach can be implemented. For instance, using fully automated remote-operated blinds in the modern extension, but coordinated with the remaining character areas by using fabrics for curtaining, fabric blinds and soft furnishings.
“One of my recent favourite moments on a project was watching 120 motorised roller blinds rise and fall together. This was a technically skillful project for a home in Mairangi Bay, Auckland,” reminisces Clayton.
For this project, 65 motorised sunscreen and blackout twin roller blinds were installed. All blinds were programmed to be individually controlled by remote, with a master channel for all to operate in unison.
“With our antipodean lifestyle, motorisation continues outdoors with blinds, venetians and awnings,” adds Clayton.