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  • 02 Apr 2015

    there have been too many occasions when a child has become entangled in the cord of a blind and suffered injury or even died. it is a tragic occurence that can be esaily avoided, especially when the product is compliant with the australian product safety regulations. at classic bli...

  • 19 Mar 2015

    with new trends coming and going ever other day, we have complied a list of our three favourite and timeless trends that are here to stay!  em>strong>exterior shutters/strong>/em>  the perfect way to create an extra room outside... they can enclose a space completely or the b...

  • 12 Mar 2015

    selecting the ideal blind for you space can often be an overwhelming and daunting task as you can be swamped in a range of samples, colours and fabrics. by understanding the different types of blinds, it can make choosing blinds a simple and easy job! our most popular blinds are the p...

  • 05 Mar 2015

    taking care of your blinds is essential to their longevity and the maintenance of their appearance. blinds are an investment for the home, and must be cared for like you would your lawn or leather products.  em>strong>aluminium plantation shutters:/strong>/em> use a damp cloth t...

  • 26 Feb 2015

            _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/aluminium_3_large.jpg" style="line-height: 1.6;" /> ...

  • 12 Feb 2015
  • 05 Feb 2015

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/exterior_venetian_medium.jpg" /> external venetians are ideal for beach living, hot climates and open spaces. they are the epitome of modern design in window coverings, exuding elegance and minimalism. the durability of the aluminium combined wi...

  • 30 Dec 2014

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/brio_screen_combo.jpg" />          ...

  • 23 Dec 2014

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/shabby_chic_combo.jpg" /> come to our showroom in parry st, newcastle to delve into a world of fabrics in delicate hues and luxurious materials.    ...

  • 16 Dec 2014

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/plantation_combo.jpg" style="line-height: 1.6;" /> the shutters give you the ability to decide how much or how little light you want to let in, are incredibly versatile and provide insulation for your home. classic blinds and shutters offer ...

  • 09 Dec 2014

      _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/combo_large.jpg" />  em style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">"i have already recommended to a few people."/em> em> em>"installer was professional."/em> - helen moreth, merewether em>"a quality product that has been admired ...

  • 02 Dec 2014

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/markilux_large.jpg" /> does you garden have potential for an outdoor entertaining space? a grassy area or an unused patio? straight drop external awnings can enclose decks to create an intimate environment, protect areas from weather and ensure ...

  • 17 Nov 2014

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/ziptrak.jpg" /> ziptrak is new, innovative and incredibly practical for the australian lifestyle. ziptrak stops and stays in place without locks using a spring system, is guarded against all weather conditions and is optionally solar powered to ...

  • 11 Nov 2014

    img src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/romans_in_kitchen_3_large.jpg" /> a clean, fresh kitchen is enticing and desirable... however, sometimes very unrealistic in a modern family's home! by keeping the majority of the hard surfaces white, you can embrace wild colours and prints th...

  • 04 Nov 2014

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/retractable-roof-system_large.jpg" /> with summer well and truly upon us and christmas around the corner, it's time to consider how to protect and utilise outdoor areas to their full potential. one of our suppliers, strong>em>helioscreen/em>/str...

  • 27 Oct 2014
  • 20 Oct 2014

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/shutters_in_bathroom.jpg" />        this client in salamander bay has used our locally made aluminum shutters to create a private sanctuary. the bathroom is petite, but the client cleverly used a mirror to enlarge the space and to reflect light ...

  • 13 Oct 2014

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/industrial_romans_large.jpg" />   as designers borrow inspiration from industrial and commercial spaces, interiors are being upcycled and have become much more functional for the modern family. roman blinds complement angular spaces, as the f...

  • 06 Oct 2014

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/eco_friendly_rollers.jpg" /> with trends concerning organic produce, raw cafes and green transport, it was inevitable that eco-friendly window coverings would follow the movement. these clients have demonstrated that their effortless styling has...

  • 29 Sep 2014

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/alpha_pivot_arm_closed_hunter_douglas_alpha_exterior_range.jpg" /> summer is rapidly approaching and temperatures are rising! it's time to consider options for outdoor areas! ...

  • 10 Jul 2013

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/classic_blinds_showroom.jpg" />building your own home can be fraught with overwhelming decision making and unforeseen expense. window coverings are a vital in making a home comfortable and as they are right at the end of build, homeowners often run...

  • 06 May 2013
  • 03 May 2013

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/use_of_bold_colour.jpg" /> this lovely client has been very adventurous with her colour scheme in this guest bedroom, we love the combination of purple and green. she opted for a neutral roller blind - but in restropect i think we should have st...

  • 03 May 2013

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/bonded_roller_blindresize.jpg" /> there are fabulous fabric designs available for curtains, whilst for roller blinds, there are some wonderful colours, however the range tends to lack pattern, stripes or designs. do not despair, there is a produ...

  • 02 May 2013

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/plantation_shutters__inside_not_lined_upresized.jpg" />_ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/plantation_shutters_not_lined_upresize.jpg" /> at a recent visit to the hospital at gateshead i noticed that none of the plantation shutter panels lined ...

  • 12 Apr 2013

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/arkaraimage.jpg" /> we love the akara range from designer ashley wilde for wortley - it is a book we have used over and over again with stunning results. we have used the orange palette for our new display at the showroom on parry st - call in a...

  • 29 Mar 2013

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/soft_roman_blind_in_a_stripe.jpg" />_ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/soft_roman_blind.jpg" /> both these images display good examples of soft or custom roman blinds, chose a drapery fabric and add a very stylish element to any room- incl...

  • 22 Mar 2013

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/use_of_bold_colour.jpg" /> we really love that our client has used a painting to give her inspiration in decorating this spare room, her choice of bold colour combination is wonderful. we supplied this simple roller blind which is a very neu...

  • 15 Mar 2013

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/bed_head_and_bed_skirt.jpg" /> roman empire do a great job on making our bedheads for us, we love the oversized looked and the subtle panelling down the side of this "own design" by our client. we used a softly textured fabric in very neutral to...

  • 09 Jan 2013

    p style="text-align: center;">_ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/ocean-muse-holiday-house-port-stephens-25-650x380.jpg" /> p style="text-align: center;">many of us would love to own a holiday house as beautiful as this one over looking port stephens or the bay as it is affectiona...

  • 02 Nov 2012

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/extend_your_living_space_this_summer.jpg" /> we are lucky to have a climate where we can make the most of the summer months living out doors. we still need to be protected from the glare and heat of the sun. this client sandi – has revitalis...

  • 17 Oct 2012

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/choosing_the_best_fabric.jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left; " />strong>choosing the right window coverings/strong> as with most home styling decisions there is strong>function, styl...

  • 05 Jul 2012

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/bedhead-pelmet.jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left; " />these gorgeous master bedroom designs have come from the workshop of the roman empire in melbourne.  classic blinds have be...

  • 26 Jun 2012

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/which-looks-best-.jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left; " />it is a pity that these neighbours didn't get together and agree a look for their building. i took this photo as i was drivi...

  • 26 Jun 2012

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/belinda.jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left; " />our client belinda loves her plantation shutters but wanted to add some texture and drama to her lounge room.  we added this . the...

  • 27 Jan 2012

    we have just finished a number of jobs where we have used aluminium plantation shutters to create privacy screens. p style="line-height: 19px; "> _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/photoscreen-300x225.jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bot...

  • 26 Jul 2011

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/showroom.jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left; " />after seven years at glebe rd we have at last found a new showroom. at least four times the size of our adamstown shop, we are ab...

  • 19 May 2011

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/feature-wall.jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left; " />this is an interesting concept – using the colour and texture of a fabric blind to create a feature wall. i would think that we w...

  • 15 Apr 2011

    one of our hard working staff members has recently replaced her ageing vertical blinds with classic plantation shutters at her home in newcastle. p style="line-height: 19px; "> _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/after-inside.jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; mar...

  • 17 May 2010

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/mix-of-blinds-and-shutters-2.jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left; " />this room clearly shows that it is possible to use both. this client chose motorised system for her stacker d...

  • 17 May 2010

    _ src="/sitefiles/classicblindscomau/exterior-shot1.jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left; " />these plantation shutters look fabulous on this recently completed macdonald jonesfont class="apple-style-span" color="#545454"...