Lucy from Hunting for George has updated her window furnishings with designer, motorised blinds and curtains for two breathtaking, home renovations.
Designer blinds meet premium technology.
Somfy + DIY Blinds
Lucy excels at incorporating smart details into her projects and for her two latest renovations she's chosen DIY Blinds custom, designer blinds and curtains and added Somfy's premium motors and tracks. Plus in her apartment renovation she set up the Somfy Connexoon Hub to take motorisation to the next level. And the results are incredible! Both visually and in terms of the lifestyle benefits that come with smart home automation.
"I thought motorised curtains and blinds were smart enough but the Connexoon Hub makes them even smarter".
Lucy's days often start early, as you can imagine for a busy interior designer and the brains behind the infamous Hunting for George house tours published to her YouTube channel. And what better way to wake up than with the morning sun. She can schedule her blinds to open at a set time every weekday and later on weekends for a lie in.
Lucy has incorporated the Somfy Connexoon Hub into the motorised blinds and curtains in her apartment renovation. It opens up a universe of possibilities, especially when linked to a home automation device like Google Home and Amazon Alexa or the IFTTT app. Not only that, she can set up an infinite amount of voice control triggers so she can tell her window furnishings exactly what to do and when. In her words, it's "genius smart".
The weather features you get when you link your Hub to your home automation device were another big drawcard. For example Lucy can schedule her blockout blinds to close if the temperature reaches 30 degrees to protect her home from the harsh sun. Perfect for Melbourne's unpredictable weather!
"Motorised roller blinds allow for complete privacy while sheer curtains create a soft, tactile barrier that frames the space beautifully."
In her Edwardian home renovation, Lucy has honoured the beautiful period details whilst bringing the home well and truly into the 21st century. Sheer, S fold curtains from our Allusion range, colour Snow + motorised, blockout blinds are a winning combination.
The sheers curtains are the defining detail in the casual living space, aptly named the Green room. They bathe the room in gorgeous, filtered light and make it feel incredibly cosy and relaxed. And in the guest bedroom light and airy sheers are wall mounted above the window to create an incredible sense of space and to elongate the period window, while the motorised blockouts behind provide all the necessary light control and privacy.
"I installed motorised blinds and curtains throughout the entire apartment."
The apartment renovation is the definition of effortless style and Lucy installed motorised curtains and blinds throughout this entire project. With a click of her remote, tap on her phone or her voice she can control all her window furnishings.
Sheer, S fold curtains looks incredible mounted to her ceiling. Lucy chose from our Allusion Range, colour Mushroom which is a luxe linen blend fabric and features a textured weave. And because the curtains are motorised and no touch is required they will keep their beautiful, soft folds for years to come.
"The battery powered Somfy motors are very easy to install and totally DIY friendly."
Lucy chose Somfy's premium battery powered motors, which are super easy to install. When you choose a battery motor you can install your motorised blinds and curtains without an electrician and the need for wiring. Then you simply charge each battery before installing them and they'll last a year or so before they need recharging.
If you're renovating or building from scratch, lucky you! Get in early and chat to your builder about our wired Somfy motor option. It runs off your electricity supply and we mail out your cabling as soon as you order, so your electrician can get started.
There's one more option for everyone who loves their existing window furnishings but wants to make them effortless, accessible and child safe: retrofitting motorisation to your existing blinds. It's as easy as removing the old chains and sliding your new, Somfy motor in. You can take our quick quiz to make sure your blinds will fit our motors.
4 easy steps to smart home automation in your own home.
1. Choose samples.
Choose your free blind and curtain samples, order online and we'll express deliver them to your door.
2. Measure up.
Measure up like a pro with our online guides and get a quick price online.
3. Customise your order.
4. DIY install.
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