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05/07/2021

Bouclé is back!

A lot of us remember Bouclé was a very popular fabric from the 1970s.  Bouclé however was invented in the late 1940s by Eero Saarinen on the request of American Architect Florence Knoll. It’s first incarnation was in the ‘Womb chair” designed by Saarinen. Bouclé, derived from a French word is yarn with a looped […]

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21/06/2021

Velvets for that luxe look

There is an elegance and opulence when using velvets in curtains, sofas, armchairs and cushions. There are so many different velvets on the market at the moment and they are all very on trend. Some have a crushed look to them, others are more mottled, some are cut velvets and have a pattern whilst others […]

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Architects By James Dunlop
17/06/2021

Have We Finally Moved On From Grey?

For a number of years now grey has been the neutral colour of choice be it a paint colour, furnishing fabric, curtain fabric or in the finishes of your home. Colour trends are constantly evolving and are a reflection of the current events in the world, be it political, economical, social or environmental. COVID-19 has […]

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10/05/2021

Linen Curtains – What The Flax?

At Material World, we have always loved our linen curtains. At the moment they are more popular than ever and for a few good reasons! Natural & Non-Allergenic Linen is made from the flax plant and is a natural fibre rather than man made like many polyester curtains these days. The flax plant produces no […]

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Custom Printed Marble Blinds
26/04/2021

Blinds Aren’t Always Boring

Roller blinds have always been known as a cost effective way of finishing a window for reducing the harshness of the summer suns glare, or for privacy from prying eyes. There are what I like to think of as 3 categories of roller blinds. The first is a sunscreen or there is also a sheer […]

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29/03/2021

Roman Blinds are a great space saving window solution

Soft roman blinds will decorate a window and are a great solution in windows where you have limited space for curtains. This could be because you have a piece of furniture against the window, like in this dining area below… Or it could be because the windows are small and curtains might look out of […]

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15/03/2021

What are your windows wearing?

Many of us decorate our walls with art works where there is space, but have you thought about your curtains as decoration rather than just for a utilitarian purpose? Are you brave enough to go beyond a plain or textured fabric and move into the realms of pattern? Get the benefits of curtains whilst injecting […]

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01/03/2021

North Shore Living

With the advent of so many apartment blocks on both the Upper and Lower North Shore of Sydney we have had many clients need our assistance. Many of these apartments often have blinds to block out but so often I am asked if we can soften the space, give more blockout, reduce traffic noise or […]

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03/09/2019

Man Meets Nature

At Material World, we love partnering with suppliers that share the same values and a keen eye for creative flair as us. So, for this month, we’re shining a light on one of our favourite suppliers, James Dunlop Textiles, as they explore the theme, Earth Face in their 2019/2020 Trend Report. This beautifully collated collage […]

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