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25
Jan

Edinburgh is learning to love Night and Day blinds!

Commonly known as ‘Night and Day’ blinds this style of blind is increasingly popular and in demand.  It b asically takes all the good points of both roller and venetian blinds and combines them in one blind. The blind itself is made of fabric, in broad bands on a loop -alternating between opaque/clear and shaded. If you want total privacy

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22
Sep

The month in blinds – the nights are drawing in!

Well I'm not sure where the summer went but suddenly it's late September and the Edinburgh morning's are getting darker and chillier -  next step the central heating will be on and it'll be dark by teatime! August proved to be a  busy month for us at Portobello Blinds - the fact that the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe were going
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3
Aug

Edinburgh’s window blind of the week

More than one blind for this blog entry - this family in a lovely tenement flat in Blackford went for some great choices - they had just redecorated and were looking for some roller blinds in bold,contemporary colours to finish the job off - as well as a nice grey blackout blind in the main bedroom and a bright blue
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24
May

Why Windows Matter

how to decide on blinds for your window space One of the big factors which will decide both which style of window blind you can have in your home and which style will look is the best is your windows themselves. It makes sense – what looks good on a traditional Edinburgh tenement window with old fashioned sash and case
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17
May

Edinburgh’s Window Blind of the Week – May 2016

Roller Blinds for Curious Gem Some huge roller blinds for 'Curious Gem' a jewelry company recently moved into the Castlebrae Business Centre on the site of the old Niddrie Secondary School - a 1930's art deco building with some very big windows!
18
Apr

Edinburgh’s window blind of the week… Blue Pleated Blinds

Blue Pleated Blinds These blue pleated blinds looked simply stunning when we put them up - classic,stylish and very cool. Pleated blinds have had a bad rap over the years - a lot of people don't realise how modern and contemporary they can look. This large window was split into two blinds for additional flexibility.
7
Apr

Edinburgh’s window blind of the week… Wooden Venetian Blinds

Elegant Wooden Venetian Blinds These white wooden venetians with matching tapes are a fabulous addition to this beautiful room - we also provided a made to measure pelmet in a contrasting fabric to make it that bit more special. The cat didn't look too sure but hopefully he'll grow to love them as much as his owner already does!
5
Apr

Everything you always wanted to know about window blinds but were afraid to ask. Part 2 – The Vertical Blind

The Vertical Blind The next style of window blind we’re going to look at are vertical blinds – they’re the ones with vertical slats attached to a fitting bar at the top and joined by a chain along the bottom. For a wee while they were considered a bit old fashioned and the kind of thing your granny might have
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30
Mar

Edinburgh’s window blind of the week… Teal Shade Roller Blinds

Teal Shade Roller Blinds This customer was looking to revamp their conservatory/sunroom and did so with some simple roller blinds in a fantastic teal shade. They totally transform the space and looked fantastic...roll on summer!
18
Mar

Edinburgh’s blind of the week… Sketch Ocean

Sketch Ocean Blinds We just love this roller blind fitted in a customer's kitchen this week. The material is called Sketch Ocean.