On the TV renovation show "the block", you may have recently seen the use of aluminium venetians. Now although there hasn’t been a huge surge yet there have definitely been some enquiries. EEK. Scrunchies, flared pants, shoulder pads in blazers, you name it it’s all coming back! Just like fashion, interior design is influenced with come backs in styling too. Cue the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s with a modern twist Retro look. Fashion really does cycle around and around.
Most people think of venetians as aluminium venetians, you know the ones from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Often used in workplaces and in retro interiors. Although they play a small role in the window furnishings interior space, I personally hope the aluminium venetian trend is short lived. And used only for those period homes or retro interiors that call for them.
However, there are other types of venetians timber (cedar) venetians and timber look venetians available. Our stunning Cedar venetians are one of our most popular window furnishings. They are hand made using the finest Canadian Cedar, smell divine and are simply one of the most delightful window furnishings around. Adding warmth and texture to any space. A real piece of art - truly unique.
Another popular option is our timber look venetians. An option giving a look similar to plantations shutters with a slightly cheaper price tag. A beautiful product that comes in all types of timber shades and whites.
I still love the aluminium shutter in the right interior for the right reason. So, who knows maybe we will see a comeback? Tell us your venetian story.
Lucinda Dunn - Colourist & interior stylist