Roller Shades For Safety, Convenience and Style

Until the modern vertical blind became so popular, roller shades were the type of window treatment found in most places of business and in homes. This type of window covering consisted of a single sheet of opaque fabric that wrapped around a dowel rod at the top and bottom and could be raised or lowered by a spring mechanism in the top rod. Thankfully, these somewhat tricky window treatments have received some much needed improvements, and today are not only incredibly smooth and easy to use, but also work as well as other types of blinds.

It is surprising to note how much the window treatments can affect a room. Not only are roller shades or other types of blinds responsible for controlling the amount of light and heat that come in through the window, but they also control the privacy and even the style as well.

A window and thus the treatments become a focal point and really help pull together all of the decor components to present a unified whole. Poorly fitting or designed window coverings not only look bad, but also allow for inefficiency in heating and cooling as well.

Roller shades of today are light as a feather and can be customized to present exactly the right amount of light that is wanted. These are usually the simplest type of shade to install and use, and if high quality materials are used, can be some of the most durable as well. In addition, these are a much safer option in homes where there are small children because there are fewer parts to worry about. Some of these types of treatments can be mounted on a track system to allow the whole sheet of covering to be adjusted up or down by degrees, thus making them even safer.

If a home or office does not have the components necessary for a homeowner to change over to roller blinds themselves, there are many companies that can not only install these types of window treatments, but can even make them customized for a specific size, thickness or with specific materials. This reduces the chances of getting ill fitting or poorly installed window coverings and also improves the overall quality of the final look shades. Professionals can usually offer an estimate, can provide the window treatments and can offer advice about what may work best for a given window area.

Bjorn Stiedl Design For Sale In Provence

High quality and amazing design are key factors in La Pierre Ronde, which is the first property financed by Swiss investors and designed by the Danish property developer Bjorn Stiedl.

This amazing property has after a thorough but tactful renovation now been put up for sale, ready for the quality-conscious proprietor.

In the middle of the town centre of the picturesque Provencal village of Eygalieres in the centre of the Alpilles mountains, Bjorn Stiedl has converted a 330 m2 traditional townhouse to a unique living experience for the large family with the possibility of housing a number of guests who are accustomed to and are expecting to be welcomed in an inviting and sumptuous environment.

You will find La Pierre Ronde directly across from the village church and on the border of the medieval part of the city. A gentle incline leads from the village centre and up to the property, giving it a scenic view from the entrance and down towards the village. A courtyard framing the entire property ensures peace and quiet from the bustling village outside.

The house has 5 bedrooms, most of them with en-suite bathrooms, large living and dining areas, sumptuous furnishings, a fully equipped bespoke kitchen and a number of terraces that naturally link the garden outside with the cosy atmosphere indoors. Glass doors bring the light into the house, and make the beautifully appointed garden an extension of the interior of the house. The local Provencal style has been naturally combined with modern European standards and design, and all materials are of the best quality wood, stone and glass.

The garden has been beautifully landscaped, and there is a tastefully designed sundeck in the private garden area behind the house.

The Provencal village of Eygalieres in Les Alpilles is the place to buy property in France after Cote d?Azur has been run over by the ?new money? from Russia and China. The city has an authentic charm, and there is an extraordinary blend of the sun, light and the scent of lavender and herbs that is entirely unique.

The area has been attracting distinguished proprietors such as the royal family of Monaco, celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and others who seek the reclusive charm far away from prying eyes and the hustle and bustle that Cote d?Azur regrettably has become in the past five years.