My search for the perfect woodweave blinds started back in 2014 when I was sourcing bamboo blinds for a clients home here in the Highlands. On Pinterest I would see all these homes with beautiful woodweave/bamboo blinds that looked very natural, organic, and had beautiful yellowy/grey tones (rather than red or orange) but no matter how hard I searched, I could not seem to find them in Australia! Whilst I did manage to source bamboo blinds for that project, the styles and colours were very limited, and came in typical shades that were very red/orange, or shades of green, blue etc. and not what I had in mind.
Not long after that project, we started our renovation and I was set on these natural woodweave blinds that I’d seen in homes all across America (and on Pinterest!). The search went on, and on, and on. So long that I never ended up getting any blinds for our kitchen and we ended up selling that home and moving to our current home, where we’ve undertaken another full renovation. Of course I still wanted these blinds for our current kitchen and I can’t tell you how many times I almost ordered them from the US out of desperation (despite the risk, hassle and high cost), or simply gave up searching and started looking at fabric blinds instead. I was caught in a merry-go-round of noncommittal but just couldn’t get these perfectly toned woodweave blinds out of my mind.
It wasn’t until I had lunch last year down at beautiful Terragong in Jamberoo (a luxury B&B) with owners Darryl Gordon (a top Interior Designer) and his partner Simon, that the search was reignited. Darryl and Simon used woodweave/bamboo blinds in some of the guest suites and very kindly shared with me who they used, Blinds by Peter Meyer. I ordered samples from their Le Blind range (the timber weave range) however I was left disappointed when the samples arrived and again, they were either very orange/red, white or very pale yellow. I then decided to get samples from their Urban Naturals range and when those arrived, I knew immediately the search was over! They were PERFECT! And I had choice, as several of the samples were top contenders. In the end, I selected Urban Weave in ‘Manhattan’ as I loved the texture, weave definition and the soft golden grey undertone, which works beautifully with all our brass hardware and the yellow/grey tones in our oak floors.
The blinds were ordered and 9 days later, they were being unpackaged from their boxes on our dining table! Yes, not only are they perfect, but the lead time was less than 10 days from order placement! They really could not be more perfect. Slightly translucent, beautiful texture, perfect colour, and super easy to install. They were also cheaper than the bamboo Le Blind range which was an added bonus!
It had been raining the day I took these pictures, so please excuse our less than sparkling windows, but I just wanted to show you the weave translucency. During the day you still get some light through but have absolute privacy, and at night you have privacy but can just slightly make out figures behind it (depending on how bright your interior lighting is).
We mounted our blinds slightly higher than our window, as our ceilings aren’t very high (2.45m) so it helps give the illusion of a higher ceiling, but also because I didn’t want any reduction of natural light when the blinds were fully up. Where you mount yours will depend on your window style, ceiling height and the look you’re after.
We also put one on our front door although I held off ordering them for our laundry and mudroom stable door, incase they weren’t 100%, but they are, so those windows will get some woodweave blinds too!
I’ll post a full kitchen shot on my Instagram soon, so you can see the full effect, but for now I hope this was helpful and gives you an idea of the look of woodweave blinds.
If you want any more information on the blinds, feel free to ask me any questions below!