I went to visit a friend in her very chic minimalist Notting Hill apartment recently.
Although our home couldn’t be more different in style – we tend to favour shabby chic over minimalist modernity – I can appreciate the roomy space and uncluttered feeling a modern apartment offers.
Sometimes I imagine what it would be like sipping a cocktail on my roof terrace, while a light breeze from my big bright skylight windows circled the room.
One thing that caught my eye, and I thought was worth a mention here, was her remote controlled blinds by a company called VELUX® .
Yes, she is such a busy sophisticated career girl that she doesn’t even have time to draw her blinds.
I imagined myself lying on her spotless cream couch on a lazy Sunday, and opening my skylight with my very snazzy remote without having to move a limb.
The remote was so sleek and compact and easy to use, that it fitted right in with the surroundings.
It created a futuristic feel, and one of success – I mean you have to have a certain edge in life to have your blinds open for you with a press of a button.
A brilliant selection of window innovations such as these remote controlled gems, and much more are available from
The company VELUX provides a complete range of roof windows which are ideal for loft conversions, it also helps develops sun tunnels in your home. And has a big range of stylish blinds to choose from.
Professional fitters are dotted generously around the UK.
I love escaping to her apartment on occasions when I’m in the area. Having a quick espresso, and admiring the Saturday markets from a private oasis makes me feel like rather the smug shopper.
Even when it rains and London is looking a little drab, a huge remote controlled skylight can throw light on the darkest afternoon. !