One of the things I like to do when designing is to bring back past classics.
At long last venetian blinds with wide tape (usually a gross grain ribbon) are now available again in a variety of colour combinations.
I had always admired them in my grandmothers 1950's kitchen and pictured above they are a lovely compliment to Svetlana Silverman's English style kitchen. When used with wide blades they make a stylish and affordable alternative to plantation shutters. I look forward to using them in my projects, in fact I will be running the idea by a client this week.
Image sourced from: Traditional Home Magazine