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Prêt à Vivre makes Design News in The House Directory June 2019 newsletter

Prêt à Vivre make design news in The House Directory

June 2019 edition

We are proud to be included in this month’s newsletter from the UK’s leading web directory for interior & garden design and decoration – The House Directory.

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The monthly newsletter showcases what’s going on in the arts and design fields across the UK and are a great source of insider tips and events for the diary. The June 2019 edition features Prêt à Vivre in their Design News:

“Prêt à Vivre have integrated Somfy’s quiet motors to run electric blinds and curtain tracks discretely. these motors can be integrated into home automation systems or operated remotely with a Smart Home app, for the ultimate in programmable window treatments – to control your curtains and blinds based on sunshine or time of day, whether from home or abroad.”

Image of a modern double height london lounge with voile curtains by Pret a Vivre

This modern light filled lounge in central London has double height windows. We used motorised curtain tracks to operate the voiles hanging over 6.5 metres tall.

There is a common misconception that to have motorised blinds or curtains requires an electrician or is best done during the building stage to avoid an unsightly mess of wires. But Somfy’s new battery-operated motors are more quiet and easy to install than ever before, making motorised blinds and curtains possible in any home or flat.

The new Junior RollUp 30 WF RTS and Sonesse ULTRA WF RTS motors from Somfy have the batteries embedded within the lifting mechanism, so the final roller blind or roman blind will look no different to a traditional blind but is free from any dangling cords or chains. Even better, you can control them at the push of a button or via an app.

Image showing Tailored look with dark grey side and bottom border cascading roman blinds by Pret a Vivre in smart London home

Motorised voile roller blinds and blackout roman blinds suit the elegant, fuss free look of this west London Master bedroom.

To learn about the benefits of smart blinds read our last blog or speak to one of our designers

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