Double Halo

Located in Earlwood in Sydney, and created by renowned architect Joe Snell, Double Halo House is a design masterpiece: a contemporary ‘forever home’ perched high on a sandstone outcrop. Looking for window coverings that would complement the impeccable style of this home – and provide all-important privacy and thermal control, the design team turned to the team at A’besco. 

On the home’s exterior, they chose to install a range of smart coverings, including a Leiner Sunrain Awning. This awning combines all the advantages of a folding arm awning, with Leiner’s patented Sunrain technology which offers protection from both sun and rain, year round. 

To complete the contemporary exterior, A’besco also recommended Linus horizontal sliding – a very durable aluminium cladding that is invisibly mounted and available in a wide range of colours. This cladding can also run over sliding doors for a seamless and uniform look. Horiso External Venetian Blinds were also used on the outside of this designer home. As well as adding to the sleek and modern look, these blinds reduce solar heat gain, maximise the flow of natural light, and provide essential privacy when needed. The slats also tilt up to 130°, and can fully retract.

SCOPE
Architect Joe Snell was after solutions for his beautiful design to provide the client with privacy, heat protection and aesthetics.

COMPLETION
2021

PHOTOGRAPHY
Dave Wheeler

Pyrmont Residence

Our team was invited to provide window coverings for this luxury home in the inner-city suburb of Pyrmont. Classic white Cedar Shutters were chosen for the living and dining areas, to maximise the flow of light and enable the owners to control the level of privacy. These shutters were also chosen for their durability, ease of use, and the fact they offer a stylish, consistent look throughout the home. The team at A’besco worked closely with the home’s owners to design shutters which were a perfect fit for every room in the space. 

The home’s owners chose the shutters in white, to suit the home’s overall monochromatic palette, accented with pops of colour.  When open, the shutters allow light to flow into the kitchen and living areas – creating a seamless connection to the courtyard dining area.

SCOPE
Internal Window Furnishing

COMPLETION
2020

PHOTOGRAPHY
Tom Ferguson

Paddington Residence

When undertaking a stylish renovation of this 1880s Paddington terrace, the owners chose Cedar Shutters for their living areas and master bedroom. These stylish shutters offer a combination of classic style and practical, modern functionality. They also allow plenty of natural light to flow into the home – giving it a light and airy feel throughout. The abundance of light flooding the living spaces is complemented by furniture choices that enhance the feeling of spaciousness despite the building’s narrow footprint. The shutters also work seamlessly with the home’s overall style: a fusion of old and new. 

Durable and easy to use, Cedar Shutters are available in a range of configurations and opening styles. In this Paddington Residence, they are used throughout the living area, and a sliding version is used in the master bedroom – where space is tight.

SCOPE
Internal Window Furnishing

COMPLETION
2020

PHOTOGRAPHY
Tom Ferguson

Burraneer

Indoor and outdoor transformation

The owners of this architecturally designed home were looking for stylish yet functional window furnishings that would soften the house’s exposed concrete and steel features.

A stunning mix of custom curtains in Warwick fabrics, as well as Luxaflex roller blinds and A’besco pelmets, were the order of the day in most of the rooms. In the master bedroom, where a total block out curtain was needed, an intelligent solution was designed to accommodate a raked ceiling.

We used a Silent Gliss motorised track to pull the weight of the curtain up and hold it in place, elegantly and seamlessly.

Outside, we installed a Leiner retractable arm awning – out of the front profile another awning comes out of it. as well as lighting. We also integrated all the home’s motorised products into a C-bus home automation system.

Delivered

• Combination sheers and block-outs
• Silent Gliss motorised curtain tracks
• Luxaflex Qmotion roller blinds
• A’besco modern pelmets in custom paint finish
• Leiner Garda Retractable Arm Awning
• Integration into C-bus home automation

Ballantyne

New home

It’s no secret that we love getting involved in a new build. This dream job was a new home designed specifically to suit a young family – plenty of rooms to retreat to inside and a gorgeous pool area to enjoy outside.

The brief for interior window treatments was straightforward: curtains were to complement and soften each living area and make the bedrooms nice and dark for sleeping.

To reduce heat and glare entering the master bedroom, we custom made and installed a Leiner Panorama External Sunscreen. And for the front of the house, where light control and privacy were ‘must haves’, external aluminium venetians proved ideal.

Beautifully stylish combinations of sheers and blockouts were chosen for the rooms, adding warmth and atmosphere. Our favourite? The ivory sheers in the living room, using designer fabric from Charles Parsons.

These guys will also be enjoying their extended living space, thanks to their Renson Camargue Louvred Roof. With the louvres fully closed and the windtight Fixscreens down, they’ll be protected from heat, wind and rain, and there’ll be no sacrificing the view.

Delivered

• Combination sheer and blockout curtains
• Renson Camargue louvred roof
• Renson Fixscreen sunscreen
• Leiner Panorama external sunscreen
• External Aluminium Venetian Blinds

Ocean Grove

outdoor transformation

This two-storey apartment was transformed from almost unlivable to cool and inviting. With the apartment being six storeys up, north and west facing and in close proximity to the ocean, we needed to address heat, high winds, dampness, and salt spray.

Prior to A’besco’s transformation the balcony was in fact completely unusable in Summer; the tiles were so hot they couldn’t be walked on, and temperatures inside had been known to reach 50 degrees.

For the balcony area, a Renson Camargue with two built in external Fixscreens was installed along with the Lineo Linea LED lighting system and Somfy motorised timers. Wind and rain sensors were fitted to protect and prolong the life of the shade system. In the bedrooms, Renson fixscreens were chosen, not only for their paired back style, but also because they would be able to withstand the high winds, salt and rain that the great outdoors would subject them to. A timer operates these on a daily basis.

Delivered

• Renson Camargue louvred roof
• Renson Fixscreens
• Linea LED lighting system
• Somfy Connexoon motorisation
• Automation – wind sensor, rain sensor and timer

The Como Project

outdoor transformation

This project revolved around an outdoor entertaining area, which was south facing and therefore didn’t get a lot of sun. We were asked to come up with a solution that would allow the entire deck area to be enclosed when the weather grew chilly, but also one that wouldn’t block out too much sun when the deck wasn’t in use.

A retractable folding roof system – the Renson Toscane – enclosed on all sides with external blinds was the perfectly engineered, and impeccably finished, answer.

With the roof fabric being water-repellent, and sensors being fitted for wind and rain, this covering will be protecting the family all year round for years to come.

Delivered

• Renson Toscane Folding retractable roof
• Renson Vertical Fixscreen sunscreens
• Somfy motorisation
• Automation – wind sensor, rain sensor and timer