Anna Livia is one of Sydney's leading designers of bespoke soft furnishings, curtains and window treatments. Our emphasis is on quality and design, with a focus on revealing the often hidden charm that exists in every home
The decor in your home can be a visual journey, a showcase of experiences. Anna Livia will coordinate a complete solution for every situation both residential and commercial.
Insulation provides the best barrier to heat flow in and out of your home, and curtains are the ideal solution for your windows. Without curtains you'll face up to 40% heat loss and up to 50% heat gain. In addition, high quality fully lined curtains from Anna Livia reduce outside noise and provide excellent light and heat control.
- A 1 degree fall in temperature in your home adds 10% to your heating bill. Conversely an increase in temperature in summer, adds significantly to the energy required for cooling.
- Proper window coverings such as heavy drapes can preserve up to 20% of total heat. They also help to keep the home cooler in summer.
- Closely woven, close fitting, lined curtains are a very effective way of protecting windows from heat loss at night. They also provide extra summer protection against the heat, and of course provide privacy.
- A snug fit on both sides of the window and the use of pelmets offer further efficient temperature control. This helps in the reduction of power consumption.
- Lower power bills are not the only benefit of reduced power consumption. The environment benefits by lower CO2 emissions which contribute to global warming.
Local and state governments are now recognising the benefits of curtains, recommending they be installed in new homes to achieve the optimum energy rating.