We recently had several large polywood venetian blinds installed on sliding windows (so we could get some breeze as well as control the shade). We went with the "Ebony" colour and they look sensational. Carlos and Paul were very easy to deal (important for us), and they know what works well and what looks good. Highly recommended.
In my child's bedroom is on east wing of my home and first sun ray directly entering in room, obviously you can guess how we are facing son's temper, oh mum close my bloody window. So then after my wife called Apollo Blind, they fitted Florentine Awnings, that is looking very stylish decorative, and my son also very happy, now no shout for to close window.