Skylight Snippets: Interview with Naomi

Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we love providing interior advice and inspiration for your home. So, what better way to do that than with an exclusive interview with one of our team? Naomi is a key member of staff here at Skylight Blinds Direct and is always on hand to offer some great advice when it comes to home styling. Get to know her a little better in our recent interview: 

What is your role at Skylight Blinds?

My role at Skylight Blinds Direct can be varied and interesting too.  I spend a lot of my time processing orders and checking they go down to the factory correctly.  I am then on call 9-5 every weekday to help customers over the phone in any way I can.

What inspired you to start the business?

Being in the industry since my youngest was born, I noticed that we were being asked on a daily basis for different skylight blinds from VELUX through to Keylite, Fakro, Dakstra and lots of other unusual and upcoming window brands like Tyrem and Optilight. I found that customers were looking for cheaper but well-made alternatives to the branded blinds, so we worked together with a factory in Northern Ireland who specialise in this type of blind to bring it to the masses at a very competitive price. We have not looked back since.

If you had to pick your favourite type of blind, which would it be?

I love our solar-powered electric motorised blinds for skylight windows. They are a revolutionary design and need no wiring at all; they are so clever – the sun does all the work! 

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I really like helping customers identify their windows especially when they are exasperated at what type of window they have; I identify their window, and they get a good night’s sleep with a lovely blackout blind!

Do you have a design icon?

Hmmm… not really but I really love Art Deco and am a massive fan of bringing the outside in, so I love plants in the home, including the big and bold green leaf design that seems to be everywhere in interiors at the moment. 

What’s your favourite colour?

Rose quartz! Is that a colour?

When it comes to interiors, are you an ‘all or nothing’ girl or more of a plain Jane?

All! Definitely not a plain Jane.

What’s your favourite interior trend for 2018?

Leaves and light pinks and rose golds. 

What’s the best thing about skylight windows?

They can turn a dingy hallway into a stunning light-filled architectural feature. They can bring a loft to life and make a kitchen a living room.  They bring natural light into awkward spaces. What’s not to love? 

Finally, when it comes to home styling, if there’s one piece of advice you would give to your customers, what would it be?

Measure twice, cut once!


If you’d like to receive expert advice from Naomi or the rest of the team when it comes to blinds, get in touch with us today! Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, not only can we help you identify your window brand but we can then recommend which type of blind would best suit your needs. So, whether you’re searching for skylight blinds for Keylite windows, Tyrem windows or several other popular brands, we’re sure to find the perfect blind.

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