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SHADES offers Australia’s finest selection of window furnishings for private homes and commercial spaces.

Our History

Kerry Cummings started SHADES 30 years ago, selling blinds from a showroom in Auburn Village. Today, that showroom is still there. SHADES has grown to become one of Australia’s finest providers of blinds, shutters, curtains and awnings, but we’re still a family-run business at heart.

Kerry’s sons, Andrew and Patrick, have taken over the SHADES mantle. They’re backed by a young team of design professionals, installation experts and local and international manufacturers.

This is all part of SHADES’ legacy. We’ve spent 30 years cultivating relationships with some of the world’s top fabric houses and shutter manufacturers. Every product, every material, every finish has been carefully hand-picked. Our solid timber shutters are made to measure, and fitted to the millimetre. Our folding-arm awnings use cutting-edge German engineering. Our motor mechanisms come direct from Somfy, the industry leader. If SHADES stands for anything, it stands for quality.

Meet Our Team

As a family-run business, we consider the SHADES team part of the family. They’re a mix of young, driven, talented professionals, and many of them have been with us for over six years. Interior designers. Fabric experts. Friendly support staff. Sharp administrators. There’s no better team in the industry.

  • Patrick
    Director

  • Andrew
    Director

  • Maddy
    Design Consultant

  • Trinh (Gin)
    Design Consultant

  • Alan
    Sales Consultant

  • Anna
    Marketing & Communications

  • Hannah
    Installation Coordinator

  • Lucy
    Showroom Consultant

  • Terence
    Estimator

Meet Our Installation Team

Installation is one area that many window furnishing companies overlook. For us, it’s the most important part of the SHADES experience. You’ve welcomed us into your home or office, and we take that responsibility seriously. Our professional installation team handles the entire process in-house: delivery, fitting and final sign-off.

  • Ben
    Certified Carpenter

  • Richard
    Installer

  • Alen
    Installer

  • Louie
    Installer

  • Al
    Installer

  • Lachlan
    Service & Installation

Giving Back

SHADES is a proud supporter of The School of St Jude, and has been for the past 10 years. The mission of The School of St Jude is to educate disadvantaged, bright students from the Arusha District to become moral and intellectual leaders in their country. St Jude’s provides a free, high-quality education to 1,800 students at a primary and secondary campus and has a program to also support its graduates through higher education. St Jude’s graduates, supported by the school, are also teaching over 10,000 government school students each year.

SHADES is proud to support local not for profit Koala Kids Foundation. Koala Kids aims to touch every child and young person during cancer treatment in Victoria buy providing small things that make families happy! Small things like LEGO, colouring and puzzle books, crayons and colouring pencils, puzzles and board games, snacks and chocolate piñata smash cakes for birthdays and to celebrate end of treatment. SHADES provides Koala Kids with logistical support, donations and looks to volunteer at their events.