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Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer is a Social Media Marketer for Blinds.com. As a newlywed, she’s on the hunt to outfit a new home with all things handmade, preppy and eclectic. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Chat with her on twitter @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw and support her rampant pinning habit at @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw.

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Make a Valentine’s Day Banner with Crafty at Home

r January 31, 2014 | B DIY Projects, Home Safety

Spread some love at home with a simple felt banner for Valentine’s Day. It’s tempting to pick up new seasonal decor every year, but that can get awfully pricey. Why now make this year’s holiday decor?  You’ll save lots and can brag about your handiwork! How to Make A Valentine’s Day Banner Welcome guests into your home with this cheerful sign on the door. What You Need: White Felt – Small sheet Red Felt – Large sheet. We bought about a yard. Ink Pen  Scissors Hot Glue Gun Dowel Rod - Cut 2″ wider than your felt banner will be. Baker’s Twine Pom-Pom Trim How To Make A Valentine’s Wall Hanging 1. Trace banner shape onto red felt and cut out. Ours is…

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How to Stop Flashing Your Neighbors and (Finally) Get Your Windows Covered

r January 30, 2014 | B Real Customer Photos

Chicagoans Kim and Scott bought a very old house, ripped it to the studs, and after months of remodeling are on their way to their dream home. We were first introduced to the couple before they were homeowners and have been following their progress at Yellow Brick Home ever since. Diving in Head First This 200+ year old house came to Kim and Scott in a crumbly, closed off, and very orange state. A lot of changes were in store. Who doesn’t love a brown glass chandelier? The couple took saved a lot by doing a good portion of the demolition themselves. Once everything was stripped down, they handed the reigns over to their trusty contractor. He took on larger…

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Give Your Home Office a Mod Makeover

r January 28, 2014 | B Blinds.com Styled By

With more and more people telecommuting regularly, it’s vital to have a dedicated work space at home – and even better to have a stylish one.  Make your home office a place you actually want to work with this uncluttered design. Modern Industrial Home Office Decor Designer Ann Ueno from House & Host brings us bright colors and sleek furnishings that are gender neutral enough for a shared office space. Unassuming pieces like this stand alone book case and Lucite desk will allow you to carve out an office space in the corner of the living room or a spare bedroom. A bold geometric rug like this one from CB2 will allow you to visually define the space. A clean-lined roller…

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8 Porch Light Upgrades

r January 27, 2014 | B DIY Projects, Home Decor

That tarnished brass porch light isn’t doing anything for your curb appeal. Swap it out for one of the many stylish alternatives available today. This is an easy project that just about anyone can do, and it makes such a difference!   1. Traditional Lantern – Glass panes and wrought iron will bounce light for a soft, romantic feel on your live-in porch.  Get the look   2. In-Line Lighting – Make sure every inch of your wrap around porch is well lit with matching light fixtures down the entire length. Get the look   3. Clean Lines – Try this minimalist fixture above your front door to welcome guests with simplicity. Get the look   4. Starry Light –…

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At Sea! Boy Nursery Decor – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

r January 20, 2014 | B Blinds.com Styled By, Home Decor

Lots of little ones will be arriving come spring time, and that means moms-to-be are in full on nesting mode. There are so many adorable nursery themes out there, but it’s important to think about style and safety when decorating. Check out these Nursery Safety Tips before you start shopping. Boy Nursery Decor Ideas: This nautical nursery theme by interior designer Ann Ueno of House & Host will ensure that your little guy has an adorable place to call home. Who wouldn’t want adorable little whales on their windows and bedding? Other seaside accessories like a color blocked oar, sailboat mobile and life preserver make this room decidedly boy-ish and will transition easily as he gets older. Shades That Make a…

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How to Stop Window Drafts with Insulating Window Shades

Got old windows that are letting icy drafts into your home? Windows can be a huge contributor to heat loss and energy inefficiency at home. Learn how to insulate windows from cold with this brand new insulating shade. New! Ultra Insulating Window Shades Give your windows ultimate insulation with our Triple Cell Shades. These shades will help you save energy and stay comfortable year-round. With the added insulation, you’ll see savings on heating bills in the winter and air conditioning bills in the summer. Triple Layer Insulation The hexagonal cells create air pockets that greatly reduce heat transfer between your home and the outside climate. The more cells you have – the more insulation your get. Customers choose triple cell shades…

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13 Stylish Bar Carts

r January 11, 2014 | B Home Decor

Not all awkward corners can be filled with houseplants. Designers are turning to vintage bar carts which bring functionality and style to small spaces in a snap. A well stocked cart gives endless flexibility during a party, and is perfect when you want to take gathering out on to the patio. Achieving this look is essentially effortless. Spray paint a salvaged cart gold, and stock it with fun bar ware, and add some colorful accessories. Seems easy enough, but scroll down for endless variations and inspiration. What To Look For In A Bar Cart: Sturdy wheels for a quick get away. Anything rickety might be a risk to your pretty glassware. A push handle is nice too. Interesting Details. The…

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Redecorating Out of Necessity: How To Make The Most of a Natural Disaster

r January 9, 2014 | B Real Customer Photos

>>Click to see the featured ¾” Premier Single Cell light Filtering Shades<< With hurricanes in the south, blizzards in the north, and tornadoes in the central states – everyone has natural forces that can wreak havoc on home sweet home. Learn how one homeowner turned major home damage into a chance to redesign. Rainstorm Gone Wrong Blogger Aleks of Busy Working Mama heard a loud crash during a storm and found that 100 foot white oak tree had  fallen right into her second story master bedroom. ‘The incident’ left she and her family with a massive hole in the side of the house and extensive water damage in the bedroom and master bathroom.   Emergency Repair Turns Dream Re-Design With months…

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Get Ready for Game Day – Best Window Treatments for Media Room

Did bowl game binge-watching over the holidays make it painfully clear that your windows have a glare problem? We’ll help you take care of business before the big game with media room blackout blinds that are easy to install and won’t cost an arm and a leg. During January, save 10% on the Best Window Treatments for Media Rooms! Whether you’re planning for the ultimate game watching party, or gearing up for Sundays dedicated to Downton Abbey, we’ll help you save on the best shades and blackout drapes for media rooms. For Extreme Darkness: Blackout Blinds for Home Theater Signature Blackout Roller Shades Roller blackout blinds are the most popular choice for media rooms. These sleek shades keep out lots of…

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Top 10 Window Coverings of 2013

r December 31, 2013 | B Products + Trends

With lush new fabrics, innovative design and even easier installation, it’s never been simpler to cover your windows in style. Learn more about our customers’ Top 10 Window Coverings of 2013 and start the year off right with beautiful new windows. 10. Blinds.com Signature Solar Shades 2013 has marked a huge comeback in modern style, and rolling solar shades are the darling of this movement. They’re the sleekest choice for minimalist spaces and sheer solar fabrics keep out glare without blocking your view. Choose from 75 available colors and weaves to find the perfect balance between light blockage and a clear view. 9. Signature Roman Pleat Shades with Tandem Liner These innovative fabric shades have pleated ‘pockets’ that insulate windows like a cellular…

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