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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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Leather Accents for the Home – Beyond the Recliner

r November 20, 2013 | B Home Decor

Leather accents at home bring a warmth and natural feel that’s perfect for this time of year. Whether it’s highly polished for a glam space or worn in like a baseball glove for masculine decorating, we love it. Leather isn’t just for overstuffed recliners. We want to go beyond seating and show you how else to incorporate leather at home. P.S. If real leather’s not for you, the imitation stuff is almost indistinguishable these days, and your budget will thank you. For The Living Room This petite leather lamp is perfect for a side table or small desk. Can’t afford a leather couch? Toss on a supple stitched pillow. Here’s a surround sound system you won’t mind leaving out in the…

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Vintage Bistro Kitchen – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

r November 18, 2013 | B Blinds.com Styled By, Home Decor
Blinds.com Styled By House & Host - Gray Vintage Kitchen

We’re partnering with Ann Ueno of House & Host to bring you a lesson in home decor and window dressing every Monday. Tune in for a fab new mood board every week as a part of our Styled By series! Vintage Bistro Kitchen Retro shapes look of-the-moment in an industrial color palette. A painted brick backsplash is timeless, while vintage posters add color and charm. Get feel of dining out at home with a bar-height table and galvanized stools. Levolor Cellular Shades come in hundreds of colors, and Slate, pictured here, matches the soft grey accessories perfectly. The crisp pleats will give this space a tailored look for years to come. 1.  Art.com – Gourmet Magazine Covers 2.  inmod –…

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DIY: Make Windows Look Taller with Molding

You may have heard this designer trick: Hang draperies a foot or two above the window to instantly make them look taller. Did you know that you can get the same effect with plantation shutters? Add decorative trim around shutters and your ceilings and windows will instantly look taller. The deceptively easy detailing gives you a classic, custom look. This project involves some carpentry, but if you’re a novice, don’t be nervous. Lisa from The Pennington Point is here to tell us how it’s done. Meet Lisa Lisa Pennington lives in the country as a homeschooling mom of 9, and is the queen of home decor tricks that cost practically nothing. With so many teenagers at home, she has tried…

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A Well Traveled Office Design – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

r November 11, 2013 | B Blinds.com Styled By, Design Links

We have a fab new friend who we’re dying to introduce you to. Ann Ueno is the editor of House & Host, a new blog about interior design and dinner partying. By day, Ann is the jet setting Director of Marketing for Starwood Hotels, so international influence plays a very apparent role in her design style. She designs warm, classic spaces to give a weary traveler a safe place to land when they finally make it home.   We’ve partnered with Ann to bring you the first installment of our Styled By series. Every Monday you’ll get a lesson in window dressing with a mood board from Ann. Get inspired and learn how to cover your windows stylishly and seamlessly. A…

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10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for The Holidays

r November 5, 2013 | B Seasonal Trends

Ready to ring in the holiday season at home? Here are 10 holiday decorating ideas, ways to prep for holiday guests, and organizing solutions that will make this time of year SO much easier. 1. Perfect the Guest Bedroom Eclectic Bedroom by Los Angeles Photographers Erika Bierman Photography Guest bedrooms can become a dumping ground, so first thing’s first – clear out all the extra junk and stow it somewhere else. Under the bed is a great hiding place. Guests won’t be looking there and will appreciate the room to move around. Think about potential overnight annoyances. Is there a streetlight right outside the window? Hang some blackout shades. Is there a draft? Leave an extra blanket at the foot…

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New! Simplicity Shutters That You Can Install Yourself

Plantation Shutters are a timeless, durable choice for homes of any style, but they can be intimidating to install without professional help. Within innovative new design, the Simplicity Wood Shutter is easy to install, even for a window novice. Learn More About Our Easiest Shutters:   We’ve designed a custom shutter with DIYers in mind, but there’s no loss in quality or style. The easy assembly follows steps you’ll be familiar with if you’ve ever assembled flat-packed Scandinavian furniture.   Shutter frames arrive already joined at corners and perfectly square. Just join the two sides of the frame by inserting the pin into the cam. Use a screwdriver to tighten the cam-lock and secure the two sides together. Hold the…

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Love Triangle: Emily Henderson + Curbly + Blinds.com

Do you ever have designer fantasies? You say to yourself, “If Emily Henderson were shopping with me right now, what would she buy?” Is that just us? We’re a little obsessed with the HGTV designer’s vintage meets modern style and insane flea market/craigslist picking skills. Although we’re still crossing our fingers for a real life shopping trip with Emily, our dreams got a lot closer to coming  true this week. You can now shop along with Emily at Blinds.com – and see what she picked to style the living room of our favorite bloggers at Curbly! We were honored to partner with Emily Henderson and Curbly as she redesigned their beautiful new living room. Bruno and Alicia have made a 100+…

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Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas – Watch the video!

r October 23, 2013 | B DIY Projects

Are you a Halloween procrastinator? Learn how to make a Halloween mask with everyday craft supplies and complete your costume with simple accessories from home. How To Make An Easy Halloween Mask This tutorial is perfect for inexpensive adult Halloween costumes or kid’s Halloween costumes. Need a refresher? Here are step-by-step instructions and a few more ideas for using this technique. 1. Hold one sheet of craft paper up to your face to estimate the size of your mask. 2. Use a ballpoint pen to draw the shape of your mask and cut out the shape with an Exacto knife. Make sure you cut on a cutting board or safe cutting surface. Expert Tip! It can be tough to place…

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Roller Shade Design Challenge: Fun-For-Kids Edition

r October 21, 2013 | B DIY Projects

We sent eight top bloggers a plain white roller shade and challenged them to send us their best creation. See what our crafty friends came up with!   Teachers and parents we know you hear us. You want your kids to learn while they play, but the fancy educational toys can really take a bite out of your budget. With the speed that kids can lose interest in toys, a lot of moms are moving to homemade educational games. We had so much fun with our last Roller Shade Design Challenge that we had to do it again!  This round of top bloggers came up with some incredible, DIY educational toys. Who knew you could do so much with a…

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Safer Home Part 2: Safe Nursery Decor and Childproofing Tips

r October 17, 2013 | B Home Safety

Nursery decor is about more than choosing giraffes or hot air balloons for a theme. Here are a few nursery safety tips that’ll keep your baby’s room stylish and safe. Look Out For Hidden Chemicals Paints and furniture stains can release toxic chemicals into the air of your nursery for up to three years. These can be harmful to children whose membranes are more sensitive than adults’. Make a safer choice by selecting Zero-VOC, non-toxic, solvent-free paints and furniture made from natural wood, not treated particleboard.   Choose a Safe Floor Plan Think about safety when planning the layout of your nursery. Place cribs away from any window treatments, where cords can be a choking hazard. It’s best to place the…

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