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A Window Into the Past: San Francisco’s Painted Ladies

Painted Lady

After a recent trip to San Francisco (known in my mind as the hilly city) I got a peek at the gorgeous Painted Ladies. For those of you who are wondering what I’m talking about, the Painted Ladies are Victorian and Edwardian-style homes that have been repainted to highlight their unique architecture. Needless to say I was in love with these adorably picturesque houses. Struck with inspiration, I decided to do a little research on the best window treatments for preserving the Victorian details of these homes. Here’s the top 3 window treatments I found: Stained Glass Appliques Extremely popular during the Victorian era, nothing looks better on a Painted Lady than stained glass. Not only is it beautiful, but…

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Pinterest Fab 4: It’s Never Too Late For Summer Fun!

This season may almost be over, but it’s never too late to get busy with these ideas for end-of-summer fun. This season may almost be over, but it’s never too late to get busy with these ideas for end-of-summer fun. The school year is quickly approaching, but don’t let days go by without enjoying the last of your summer.  Check out some of our favorite summer ideas from Pinterest in today’s post! Frozen Goodness! Any hot summer day can be saved by an ice cold juicy Popsicle!  And best of all, Popsicles are a cheap and perfect reason to get your hands dirty in the kitchen.  Get creative with the fruit and juices in your refrigerator to concoct a fun summer recipe….

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5 Tips to Get Back to School Ready

back to school

It’s back to school season soon and pretty hard to believe that the summer has gone by so quickly! It can sometimes be a little overwhelming to go from vacation mode back to the daily grind, so we’ve gathered a few tips to make the transition more organized and a little more fun! 1. De-clutter Before you even think about going back to school shopping, take a look at what you have first. Whether you’re shopping for your kids or are a kid going back to college like myself, be sure to get rid of things you don’t need and won’t wear. There’s no point in keeping clothes that take up space and only add to the overwhelming pile of…

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Customer Service FAQ – Fix Uneven Cordless Top Down Bottom Up Cellular Shades

  You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! We’ve now gone over how to fix uneven cordless shades and uneven corded shades, but how do you adjust a crooked top rail on a cordless top down bottom up shade?  Tune in to today’s FAQ to learn how to fix an uneven cordless top down bottom up product! Tools Needed: Flathead Screwdriver Step 1: To operate a cordless top down bottom up product it is important to use a total of 4 clear grip handles.  2 handles for the top rail and 2 for the bottom rail.  If you are using less than 4 total,…

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10 Tips For The Perfect Summer Porch

Eclectic Porch by Dallas Media and Bloggers Sarah Greenman

The sun is up and shining – it’s summertime and many of us are in need of ways to beautify our porch. As an outdoor area, porches sometimes get neglected, so we’ve gathered 10 budget-friendly tips on ways to make your summer porch the place to perch. 1. The Magic Garden – Grow Potted Plants! Potted plants are a wonderful way to add vibrant color and life to your patio. Flowers will fill the air with sweet aromas and you can plant herbs to have them handy by the kitchen! Herbs love the heat so summer’s the ideal season for planting your basil, parsley and thyme. But greenery isn’t the only way to add color – you can decorate your…

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Natural, High-Class Tailoring – Grasscloth Roller Shades

Natural fibers make our hearts sing. They’re a renewable resource and bring gorgeous texture to the home in a wide array of applications. You’d better believe that they’re especially gorgeous on windows. Woven wood shades are the most common incarnation of natural window coverings, but if you’d like to see a dressier, cleaner look, try their cousin of the shade world – our brand new Grasscloth Roller Shades.   Effortless Style These lightweight textiles add breathless texture to any window size. The grasscloth fabrics are made with cellulose, polyester, and jute blended in beautifully complex weave patterns. Light filtering fabrics allow sunlight to gently enter while cutting glare and providing an added level of daytime privacy.   International Sensibility This collection…

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Stains Aren’t All Bad…We love Stained Glass Windows!

Thomas Hicks Decorative Window Film

Stained glass windows are a trend that have been around for ages and are making a comeback!  They are a fantastic way to add character and color to any room. Some people like the look of stained glass but not the price – that’s why we’ve got some great stained glass alternatives that can add the same impact and style! Check out these 4 ways to make your windows a focal point with stained glass: 1. Add Victorian Charm What makes this space so unique is the interesting juxtaposition between urban style and antique pieces. The movie poster, interior brick and hanging lamp all create a contemporary feel, while the stained glass window and fireplace accessories mimic a vintage Victorian…

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5 Ways to Make your Summer More Awesome

Eclectic Patio by Jary Ralston via Houzz

Can you believe that summer is already halfway over? We can’t – to make sure you make the most of the sunny days we have left, we’ve rounded up our 5 favorite posts about the season. 1. Our Ultimate Summer Road Trip Guide In this blog post you’ll find every essential necessary for a road trip: apps to tell you where to stop along your drive, healthy road-trip snacks, and the best playlists to get those sing-a-longs started. If you’re planning on taking a summer road trip anytime soon – this post is for you! 2. Tips for Summer Design: Outside in, Inside Out The summer is all about soaking up that sun, so why not update your home decor and make…

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4 Patriotic Rooms That Would Make the Founding Fathers Proud

Eclectic Bedroom by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

With the 4th of July just a day away, we’re excited to share these 4 patriotic rooms that showcase style in the USA! Most of us would never have thought to use a vintage American flag as a wall accent, but boy does it work! The bright colors really make the room pop and bring out the red in the tribal pattern bedding. To match the room’s vintage feel, we’d pair the windows with Bali’s Northern Heights 2″ Wood Blinds, equipped with tape cloths for a retro look. The American flag wall art gives this room a unique edge – it brings color to the space while adding personality. To accentuate the contemporary-modern style, we’d add the Mirrored Vertical Blinds…

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Sheer Beauty – New! Cellular Shades with Trilight

Find the perfect balance between privacy and a great view.  Get a sheer pleated shade and cellular shade in one with our new Trilight option. If you love the look of Top-Down/Bottom-Up but need more security, this is the perfect window covering for you. Try Trilight In the past you’ve had to choose between letting in light and maintaining privacy. Top-down/bottom-up blinds and shades let in light from the top, but why not give your windows even more versatility? Our innovative new Trilight fabric is a sheer, lightly textured pleated shade that can be paired with light filtering or blackout cellular fabric. Crisp, larger-than-normal pleats allow for a clearer view outside, but give daytime privacy from the exterior. They also provide UV protection that…

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