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Blog Roundup: 5 Posts for a Happy Holiday

r December 23, 2013 | B Uncategorized
holiday blog roundup

Make the holidays merry and bright with these posts from some of favorite blogger buddies: Styling a Holiday Table from House & Host   This tablescape would be stunning for a Christmas dinner or even for New Year’s! We love the floral arrangements, candles, and gold place cards that create such a chic look! 11 Christmas Photo Tips from Making the World Cuter One of the most memorable parts of Christmas is sending and receiving holiday photos! Make sure that your holiday pictures turn out extra special with these tips! Creative Ways to Display Christmas Cards from Mrs. Hines Class Instead of letting them pile up on the kitchen counter, display your Christmas & New Year cards proudly so that they…

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3 Fresh Palettes for Fall Decorating

r September 12, 2013 | B Uncategorized

With school in session and temperatures letting up, we have an undeniable urge to sip some cider and pull out the fall decorations. A fall foliage palette of reds, oranges, and browns may have been your standby for years, but here are 4 fresh palettes that will give your home the autumn feel without looking too expected. Go Boho for Fall! Jewel tones bring in the warmth and richness of fall in a subtle incarnation. Mix intricate patterns and metallic accents to get the cozy, bohemian look in any space. Velvet speaks perfectly to the lush feel of bohemian life. These handmade velvet pumpkins are a beautiful take on the season’s favorite gourd. Perch a few on your mantle, or…

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5 Parenting Bloggers You Should Know

r September 6, 2013 | B Giveaways and Promotions, Uncategorized

Does back to school have you a little harried? Get some parenting wisdom, kids craft ideas and a few laughs with these rockstar bloggers. Toddler Summer This English teacher and mom to two shares small moments of joy in her life as a mother and a writer. If you need a dose of parenting optimism, head over to Toddler Summer and read a few Six Word Wednesdays or get some perspective on what it’s like to see things as a teacher and a mother. Plus, as you could’ve guessed her children’s book recommendations are excellent.   Ninja Mom On the opposite end of the spectrum is Nicole Leigh Shaw. She hosts a series called ‘Character Assassination Carousel” where a guest…

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Rock Vintage Americana at MTV VMAs

r August 26, 2013 | B Uncategorized

Awe-inspiring musical performances and the most avante-garde fashion moments of the year swept the small screen at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. We home decorating junkies couldn’t help but be in awe of this year’s set design. Stages seemed to emerge from nowhere, and a maze of walkways allowed artists to crisscross among crowds of fans. Toward the end of the night, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ emerged from a ring of weathered American flags to perform ‘Same Love’ with Mary Lambert and surprise guest Jennifer Hudson. The soft glow of antique spotlights, brass accompaniment and Lambert’s gold bombshell dress gave the number a throwback USO feel. Get The Look: Bring this look to your home with vintage Americana accents…

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Blinds 101: How To Shop For Blinds

r August 24, 2013 | B Uncategorized

Has lack of knowledge ever kept you from buying and installing blinds and shades yourself? At Blinds.com, we believe that anyone can learn their way around a window in no time at all, we’ll teach you how to shop for blinds. Follow the Back to Blinds School guide below – master each subject and move from a blinds beginner to a blinds expert! Get An Honorary Degree In: To learn more about blinds, it’s best to understand some basic vocabulary.  Get the 411 on blinds lingo. Worried about making the wrong measurements? In addition to our SureFit™ Guarantee, which covers you in the unlikely event that you make a measuring mistake, we also have measuring instructions for every type of window treatment – learn the…

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7 Steps to Create A Fabulous Foyer – Via Mrs. Hines Class

r August 8, 2013 | B Uncategorized

One of our favorite decorating gurus Sharon Hines, writes at Mrs. Hines Class to share her decorating wisdom and the most mouthwatering recipes around. Check out her foyer decorating tips and and beautiful new fabric roman shades! Sharon is on a quest to give each room in her home a ‘wow’ factor as a part of her House Beautiful Series. After updating her living room with cozy, casual drapes she has since moved forward to tackle the foyer. Soft Sophisticated Shades Sharon started by updating her foyer window coverings with Classic Roman Shades. After pouring over the hundreds of available fabrics and deciding between flat fold vs soft fold, she settled on Donetta Barley and the seamless flat look. Here’s what she had…

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Friday Fun: Cocktails for Science

r July 19, 2013 | B Uncategorized
Periodic TableWare

It appears that the dream of every chemistry-loving nerd has just come true: there is now a line of drinkware based upon the iconic look of laboratory glass. The line is called Periodic Tableware and was created by Marshall Jamshidi who had an idea and saw a great opportunity – honoring the hard work of scientists everywhere with…cocktails. The Drinkware Set The 200ml Wine Glass Now all of us Breaking Bad fans can sip our wine in a laboratory beaker as we watch ‘Heisenberg’ work his chemistry magic in the lab. Not only do these glasses look extremely cool, but imagine the functionality! How convenient to have measurements on the glasses themselves! It’s a great way to control portions and would…

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Video Help – How to Program Motorized Blinds

r July 19, 2013 | B Uncategorized

Motorized blinds are a no-brainer choice for hard to reach windows, or those of us who just want to stay in bed for a few more minutes. Not to mention that because they’re completely cordless, they are a safer choice for homes with kids and pets. The Blinds.com Brand Motorized Cellular Shades give you the high-tech convenience of remote control operation at the lowest price on the market. Our customers love that they can get the quality they deserve at the right price. The Motorized Cell Shades install as easily as any other window covering, and you can program the remote to your specifications in just a few easy steps. Check out our video series below, where blinds expert Scott…

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A Risk Worth Taking – Meet New Blinds.commer Kris

r July 18, 2013 | B Uncategorized

One of our newest marketing team members, Kris, shares her perspective about what it’s like to become a part of the Blinds.com family. My first day at Blinds.com I was a little worried. Why? Because I actually left a job I really loved to come here. I don’t think most people can say that. I switched to Blinds.com because of all the wonderful things I’d heard and read about the company. However, I think everyone knows that hearing about something and experiencing it are two completely different things. I was nervous I’d end up having to quote Gob Bluth (“I’ve made a huge mistake”) if things didn’t turn out well. I can honestly say that it didn’t take long for…

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Indulge in the Exotic: 3 Styles From Around the World

Eclectic Dining Room by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators Woodson & Rummerfield's House of Design

Summer’s not just about the warm weather – it’s about where you go to escape the heat! We know many of you are going on vacations this summer and perhaps to exotic places! Why not bring home a souvenir that will remind you of your trip while adding a whole new style to your room? Check out these 3 ideas for incorporating exotic vacation buys into your home: Chinoiserie Textiles Textiles are such an easy item to transport and they add so much character to a room. If you’re going to the Far East, pick up a few colorful fabrics to use for reupholstering your chairs. It’s an affordable way to make a big change. Rich and Colorful Rugs This…

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