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Home Blog Curbly Gets Makeover + $1000 Blinds Giveaway

One of our favorite blogs, Curbly, follows the DIY renovation adventures of Alicia, Bruno and their new family as they make a 100 year old house into a home.

Learn more about window treatments for historical homes

In addition to renovation tips they also share smile-inducing DIYs (like this adorable lighted home sweet home headboard) and the latest trends in the decorating and architecture worlds.


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Check out more Curbly DIYs 



We have loved following all of the renovation projects in the Curbly house, but were extra thrilled to see that they choose for their window makeover!

Read more about their search for the perfect shades:

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“We began looking at blinds, shades, and curtains, and started making lists of the pros and cons. We love the idea of bringing pattern and color into our neutrally-colored walls through curtains. But given the number of windows we have and their size (we have 6 windows in the living room alone), most of our walls would be covered in floor-to-ceiling drapery. Choosing a print, color-scheme, etc. felt overwhelming, so we decided to enter the world of blinds for a more subtle solution.”


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In the end, Bruno and Alicia decided to go with the Bali Northern Heights 2″ Wood Blinds which gave them the modern functionality they needed, but also blended well with their historical home.

Here’s what they had to say:

“When the blinds are up, they’re so subtle you hardly notice them. In fact, initially, no one did because they fit so perfectly with the character of our house. This is exactly what we hoped for. Instead, people asked when our new windows were installed, which is probably the biggest compliment you can pay to 100-year-old windows. ”


Win With Curbly

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They’re also giving away 2 $500 gift cards to for their readers so you can get window coverings as fabulous as theirs! Enter by January 14th – find out how to put your name in the hat here.


Don’t Take Our Word For It

Read Alicia and Bruno’s three part series about their window covering makeover and see more pictures of their pretty, pretty home:

Curbly Giveaway: Win $1000 from

The Curbly House Gets a Window Dressing Makeover: The Inspiration

The Curbly House Gets a Window Dressing Makeover: The Reveal


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Abigail Sawyer

About Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer is a Social Media Marketer for 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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