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On the Spot: Polka Dot Decor

By | r February 28, 2014
B Home Decor

Did you know how Polka Dots got their name? Some think they’re inspired by the short tuba blasts that are the polka’s most memorable characteristic feature. Others believe that the polish word for “little woman,” polka, was naturally applied to this petite, feminine print. Learn more about where polka dots came from in this article from The Hairpin. Polka Dot Decor Add a shot of happiness to your home with these dotty pieces for the home. Gold Polka Dot Pillow Cover – Grinn Polka Dotted Potholders – Anthropologie Polka Dot Cereal Bowl – Fishs Eddy Blue vs. Pink Wall Clock – Etsy Painted Dot Airgo Chair – PB Teen Dualit Emma Bridgewater Toaster – John Lewis Green Paper Straws – Cutetape…

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HomeTalk Heroes Fire House Remodel Reveal!

By | r February 27, 2014
B Charity, Home Decor

What a transformation! As we told you earlier this week, bloggers Dria and Nina have been hard at work giving Fire Station 1 in Hudson, MA a brand new look. Before: Before Dria and Nina got their hands on it the room was drab, cluttered and truly falling apart in many places. After: Dria and Nina gave the space a modern, masculine look with a bold graphic rug, black leather recliners and fresh window treatments. Windows with Industrial Flair Grommet curtains are a more modern hardware choice and give windows a cleaner look. They chose the Geneva Grommet Drapery Panels and added another industrial touch with DIY curtain rods made from conduit pipes. See more photos from the big reveal…

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Say Goodbye to Plastic Blinds: Oregon Cottage Gets a Window Makeover

UPDATE:  Woo hoo!  Check out the grand reveal here of Shannon’s awesome plantation shutters!   Blogger Shannon Fox of Fox Hollow Cottage had just finished installing her new wood floors, when she and her husband looked around and had a shocking realization. Here’s what Shannon wrote to her readers: “Come flash back with me… to the day we completed our new wood floors. Let me share with you the first words out of Jim’s (my husband) mouth when he stood back to admire his handy work; ‘I don’t care what it costs, we have got to get rid of those mini blinds!’” In their gorgeous new space, crummy plastic blinds were just bringing the look down. She decided to upgrade her old mini…

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3 Alarm Decor Emergency – Firehouse Remodel with Hometalk Heroes

By | r February 25, 2014
B Charity, Home Decor

Decor savvy bloggers Dria and Nina saw the state of Fire Station 1 in Hudson, MA and decided to partner with home improvement community, Hometalk to lend a hand. They started Hometalk Heroes as a way to give these unsung heroes a less outdated and cluttered space to come to work everyday. See Firehouse 1 Before With the help of some of the biggest brands in home decor and top interior design bloggers, Dria and Nina are transforming the station from a neglected mess to a modern hangout that’s worthy of the lifesaving work these heroes do. We’re honored to be a part of this small project that will make a big difference in the lives of Hudson’s firefighters. Dria and Nina…

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Meet Our New Friend Stevie

By | r February 24, 2014
B Blinds.com Culture

We were honored to attend the National Stevie Awards for Best Sales and Customer Service in Las Vegas this weekend. The Stevie Awards are the world’s most premier business awards. Winners are selected from over 1,500 nominations and judged by an elite panel of 129 business leaders. Here’s What Blinds.com Brought Home: Best Sales Team of the Year Sales gurus Chris and Kathy celebrate the win with an on-stage selfie! Best Customer Service Department of the Year Sharon and Rachel bring home gold for the Customer Service team. Senior National Sales Executive of the Year  Congrats to our very own Steve Riddell! Blinds.com’s Sharon Scheckter Accepts the Award for Best Customer Service Department of the Year Blinds.com’s first employee Sharon Scheckter,…

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In the Lap of Luxury – Downton Abbey Inspired Decor

Have you been spending your Sunday nights the way we have? Sure, the drama, glamour and complicated relationships of Downton Abbey keep us watching, but it’s the interiors that we absolutely adore. Downton Abbey Inspired Decor Bring a bit of the upstairs-downstairs feel to your home with these  luxurious spaces. Interior designer Ann Ueno of House and Host has created upper class and lower class versions of this look (appropriately enough). Ann scoured many of these one-of-a-kind antiques from One King’s Lane. Head over to the flash sale site to search for gems of your own. These corner chairs look like the perfect perch for a lady in a glamorous ball gown. Both of these looks are paired with the…

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And The $1000 Winner Is…

By | r February 14, 2014
B Uncategorized

We gave you the chance to show your windows that you LOVE them by entering for a chance to win a $1000 Blinds.com window makeover. By ordering free samples you could’ve won $1000 worth of window blinds, shades, shutters and more to spend on your latest home decorating project. We chose a winner just in time for Valentine’s Day! Let’s give a big congrats to… Joan B.!   If your name is Joan B. check your inbox for a message from the Blinds.com crew!   If You Didn’t Win this Time… You can still get big savings during February! Shop our extended Valentine’s Day Sale before it’s over!

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How to Shorten Blinds – Window FAQ

If you own wood or faux wood blinds that are too long, there’s no need to replace them. You can shorten them at home in a few easy steps. Read on to learn how to shorten wood blinds. So Your Blinds Are Too Long? Let’s Fix That! First let’s get to know your blinds a bit. There are two cords you need to know about. Running through the center of each slat is a thicker cord called the lift cord. The second cord called the ladder cord, weaves around each slat and runs along the front and back of the blinds. The last ‘slat’ of your blinds is called the bottom rail and pushed into it are two or more bottom…

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Meet Blinds.com at the Texas Home & Garden Show!

By | r February 7, 2014
B Uncategorized

Calling all Houston Friends!  All weekend we’ll be at the Texas Home and Garden Show. Stop by to see hundreds of home professionals with exciting new products for your casa and patio. Want to chat with our awesome designers in person? See product samples? Get a free consultation? Look for the Blinds.com banner! We’ll be waiting at booth 755 with exclusive discounts, cash prizes and designers ready to help you find the right window covering on the spot! Get Your Ticket and Learn More! Tweet us @BlindsDotCom if you’ll be there!

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‘Tis the Season of Love: DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts and Crafts

Whether you’re looking for a DIY gift for your sweetheart or homemade Valentine’s Day decor for home, love and creativity are in the air this February 14th! Have some fun with my favorite DIY Valentine’s Day gifts and decor this February! DIY Valentines Cards We all have days when we need to be reminded how much the people in our lives care about us.  That’s why this DIY Valentine’s card idea is so perfect. Choose a Hallmark card for every occasion and come up with as many “Open when…” ideas as you can.  To save money you can print cards at home or make your own.  No matter who your special someone is, they will love this thoughtful gift! DIY Valentines Day Garland The possibilities…

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