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Lady Living Room or Ma’am Cave?

It’s Monday mood board day with designer Ann Ueno of House & Host. We can’t stop thinking about her anything-but-boring neutral living room from last week. Here’s this week’s feminine creation: Lady Living Whether you’re a woman living alone with the freedom to decorate with over the top girliness, or if you’ve carved off a space at home to be your “ma’am cave” this metallic pink space is perfect. It can be tough to pull off a pink couch, but with an otherwise neutral backdrop, it works. Luxe metallic accessories call for equally sumptuous window coverings. The Cameo Deep Cowslip fabric is heavier weight, so it holds volume beautifully, but as a silk blend it retains a slight sheen. Add…

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Win $200 of Laura Ashley Window Treatments from Blinds.com

We have a major crush on Laura Ashley, our stylish friends from across the pond. Since 1953 they’ve graced the world with iconic feminine prints and we can’t get enough of them. Get To Know Laura Ashley Bring Laura to Your Windows Blinds.com is honored to be the exclusive carrier of Laura Ashley window coverings. The iconic, feminine prints that you’ve loved for decades can now be found on roller shades and cellular blinds in the Laura Ashley window fashion line, only at Blinds.com. The collection also features draperies, pleated shades and woven wood shades with color accents to coordinate with Laura Ashley home goods and bedding. The entire collection is made with the finest materials and give your home a designer touch. Win…

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Go Mod! Part 2: Mid Century Modern Furniture

r August 29, 2013 | B Design Inspiration, Home Decor

Classic elements of Mid Century Modern home decor have crept into the contemporary design consciousness. The nostalgic shapes and styles we love are blending with of the moment trends to form a brand new hybrid look. We already told you how to find the perfect mid century modern window treatments, read on to learn how to style mid century modern furniture today. Did you miss Part 1? Mid Century Modern Window Treatments Midcentury Living Room by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Niche Interiors Here are the pieces that are essential to any mid century look today: Eames Furniture Then: These futuristic silhouettes and shapes are what made mid century homes and workplaces iconically mod. New technologies allowed furniture to be…

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Go Mod! Part 1: Mid Century Modern Window Treatments

Mid Century style is playing a huge role in today’s design world. The Mad Men craze brought this era of home decorating to the attention of the nation, but years later the sleek furniture and retro palette are still on trend. Whether you’re restoring a mid-century home as a full blown time capsule, or just want to add some mod flair to your home decor, mid century modern window treatments can make a big impact. Here are the window coverings that were sweeping the scene in 40s, 50s, or 60s era homes: 2″ Horizontal Blinds – in Aluminum Called ‘venetian blinds’ in their time, these wide aluminum numbers were nearly always seen with wide cloth tapes in contrasting colors. The…

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Fantasy Windows on Display at The International Window Coverings Expo in New Orleans

The International Window Coverings Expo, an annual industry event, took place last week  in New Orleans.  Industry executives, suppliers, designers and retailers from around the world were in attendance.  New products were on display, and experts presented seminars. One of the highlights was the showcase sponsored by the Custom Home Furnishings Academy, where professionals were challenged to design a vignette with none of the real-world constraints such as cost, existing décor, or client preferences… they were even able to sketch their own window!   Take a look at the fantasy window treatments that these creative pros dreamed up when they were told “anything goes”:   Left:  “Black Swan” by Debra Martin of Debra Martin Designs and Sheri Stouffer of Finishing…

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Fresh Color Palettes for Holiday Decorating

Were you a little weary pulling out the same old Christmas decorations this year? It may be time to find some fresh holiday colors to liven up the look of your home this season. We love that this dining room maintains a modern black and white palette while splashes of traditional holiday crimson add a festive feel. Many of us deck our halls (and mantles and trees) with decorations that have been passed down from parents and grandparents. The heart of the holiday season is tradition, so we’re bringing you Christmas decor palettes that will blend heirloom decor with new bright-hued treasures for a chic contemporary look.   Dusty Berry Hues Add holiday cheer to a neutral year round porch…

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Window Treatments for Historic Homes

Many dedicated DIYers and history lovers around the country are nursing historical homes back to health. In order to meet the requirements of local historical societies, or just to maintain the old world feel of your abode, you may want to find window treatments that accurately reflect the original decor of the home. Today we’re bringing you window treatments for historic homes that have today’s technology and durability, but will still speak to the period look of your home. Take a walk through the major eras of American architectural with us and find the historical window treatment that’s right for your old house Colonial Colonial style houses were built from 1600 to the 19th century, although this school of design…

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