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Go Mod! Part 2: Mid Century Modern Furniture

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...

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...

The Surprising History of Blackout Curtains

Today blackout shades are a godsend to daytime sleepers and those who like to get some extra shut eye on the weekends. Not to mention the ambiance they create for a home movie viewing. But, did you know that...

Roman Blinds 101

True to their name, Roman Blinds got their start in Ancient Rome. In the time before roads were paved, heavy foot traffic, travel by donkey, and constant construction left the air in the city extremely dusty. To trap dirt...

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...

Venetian Blinds: A History

The History of Venetian Blinds: Not so Venetian after all. In the earlier post Venetian Blinds: What Are They? we mentioned that the history of Venetian blinds goes back several centuries. As we continued to research a vast and rich...