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The Big Reveal: Oregon Cottage Makeover with Plantation Shutters

A few weeks ago we told you about blogger Shannon Fox’s DIY home improvement challenges and desperate need to replace her ugly plastic mini blinds. Shannon’s Fresh Cottage Living Room After overcoming several home decor hiccups, Shannon’s living room makeover is complete! We’re are proud to say that Shannon’s windows are ugly no more. Classic Plantation Shutters now are the perfect compliment to her sweet cottage decor. After she installed her gorgeous new floors, Shannons’ crummy mini blinds stuck out like a sore thumb. The living room looks polished and pulled together with Norman Woodlore Plantation Shutters from Blinds.com (that she installed herself!). Why Are Shutters The Holy Grail of Window Coverings? Blinds.com designers and customers alike are big fans of Norman Woodlore Shutters….

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3 Surprising Ways to Decorate with Pastel Blinds

Don’t call us crazy yet. I bet you never thought you’d find yourself considering bright pastel blinds for your house, but neither did we. Blinds.com recently expanded the color collection for the Designer 2″ Wood Blinds to include dark espresso stains, bamboo slats, and 3 bright pastel paint colors. In the world of window coverings we see a lot of classic neutrals, but with spring in the air we’re ready for something bright and fun. Why Pastel? Pastels are making a huge splash in fashion and home decor. Designers are mixing them with neon, color blocking, or layering tons of pastels together for a soft, dimensional look. We love the pastel pop of color that bright SMEG fridges are bringing to homes….

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Crazy Wonderful Woven Wood Shades

r March 6, 2014 | B Uncategorized

Woven Wood Shades might be our favorite window covering (shh… don’t tell the draperies!). They add the perfect amount of texture to windows and glow beautifully with the sun behind them. Check out the magical light in the room below (sigh). Windows Get Crazy Wonderful These are a few of the reasons that design-savvy blogger Shelley of Crazy Wonderful chose bamboo blinds for her living room. But mostly she was tired of her windows being wide open for all the neighbors to see. Read Shelley’s Full Blinds.com Review at Crazy Wonderful! Here’s what Shelley had to say about her Blinds.com experience: “Before we had the bamboo blinds up it was not only exhibitionist central, but the windows looked SO blah. We…

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On the Spot: Polka Dot Decor

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

r February 26, 2014 | B Home Decor, Real Customer Photos

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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Charming Vintage Studio – Wordless Wednesday

r December 4, 2013 | B Wordless Wednesday
Charming Vintage Living Room

Is this vintage studio working its quirky charms on you? Tell us what you think in the comments below! See more photos of this space in our post Blogs We Love: Little Pincushion Studio

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Natural Living Room – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

Interior Designer Ann Ueno is serving up a slice of inspiration every Monday as a part of our Styled By series. Check back every week to learn how to style blinds and shades with a pretty mood board. This week’s gorgeous creation is: Natural Living (Room) This space infuses classic mid century style with natural richly textured fabrics. Neutrals don’t have to be boring when you have a fuzzy rug, voluminous draperies and pops of orange. A diverse art collection stays unified with matching, minimalist frames. We can’t get enough of this Laura Ashley drapery fabric. It’s called Cameo Cassia, and has a linen look with a slight sheen – absolutely gorgeous. It’s also available in Roman Shades. Order a free…

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Houzz into Home: Interior Design Trends You’ve Got to See

While browsing one of our newest favorite sites, Houzz, we came across 4 stunning spaces that we just couldn’t do without so we decided to share them with you. Happy Inspirational Wednesday! This room scene is the perfect marriage between contemporary and country ‘chic’. The antique details add a cozy feel without overpowering the room and sending it into a past decade. The wood accents on the ceiling and doors would pair beautifully with our 2 1/2″ Shutter Style Wood Blinds, adding a touch of warmth to the windows. This beautiful dining room evokes the natural beauty of the outdoors and brings it inside. The warm wood dining table, floral centerpiece, and pale green paint color all help develop the…

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