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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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Sheer Beauty – New! Cellular Shades with Trilight

Find the perfect balance between privacy and a great view.  Get a sheer pleated shade and cellular shade in one with our new Trilight option. If you love the look of Top-Down/Bottom-Up but need more security, this is the perfect window covering for you. Try Trilight In the past you’ve had to choose between letting in light and maintaining privacy. Top-down/bottom-up blinds and shades let in light from the top, but why not give your windows even more versatility? Our innovative new Trilight fabric is a sheer, lightly textured pleated shade that can be paired with light filtering or blackout cellular fabric. Crisp, larger-than-normal pleats allow for a clearer view outside, but give daytime privacy from the exterior. They also provide UV protection that…

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Get Ready for Summer with Blinds on Sale During May

With the housing market back in an upswing, homeowners everywhere are trying to get their homes ready for the moving season. If you want to make your home more attractive to shoppers or simply need to fill your brand new home with beautiful blinds, Blinds.com can help you change your window treatments from the inside out. Browse blinds on sale to find something that fits in your budget. Sunny Skies, Clear Windows — FREE Cordless Upgrades Want a better view this summer? Fewer cords in your window means you get to see even more of those beautiful, postcard blue skies. This month, get free cordless upgrades on Blinds.com brand products — and enjoy more of your window than ever before.   Insulate…

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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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The Dos and Don’ts of Cordless Blinds

No matter how insignificant it may seem, intuitive design can remove many of life’s little headaches add to stress and frustration. Have you ever made a fool of yourself jerking a blinds cord from side to side trying to adjust it? We believe that basic operation shouldn’t be a challenge. That’s why Blinds.com offers an alternative that makes raising your blinds effortless, and even a little fun – cordless. Free Cordless During April! During April we’re offering a free cordless upgrade for many top products, but time’s almost up! The sale ends 3/31. Free Cordless Upgrade on Blinds.com Brand Shades Free Cordless on Bali Shades Free Cordless on Graber Blinds and Shades   The Dos and Don’ts of Cordless Blinds Cordless…

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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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WINDOW FAQ: Should I install my blinds as an Inside or Outside Mount?

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! Inside Mount vs. Outside Mount  At Blinds.com, we strive to make ordering blinds online both easy and exciting.  Here is a common FAQ that should help make your experience just that! One of the first questions I get asked in Customer Service is “How should I install my blinds… Inside or Outside Mount?” First things first… check your window depth!  Do you have a shallow window or a deep window? *If you missed our last FAQ on Window Depth, be sure to check out the following link:  Do I Have Enough…

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Hang Blinds with No Tools – The InstaFit™ Cordless Honeycomb Shade

We’ve been on the edge of our seats waiting to announce the release of an innovative new product, The Instafit™ Cordless Honeycomb Shade. This window shade is truly like no other. Even the most DIY-phobic decorators can install it in seconds and it won’t leave any holes in your wall. Want to know how this is possible? Well, think back to the tension rods that you use to hang curtains. Easy to install, but a little wimpy, right? The InstaFit™ Shade stays firmly fixed in your window through spring tension, just like a curtain rod, but the comparison stops there. The high quality steel headrail, high tension springs and rubber gripping ends will lock the shade tight into your window frame until you’re…

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See What’s New: Faux Wood Vertical Blinds

The Look of Real Hardwood With No Maintenance Beautifully stained hardwood never fails to add sophistication to your home when it’s incorporated as luxurious flooring and fine furniture. The look of real wood will bring the same upscale feel to sliding doors and large windows. The Blinds.com Brand Faux Wood Vertical Blinds are the perfect solution for windows that are hard to cover, and they’re safe for long exposure to light and temperature change because there’s no risk of warping. These durable slats are offered with a wide selection of realistic wood grain finishes that give vertical blinds a modern look. Dark wood brings a more formal tone to decorating. This deep Chestnut stain will flow perfectly with a tailored living room…

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