Welcome Katie Laird as our newest home design lover!


Greetings interior design lovers and window fanatics!  My name is Katie Laird (but you can call me happykatie) and I’m the newest member of the Blinds.com and The Finishing Touch Blog team.

My background is in helping businesses make the world a better place through technology, but now I get to help you make your home a sweeter place through cool products, tips, tools and how-to’s.  Love it!

Growing up abroad (any other Belgians out there?), I have long had an interest in older homes and the unique design challenges they provide.  My little family lives in a renovated 1902 bungalow with gorgeous, original windows that bring in lots of sunshine and even more architectural character.

At home, we spend lots of time enjoying fun, cost-effective DIY projects that can involve my young daughter Ella and speak to our colorful eclectic semi-bohemian / Mid-Century style.  If we’re not hanging out in the kitchen, we’re concocting something from glitter, cool fabric and found objects.

Some of my favorite design blogs include decor8, Making it Lovely, Apartment Therapy and Design Mom.  When it comes to visual inspiration on the Web, Pinterest is hands down my favorite tool (you can connect with me here) – but I’ve been known to obsessively search on Compfight / Flickr for images to kick start weekend design projects too.

Thanks to all of you for your warm welcome – don’t be a stranger!

In the comments below, let me know what content you’d like to see on The Finishing Touch Blog and what sites you like to find home inspiration from!

About Author

Katie Laird

Katie Laird (aka: happykatie) is the Blinds.com PR and Social Media Marketing Manager. But, more importantly, she's a home design obsessed Web geek with a love for Mid-Century Modern furniture, stained glass and DIY / crafty projects she can work on with her family over a bottle of homemade root beer. Find her Tweeting at @BlindsDotCom + @happykatie -- and pinning like nobody's business at @BlindsDotCom + @happykatie.


  1. Sara Ahmed Reply

    I will happily follow katie to the ends of the earth!
    Btw, I really do like the blinds.com website…so so so much more user-friendly than 3dayblinds! But I should've guessed from the get-go that these were smart cats since they hired you!!! 🙂

  2. Aimee Woodall Reply

    So excited to watch you in action, happy girl! Congratulations on the new gig. Keep the good info coming our way! I'll see you on Pinterest. 😀

  3. Courtenay Reply

    I can't wait to see what you have in store for Blinds.com, Katie! I'm a big fan of Apartment Therapy and Pinterest, too. I also stalk lizmariegalvanblog.blogspot.com for DIY projects and the Sunday in Bed Tumblr for decoration inspiration.

  4. Tabby Kokoska Reply

    Congrats a million, Katie!!!! So excited for you!!! Yipee! P.S. I'm addicted to design blogs… One I totally love is http://www.designsponge.com/ Big, BIG hugs to you! I've already bookmarked this blog and can't wait to see more 🙂

  5. w00t, so pumped to read your stuff here!!!

  6. andrea white Reply

    Hi Katie. Congratulations. This looks great. andrea

  7. Hooray! Creative Katie to the rescue! I can't wait to read more from you.

  8. Mary Reply

    I know it's not a blog, but I have to say that Pinterest is my hands-down first stop for inspiration and DIY any more. I get the benefit of everyone else pushing the best of the blogs to me, and I have discovered so many amazing blogs as a result! That said, I have to say that the home dec posts I "pin" the most are from Apartment Therapy. I'm off now to check out the others you named!

  9. Hi Katie Welcome to your new space 🙂 I didn't know about Compfight so look forward to playing with that 'new to me' tool. Happy New Year!

  10. WooHoo! Congrats, Katie! I love the new pic :), you look fabulous! 🙂

  11. Oooh Katie – I hope some of those DIY projects you take on make it to the blog! Can't wait to see what you guys share – I also live in an old bungalow (1924 – woo!) and need all the help I can get to make it pretty!

  12. Yay, Katie! I can't wait to read you here! 🙂

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