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Let the Window Planning Begin!

Scott and I have been hard at work renovating our almost 130-year-old house for well over two years at this point—and I mean hard. Weekends and weeknights are dedicated to most things home, including everything from painting walls and tiling floors to refinishing our favorite vintage finds (to name just a few!). To this point, we’ve spent the majority of […]

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Versatile Shutters for Modern & Classic Styles

Source I really love a good shuttered window. I don’t know what it is—maybe my time spent in the South with all that Georgian architecture, or possibly my love of classic European windows that use shutters as the only “screens” keeping you from the bustling sounds of the streets below. Regardless, I just love shutters. In […]

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Pros and Cons of Shutters and Natural Shades

Shutters or natural shades? That is a question with which I have struggled, so I suspect I’m not alone. So what do you do when you like both? Well, I like to look at the pros and cons of each to help me decide which is best for the specific situation. First, let’s talk about shutters. Via […]

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Here’s a Bright Idea: Natural Shades

As we are all starting a fresh new year, it’s only natural to want a crisp, bright start with everything, including our homes and home décor, right?! There is nothing better than making a small, physical change to a room that leads to a dramatic difference. One way you can drastically change the look and feel […]

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New Year, New View

Instead of thinking new year, new you—why not try a new view? Elevating the look and feel of your home for 2016 can be as easy as updating your window fashions. Installing new shades or blinds can drastically change your view and even offer perks like UV and glare protection, temperature control, and sound absorption, […]

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Happy New Year!

Whether you’re gearing up for a night to remember or settling in with a glass of champagne—or something in between—you can’t help but reflect on 2015. Even people who seem forever forward-looking must quickly glance over their past year on December 31, right? Sentimental though we might be, we are honored that you’ve played a […]

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4 Style Tips for Minimalist Windows

The minimalist design trend has been around for awhile, and it’s taking root because of its versatility across styles—rustic, chic, modern—and its tendency to simplify life. Sometimes it’s difficult to translate a trend into our homes and, because it’s clear that minimalist design will be around longer, I’m going to share some top tips for keeping […]

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Vertical Blinds 101: More Exciting Than You Think

Aren’t large windows stunning? There’s nothing like a vast, year-round view of mountains, fields, water, or your peaceful backyard to watch and relax. And did I mention the sunlight? A natural mood enhancer, sunshine washes your living space through wide windows, inviting pets and loved ones to unwind in the lovely, serene space. The Case […]

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Hanging Your Drapes: High and Wide

In my last post, I shared some examples of rooms where the drapes were hung tight to the windows. Today, I want to show you what a difference it makes to hang your drapes as high as you can (all the way up the ceiling!) and as wide as possible—overlapping the window by a few […]