inside vs outside mount

Inside mount or outside mount: Which look is just right for you?

Beautiful windows come in all shapes and sizes, and so do our blinds and shades that dress them. With so many options. . . where do you start? Inside or Outside? Once you’ve found the best blinds or shades for you, your next step should be deciding how to mount them – whether to hang […]

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Guest room renewal with clean, crisp Roman shades

We’re well into fall, a season that brings us hot apple cider, woolly blankets, and thick socks. But perhaps most importantly, it’s that time of year that brings us together with our family and friends. Scott and I get the most loved ones visiting Chicago during these last months of the year. Because our house […]

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A terrific way to transition through the holidays

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to take down the jack o’lanterns and spiders! And…then what? Some people jump right into end-of-year holiday decorating after Halloween, but I like for my house to feel like fall all the way up until Thanksgiving. Still, it can be exhausting (and expensive) to switch out your décor […]

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Creating a great space for your TV

In today’s world, technology is such an integral part of our lives—from TVs to computers to laptops and tablets. It may not be the first thing you think of when designing a room, but it definitely shouldn’t be the last. After all, I’m guessing you use that technology a lot (probably more than the other […]

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Get the layered look in 3 easy steps

Fall is a great time to start thinking about layers. As the temperature drops outside, I naturally begin to add pieces to my wardrobe. I start the day prepped with my base layer of course (usually jeans and a comfy tee), then I have fun adding cardigans, scarves, and boots. Maybe even a hat. With […]

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Natural shades: Taking in the view

You may know what Bali Natural Shades look like from  the inside of your home, but what do they look like from  the outside? And how is the view to the outdoors when the shades are drawn? People ask that all of the time, so I thought I would show you today. I have examples […]

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Falling for fall: A fall color mood board

It’s officially fall, and it’s starting to really feel like it in Seattle (where I live). Crisp, cool air, crunchy leaves underfoot, and dark, misty mornings…it’s time to bundle up in cozy sweaters and pull on some boots! There are so many things about fall to get excited about–rich soups, warm bread, crackling fires, cinnamon […]

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Energy efficient and stylish!

It’s time to make your home cozy for the winter. Here’s our tip: start with your windows. Adding a Bali window treatment is a great way to block cold air, conserve energy, and lower your heating bill. Bali Blinds, Shades, Shutters, and Drapery provide an extra layer of insulation that will keep your family comfortable […]

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The perfect window covering cocktail

When it comes to making a statement in a room, pattern mixing is a wonderful way to drive your style point across. A favorite pattern can really shine when it’s put together with other complementary designs. A modern pattern might look too stark on its own, but paired with the texture of a natural blind […]

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How to hang drapes to make windows feel bigger

Living in an old home my whole life has totally impacted the way I hang my drapes. Old homes typically have pretty low ceilings, which can make rooms feel dark. A super small tweak to the drapes has made all of the difference in the world with how light and bright our rooms look. Although […]