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The Yolk’s on You: Easter Eggs, Curtains, and a Prize!

If you’re reading this post, you’ve found an Easter Egg! No, it hasn’t been hard boiled and dipped in dye, and no, it wasn’t delivered by an over sized bunny. We’re talking about the kind of Easter Eggs that are hidden on websites and in different forms

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Famous Windows in Literature

We’ve explored the “starring” role of window coverings in the cinema, but let’s not forget literature! Window and curtain imagery, including blinds, drapes, and shades can be found in fiction, from classic tales to contemporary masterpieces. They are powerful symbols, meaning different things in different stories. If

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The World’s Most Expensive Window Coverings

When it comes to window coverings, the options are nearly endless. While it can be easy to find quality curtains, shades, and blinds on any budget, some people prefer to spend inordinate amounts on extravagant luxuries. Below are a few examples of outrageous curtains, many which cost

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How to Choose Window Treatment Fabrics

In the market for new window coverings?  You could be overwhelmed by the myriad of styles options available.   To help you make the right choice when selecting window treatment fabrics, consider the following questions for each room in your home:   How much privacy and natural

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Curtains and Window Coverings in Children’s Literature

We’ve explored the “starring” role of window coverings in literature and cinema, but there’s a certain magic to the stories we read as children. Windows and curtains play a special role in stories for kids, becoming everything from the punchline to a classic joke, to a symbol

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The History of Plantation Shutters

Visitors to Wilmington, NC often marvel at the beautiful architecture of our historic downtown and the many elegant homes with large windows, iron gates, and gracious porches. One quintessential feature of these homes is the lovely plantation shutters that grace their windows and still inspire custom home

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The History of Roman Shades

One of the simplest and oldest types of window treatments is the Roman shade, a flat shade that can be raised or lowered with a cord. While the body of a Roman shade is usually flat and smooth, the ends of the shade can stack in a

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Window Coverings Play Starring Roles in Films

Here at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters, we have decades of experience working in the film community. Because the Wilmington, NC area is sometimes called “Hollywood East,” we have had the opportunity to work on some famous films and television shows. We’ve provided period window treatments, specialty

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Sheer Trends on the Runway and on Windows

The Wall Street Journal highlighted a popular trend in window coverings: soft sheers used as high-end window treatments. According to the Wall Street Journal, “some interior designers are looking for inspiration to women’s fashion—specifically to the wispy, sheer blouses and pullovers more women are layering over camisoles

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Lost in Translation: The ABCs of Fabric Treatments and Custom Draperies

Selecting custom draperies can be like learning another language. If you’ve shopped for window treatments, you’ve probably come across some puzzling terms like: Austrian shade, Bishop’s Sleeve curtains and chintz.   What do they all mean? Here at our Wilmington, NC showroom, our sales associates can help

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