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The History of the Venetian Blind

James Strickland started Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters as a wooden Venetian blind manufacturer in 1942, but the history of Venetian blinds are thought to date all the way back to Persia and possibly even ancient Egypt.   It is believed that the early Venetians, who were

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The Truth About Wood

The Truth About Wood Article by Sandy Gray, CEO of American Hardwood Co., Garden, California As CEO of a leading wood blind and shutter components manufacturing company, I am frequently asked if we are running out of wood. I am always pleased and proud to answer this

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Not Just Window Dressing

In December 2012, the Greater Wilmington Business Journal featured an interview with our very own Fred Kumpel entitled, Not Just Window Dressing.  Written by Tara Slage, the article begins like this: Fred Kumpel owns a fruitful family business − a business he did not inherit from his

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Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers Have sliding glass doors or large windows in your home? Popular in many of today’s homes for their functionality and utility, sliding glass doors and large windows have one pressing drawback: Choosing the right window treatment can be a challenge for many

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Cellular & Pleated Shades

Cellular & Pleated Shades One of the largest categories of window coverings is shades, and in that category, cellular and pleated shades offer the greatest number of options for consumers. Both cellular shades and pleated shades are constructed out of fabrics, some non-woven and some woven. Cellular

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Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Window Shadings

Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Window Shadings As one of the latest innovations in window coverings from Hunter Douglas, Pirouette® window shadings bring “artistry to windows”. Combining the functionality of Silhouette with the look of a Roman Shade, Pirouette® Window Shadings are uniquely designed with soft, horizontal fabric vanes attached

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Natural Wood Shades

Natural Wood Shades Over the years, natural woods window coverings have been known by many different names as they have evolved and adapted to blend perfectly with design trends. In the seventies, for example, they were known as woven wood shades or woven woods because they were

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Roller Shades

Roller Shades Thanks to their elegant, yet simple design, roller shades come in an endless variety of styles and fabrics. A roller shade is comprised of material attached to a roller at the top of the window that can be “unrolled” to cover the window for light

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Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds Whether your home is modern or traditional, vertical blinds can fit right in. Vertical blinds are one of the most versatile window treatments; they work well on wide windows and doors, in sun rooms, on picture windows, and on patio doors. The beauty of vertical

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Aluminum Blinds

Aluminum Blinds verything old is new again!  That’s certainly the trend with aluminum blinds.  They virtually replaced the wood Venetian blind in the late 70’s and 80’s, but fell in popularity over the next two decades.  But new updates to the aluminum blind, in the past few

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Strickland's Blinds, Shades & Shutters proudly serves Bald Head Island, Bolivia, Burgaw, Carolina Beach, Castle Hayne, Hampstead, Holden Beach, Jacksonville, Kure Beach, Leland, Long Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Porters Neck, Topsail Island, St. James Plantation, Shallotte, Southport, Sunset Beach, Surf City, Wallace, Whiteville, Wilmington, and Wrightsville Beach.