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The Windows of Onslow County

The Windows of Onslow County

We know what you’re thinking: what’s up with Onslow County? It doesn’t often get a lot of press because it’s not a major filming location, but it has character all its own. Mostly, Onslow County is known for the military base in Jacksonville, fishing, and, of course,

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Why Interior Designers Love Panel-Track Blinds

Why Interior Designers Love Panel-Track Blinds

If you’re a follower of interior design blogs or magazines — or if you have friends who are — you’ve probably heard a lot about panel-track blinds. They’re one of the “It” window treatments in interior design, and for good reason. These days, developers are building more

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What’s the Difference? Cellular vs. Pleated Shades

What’s the Difference? Cellular vs. Pleated Shades

At first glance, cellular and pleated shades look pretty similar. They’re both constructed from pleated fabrics; some are woven and some are not woven. Both are typically sold as what we in the industry call “top down, bottom up” shades, which means they can be raised, lowered,

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4 Houses You’ll Find in St. James Plantation

4 Houses You’ll Find in St. James Plantation

Because so many people are discovering the beauty of southeastern North Carolina, we’ve seen a major population boom in the past decade. St. James Plantation was developed specifically to provide homes for our newest citizens. It’s a gated, private community just a few miles outside of downtown

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Why Brunswick County is the Fastest-Growing County in North Carolina

Why Brunswick County is the Fastest-Growing County in North Carolina

Brunswick County, N.C. Why have you heard of it? Well, for starters, one of our showrooms can be found in Southport! Secondly, for the past several years it’s been the top fastest-growing county in North Carolina, showing 10.9% population growth from 2010 to 2015. This past year,

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Historic Home Design in Southport, N.C.

Historic Home Design in Southport, N.C.

Southport, NC is the quaintest of Carolina coastal cities. You’ll recognize it from a number of famous films: A Walk to Remember, Safe Haven, and I Know What You Did Last Summer, among others. It’s quintessential southern Americana at its finest, directly across the bay from Bald

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Love Bald Head Island? Follow Their Lead with Eco-Friendly Window Treatments

Love Bald Head Island? Follow Their Lead with Eco-Friendly Window Treatments

Bald Head Island, just a short hop from popular Southport, NC, contains one of southeastern North Carolina’s most beautiful nature areas. It’s nationally known for its sea turtle nesting activity, as well as its varied bird population. Considered a sanctuary for coastal ecology, its landscape includes maritime

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How to Dog-Proof Window Blinds

How to Dog-Proof Window Blinds

A lot of people say that a dog is what makes a house a home. But, as rewarding as dog ownership can be, we also know that dogs can make a house a total mess. In fact, you can find videos all over YouTube of hapless puppies

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Why Bahama Shutters Can’t be Beat

Why Bahama Shutters Can’t be Beat

Bermuda, Bahama, Come on Pretty Mama…. Grab your Beach Boys record, your island attitude, and all the necessary ingredients for Sky Juice—it’s time to talk Bahama shutters. Here in Wilmington, NC, we’re pretty familiar with beach life, but we’ve found that a lot of folks aren’t as

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Stylish Window Shades: 5 Great Ideas

Stylish Window Shades: 5 Great Ideas

Here at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters, our day-to-day business may not involve runways or cover models, but we are connected to fashion of the highest order. Consider this: Stylish window shades are like that one accessory that makes an outfit memorable. (Think Sinatra’s fedora, Audrey Hepburn’s

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