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Mid-Century Modern Window Treatments

Are you hip to mid-century modern homes? Mad Men fans and those with retro-leaning tastes will recognize flat planes, large glass windows and open space floor plans as the groovy look that defined a generation. Even here in Wilmington, NC, where porches and plantation shutters rule, you

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Patterned Drapery Panels: A Cheat Sheet

If you’ve ever studied a foreign language, you know that it can be a challenge to keep track of grammar rules, vocabulary, and all the special idioms that native speakers know. Even an out-of-state visitor to Wilmington, NC may stumble over the true meaning of bless your

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10 Considerations Before Buying Plantation Shutters

Since Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters is headquartered in the south, Wilmington, NC to be precise, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re fans of plantation shutters—and we’re not alone. You’ll find them all over the world, but they are especially prevalent in Wilmington’s own downtown historic

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Beautiful Two Story Window Treatments

If you’ve spent any time driving through Wrightsville Beach on a hot summer day, or gazing at the rows of colorful beach bungalows in Carolina Beach, you may have noticed a trend. Many of these beach homes have two-story windows—that is, windows that extend from the first

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The Best Girl Room Window Treatments

In our last post, we discussed window treatments for boys’ rooms, including ideas for styles and selections to suit young men of all ages. Today, we’re going to give the same time and attention to pretty window treatments for girls’ rooms. While many of the principles are

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The Best Boy Room Window Treatments

Having children changes everything, from your bank account, to how you spend your Saturday nights, to your decorating choices. While watching Frozen for the 89th time on a Saturday evening isn’t any adult’s idea of fun, decorating with kids in mind can be a blast. For many

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Choosing the Right Window Blinds for Your Home

Window blinds were created with one simple goal in mind—to help you control the light and privacy in your house. But, finding the right window blinds for your home can be a little more complex.   You’ve probably guessed from looking at Pinterest, shelter magazines, and Houzz.com,

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Embrace Old World Charm with Café Shutters and Curtains

You may have noticed them in coffee shops, fluttering in the breeze while the scent of fresh baked goods wafts through the air. Or maybe you’ve seen them in the background of a French film, and admired their easy elegance. You might have even thought to yourself,

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Window Treatments for Porches

There’s an old saying that never fails to make me laugh, mostly because it’s true: “Here in the South, we don’t hide crazy. We parade it on the front porch and serve it a cocktail.”  No matter how you deal with the crazy in your life, I

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Faux Plantation Shutters: Cadillac Style at a Volvo Price

In the past, we’ve sung the praises of plantation shutters. Classic, stately, and beautiful, no one can deny that they’re the Cadillac of window treatments. Sometimes, however, a Cadillac is a bit out of one’s price range; we need a more budget-friendly vehicle for getting around town,

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