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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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The Buzz on Honeycomb Shades

It’s safe to say that our society is a bit obsessed with the humble honeybee. And why not? After all, our dinner depends on their ability to pollinate our crops. Besides this very practical application, honeybees strike a deep emotional cord with many people. Throughout the centuries

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A Tall Order? Not With These Ideas for Tall Window Coverings!

In a world where “lots of natural light” is real estate gold, tall windows are valuable assets. Who doesn’t love a sun-drenched wood floor, a cat sleeping in a ray of sunshine, or a room with a view of a lush backyard? For this reason and so

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For a Chic Alternative to Vertical Blinds, Try Sliding Panels

In Wilmington, NC and the surrounding coastal communities, most homes contain at least one sliding door, usually leading to an outdoor patio or the backyard.  The default window covering for these doors tends to be vertical blinds; they’re easy to find, inexpensive, and utilitarian. If, however, you’re

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Window Treatment Ideas with Character

While there’s nothing we love more than finding real-life window coverings solutions for our customers, sometimes our imaginations get the best of us. In those moments, we start to envision the sort of challenges certain characters might face and before you know it, we’re whipping up window

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The Dark History of Blackout Curtains

Blackout curtains and blackout shades are popular window treatments for many reasons. They provide almost total darkness in any room, from a baby’s nursery to a home theater. They block noise, making them a great choice for home offices. And they save energy by trapping heat in

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National Window Covering Safety Month

Sometimes it seems like every cause has a month devoted to it. October, for example, is known as Pizza Month, Squirrel Awareness Month, and National Toilet Tank Repair Month, to name but a few. While some might find these causes amusing (especially those of us who are

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The Best Ways to Clean Blinds and Shades

While blinds and shades provide beautiful, functional ways to cover your windows and doors, keeping them clean can be a chore—literally! Most people approach the job with a resigned sigh, if they approach it at all. Think about it—when was the last time you cleaned your blinds

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