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The Pros and Cons of the South’s Beloved Plantation Shutters

The Pros and Cons of the South’s Beloved Plantation Shutters

If you’re from The South, it’s hard not to love plantation shutters. They evoke the romance of traditional southern architecture you see in historic mansions and plantations or the movie image of a lover sweeping them open to greet the morning sun. But are plantation shutters a

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Vertical Blinds Versus Panel Track Blinds: The Great Debate Continues

Vertical Blinds Versus Panel Track Blinds: The Great Debate Continues

Come azalea season in Wilmington and on the North Carolina coast, we are as thankful as ever for panel track blinds. As much as we love our sliding glass doors, we also need proper blinds to protect living rooms and sun rooms from overheating during hot spring

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3 Places Vertical Window Blinds Can Make a Statement

3 Places Vertical Window Blinds Can Make a Statement

In the world of stylish window dressing, vertical window blinds tend to get a bad rep. For many designers and décor-savvy homeowners, they’re the colorless, utilitarian blinds you see in office windows, not a design statement for a living room. But beauty is in the eye of

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5 Classic Fabric Treatments for Your Windows

5 Classic Fabric Treatments for Your Windows

There are so many things you can do with fabric on your windows. Whether you prefer draperies, Roman shades, valances, shades, or swags, fabric treatments can add an air of elegance to any room. Not clear on the differences between all these fabric treatment styles? Don’t worry!

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Solar Shades Versus Window Tinting: Pros and Cons

Solar Shades Versus Window Tinting: Pros and Cons

We’re all aware of the dangers of UV rays. We need sunscreen for our skin and sunglasses for our eyes, but what about our homes? Yes, we all want to enjoy the benefits of natural sunlight, but it’s also important to keep our home well-insulated and protect

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Four Popular Types of Pleated Drapes

Four Popular Types of Pleated Drapes

If you’ve ever spent time looking at pleated drapery panels, you won’t be surprised by what we’re about to tell you. (If you haven’t, we want you to be prepared when you start your search!) Here it is: Pleated drapes are complicated. We know, we know —

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Plantation Shutters for Doors and Difficult Windows

Plantation Shutters for Doors and Difficult Windows

Here in Wilmington, North Carolina, we like to say that plantation shutters are the best kind of shutter, no matter what the situation. It’s the classic Southern window treatment, and it looks good no matter what. Today, we’re going to prove that to you. Not only do

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Custom Drapes vs. Off-the-Shelf Curtains: The Great Debate

Custom Drapes vs. Off-the-Shelf Curtains: The Great Debate

If there’s one drapery question we get more than any other, it’s this one: Are custom drapes really necessary? Aren’t off-the-shelf curtains basically the same? We understand why customers would ask. The price tag that comes with custom drapes can be much higher than the price of

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Don’t Side-Eye Your Eyebrow Window!

Don’t Side-Eye Your Eyebrow Window!

We admit, the eyebrow window is seen as a bit of a curiosity in modern housing. Found primarily in late 19th-centruy Queen Anne homes or early 20th-century Craftsman bungalows, the eyebrow window fell out of favor in the mid-to-late 20th century. What makes a window an eyebrow

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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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