November 2011 - The Great Room

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Get creative in your space with panel track shades. Panel track shades aren’t just a great solution for large windows and doors. Sliding panel shades can be used to break up a large room, create privacy in a loft, or- as shown here- simply create a dining nook that’s separated from the hustle and bustle of the living room. Featured here: Levolor Panel Track shades from the Sheer Linen collection.

Black Friday Isn’t Just For Toys!

In the market for new window coverings but think you can’t afford the cost at the height of the Christmas shopping season? At we beg to differ. Bali is up to 40% off this season, and we have other special offers for our BlindSaver and Comfortex brands. The real kicker? We are offering 30% off plus a “Buy 3 get 1 Free” Levolor promotion!* With so many beautiful options at unbeatable prices, you may find yourself gifting your friends with new shades. *On select products, see site on Black Friday for details.

3 Reasons to Keep Warm With Wood

Looking for a way to add classic warmth and style to any room in your house? Wood blinds are a perfect window covering for almost every room in your home, adding a sense of warmth and style at a lower price than shutters. With so many beautiful stains and paints to choose from and a wide variety of available options, wood blinds offer a timeless elegance to any home. 1. Energy Efficiency While cellulars get all the credit for this key point, wood blinds are remarkably green in this regard. Wood blinds have an average R Value (the amount the reduce heat loss) of 3.5-4, which is comparable to many single cell and sheer cellulars.  More notably, wood blinds have a U Value (the amount of heat they prevent from entering your home) of .26- meaning they reduce heat gain by up to 74% when closed. 2. High Quality at a Great Price Ask anyone in the industry who makes…

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Create an Eastern Escape in your bedroom! Love the textures and detail of eastern décor but don’t want super-bright colors keeping you up and energized all night? M&B Woven Wood shades will add flare to your room and beautifully coordinate with the warm neutrals favored by sleep lovers. When partnered with oversized jewel tone curtains for added privacy, these Kuhio Shadow shades bring the rustic luxury of the East to the West.

4 Fall Colors to Love All Year

Traditionally, saturated colors in decorating have been limited to accent pieces to keep a space open and neutral.  Incorporating these festive hues in large doses like area rugs, window coverings, or walls may seem risky but it is well worth it. Fall colors bring to mind bright, positive feelings and encourage some of our best personality traits to come forward. Red: Aside from aiding an easy transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas décor, this primary color can stir strong reactions. In most cultures it is symbolic of vitality. Some studies indicate that the color increases circulation and respiration, and color psychologists say it increases enthusiasm, energy, and confidence. In China, red represents good luck and celebration. However, because this color can increase irritability in heavy doses, it’s probably not a good paint option. Try using  his vibrant color in Hobbled Roman Shades to bring a rich feeling of social intimacy and vitality without overstating yourself. Orange: Want a more social dining…