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“Live Lovely” with Kristan Cunningham’s Custom Window Shades and Blinds


Fans of HGTV’s Design on a Dime will remember former host Kristan Cunningham. She has come a long way over the years, evolving from giving others advice on how to make their homes beautiful to starting her own design company, Hammer and Spear, with her husband, Scott Jarrell. Her products range from furniture to decor, and she recently launched a line of window treatments through Kristan is passionate about windows because she feels that they are a perfect place to begin design efforts. She says, “The best place to start is with windows because it is the most visual thing in a space.” Her window treatments are all reasonably priced because she thinks “it shouldn’t be exclusive to those who are able to spend the most to be able to live a beautiful life; it is my mission is to show everyone how to live a beautiful life.” And Kristan wants you to “live a little bit more lovely by living…

Color-Coordinate Your Room — Without Going Crazy

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Color coordinating a room can be a very intimidating process. The color scheme you choose for your room dictates the mood, atmosphere, and the personal statement you create in your design. With that in mind, choosing palette may seem to be a huge task. By keeping a few tips in mind, you will see that putting together a color-coordinated room is not so difficult after all, and you will love seeing your favorite shades come together in a perfectly designed room. Choose a Base The best place to start is with your base color. The easiest way to pick the color around which you will design the rest of your room is to choose the objects that will stand out most in the room. Perhaps a painting on the wall, an expensive rug, or a bold vase will be the focus of the space. Once you choose your base color, remember that you don’t need to make everything match that…

Kristan Cunningham Presents: KC Studios with BlindSaver [Video]

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Transcript Hi there, I’m Kristan Cunningham, and I’m an interior designer, television host, and now a shop owner. So, I wear many hats — but underneath all of them, my mission is always the same: To show my audience, and my clients, and my customers how to live a beautiful life. Because it shouldn’t be exclusive to those who can spend the most. The most lovely homes are the ones that are a good reflection of the people who live in them, and the time, effort, and love spent creating them. This is why I’m so proud to have partnered with to create this exclusive line just for you. For over 25 years, Blind Saver has been offering beautiful, affordable, customizable product, and now I get to be a part of that. For a designer, nothing is more exciting than being handed the opportunity to create something fresh and exciting and new out of something that is valuable and…

Ideas for Accessible and Affordable Window Coverings [Video]


Transcript Hi there, I’m Kristan Cunningham and you are joining me at my new shop, “Hammer and Spear”. I’ve spent the last decade as a television host teaching people how to live beautifully on a budget. And I like to call it “The live a little bit lovelier approach.” And you have choices you can make every single day to elevate your lifestyle to make the really small things in life add up to something that feels really, really beautiful. But what I find after all of these years of dealing with clients and even viewers is the one question still remains, “Where do I start?” Your windows take up more visual real estate in your space than basically anything else, maybe the flooring. So, there’s an opportunity to make an amazing statement, and you have a choice. The absolute best compliment that someone can pay me is to walk into my home and say “It feels so comfortable, I…

Picture of the Week: Kristan Cunningham Roller Shades

Brrr! Here at BlindSaver, the chill of the fall is in the air, and with it the knowledge that the season is here. The season of Halloween parties, Christmas Dinners, and New Year’s count downs. Of extended family stays featuring big dinners and big messes. So why not choose a window covering that can stand up to all that? Kristan Cunningham’s exclusive line of roller shades are made of 100% Polyester, so spills wipe off easily with just a damp rag. Plus, with a wide range of unique patterns and familiar colors this collection will fit in any home during any season.