Mood-Enhancing Classic: Bamboo Blinds

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Given all the time we spend indoors during the winter, a visual reminder of the warmer months can be cheering. There’s something about the light, airy structure of bamboo blinds that seems to do the trick. Bamboo can bring a warm, organic feel into your rooms, and bamboo blinds work […]

No-Fail Window Shades

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When is comes to dressing my windows, I don’t mind letting nature call the shots. Natural woven shades are one of the most affordable and durable window coverings on the market. When I don’t have the budget for a fussy window treatment, this is a go-to look that works without […]

Your Windows: Roman Shades 101

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I recently bucked my self-imposed trend of covering windows in floor-to-ceiling ripple-fold draperies, instead opting for a dubious creation known as a Roman shade. When my seamstress gave me reasons why this was a better fit than plantation shutters, I listened for once. Roman shades are super functional and offer […]

How to Choose the Right Window Treatment

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Blinds or drapes? Café curtains or shades? Your biggest priority in choosing window treatments should be deciding whether you need privacy or light — or both! These professional tips can help you make the right decision. Lauren Ostrow Interior Design, Inc Semisheer window treatments. A common space such as a […]

Window Valances for Every Style

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The first time my seamstress bid on my home’s draperies, I wanted to punch myself in the soul to escape the steep, you-gotta-be-@$%#&-me, sticker shock. Anyone who’s had a seamstress consultation is probably familiar with the amount of money it costs to dress windows properly. Then I discovered the art […]

How to Get Your Window Treatment Right

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During a client consultation last week, I noticed how much I sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher when talking to clients about window treatments. It must be weird seeing an overly energetic, tall designer dude stand in front a wall of windows mouthing “MWOH-MWUH-WUH-WUH-MWA-WAW,” then asking for a check. It may […]