HERE'S WHAT'S NEW: The latest in home decorating from the American Blinds and Wallpaper designers

Roman Shades Reinvented

March 17, 2015 3:01 pm

Roman shades and stripes are classic design elements on their own, but when you put them together the results are amazing. Looking through This Old House and Architectural Digest we found two great examples of this. Crazy Colorful This room has varied color palate of blues and yellows that might be a little hard to match. By choosing window shades that have a few colors, one of which matching the walls, the window coverings don’t get lost in the design scheme. The roman shades give this room the structure and clean lines it needs. Get the Look: Premier Roman Shades in Windsor Cranberry with a flat fold style are a good choice. They will fold up the set of shades on the side do, but will also hang nicely when completely lowered. Simply Striped We love this room because of its simplicity. It has a really clean color palate that is easy to recreate. The fact that the chairs are upholstered in a fabric similar to the window shades show that the little details matter. Get the Look: Super Value Roman Shades in Troika Hemp are clean and not too busy. You could probably find a similar fabric to upholster chairs with... View Article

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Choosing the Right Window Covering for you!

March 1, 2015 3:01 pm

There are so many options for beautiful window coverings out there. How do you know which window treatment is right for you? Our Style Scout  Cindi Creagler has a handy list of questions you need to ask yourself before you make your selection! Hear Cindi talk about tips for selecting the perfect window treatment. Helpful questions to answer when choosing your blinds, shutters, shades or drapes: What is the style of my room? What makes it different from other rooms in my house? What does this room need the most – style, privacy, light blocking or light filtering? Which fabric is right? Cindi says order fabric samples <link to samples page> before you buy to make sure it’s the right match. Get the look from this video yourself with Basic Woven Wood Shades or Deluxe Natural Woven Wood Shades. Love what you learned?  Check more great videos and tips on our Style Scout page, or follow Cindi Crigler’s home style board on Pinterest.

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Watch Out For: Woven Woods!

November 26, 2014 5:28 am

Woven wood shades are insanely popular, they’ve been everywhere these past few months. Recently, we saw them in Architectural Digest in a fresh new way. Usually when you think bamboo blinds, you think beach-y or completely casual. Here, the window shades are shown in a way that makes them look upscale and essential as room décor. We love the light the shades let in. It makes the room seem brighter and bigger. Get the look: Bali Deluxe Natural Woven Wood Shades in Uplands Cambria isn’t woven too tightly, so lots of light can come in and it is in a really light color that goes well with light colored walls. Natural Classic Roman Style Woven Wood Shades in Mesh Reeds Cinnamon has a tighter weave for additional privacy and light control. Show us how you use woven wood shades in your home for a chance to be featured on our blog!

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Thanksgiving Tablescapes

November 25, 2014 8:19 pm

Add some life in case the conversation doesn’t have any.  No doubt the conversation will eventually flow and be amazing, but for those rocky starts between relatives that haven’t been seen in year, flowers are easy to talk about and make a room feel more filled with life. Plus they’re so much fun to pick out and arrange in whatever way fits your table best. We love how these are arranged around a white pumpkin base and add a kick of color. Make it personal. You know these guests well enough to invite them into your home, so add a personal touch to your table setting with a place card or a gift for each guest. Everything needs a home. Take a minute of prep time before you go shopping and decide where everything can sit on the table. You don’t want guests crowded out by the gravy bowl. Do the same for your tablescape and figure out how much room you have, is there space for a charger, dessert plate, salad bowl, and wine glass? If there isn’t you won’t bother looking for any and everybody wins. But if you have a large table and a smaller group you... View Article

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