Comments on: Ask Design Mom: Window Coverings http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 17 May 2014 13:48:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: VIKY http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-368063 VIKY Sun, 08 Jul 2012 11:49:01 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-368063 Hey!

Here’s my work in the window balcony:

http://lepinvk.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/new-summer-curtains.html

These old crochets from the grands that you ever know how to use can also became curtains ornaments.

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By: Stancia http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201325 Stancia Fri, 15 Aug 2008 06:05:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201325 I will never buy from Smith+Noble again. Anywhere else, just not there.

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By: Homefile http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201326 Homefile Wed, 25 Apr 2007 21:28:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201326 You are a genius. Plantation shutters are definitely the way to go. I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out the window dilemma. I also have a 10 month old. All he wants to do is grab whatever he can to pull himself up to a stand. Thank you.

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By: stringbing http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201327 stringbing Wed, 25 Apr 2007 15:09:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201327 It is so fun to read about what everyone uses on their windows. Just as Gabby mentioned, I also love plantation shutters & roman shades come in a close second. I absolutely love romas shades that can be drawn down from the top and also up from the bottom. The top-down option allows for appreciating a great view outside without compromising your privacy. Some of my favroite shades are woven/ natural wood shades…They can be purchased almost anywhere, but you ought to take a look at the natural/ woven woods on smithandnoble.com.

Another option might be to buy exactly that fabric you want and then have a local interior designer make the shades for you with your fabric.

Good luck and have fun. I am also going to be in need of window coverings for a whole house in a couple of months!! I will also be anxiously awaiting all of the other responses to this question.

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By: Queen Scarlett http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201328 Queen Scarlett Wed, 25 Apr 2007 14:13:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201328 When we moved into our new home 4 years ago we found that around Thanksgiving JC penny has a hunter douglas sale. We purchased roman shades for our room and silhouettes for our dining/living room areas. then we did honeycomb for the rest…

I may be the only dissenter…but I hate honeycomb shades. If they get dirty they are hard to clean and if you get any insects that fly…they get stuck… ditto with the silhouettes…

So now I’m doing what I should have done… Plantation shutters. I’m with Gabby here.

Shutters – at least here in Calif – also are the only window coverings that add value to your appraisal.

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By: janeannechovy http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201329 janeannechovy Wed, 25 Apr 2007 12:38:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201329 I have honeycomb shades on all our second-floor (bedroom/bathroom) windows, and on two windows on the first floor that face south and east. I have a homemade roman blind on a south-facing window in the kitchen, and I’d also recommend doing that if you have rudimentary sewing skills and access to a good (home decor) fabric store.

All the north and east facing windows on the first floor of my home have no window coverings at all (though they do have exterior-mounted storm windows–if they didn’t I might want to cover them for insulation in the winter, since they’re 97-year-old single pane wood windows). Here in the Pacific NW, light is at a premium three seasons of the year, and I love not having that extra barrier between us and the out of doors. So, if you don’t need the shades for privacy, to block the sun’s glare or to keep out winter’s chill, go without!

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By: Alyssa Coberly http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201330 Alyssa Coberly Wed, 25 Apr 2007 11:54:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201330 another great idea are the linen window coverings (those ones that roll up and you can pull them down to any length) they are fairly cheap, you can customize them with paint or cut outs and i like them with the top of the window boxed in with one of those decorative pieces of wood glued on (think martha stewart type thing) you can google and see the shades.

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201331 Anonymous Wed, 25 Apr 2007 11:48:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201331 I LOVE plantation shutters. The last house we lived in the previous owner had put them in every room in the house, even the basement. They are so kid friendly, and add so much to the look of the house. Like Gabby, I loved going through the house each morning opening them and letting the light in. They are quite pricey, though, so I was grateful someone else paid for them before me! I love the look of the Roman Shades and will try those out in our next house. It will be fun to choose color and designs to go with each room.
Angela

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By: Hilary http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201332 Hilary Wed, 25 Apr 2007 11:01:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201332 I have the honeycomb shades in my front room. I REALLY love them because it gets REALLY hot in there… wow, looks like someone just said that. But, I love mine. Because that room does get hot I have the triple space shades, and it really does an amazing job.

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By: sara http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201333 sara Wed, 25 Apr 2007 10:32:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201333 i love our honeycomb shades too. we got the single cell ones, light filtering in the downstairs and room darkening upstairs. they look clean and really do insulate. i got them from blinds.com, which is way cheaper (but still good quality) than smith and noble. plus i installed them myself, so they must be really simple.

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By: Bubbles http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201334 Bubbles Wed, 25 Apr 2007 10:32:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201334 I have roman shades in my kids’ room – and being the tight wad that I am, I made them myself – you can find instructions here or here.
Initially it was a bit confusing, but once I got the image in my head, it wasn’t too difficult. I have since helped my sisters create some for their own homes. The advantage to making your own is being able to pick the exact fabric you want for the space. Just a thought . . .

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By: HodgePodge http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201335 HodgePodge Wed, 25 Apr 2007 10:09:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201335 If you have old single-pane, energy-inefficient windows like we do, honeycomb shades are great. They allow some light through but provide enough of a privacy barrier. We have the triple cell shades that lower from the top and raise from the bottom, and they make a noticeable difference in temperature.

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By: love.boxes http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201336 love.boxes Wed, 25 Apr 2007 08:50:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201336 I love Roman Shades because they can add a bit of color without being an over-foof. :)

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201337 Michelle Wed, 25 Apr 2007 08:49:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201337 We have Ikea roman shades. If you have great window panes then it’s a good way to show them off. Plus they work well with different decorating styles.

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By: Jen http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-window-coverings/comment-page-1/#comment-201338 Jen Wed, 25 Apr 2007 08:39:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2340#comment-201338 Oh my gosh! How fun to see my question popping up today. Thanks for all the great ideas!! –Jen

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