Well it’s looking like no cabinet or mirror until first of next week. In the meantime, we have ordered and installed our custom blinds!
If you didn’t know, my mom owns a custom blinds and window treatments business, Diana’s Blinds and Designs. We are lucky to get such wonderful Hunter Douglas blinds at great prices. Let me show you what cool things we got for the addition.
The bathroom and closet both face the road so we wanted those two rooms to match. We decided on the bronze metal 2” blinds (Natural Elements line) that I LOVE. They go perfectly with all the dark wood in the closet and really ties in the dark color into the toilet room. I love that the bronze gives it a little bling.
In the bedroom, our number 1 requirement was that the blinds were black-out. When Scott has to sleep during the day, it’s really hard when the sun comes up in our corner of the house. The other thing we wanted was top-down bottom-up. This is great for bedrooms where you want privacy but you also want the blinds open. We went with a Duette Honeycomb. Let me know show you how it works.
Here the blinds are shut. You can see that not a peep of light is coming through the blind, just a little around the edges. I had to turn the lights on just to get a decent picture.
You can also pull them up like traditional blinds. You can still see how much light it’s blocking.
Or, here are the tops down. This is my favorite and usually how I set the blinds for the day. Plenty of light is coming in but no one sees us walking around.
And if you’re feeling funky, you can do both:
I didn’t picture it but of course, you can pull the blind all the way to the top, exposing the entire window. The other thing I love is that these have NO CORDS. Just a tab on the headers and up and down it goes!
Aren’t they great?
We have matching ones on the French doors although they are not top-down bottom-up. My blind lady assured me we did not want them that way. So these get yanked up all the way to the top every day and I really do love all the light streaming in. In fact, it’s why I insisted on French doors anyway. But the black-out really helps Scott when he needs to sleep.
We love all of them. I think they were the perfect fit for us. The cool thing is there are HUNDREDS of options and combinations. You probably don’t realize how many things you have to pick from. The great thing about Hunter Douglas is their personalized service (free consultation!), installation and a guarantee that doesn’t compare to any store-bought blind. Seriously, by the time you replace that metal mini-blind from Home Depot a few times, you could have had an awesome Hunter Douglas one the whole time!
Ok, Mom, how’d I do? LOL If you’re in the area, definitely give them a call or hit them up on Facebook. Mom seriously loves to help people find the perfect window covering to finish a room. Speaking of, Mom, we need to talk panels!