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The Layered Look
The primary window covering on this window is the Illusions Shade. Layered on top of them are three back tab decorative panels.
Sliding Door Solution
Sliding Panels or Panel Tracks....these are still sort of new on the market. A very sleek, clean and crisp look, panels come in a variety of colors, patterns and textures
Privacy and Light
Top Down, Bottom Up shades are a very popular solution for people needing and wanting privacy at different points during the day without compromising a view to the outdoors.
A Style with Staying Power
This trend of decorative side panels that do not open and close is here to stay. A classy, modern, and economical way to jazz up any room.
Cellular Blinds (with blackout fabric)
Black out treatments are very much in demand, especially for baby's rooms and for folks who need to sleep during the day. Keep in mind that light, like water, will find a way to seep through any openings. Operational gaps are necessary; otherwise, the shade would shred as it runs against the side of the casement. A solution would be to add decorative fabric side panels over the sides.
It's so nice that more and more window treatments are made with cordless controls. In addition to the added safety, it is a very uncluttered and clean look.
We don't stop at just dressing windows. We help design comforters, headboards, and accent pillows.
Looped Roman Shades
Custom made looped Roman shades are an ideal treatment for long and narrow windows. Notice the perfect placement of the pattern.
A classic look
Board mounted swags and cascades over cellular blinds in a bay. This is a win-win
Just for the fun of it....
...we installed decorative wood rods above the Illusions shades and between the rectangular portion of the window and the arch portion. If for no other reason than to add balance and interest to the room, it worked!
Soft filtered light
This Brecksville, Ohio resident chose Illusions for their versatility in allowing just the right amount of light in.
A Perfect blend
How do you brighten a room and darken it at the same time? By installing a bright white dog eared topper by Lafayette over an Enlightened Style black out honeycomb shade...that's how.
Black out cellular shade by Enlightened Style
We did the same treatment in her sister's bedroom.
Black out shades are popular for bedrooms
The idea behind blackout, NOT room darkening, is that absolutely no filtered light comes through the window treatment. This type of treatment is ideal for bedrooms and for people who need a good slumber in the middle of the day.
Hobbled Roman Shades, Classic
Linda from North Royalton wanted to step it up a notch. And boy...did she!
Hobbled Roman Shades, custom & affordable
Budget Blinds' exclusive line of custom I.D. Draperies gives Linda the opportunity to explore fabrics, patterns and styles in the comfort of her home.
Sunset Ridge can be found in the I.D. Draperies brown book.
Inspire your home
Hobbled Roman Shades, functional & gorgeous!
We worked with the dark and light hues of her decorating scheme to create this dramatic "adjustment" to her favorite space.
Check out her area rug!
Dust does not like Illusions Shades. Although horizontal in appearance, there are no horizontal, flat slats to gather dust.
Illusions Shades provide just that...a horizontal illusion... not to mention beauty and functionality. Instead of tilting a rod or cord to adjust privacy and light control, a simple pull on a sturdy, yet small chain does the trick. Open, closed...and anything in between.
Easy to clean too!!!
Closed to some degree.
Family ancestors built this Century Home near Boston Mills Ski Resort in the 1880s. In order to keep the century farmhouse look, we chose the best...Norman Shutters. They are installed on the inside of the existing window frame, allowing the 4" rustic planks and sills to show. We split the top and bottom vanes to open separately. The traditional tilt bars add to the antique look and allows light control.
The Murano Blind
Back by popular demand, and in a fresh array of colors and patterns, is the Murano Blind! Think of the Murano as a hybrid among horizontal blinds, wood blinds and color galore. Not to mention beauty. The Murano Blind is made of lightweight materials, which allows for larger blinds with smaller stack heights. In addition to privacy, the Murano allows a glow of light to come through when closed. A few months after they were installed, our client, Patti, decided to add stationary drapery panels. She took advantage of Suzi's art degree and her years of experience as an American Greetings' designer. Suzi's middle name - color_texture_pattern_shine - is long, but deserving.
"Perfection" by definition
According to Irma, even her husband loves their new window treatments. Roman Shades window treatments are timeless. These updated Casual Flat Roman Valances by Lafayette lend color, elegance, intrigue and beauty to Irma's kitchen area. The contrasting ties make a subtle yet bold statement in taste.
Irma's perfect wide window solution
Irma is in the enviable position of not needing privacy all day long on her sliding glass door. We continued the stripe pattern for a valance over her door. Underneath and out of sight in this image is an Enlightened Style cordless honeycomb shade to provide privacy and shade when needed.
Irma's Great Room solution
Budget Blinds' new line of Inspired Draperies and top treatments solved the dilemma of Irma's great room. We picked up the Moroccan flavor of her decor with these scallop styled cornices. Edged in gold cording, we were able to accent her choice of darker colors and art pieces.
Continuity, uniformity and beauty
It's worth noting the same honeycomb shade from the kitchen slider is the primary treatment for Irma's great room. The color is Applesauce.
Shutter Installation - Before & after
Gorgeous woodwork is throughout this home in Hinckley, Ohio. The family chose Norman Shutters to enhance their sliding door in their game room. Chris, our installer, gets ready to begin framing the window opening in the same stained wood as the shutters.
Secure shutter brackets
Shutter brackets are secured into the wall above the framing and into the door framing offering safe and secure installation.
Norman Cameron Wood Panel Track
The framing for these shutters are of the same stained wood as the shutters. This style of shutter panel tracks is also known as Bypass Doors.
Chris has installed over 30,000 window treatments throughout his 12 year career. Shutters are just one of his specialties.
12 feet of beauty
Over 12 feet of shutters are needed to properly cover this 4 part sliding door in the family's game room.
These panel track shutter doors slide over each other even when the louvers are in the open position.
More light, less light or no light?
To provide a variety of light control, the panel door louvers are split to allow the tops and bottoms to be operated independently.
Eye catching perfection
The color is called Harvest and coordinates perfectly with the rest of the woodwork in the game room.
Easy access and ideal light
The family chose a center split. Both sides of the shutters slide in opposite directions for easy access to the glass door and optimum light. The doors glide on different tracks so they easily cross in front of each other.
Approval from the family pet
In addition to beauty, Norman Wood Shutters provide outstanding insulation.
And if custom made window coverings is not your only need, Budget Blinds also offers custom bedding, pillows, covered headboards, window seats, chair cushions and table coverings. Here, our client wanted a new coverlet for her Williamsburg-Style bedroom. She was having a heck of a time locating the perfect design and feel. She called us, and we were able to achieve her vision. First, we met at the Strongsville, Ohio showroom to look through fabrics. Then we met at her home to compare the samples to her carpet, paint and furniture colors. Budget Blinds can complete the look for an entire room.
Sheer Covered Vertical Blinds
Our client, a new mom, needed solutions. What she received is unexpected elegance with a boat load of extras! These sheer covered vertical blinds from our Signature Series brand provide light when light is wanted, dark when dark is wanted, privacy and perhaps best of all...easy-to-clean options. With a new toddler, her mind is at ease knowing she can remove the drapery and use her machine's gentle cycle to wash. In addition, these vertical blinds come with Budget Blinds' exclusive 5-year No Questions Asked Warranty (one time use). No matter what happens to the blind, it is replaced at no charge. No Questions Asked!
White Wood Blinds
What came first? The cornice or the wood blinds? The Asian inspired fabric covered cornice came first and was already in place when we were called to help with a new challenge. Our client had shrubs removed from her yard, and all of a sudden, her privacy was compromised. The simple and cost effective solution was white wood blinds with 1" indigo blue tape/banding added to the front. Sometimes needs for a room or window change, and that's where Budget Blinds come in to save the day! Our client is happy with how the "new look" provides privacy without compromising or sacrificing her wish to display decor from her travels around the world.
Embroidered Fabric Valance over Wood Blinds
This embroidered fabric valance is made by Kasmir. Our client fell instantly in love with the six colors in the leaf and vine pattern. Keep in mind, the fabric is first embroidered with miles of thread to create the pattern. So something like this is more towards the high end of the fabric price scale. We were able to keep her cost reasonable by making just valances instead of full length drapery panels. This particular valance is called a Tailored Valance.
Faux Wood Blinds
The key to this room was the collaboration between mother and daughter. The daughter wanted a new look that reflects her youth. Mom wanted a look that would not need to be changed every 12 months or so. So we chose a faux wood blind in a soft white to match the existing light blue, taupe and creamy combination. If the color scheme needs changing, it's very easy to change wall color, the bedspread, or both. We would be remiss if we didn't point out mom's "labor of love" painting of horizontal stripes on the wall. And we certainly can not forget family pet Sebastian who clearly is king of the castle!
Roller Shades on French Doors
People don't realize just how many options they have to "block" the sun without compromising the balance and decor of a room. My client and her family get blinded by sun at dinnertime. So we chose a fabric roller shade to cover the glass on the french doors in their eating area. The textured weave of the fabric has a relaxed, country feel and coordinates nicely with baskets, sunflowers and other design elements in the room.
When not needed, the shades fully and neatly retract into a fabric covered cassette. The shades are controlled by a continuous cord loop that is attached to the door; thus eliminated a puddle of cords on the floor.
Fabric Valance, Cafe Style
After living abroad for over a year, my client wanted to bring a sophistication to her new home in Broadview Heights.
Here, I am "dressing" the cafe curtain in her eating area. The rich mocha color in a patterned Lafayette fabric plays up the grey-brown color combination in the adjacent kitchen. The fabric drapes nicely into the alternating pleat. The Chocolate Kirsch rod adds to the overall richness of her color palette.
Did I mention a feline also resides here? Treating this window with a valance only accomplishes more than just beauty.
My North Royalton client wanted an updated, clean and non-fussy look in her kitchen and eating area. So we chose roller shades. What! Roller shades? They've come a long way baby. Signature brand offers both a roller shade and a sliding panel application in the same material, so blending the two rooms was not a problem.
The roller shade over the sink rolls nicely up into a matching fabric covered cassette.
Sliding Panels over a sliding glass door
And these sliding panels - in the same fabric as the roller shades - slide open in a manner similar to vertical blinds, but they do not pivot.
Signature brand offers many choices of fabrics, colors and textures for both kinds of applications.
The wood cornice over the sliding panels was stained to match the wood trim and newly installed cabinets in the kitchen.
Honeycomb Blinds on front door and side lights
My client has beautiful glass doors that allow in enough light and provide a gorgeous view. But all is not good with the world when salesmen & women show up getting a clear confirmation that she is home or when cars driving by at night get an unobstructed view inside her home.
The solution? 3/8 inch Honeycomb Light Filtering / Room Darkening Blinds. The best of both worlds. They are shallow enough to be streamlined and allow light through, yet are opaque enough to be considered private. And they stack away into minimum space. By the way, the center door blind comes with hold down brackets to prevent that annoying clanging when the door is opened or closed. Impressive insulation too
Shutter Style Wood Blinds
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is a stonework wall! Gorgeous and unique for sure. However, most of her budget went into the wall and my client decided to put her purchase of shutters on hold.
So, we compromised with "Shutter Style" 2 1/2 inch composite slat blinds. The look of shutters at a fraction of the cost. Notice how versatile these shutter style wood blinds are when it comes to both design and light control.
The next image shows the adjacent sliding door treated with fabric covered verticals.
Sheer Vertical Blinds
White fabric covered verticals are divine and classic. We blended these two areas beautifully with a 4 1/2 inch wood cornice by Signature.
If you look closely, you'll notice the design of the valance mimics the wood trim under the counter top and the white color of the window trim.
Fabric Valance over a sliding kitchen door
Enhance! Do not overpower! Add some pizazz!
So with help from my client's sons, we chose a material and style that did not draw attention away from the family's beloved border (above the valance).
The same treatment was also applied to the sliding glass door going out to the deck and in the laundry room.
Swag and Cascade Draperies
Here is a classic and traditional drapery treatment. Notice the cascade lengths on the window by the bed are not the same. There are windows on both sides of the bed, so by making the cascades nearest the bed shorter, we accomplished a more balanced visual harmony.
The main window received extra special treatment. The objective was to fill a lot of unused wall space while also creating privacy, light control and beauty. The medallians and arched center cornice swags filled the wall space. The window shadings can be tilted to adjust light and privacy while providing protection from harmful UV sun rays.
Drapery Hardware by Kirsch
The hardware on the swag and cascade treatment is from a Kirsch collection
Woven Wood Shades
Woven Wood Shades in Jim's office make working from home so much better! To reduce computer glare from the sun, we lined these with a taupe lining. When raised, the look is a roman style fold. We added some "custom" pizazz by making the bottom edge of them a scallop cut with coordinating finished trim.
At one time, dark wood blinds in a white-framed window was a decorating "no-no." But times have changed, and our customer Paula said, "go for it!"
This simple bold color combination compliments the white vanity and dark wood cabinets. The wood valance comes standard with the Signature Series brand of wood blinds.
By the way, Paula is very happy with her up-to-date look.
Vertical Blinds & Sliders
These fabric vertical blinds installed over a sliding glass door are classy, neat, easy to clean, and timeless. Each vane is inserted into a vinyl track (on the back facing the street) to provide additional privacy at night and light control during the day.
We wanted to dress the window up a bit more so we added a wood cornice that matches the wood stain in the customer's furniture and cabinets.
Austrian Shade by Lafayette
Who says you can't get a 1930s glamour look in 2013? Budget Blinds can custom create just about anything your heart desires! Our customer Mary wanted a vintage feel for her new legal office. Choosing a silvery sheer fabric was just the beginning. We then edged the bottom with bead trimming to catch the sunlight and provide extra sparkle. This simple step echos the crystals in her wall sconces on either side of the window. This shade can be raised and lowered to adjust the view and sunlight.
Lyndsey chose roman style woven wood shades for her sitting room. She decided against a privacy liner to allow soft natural light in during the day. Her view of her wooded lot is also unobstructed. The 9" matching valance adds a sense of balance to the window treatments.
A continuous cord loop control prevents the "puddling" of the cords when the shades are drawn open.
We brought the same style, fabric and color of the woven wood shades into Lyndsey's adjacent eating area. This continues the cohesive look for an open floor plan.
Natural Wood Shutters
Shutters are one of a kind in versatility. They can be opened, closed, or partially opened; changing the look and feel of a room within minutes.
These shutters are half open providing privacy without shutting out the world.
Our customer chose four-panel wood shutters to give her flexibility in light control without limiting her views of the outdoors.
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