Spotlight on Ed and Barb Seifert

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At Colorado Blinds & Design, we are committed to finding the perfect design solution for our clients. Our 30 years of experience in the design industry has taught us a lot, including the best companies and contractors to use for our client’s special projects.

Ed and Barb Seifert are just one of the great companies we love to use. The Seiferts own E.A. Seifert Landscape, Inc. and can assist with your landscape needs. They specialize in a plethora of landscape services, including water features, tree and shrub planting, lighting, fire pits, landscape renovations, irrigation systems, fences and arbors, planting, art, sculpture and floral displays.

They designed and fabricated this beautiful sculpture for our clients Steve and Patty. They were thrilled with the piece; take a look at what they had to say…

Thanks for recommending Ed Seifert.  We saw him today at 2pm and found just the perfect piece for the cubby over the stairway.  Really a neat guy with great ideas.  He had one piece on his website that he sold…but had another one in his house that he is going to modify a bit for us. 

Again, really appreciate your recommendations and thoughts.

We are committed to the client’s happiness here at Colorado Blinds & Design. If we can’t help you with your design needs, we will find someone who can.

Take a look at the E.A. Seifert Landscape, Inc. website! http://www.seifertstudios.com/

Give us a call or stop by if you have any design needs.

Vahallan Hand Painted Wall Coverings

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At Colorado Blinds & Design, we know that the easiest and most affordable way to update a space is to change wall colors and coverings. That’s why we love the unique look of Vahallan hand painted wall coverings.

Vahallan hand painted wall coverings are just that: a custom, hand painted paper that is applied to walls and other surfaces.  The application process is different than that of a traditional wall paper. Pieces of the paper are torn and “decoupaged” to the surface, eliminating seams found in traditional wall papers. Vahallan designed the papers to be flexible enough to be cut into virtually any shape, from circles to diamonds.

This product has many benefits, including color customization, repair-ability, and durability. The product is also easy to repair, clean and install.

Take a look at the photo gallery below to see all of the amazing patterns and colors that Vahallan offers. Scott Busby of Busby Painting completed all of the installations and did an amazing job. Stop in our showroom to see the sample book, or call today for more information.

 

 

 

 

Inexpensive Decorating Ideas!

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At Colorado Blinds & Design, we know that the holiday season can put stress on finances. If you are a little short on cash, but want to spruce up your home, take a look at these inexpensive decorating ideas. A small change can freshen up your space.

  • Add wallpaper, mirrors or paint to the back of bookcases. This is a simple and inexpensive way to add visual interest to your bookcases. Also, adding mirrors will make your space appear bigger.
  • Attach casters to the bottom of…anything! Casters add height and mobility to any piece. Once added to a kitchen island, a mobile server is instantly created. Also, casters make cleaning super easy. Simply roll out of the way to clean under hard to reach places!
  • Replace faucets, fixtures and hardware to give a custom-built look. So many of the homes built today include the most basic (brass, yuck!) fixtures. You can find these items at reasonable prices at overstock.com and amazon.com. Also, check locally for building surplus stores.
  •  Replace your standard bathroom mirrors with framed mirrors found at the store. Check antique and home decor stores for unique mirrors at great prices. Again, this gives your home a custom look!
  • Dont’t ignore your ceilings! Ceilings can be painted or even wallpapered.
  • Periodically check Craigslist for furniture and decor items you need. You can get smokin’ deals on some great pieces. With a little love and elbow grease, you can get a custom piece that YOU designed.

 

Decorating tips courtesy of Country Living Magazine, http://www.countryliving.com/homes/how-to-get-the-look/budget-decorating-makeover-0109?src=nl&mag=clg&list=nl_ccr_dot_mko_083111_budget-decorating-makeover&kw=ist

2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

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Tangerine Tango, courtesy of Pantone

Pantone Color Institute®, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industry, has announced Tangerine Tango as the 2012 color of the year. The color, described as a “honeysuckle hue,” is vibrant and full of energy.

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

Don’t be afraid to incorporate this vibrant hue into your home decor! Small touches of bright hues can add energy and visual interest without overwhelming a space. Accessories, pillows and accent walls are great areas where bright colors can be used appropriately.

Love this color but are unsure how to use it? Give us a call and we can help! Interior design consultations are 1/2 off for the first hour for the entire month of January if you book an appointment with Allyson or Karla. Appointments are filling up fast, so call today!

French Design is IN for 2012!

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The design community is buzzing with the new trend for 2012: French Design Redefined.

This trend is described as a modern twist on traditional French Country style. Think country French fabrics and textures (ruffles, distressed woodwork) with modern lines. If you are in need of some updating in your home, consider adding French design elements to add a sophisticated and modern flair. French Design Redefined is characterized by:

  • Bright Hues in conjunction with subdued colors
  • Using red, yellows and blues together (forming a “triad” color scheme)
  • Bold Prints, such as damasks, toiles, and matelassé plaids
  • Using natural or painted distressed wood pieces
  • Swapping out dated light fixtures for chandeliers
  • Incorporating monogrammed pieces and Fleur-de-lis

Stop by our showroom or call 970-663-0505 to set up a design appointment with Allyson or Karla. Get 1/2 off the first hour of a design consultation for the entire month of January! A $75 value for only $37.50.

 

 

Great Tips on “Winterizing” Your Home: How to Save on Energy Costs this Winter

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Our newest Interior Designer and Window Covering Specialist, Karla Allingham, has shared some great tips on ways to reduce heating costs due to energy loss this winter. Her quick and easy tips are small, easy and inexpensive methods that make a HUGE difference! Take a look at her post below or come see her in our showroom.

It definitely feels like winter has arrived! With that in mind, consider the following home improvements to prepare for the cold winter months.

  •   Clean or replace your furnace filters to increase energy efficiency. A good rule of thumb is to do this every heating and cooling season.
  •   Insulate electrical outlets and switch plate covers with foam inserts and apply weather stripping around doors and windows to reduce drafts.
  •   Reverse the direction of your ceiling fan to counter-clockwise so that the warm air circulates around the room.
  • Make sure floor registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators are not blocked by furniture or drapes to provide more efficient heat flow.
  •  Add area rugs to cold bare floors and consider hanging thermal drapes to increase comfort and reduce heating costs.
  • Install energy efficient window coverings to reduce heat loss through windows. Duette Architella shades from Hunter Douglas can save up to 20% on energy bills and typically pay for themselves in just 2 years.

By implementing the above mentioned tips, you will save energy and money.

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