Hunter Douglas® Silhouette® LiteRise™ Demonstrated!

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At Colorado Blinds & Design, we are crazy about the new Silhouette®  with LiteRise™ from Hunter Douglas®.

We  just got our sample in our showroom and it is gorgeous. It is so easy to operate, and looks so sleek and elegant!

Stop by our showroom and give it a test drive, or watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ksi9QoDydw

 

Feng Shui

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Feng Shui is defined as the Chinese art or practice of positioning objects, especially graves, buildings, and furniture, based on a belief in patterns of yin and yang and the flow of chi that have positive and negative effects.

Now, whether you believe in this ancient art or not, there is no denying that certain furniture arrangements add or subtract from a space. Following some simple guidelines can add positive energy and movement to any room. Check out our tips below, courtesy of HGTV.com (http://www.hgtv.com/decorating/create-a-feng-shui-home/page-3.html).

  • Dining RoomDos:
    • Use rounded and oval tables.
    • Use white plates, as they allow the natural beauty of the food to be the focal point of the meal.
    • Incorporate soft, comfortable chairs that are of equal size.
    • Give each person and chair a pleasant view.
    • Add serene artwork or imagery of food.

    Don’ts:

    • Have sharp, pointed edges on tables and chairs.
    • Use glass or metal tabletops, which are hard and unfriendly.
    • Hang intense or negative artwork.
    • Have low-hanging ceiling fans, which create an unsafe atmosphere.
    • Create cramped spaces, where people can’t comfortably sit or move around the table easily.
  • Living RoomDos:
    • Use beautiful, yet comfortable and safe furniture.
    • Arrange the furniture so the room is inviting and easily accessible.
    • Put the TV and other electrical equipment into a cabinet to be hidden from view when not in use.
    • Hang objects at the same height and create strong visual horizontal lines, especially when ceilings are extremely high.
    • Marry objects and face furniture together so they’re in relationship to one another.

    Don’ts:

    • Use uncomfortable furniture and seating.
    • Have too many decorative objects, unless they are organized together as a group.
    • Place too many pillows on the couch.
    • Use the TV as the focal point of the room or seating arrangement.
    • Have beams in the ceiling or sit directly beneath them for long periods of time.
  • Home OfficeDos:
    • Place your desk in the power spot, the area directly opposite the door.
    • Add sensual objects and artwork to inspire resourcefulness and productivity.
    • Bring in rounded shapes and move sharp-edged furniture out of the traffic flow.
    • Add healthy plants, which are beneficial to counter-balance the effects of electrical equipment.
    • Create a filing and storage system that is clearly labeled and easy to use.

    Don’ts:

    • Sit in the line of energy coming in through the door.
    • Hang uninspiring or mismatched artwork.
    • Paint the room in drab colors.
    • Use broken or uncomfortable office chairs.
    • Pile up paperwork or create clutter and disorganization.
    • Sit with your back toward the office door. If you must, hang a mirror to see behind you.
  • BedroomDos:
    • Sleep in the power spot, which is located directly opposite the door.
    • Add a solid headboard, ideally in a warm, friendly material such as wood or leather.
    • Replace bedding at least once a year to add a fresh, positive energy to the space.
    • Add romantic imagery or objects grouped in sets of two or pairs.
    • Use warm colors, flesh tones or red and pink to spice up the room and your romance.

    Don’ts:

    • Sleep with your body in line with the path of energy entering through the bedroom door.
    • Have TVs, computers or exercise equipment, unless they’re hidden away or in a storage cabinet.
    • Have an excess of mirrors, which can sometimes activate too much energy.
    • Use footboards, which prevent you from easily moving around the bed.
    • Place one side of the bed against a wall. There should be equal space on either side for two people to comfortably enter and exit.
  • BathroomDos:
    • Create a beautiful, uplifting and organized space.
    • Add new linens, bath soaps, plants, soft lighting and other beautiful accessories.
    • Add a mirror to the door to help the bathroom visually disappear.
    • Put a divider between the bathroom and bedroom in master suites.
    • Add earth and fire elements.

    Don’ts:

    • Leave the toilet seat up or drains uncovered when not in use.
    • Create clutter on the sink, countertop and tub edge or in the shower stall.
    • Hold on to old or unused bottles of shampoos, products, creams and potions.
    • Have the toilet in plain view. Try covering or screening it when possible.
    • Create a small, cramped area. Try adding mirrors to help expand the feeling of the spac

New Hunter Douglas® Product Innovations Sneak Peak!

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Our staff at Colorado Blinds & Design attended the Hunter Douglas® premiers seminar yesterday in Denver and we are SO excited to share the new product information and innovations with you! These changes and innovations will be available April 3rd. Can’t wait until then? Take a look at the sneak peak we provided below!

Everwood® Faux Wood Blinds

Everwood® Faux Wood Blinds are one of our most popular products, and we are so excited about all the new features in this line. Hunter Douglas® introduced 3 new textures: Linen, Leather and Grass Weave. Also, the deLite (routless) feature is now available free of charge for all Everwood® products. How cool is that?

Palm Beach® Custom Shutter Collection

This collection features a polysatin shutter, comprised of man-made materials. New innovations include the new DuraLux™  Finish, which makes polysatin shutters look like a painted wood shutter. Gone is the “sheen” associated with vinyl products. New trims and hardware upgrades are also available.

Silhouette®

Ask and you shall receive! By popular demand, silhouette is now available in a cordless version. That’s right, a CORDLESS silhouette, available in 2, 3 and 4 inch vane sizes. Come check out our sample today!

Duette® and Applause® Honeycomb shades

New colors and textures are available in the Duette Architella® collection! Other new features include new and slimmer headrails and discounted Duolite pricing.

This is only a sneak peak of what’s new from Hunter Douglas®!

Stop by today to see all of these great innovations from Hunter Douglas®. Beginning April 3rd, act quickly to take advantage of our generous rebates and upgrades. Schedule your free in-home estimate today!

 

 

 

“Like” Us on Facebook and Win a Gift Certificate to Our Showroom!

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Are you on Facebook? Do you like to win free gift certificates? Do you have 10 seconds to spare? Good!

Take 10 seconds out of your day and “Like” Us on Facebook. You will automatically be entered to win a $20 gift certificate to our showroom full of home decor and gift items. Once we reach 200 fans, we will choose and announce a winner!

 

Saving Energy in Style Window Covering Sale

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There are only a few short weeks left to take advantage of the Save Energy in Style Sale. Until March 31st, you can receive generous rebates for many Hunter Douglas® products.

Buy 2 or more of any combination of the following products and enjoy generous savings.

Vignette® Tiered™ Architella® Shades: Save $50 per unit

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades: Save $40 per unit

Buy 4 or more of any combination of the following products and enjoy generous savings.

Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades: Save $25 per unit

Duette®  honeycomb shades: Save $20 per unit

Spotlight on Scott Busby and Busby Painting

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Last week, Colorado Blinds & Design hosted a wall covering technique class with Scott Busby, owner of Busby Painting. We had a blast showcasing all the new and innovative products that are available, as well as viewing all of Scott’s amazing work. In case you missed the class, we have uploaded the images from our slide show presentation. Take a look below.

Scott Busby and Judy Magara have worked together for a number of years serving Colorado’s interior design needs. Scott Busby is truly an artist and has some amazing techniques in his arsenal, as well as excellent craftsmanship and affordable prices! Take a look at the photo gallery showcasing his work.

 

 

For more information on Vahallan paper or color consultations, give us a call at 970-663-0505.

Valentine’s Day Business Decorating Contest

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We’ve got the love bug here at Colorado Blinds & Design!

We decorated our store and are participating with many other local businesses in the 2nd Annual Sweetheart City Valentine Business Decorating Contest. If you get a chance, vote for the business who you think is the best decorated via this link http://www.loveland.org/ValentineVote/

We would LOVE it if you would vote for us!

Stop in today and see our decorations and all the great home decor items we carry, or take a look at the photo gallery below.

XOXOXO from the team at Colorado Blinds & Design

 

 

 

 

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.

Congrats, Judy!

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Colorado Blinds & Design has a  writer in their midst!

That’s right! One of the owners, Judy Magara, recently won an IPad 2 by entering a contest sponsored by Hunter Douglas® wherein sales people were asked to share their Duette® Architella® sales success story. She wrote a short essay addressing the prompt and won! Check out her success story below..

I had an engineer who called me and came into our showroom.  He came in with his children and was very distracted.  He told me he had just bought very good replacement windows and only wanted to look at our lowest cost honeycomb shade.  I told him I would show it to him but I also wanted to show him the Duette Architella and explain the reasons why it was a better value even though the price was higher.  We talked about the insulating quality of a double pane window by itself with nothing in it and then the difference with an Applause single honeycomb shade versus a Duette Architella shade.  I explained the energy savings on heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer and how the difference in insulating qualities would actually save him money over the years.   He listened to what I had to say and not only purchased Duette Architella shades, but decided on the Meritage Duette Architella (the most expensive of the Architella shades).  About six months later, he called for an appointment.  I measured his basement windows and sold him more Duette Meritage Architella honeycomb shades.  He has given my name to several of his friends.  The Federal Tax Credit wasn’t a concern to him because he had already used it on his replacement windows.  This just proves that product knowledge means all the difference in selling Duette Architella shades.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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