New Year, New Sale!

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Everything you wish you got for Christmas (but didn’t) is now on sale at Colorado Blinds and Design. Visit the showroom now through the end of the month to save
● 20% OFF all jewelry, scarves, and Laurel Burch designer bags
● 50% OFF candles, and ready-made drapery panels

Even if Santa was good to you, you’ll still want to stop in to save on our Hunter Douglas Products. After all, your home deserves a fresh start this year as well and we have some great promotions going on:
● FREELiteRise Cordless Operating System or FREE Top-Down/Bottom-Up with Duette (Honeycomb shades, plus a $100 rebate when you purchase 4 units (1/14/17 – 4/10/17)
● FREE SimpleLift Cordless Operating System on Everwood Faux Wood Blinds
● FREE UltraGlide Operating System with Designer Roller & Screen Shades & Duette
● FREE TruView Rear Tilt with New Style Hybrid Shutters

You will also be eligible for a $100 rebate when you purchase the following from 1/14/17 to 4/10/17
● 2 Vignette Modern Roman Shades
● 4 Solera Soft Shades OR
● 1 Duette Vertiglide Honeycomb for a sliding glass door

Stop into the Colorado Blinds & Design Showroom and let one of our talented designers show you what your home could be in 2017!

2016 Christmas Gift Ideas From Colorado Blinds & Design

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If you are still struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for a friend or family member, don’t forget to stop by the Colorado Blinds and Design showroom where we have some things you might not expect to find at window covering and interior design shop!

Browse our beautiful and bright scarf collection…

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Check out our cheerful Christmas decor.

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Admire some of our unique jewelry pieces.

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Or, find something… funky!

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If you’re done with your Christmas shopping already, bravo! Come on in and let our designers congratulate you while they show you some of our newest, freshest blinds and window designs for the new year!

We are honored to be nominated for the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics in Northern Colorado!

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We are honored to be nominated for the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics in Northern Colorado!

Holiday Decorating & Gift Ideas

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Readying your home for holidays? Hosting friends and family this year? If so, our designers have an important holiday decorating tip for you….  the rule is, there are no rules! Don’t feel like you have decorate with traditional red and green for Christmas, or that you have to do what you’ve always done for Thanksgiving. Consider the style of your home and feel free to buck tradition and try something new. Decorating your home for the holidays is should be fun, and here at the Colorado Blinds and Design showroom, we have some festive holiday decor sure to add the perfect touch!

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Gobble ‘til you wobble with cute pumpkin poultry, floral/greenery arrangements and other fun Thanksgiving-ware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check out our cheerful Christmas cardinals and other Christmas decor!

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We also have some great gift ideas for friends in family. Swing by to check out new arrivals like…these purr-fect kitty bags!

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A variety of jewelry, for any gal on your Christmas list

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Mackenzie!

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mac-photoMackenzie is currently a senior at Colorado State University and is near completion with her B.S. in Interior Design and a minor in Global Environmental Sustainability. In addition to being a part of the team at Colorado Blinds & Design, she works at CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing, which is located in Old Town, Fort Collins.

Mackenzie enjoys assisting clients either in our Hunter Douglas Gallery or during in-home consultations. She loves helping people find solutions to their design problems and choosing the perfect custom window treatments for their homes.

In her spare time, Mackenzie likes to visit family, spend time with her dog, and catch up on her sleep.

 

HELP US HELP DISADVANTAGED KIDS!

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Realities For Children is a great local organization that aims to provide for the unmet needs of children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk by uniting local businesses, youth agencies and the community in collaborative and mutually beneficial service. Every year, they provide new backpacks stuffed with school supplies to hundreds of children in the area, and Colorado Blinds & Design is proud to be a drop-off location! There’s a couple weeks left in this year’s supply drive, so please help us surpass last year’s donation. Drop off your donations at our showroom Monday through Saturday from 10AM – 6PM.

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Colorado Blinds and Design Is Celebrating 35 Years!

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You know what they say, “time flies when you’re having fun”, and Colorado Blinds & Designs’ owner, Judy Magara, has been having a lot of fun! On January 30, 2016, Colorado Blinds & Designs’ staff will be celebrating Judy’s 35-year long career in the interior design industry.

Colorado Blinds and Design Showroom

Colorado Blinds and Design Showroom

 

Grab a friend and swing by the Colorado Blinds & Designs showroom from 11am – 1pm for special discounts and refreshments to celebrate this exciting milestone.  At noon, you can also learn more about “What’s New in Drapery Hardware,” as presented by the expert herself!

Judy’s story is inspiring because after having two children, she returned to school to pursue her passion. She received her Interior Design certificate and promptly began making a name for herself. Her work has been featured in various design publications, she has worked on hundreds of homes in northern Colorado and the Front Range, and she upgraded her showroom to a Hunter Douglas Gallery in 2011.

We’re excited to see you there!

Judy Magara

Judy Magara, owner.

Holiday Decorating

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Whether you live in California or Colorado decorating your front entryway can be a fun and easy way to show your holiday cheer! Check out this Houzz article highlighting 40 Welcoming Holiday Entryways. Visit our showroom for last minute holiday touches!

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/57814788/list/40-Welcoming-Holiday-Entryways

Open House Saturday, November 7th

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Dear Friends,

We look forward to seeing you at our open house on Saturday, November 7th. We’ll be collecting new toys and warm winter gear on behalf of area youth served by Realities for Children, serving some delicious food and beverages, and presenting a short seminar focusing on “Re-styling Your Home on a Budget.”

We’ll also have special discounts, including half price discounts on all candles, 25% off all candleholders, just in time for holiday entertaining! You’ll also want to check out the very popular Guatamalan jewelry we have recently added.

Now is a great time for “re-styling” and we’re here to help. Whether you need a professional consultation to determine what new paint colors to use, flooring to install, or have questions regarding what window treatments would suit you and your home best, we have you covered.

Do your existing blinds need a “tune-up”? Our repair service can repair most brands and get them in tip-top shape before houseguests arrive.

Warm wishes,
Judy, owner.

Open House Saturday, November 7th

Open House Saturday, November 7th

Sustainable Design

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What is it?

Sustainability encompasses a wide variety of practices and is essentially the same concept as “being green.” It includes recycling, and using recycled products as well as using renewable resources for products. Today the sustainability mindset exists in many industries and has become a major trend in the Interior Design world.

Sustainable Homes

Recently many homes have been incorporating sustainability into their designs. This can be achieved in many different ways.

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The one way that most people immediately think of to make their home “green” is by installing solar panels. This can greatly decrease energy costs in the home, especially here in sunny Colorado.

Solar panels have become more aesthetically pleasing, but they do have a certain “look” that not all people enjoy. In Colorado, where the majority of roofs are pitched, it would be unavoidable to have the panels seen. This makes it essential to include them in the design planning of the home instead of adding them as an afterthought.

The only other possible negative of solar panels is the initial cost of installation. While this cost will be made up in following years, it can be a deterrent in the decision to install.

 

Green Materials

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This bathroom makes use of a technique that is not only sustainable, but it is also beautiful and cost effective.

The counter top is made of cement with pieces of glass mixed in. The product is then polished to create a beautiful and unique finish. Many times products such as this incorporate recycled glass from bottles or even broken windshields. This product is considered to be one of the most sustainable on the market.

The floor in this image uses a similar technique by using cement mixed with pebbles which can be much more cost effective than using other specialty flooring.

The wood used on the cabinets under the sink is another sustainable material that not many people consider. These cabinets are made of bamboo. Bamboo is a highly renewable resource because bamboo plants reach maturity in 2-4 years as opposed to some hardwoods that can take decades. Bamboo can be stained a variety of colors and can be used on floors as well as cabinets.

 

Sustainable Products

Hunter Douglas window coverings are a great way to add an element of sustainability to any home. Specifically Hunter Douglas focuses on insulation, solar heat control, and daylighting so that electricity does not have to be used during the day when the shades are down.

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The most energy conservative product that Hunter Douglas has to offer are the Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades. The cell within a cell construction forms three air pockets which makes it the best window covering for saving on heating and cooling costs.

 

 

 

Hunter Douglas offers many other products that are top performers for insulation, solar heat control, or daylighting. These include the Silhouette ®, Luminette ®, and Vignette ® which offer a different look than a typical honeycomb shade. While they do not have the extreme benefits of the Duette ® Architella ®, they are still an option in making a home more sustainable.

These Hunter Douglas window coverings and many more can be found in our showroom and we would be glad to help you make your home more sustainable.

By: Sandra Fontani

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