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.

 

TAKE HOME OUR LOVEABLE MISFITS

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Colorado Blinds & Design currently has a beautiful selection of misfits and one-of-a-kind blinds in our “bonepile.” These are new blinds in great condition that for one reason or another are looking for good homes! They come in a variety of sizes and colors but don’t have mates, so a room needing just one would be a great candidate. If you need a nice addition to your guest room, garage, or basement, give us a call with your window size and we will try to find the best match for you!

Benjamin Moore’s 2017 Color of the Year Is……

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Last week, Benjamin Moore announced it’s 2017 color of the year; a deep, saturated purple called Shadow.

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Benjamin Moore’s creative director describes Shadow as “allusive and enigmatic,” and explains that it reflects consumers’ newfound level of confidence in using deeper, saturated colors.

We know that using rich, darker colors like Shadow, Dark Burgundy, Salamander, and Guacamole in your home can be a little intimidating, but in the right space, it can feel both sophisticated and cozy. The designers here at Colorado Blinds and Design would love to show you how to make the most out of this fresh, new color trend. Call or stop by today!

Join Us Saturday October 29th For An Open House Party!

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Follow Colorado Blinds & Design on Houzz To Inspire Your Next Design Project

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If you are currently remodeling or planning an interior design project in the future, you need to get on Houzz! Houzz is a website and online community created to inspire your next interior design, decorating, landscaping, and home improvement project. The platform and app features photos to browse and save, articles, product recommendations, and user forum. You can also find local design professionals, like us!

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When you create your Houzz account, be sure to follow Colorado Blinds and Design so you can see pictures of our most recent projects that may help inspire yours! You can also see incoming reviews from our happy customers.

Create Curb Appeal with an Exterior Color Consultation

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When this particular writer was a kid, everyone hated the family in the house across street from us. They were perfectly nice and respectable people, but it didn’t matter. As soon as they moved in, they painted their house peachy-pink with turquoise trim, and it was hideous. Our neighborhood quickly became known as the “block with ugly pink house”.

Colorado Blinds and Design does not want you to be that family, which is why in addition to interior color consultations, we also provide exterior paint color consults. Not only can a professional eye help avoid the wrath of angry neighbors, it can also help you create some definite curb appeal. Our designers are experienced, so you can rest assured that they know what colors will work for you, your home, and neighborhood.

Curious about the hottest exterior colors and trends? Stop by and talk to a Colorado Blinds & Design Designer today!

Sherwin-Williams 2017 Color of the Year

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Introducing Poised Taupe, the Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year for 2017!

Grays have dominated the interior/exterior design market for years. They have long been viewed as THE key neutral. But for the last five years or so, neutrals have begun transitioning from the monochrome grays to more complex hues like taupes and browns. Why? Poised Taupe is a timeless, beautiful classic with a perfect balance of cool and warm.

Although grays are still important, the industry has seen a shift in materials and colors from cooler shades to warmer expressions. In addition to the warming up trend, 2017 will also see other colors emerge that combine perfectly with Poised Taupe. If you’re looking for a fresh neutral that can provide a foundation for a cozier look? Take a look at our suggested color schemes:

Cornflower Hues

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Vintage Pastels
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LABOR DAY SALE

Additionally, we have our annual Labor Day Sale going on now throughout the entire month of September! All of our beautiful floral stems are 35% off, and our ready-made drapery panels and bedding sets are 50% off. And, any item that’s orange is 35% off! New merchandise arrives soon, so stop by often to see our new seasonal décor, jewelry, handbags, gifts and more

Finally, we also want to extend a very big THANK YOU to all of you who purchased school supplies for the Realities For Children back-to-school drive, and the delicious Palisade Peaches for the Mountain View Rotary fundraiser! We are blown away by your generosity, and we hope to continue to partner with you to make our community a little better each day.

Blue is the New Black!

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The color black is ubiquitous in home décor. It pairs well with just about any other color. It feels classy. It can add a splash of elegance to any living space. But now, trendy decorators are making the shift to blues. Deep blues such as indigo have become a favorite for those looking to add a rich, dark accent without the harshness of black. With its preference over black growing steadily, blue is indeed becoming the new black. When thinking of using blues in your home, here are some things to consider:

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• DO mix blues with soft neutrals. The blue will help make these colors pop.
• DON’T be afraid to mix blue and black. What was once thought to be taboo, blue and black are being used together more frequently today.
• DO mix rich shades of blue with sharp contrast colors.
• DON’T paint a wall a deep blue unless it is an accent wall. Four walls of blue will darken a room significantly.
• DO map out your splashes of blue in a space. Hang a blue piece of art, then set out a rug with blue accents, and add a blue pillow.
• DON’T miss opportunities to introduce blues in interesting ways, such as water-inspired art or photography.

 

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Blue artwork adds a touch of glam to an otherwise bland hallway.

HOT SUMMER SAVINGS

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August is the time for hot savings! Check out some of these great deals we have going on now:

Candle Holders & Scarves: 35% OFF

All Candles: Buy one get one FREE

Ready-Made Drapery Panels & Bedding Sets: 50% OFF

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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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