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.

Unique Soft Shades Product from Hunter Douglas

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NEW: Unique Soft Shades Product from Hunter Douglas

Unique Soft Shades Product from Hunter Douglas

Unique Soft Shades Product from Hunter Douglas

A new year means time for a new look, and we have a new blind product available here at Colorado Blinds and Design to help you create a fluid and sculpted look to match the new chic and sculpted you in 2016!

Solera Soft Shades are the newest in the Hunter Douglas family of products, and are available in many beautiful fabrics and colors.

Features & Benefits:

  • Solera Soft Shades can improve your room’s acoustics and also reduce the intensity of outside noise. One of our design professionals can help you choose the right fabric depending on the degree of sound of control you desire.
  • These shades protect your furniture, flooring and artwork from fading with at least 75% protection from harmful UV rays. Just think, your skin will benefit, too!
  • Like with all our Hunter Douglas products, Solera Soft Shades are covered with a lifetime limited guarantee, to ensure your new blinds last.

To get a better look at the new Solera Soft Shade, come by the showroom and we’ll be happy to walk you through all the different fabrics, colors and operating systems that can make these the perfect option for your home in 2016.



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!

The 2016 Color of The Year Is…..

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The 2016 Color of The Year was recently announced by Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams’ Director of Color Marketing, and it is… drum roll, please….. ALABASTER!

Alabaster is a fine grained sedimentary rock that comes from gypsum, and is an understated, slightly warm white color. As Jackie points out in her blog post, it is sometimes debated whether white is really a color at all, but ultimately, white is extremely versatile and works well with any designer’s taste, as simple or as eclectic as it may be. Since alabaster is not a stark white, it tends to trigger soothing, meditative feelings, so it’s suggested to pair it with a neutral color palette of soft greys, dusty blushes, or other soft earthy tones.

If you can’t quite visualize how alabaster can enhance your living space, swing by Colorado Blinds & Designs for a color consultation, where we’d be more than happy to help you generate a few ideas!


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

Why October – December Are The Best Months to Sell (and Redecorate) Your Home!

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Why October – December Are The Best Months to Sell (and Redecorate) Your Home!

It’s no secret that right now, everyone and their brother wants to own a home in beautiful Northern Colorado. In fact, homeowners enjoyed the highest home appreciation in the country over a 12 month period (ending on June 30), and both Fort Collins and Greeley are among the nation’s top housing markets and financial fitness*.


With all the excitement surrounding the current Colorado housing boom, it’s likely you have considered taking advantage of the fact your house has appreciated in value, even after doing nearly nothing to it! If you have been remodeling and updating your home, you have probably imagined how much you could get back on your investment. With that said, it may be time to quit dreaming and start acting. If there was ever a time to list your house it’s 4th quarter; if there was ever a time to redecorate your home, it’s NOW!


Although we typically tend to think of spring and summer as the ideal time to sell, the statistics say otherwise. According to, Autumn (October through December) in Northern Colorado sees the highest ratio of homes sold to homes listed. The reason is fairly simple: fewer properties tend to hit the market at the end of the year and many potential buyers who started their search in the summer months, are still searching for their new home*.


If you do decide to time the listing of your home with the best-selling season, let Colorado Blinds and Design help. That’s right, we can actually assist you sell your home!  In addition to our FREE in-home window covering estimates and professional installation, Colorado Blinds and Designs also offers design and home staging services! Staging your home can help with the sale of your house for several reasons:


  • Get The Highest Price For Your Home – An aesthetically pleasing home looks and feels comfortable, and not only can potential home-buyers envision themselves living there, they really WANT to live there
  • Helps Your Home Sell Faster – The Association of Property Scene Designers states that staged homes sell 43% faster than homes that are not.
  • Learn For Your Next Home – Bringing in one of our professional stagers can help you with ideas and tips to take with you to your new home!
  • You Never Get a Second Chance To Get a First Impression!


To learn more about our Decorating and Home Staging Services, call us at 970-663-0505 and let’s get your old home sold and your new home started!


*Source: Group Real Estate Inc.Insider, Vol. 39, No. 9

Loveland Model Home

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Below shows our work inside a model home in Loveland, Colorado. This home features contemporary style throughout from the dining area to the bathrooms.







Loveland, Colorado Custom Home Design

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Loveland Colorado Custom Home

We recently completed a custom home here in Loveland, Colorado featuring European Country style combined with Colorado Rustic. Judy Magara (owner) provided design services in addition to carpeting, wood flooring, counter tops, tile, wall finishes, and motorized window coverings.



Current Rebates and Offers

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FREE LiteRise Cordless Operating System or Top-Down/Bottom-Up with Duette Honeycomb Shades

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2013 Federal Tax Credit Opportunity

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The following products if mounted inside mount over double pane glass windows have been certified for the Federal Energy Tax Credit:

  • Hunter Douglas Duette Architella Shades
  • Hunter Douglas Duette Alustra Architella Shades


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