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Montage: 28 Rooms With Roller Shades

Yesterday I was having lunch with a friend who also happens to be an interior designer about to embark on gutting her family’s new home. “I hate roller shades,” she said, to which I gleefully replied, “I love our roller shades! They disappear at the top of the window; you can’t see them at all.”

She reasoned we must have had a good installer, rather than the cheapie versions meant for homeowners to pop in themselves. Nope. My husband put them up, and did a damn fine job. It’s pretty easy to get a great look out of a roller shade on your own, assuming you can measure (and re-measure) accurately and are semi-handy with a drill. Neither are strong points of mine, but luckily my husband is good at this sort of thing.

For the nurseries back in our bungalow in D.C., and then for the boy’s bedrooms in Boston I ordered white duck Roman shades from Smith & Noble. They worked out well; I particularly like the wooden piece on the pull cord (what’s that called anyway?).

Then I discovered The Shade Store. I ordered a zillion roller shade samples in every kind of white, from blackout to solar to papery linens, and made my picks. I used bright white blackout roller shades in the bedrooms (we face East… the sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean and is blinding). If you look at the first photo below, carefully, you can make out the shade rolled up neatly at the top of the window. Basically invisible, right? (I realize the shade on the door is hardly ideal, but I couldn’t come up with another solution.)

Ready to measure: Have a look at my post “Workbook: How to Measure Windows for Blinds

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Master bedroom in our house on the Cape

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White roller shades over wood framed doors  •  Champion Blinds

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Laura Garner  •  GKW Working Design

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Vermont Integrated Architecture

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White roller shades in Portland, Maine bedroom
Whitten Architects  •  Photo by Rob Karosis

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Solar shades on sun porch windows by The Shade Store

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Black solar shades in contemporary Charleston, SC living room
All About Windows Inc.

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Bismut + Bismut Architects  •  Photo by Francis Amiand

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Black roller shade in the kitchen of Rita Hazan’s home
Photo by Brittany Ambridge for Domino

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Gradient blind DIY project  •  Bambula

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Mountain shade DIY project  •  Bambula

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Cortinas roller shades by Hunter Douglas/Luxaflex

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White roller shades and a sheepskin rug  •  Design Sponge

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Solar shades in contemporary dining room in Chelsea,NYC
Brett Beyer Photography  •  Drew McGukin Interiors

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Ikea Urban blind with added red trim  •  Bambula

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Nursery with white shades in Amsterdam  •  Apartment Therapy

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White roller shade in pastel living room in Rotterdam  •  VT Wonen

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 Rattan chairs, oak flooring and white roller shades
Photo by Mia Linnman • Solid Frog

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Tree roller blind in blue by Bodie and Fou

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Victorian home in London  •  Air Space Locations

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Eichler home  •  Apartment Therapy

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 Black roller shades at American Blinds

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Roller shades built into wood framed windows in Brooklyn brownstone
Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture

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Large white roller shade in Grand Rapids, Michigan kitchen
Green Apple Design  •  Solomon Building Group

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Roller shades in contemporary kitchen with Wishbone chairs in Toronto.
Croma Design   •  Michael Graydon Photography

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Stenciled roller shade  •  Photo by Tjitske Lions  •  VT Wonen

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Gift Guide: 15 Gifts For Guys Under $100

I started out thinking it would be hard to pull together a great gift guide for guys, but it turns out there is quite a bit of choice if you spend some time looking. Lucky for you, I did the work for you. These presents men are all under $100, and run the gamut from rugged accessories to useful gadgets. I hope something here appeals to you so you can check your boyfriend, husband, brother, or gay best friend off your list. And being Black Friday, there’s a ton of stuff on sale out there.

gift-guide-for-him-under-$100Great Gifts For Guys Under $100

S H O P P I N G

1 Nixon The Time Teller

2 Aruliden Underwater Landscape Bowl

3 Black Chambray Utility Shirt

4 Bern Brentwood Winter Helmet

5 Jonas Damon Beech Wood Tool Set

6 Kakkoii WOW Speaker

7 Silicone Bluetooth Keyboard

8 Dunes Throw

9 Freud French Press

10 Kiehl’s Skin Essentials Kit

11 Barbour Tartan Scarf

12 Plaid Silk Bow Tie

13 Normann Copenhagen Whiskey Glasses

14 Abingdon Messenger Bag

15 Wool Seafarer Hat

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Montage: 24 Rooms That Use Baskets Right

I’m not sure yesterday’s woven basket post was such a hit. I know, like I said, I’m not a huge basket fan either. Perhaps I really should have provided the Montage first. Because woven baskets can be just the right touch, especially in a sophisticated ensemble. Look .  .  .

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 Architectural Digest

wooninspiratie.nl:

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Nybrogatan 57

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B&B Italia

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Living Etc.

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IKEA via Cote Maison

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Home of Jonathan Lo, the editor of Happy Mundane
via Oh | Design

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Photographer Klas Sjöberg for Lantliv

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IKEA catalog 2010

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via Emmas Design Blogg

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A Beautiful Mess

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Hannah Blackmore Photography

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Stylist Karine Kong – Bodie and Fou

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Krista Keltanen Photography

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Bolig Magasinet

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Domino ( ? )

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Tom Scheerer

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Home of photographer Kristin PerersElle Decoration

Nuevo Estilo Eclectic Kitchen

Nuevo Estilo

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Stephen Falcke

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M. Elle Design  –  Elle Decor
photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna

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Stylist Rosie Brown – Papa Stour

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photographer Tria Giovan

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Montage: 20 Penguins and Polar Bears

I’ve been meaning to do a post about giraffes—I’ve been seeing them everywhere—but since it’s holiday time, polar bears and penguins seem more suitable. And in fact, I’ve been seeing a proliferation of penguins in decor lately too. We even have a penguin etching that we purchased a few years back at the SMFA sale that we still need to get framed; there’s an empty spot over the banquette waiting for it. Happy penguin + polar bear season to all.

PAPER PENGUIN DECORATIONS

Swell 247

Harriet Anstruther
Artwork by Harland Miller

PENGUIN PRINT FOR KIDS ROOM

Cocoboheme

Coral & Tusk

Garnet Hill

PENGUIN WALLPAPER FOR KIDS ROOM

Penguin wallpaper, Isak

Nuevo Estilo

Better Homes & Gardens

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Frankfurt apartment of record label owner Sabine-Lydia Schmidt
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 Estee Stanley

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Rue Magazine

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A reader’s home on Desire to Inspire

Studio Guilherme-Torres – Photographer Lufe Gomes

Photographer Magdalena Bjornsdotterk

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Leah Duncan “Harry Had a Bad Feeling” print
via Varpunen

We need to get this framed!
Selma Swartz BrombergPenguins, 1988

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