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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


Master bedroom in our house on the Cape


White roller shades over wood framed doors  •  Champion Blinds


Laura Garner  •  GKW Working Design


Vermont Integrated Architecture


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


Solar shades on sun porch windows by The Shade Store


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


Bismut + Bismut Architects  •  Photo by Francis Amiand


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


Gradient blind DIY project  •  Bambula


Mountain shade DIY project  •  Bambula


Cortinas roller shades by Hunter Douglas/Luxaflex


White roller shades and a sheepskin rug  •  Design Sponge


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


Ikea Urban blind with added red trim  •  Bambula


Nursery with white shades in Amsterdam  •  Apartment Therapy


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


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


Tree roller blind in blue by Bodie and Fou


Victorian home in London  •  Air Space Locations


Eichler home  •  Apartment Therapy


 Black roller shades at American Blinds




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


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


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


Stenciled roller shade  •  Photo by Tjitske Lions  •  VT Wonen


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Montage: 65 Rooms with Bunk Beds

Looking back at my last bunk bed post from almost two years ago, I see I only included 17 examples. I can do better. Here are 65 amazing children’s bedrooms with bunk beds.

Duc Duc

Architectural Digest

via Oh Dee Doh

via Treehugger   |   via The Boo and the Boy

Elle Decor

Patrice Bevan Cowans


Buckingham Interiors + Design

Photographer Anitta Behrendt   |   Photographer Jason Loucas

Sarah Davison Interior Design


Katie Leede of Digs by Katie

Bolig Magasinet   |   Celerie Kemble

via Treehugger

Architect Tom Murdough—Photographer Chuck ChoiBoston Home Magazine

via A Well Traveled Woman

M. Elle Design

Architectural Digest

Diane Hendrikx   |   via Desire to Inspire

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture

Justine Hugh-Jones   |   unidentified

New York Magazine   |    Cookie

Shawn Henderson

Photographer Stellan Herner   |   unidentified

via nie tylko dzieciaki

via DecorPad   |   Tasten Atelier

Nina Tolstrup, Studiomama

via Made by Girl


FC Studio


House and Home   |  Superkül Inc Architect 

Jarmund Vigsnaes Arkitekter

via Automatism

New York Times

Antonia Hutt

Architect Lucia Korcarz via Apartment Therapy

John Maniscalo Architecture

Victoria Hagan Interiors

Wooden Beds

House Beautiful


Skona Hem

Elle Decor

Coastal Living

Living Etc.   |   Abaton Architecture

Abigail Ahearn

Fernau + Hartman Architects   |   Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz of BNO Design

Orrick & Company   |   Darryl Carter

Skona Hem   |   Coburn Architecture

Wary Meyers   |  via Noosh Kids


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