Adventures in New York. Winner tells All!

Our brand new friend Cynthia Crescenzo, winner of the Back Bay Shutter New York Weekend Sweepstakes has written a blog post about her weekend for her terrific knitting blog. (If you haven’t checked it out yet, get on over there at!) We’re glad you had fun, Cynthia! We wish you lived closer,  so you could […]

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And the NYC Trip Sweepstakes Winners are…

Rick & Cynthia Crescenzo of Westport, CT won our New York Weekend Sweepstakes! Rick Crescenzo, was having a stressful day at work when he picked up the phone to find out he’d won our New York Weekend Sweepstakes. “It took a few seconds to sink in,” he says, “but then I just felt so much better […]

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Romancing Luxury at the Famed Gramercy Park Hotel

A great hotel should be more than just a building: it should exude originality, romance, art, luxury and have a personality of its own. When the Back Bay Shutter Co. started looking for a hotel for its NYC Sweepstakes, they discovered that the Gramercy Park Hotel would be more than a great hotel, it would enrich the entire […]

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A Preview of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show for 2012

Can anything prepare you for the kind of remarkable experience the annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show will give you this March? Probably not. This prestigious design show has established itself as one of the best in the nation. However, you might ask, “Do I have to be an architect to attend and enjoy this design show?” […]

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3 Tips for Finding Inspiration at MoMA

In the hubbub of New York City, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) almost blends in amongst Manhattan’s slew of skyscrapers. Yet something about MoMA catches even the most distracted passersby’s attention. Perhaps it’s the knowledge that works by Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Cezanne are exhibited just behind those walls. You don’t have […]

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Passion, Precision and the Pursuit of Excellence

This is a guest post by Amy Statton, a professional ballet dancer who has worked with several ballet companies including the Tulsa Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet. In 2009, she received the bronze medal at the 6th Annual Tanzolymp Dance Festival in Berlin for classical ballet. What is excellence? The dictionary defines excellence as the […]

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Creative Ideas for Arched Window Treatments

Arched windows are among the most elegant of architectural accentuations, and they can have a dramatic impact in any room of the home. However, they are notoriously difficult to deal with when it comes to window treatments, as their irregular shapes make them difficult to cover without being conspicuous. The rule of thumb when it […]

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Operating Options for Wooden Venetian Blinds

Wooden Venetian blinds are an elegant way to enhance your home decor, and they come with various operational options, each of which has its own merits and drawbacks. In addition to stylistic considerations, you should also take these operating options into consideration when you’re shopping for Venetian blinds to ensure you get maximum enjoyment from your […]

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We shutter to thank you, and you, and you…

Isn’t Thanksgiving a great holiday? Who doesn’t love spending time with friends and family, eating way too much, and taking a nap in order to eat even more? But in all seriousness, it is one of our favorite holidays, because it forces us to take some time from our busy schedules to think about what […]

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