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The Wide and Wonderful World of Custom Roman Shades

Custom roman shades are an elegant and versatile solution to any home’s decor.  The name seems to come from shades used in the ancient Roman Coliseum, where long poles were extended from the edge of a seating tier and pleated fabric was hung to offer spectators some shade, and then retracted when not in use.  […]

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Automatic Shades: A Moving Experience!

There are countless reasons to install blinds in any home with rooms exposed to direct sunlight. The convenience of moving shades should be clear, but recent advances in technology have made automatic shades practical, efficient and affordable. From security and privacy, to child safety and energy efficiency, automatic shades are an elegant, versatile, and modern […]

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Interior Wood Shutters — Any Window’s Dream

It’s that one window. You know the one — it’s awkward, not quite right.  Something about it is making the whole room feel a little… off. You walk in, and your eye goes straight to it. That’s not what’s supposed to happen — the magnificent chandelier deserves all the notice. The window is supposed to […]

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Need Paint for Your Shutters, Walls, Trim? Make it Green.

Almost three decades ago the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began focusing on VOC’s, volatile organic compounds, and their adverse effect on health. “What the heck are those, you ask?” They’re compounds, found in many things, including the solvents in paint, which are not only harmful to people, but also to the environment. Paint companies began […]

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Shoji Screens — Back Bay Style

Stained Maple Shoji panels with a light filtering insert (made in Hawaii), installed with a custom white oak bottom track to match the floor. When it comes to window treatments, Shoji screens are one of the hardest working options you can choose. The soft glow of a Shoji screen can give a space multiple functions, create a […]

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New England Home Event (of the year!)

Kim Sancoucy of New England Home with our own Nancy Sorensen and Steve Kontoff.  Last week, we took time out from our number one priority— shutters, shades and blinds —to attend The Fourth Annual New England Home Hall of Fame Awards.  We were proud to be Silver Sponsors of this fabulous event. From Winston Flowers’ knockout arrangements […]

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BBS & Charles Street Supply Tackle an “Imperfect World.”

Recently we teamed up with Charles Street Supply to create a display in their front window. If you don’t know Charles Street Supply, you should check it out. Smack in the middle of one of the city’s most stylish streets, they’re the oldest hardware store in Boston. Jack and Cassie Gurnon (Cassie owns Thistle, a popular […]

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Get Your Motor Running with Motorized Shades

Motorized shades and blinds are luxurious and are quickly becoming a design element for those interested in a sleek look with simple lines. Nothing adds more drama to a room than being able to open your shades or blinds in unison, taking your space from either light to dark by simply pushing a button. They’re […]

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