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Congratulations, Wil, and Happy 25th Anniversary to us!

  Back Bay Shutter Co., Inc is celebrating! Wil Morton, lead neurotic perfectionist, expert problem solver, and head of the sales department for the past 14 years, has been named a full partner. His official title is now vice president and assistant treasurer. If you’ve worked with Bill, you know that he is not only […]

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Our Largest Motorized Blind Goes to School

The Match School. Take a look at the size of those windows! Shades come in all different sizes and textures. We thought we had seen them all, but then along came the Match School, an innovative charter school on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. For those of you who like local Boston history, the building is […]

Categories: Shades and Shojis, Trends

How Minimum Window Treatments Deliver Maximum Quality

High quality window treatments are both practical and purposeful while still retaining their beauty and refinement. At Back Bay Shutter, each and every element is of the highest quality without concession. No foo-foo, unnecessary additions, no just-for-show aspects – just flawless shutters made to the highest standard. Minimal Design Many window treatment companies use plastic […]

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Telltale Signs Your Interior Designer is a Perfectionist

Neurotic perfectionism is a rare and useful condition that has been the powerhouse behind many high quality pieces of design. Some have even described it as the ability to see things about design that mere mortals can’t. Can you tell if your designer has this extraordinary condition? Here are a few telltale signs that indicate whether or […]

Categories: Designers and Builders, Trends

Interior Wood Shutters: Painted or Stained?

A question that frequently comes up at Back Bay Shutter Co. is whether we recommend painting or staining our interior wood shutters. As neurotic perfectionists, you’d think we have an unambiguous answer for you. The truth is: there are advantages to both options. Although it is largely a stylistic preference, there are some things you […]

Categories: Shades and Shojis, Trends

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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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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Clean and Care Tips for Indoor Window Shutters

Properly caring for your indoor window shutters is essential to maintaining their beauty and extending their long life. Regular care and cleaning can prevent material degradation and improve indoor air quality by reducing the amount of dust present in your home’s interior. Wooden indoor window shutters require particularly careful attention. Protect the investment you’ve made […]

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