17 Apr 2014
Did you watch the "American Dream Builders" episode with the modular homes? Some of them turned out to be pretty incredible. One of our favorite master bedrooms was Jay and Nina's.
Ready to find out how you can get the look?
1. Start with this duvet.
2. Choose from these two decorative pillows for the back layer.
3. Add this teal pillow.
4. Then add these two pillows to the mix.
5. Don't forget about this throw blanket.
6. Add these curtains in Herringbone Cream as the final touch.
Did you have a favorite look from the modular home episode?
8 Apr 2014
We've teamed up with Safe Kids Day and Safe Kids Worldwide to promote child safety. It doesn't take much to make your home child-safe, and it can start with your corded window coverings.
Well-known designer, Carriann Johnson, was our spokesperson for the Safe Kids Day event in Los Angeles. She talked about general child safety, and even discussed our no-cost cord cleat program. Cord cleats allow you to wrap up dangling and dangerous window covering cords, keeping them out of the hands of little ones. Cordless window coverings are the safest choice, but if you do have corded blinds and you can't upgrade to cordless right now, you can use cord cleats to make your home safer.
Do you need cord cleats? We'll send them to you for free. Simply fill out this form. Every life is precious, and we are doing what we can to protect children everywhere. To read even more about our free cord cleat program, read this press release.
Take a look at some of the pictures of Carriann at the Safe Kids Day event:
4 Apr 2014
Window covering cord accidents are all too common. And the truth is, they are incredibly easy to prevent. It just takes a few safety measures, and you can have an instant safer home.
Cordless blinds and shades are the safest for homes with children. However, if you have corded blinds, you can still make them safer for your children.
Here are 5 child safety tips from the experts. Take a look and see how you can implement these tips in your own home.
26 Mar 2014
Did you watch NBC's new competition show, "American Dream Builders" on Sunday?
Read this if you need a little background on how the show works.
Right out of the gate, the competition heated up. Even designers on the same team were throwing each other under the bus and trying to make each room fit their individual design aesthetic rather than having a unified front.
This week's challenge was to renovate and redecorate two Tudor-style homes that were on the same street. They were supposed to keep the home's décor true to the architectural integrity and style of the home, creating a complete, cohesive look and feel.
But the Tudor-style home wasn't the only common thread between the two houses. Both families in those homes didn't have enough space for everyone living there. In one home, 3 generations were living under one roof-the grandparents, parents, and the children. In the other home lived a family of seven, all of whom shared one small bathroom. It was time to restore the beauty of their homes and create that much-needed space.
Both homes turned out beautifully, even though both had a few minor issues, like turning a hallway into an awkward nook in one home and creating unusable and unfinished storage space in a cramped bathroom in the other home. But the three designer judges weren't the only ones to provide their feedback and make the final decision. The neighborhood joined the judges by doing walk-throughs of both houses and marking their official votes, indicating which team did the best work and stayed true to the Tudor architecture and style.
The judges and the community decided the winner, and the losing team had to send someone home. Tarrick, the site manager for the blue team, ended up going home. Ultimately, his unfinished work on the bathroom vanity was the cause.
What did you think of the show? Did you agree with Tarrick going home?
Don't forget to tune in Sunday to watch the second episode!
11 Feb 2014
Valentine’s Day is all about showing your love. With the focus this week on candy, flowers, and romance, there’s still a little room to show love to your home. Update your window blinds and create a new look. When it comes to window blinds, you can choose real wood, faux wood, vertical blinds, aluminum mini blinds, or shutters. And with so many color and style choices, you could make every room in your home unique and stylish.
After all, love is blinds, right?
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year?
7 Feb 2014
Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eradicating poverty houses and helping to create affordable, simple, and quality homes for those in need. They’ve helped people in 74 different countries, and counting.
SelectBlinds has had a wonderful opportunity to help Habitat for Humanity in their mission. Because of our guarantee, customers send back their custom blinds and shades because they measured incorrectly or the color wasn’t what they wanted. Here at SelectBlinds, we guarantee a product that’s custom-made. In an effort to give back to the community and for our products to find a home, we donate our returned products to Habitat for Humanity. It has given us a new way to help those who need it most.
Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore sells our donated products to the public if they can’t fit them into a home. The money they earn they put back into their original mission: to provide affordable and safe homes. This also keeps all these returned products out of landfills.
We’re honored to be able to help Habitat for Humanity the way we have, and we’re happy that it has made a difference. In 2013 alone, Habitat for Humanity has helped 124,946 families.
To learn more, watch this video!
26 Apr 2013
Available online only at SelectBlinds.com, Disney light filtering roller shades are custom made. Blackout option is available and all shades come with a child safety cordless lift system. A fabric wrapped bottom rail is standard.
7 Feb 2013
Having trouble measuring for your new window blinds or shades? Check out our new measuring video featuring Carriann Arkowski.
Visit us online at http://www.SelectBlinds.com. Here are some quick tips and notes to remember:
- Use a steel measuring tape
- Round down to the nearest 1/8" for width
- Round up to the nearest 1/8" for height
- Always reference product specifications below for complete measuring instructions
1 Feb 2013
We love it when our customers post videos and before and after photos.
SelectBlinds™ Honeycomb shades can be customized to darken an especially bright room. Select Blinds cell shades will significantly reduce the amount of light and give a warm feeling to any room. As with all of our products, cellular shades come with a limited lifetime warranty and free shipping.
Thank you Mimi T. for the excellent video review.
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30 Nov 2012
Please help our friends over at the Art Feeds charity by voting for them to receive the American Giving Awards grant. Hurry because the voting ends on December 4th.
Art Feeds is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that conducts mobile programs within schools and after school programs on a consistent basis with over 2600 elementary students who have undergone trauma and overcome obstacles in Joplin, MO.
Vote Here ♥ ---> https://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving/app_349872001764046?cv=3&app_data=location|/charity/view/id/11
Here is what they would do with the grant money:
Art Feeds is up to win the American Giving Awards and a $1MM grant. To us, this means 30,000 children. Currently, Art Feeds reaches 2600 children on a weekly basis with free therapeutic art and creative education programs. We are based out of Joplin, MO, which was ripped apart by an EF5 tornado leaving 65% of Joplin destroyed. Our programs are mobile and move into the school to help the students create and heal past the trauma they have faced constantly, for the long term. $1MM would allow Art Feeds to reach every child in Joplin- 5,000 students weekly. Art Feeds would then expand the model into 4 new communities with Art Feeds Chapters to help hurting children create, grow and heal. The grant would allow us to impact over 30,000 children in communities worldwide in the next 2 years.
15 Jun 2012
Watch this video to order free samples of the Carriann Arkowski @Home Collection.
4 Apr 2011
We would like to thank all of our customers for participating in the photo contest. Thank you for sharing all those wonderful pictures with us, all of them were great! The winner of the first stage of this contest photographed her 3/8” Double Cell Light Filtering Shades. The image shows the great advantages of one of the most popular options, cordless top down bottom up. The cordless top down bottom up offers the benefits of raising the shade from the bottom up, but also lowering the top down for a greater view while maintaining privacy. This product looks great in our customer’s breakfast room!
22 Mar 2011
Hello Friends, As you may know we are running a little contest right now. We asked for YOU to show us your photography skills with your blinds and shades that you purchased from us in them.
It looks like you all got the memo!
We are thrilled about how many responses we have received and are currently reviewing them all and are going to be placing them on the Blog shortly. And by shortly, we mean you will start seeing them TODAY!!!
A big Thank you for everyone who has submitted pictures already. Just by browsing through a few of them quickly we can definitely see that everyone loves to show off their blinds and shades in a variety of ways.
Keep them coming!
-SelectBlinds Customer Loyalty Team