Reka T. Is a Happy SelectBlinds.com Customer!

“I ordered our blinds online in less than 15 minutes, including the measuring time of my windows. There are very good instructions on the website on how to take measurements. The blinds arrived just as described and beautiful. It was a pleasure to work with this company and will do it again.”

Premier 2 inch Wood Blinds in Ultra White in customer dining room

Wow, Reka! That’s great, and your 2″ Premier Wood Blinds in Ultra White look amazing! Thank you so much for the nice review, and we look forward to working with you again soon!

The RoadSquad Visits San Diego

Hey everyone! David here from the SelectBlinds RoadSquad! It’s a new year and that means we’re on the road again, hittin’ up this season’s hottest home and garden shows. We had a blast in San Diego last weekend, where we got to meet and know so many great people! And we’re looking forward to meeting more of you this weekend at the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show in Phoenix!  Here’s a little recap of our first week on the road and a behind-the-scenes look at what you’ll find when you get there.

DRIVE SMARTER NOT HARDER

SelectBlinds Home and Garden Show Traveling Trailer

Jamie and David prepare for their first Home and Garden Show of 2019, in San Diego, CA.

So we drive to these shows, right? And the thing about long road trips is that you’re sorta stuck in the ether of space, driving for long periods of time, crossing time zones and state lines. After a while you kinda forget how long it’s been since you last ate, or if you’re even hungry. But take my advice. When you wonder if you should stop for food or just power through to your destination … always stop! This time I regrettably decided to power through until we got to San Diego. By the time we arrived I was drained and running off the fumes of the single granola bar I had seven hours earlier.

ALWAYS ANTICIPATE SOMETHING ELSE HAPPENING

illustration of antibiotic tablets from Canva app

Always Remember to Take Your Meds

We got to San Diego on time, but naively thought parking a 5,000-pound pickup truck hauling a 20-foot trailer would be no sweat. We were wrong. Parking a vehicle of that size required pre-authorization, which we didn’t have. So we end up having to wait and by the time the dust settled, I was physically spent and my throat had developed a small tickle. That tickle grew worse and developed into a grisly case of strep throat that caused me to miss the first day of the show. It was a humiliating reminder that when you’re diagnosed with strep throat, if you don’t take all the antibiotics the first time around, it will come back two weeks later to haunt you with a vengeance.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON

Select Blinds 2019 exhibit booth in San Diego, California

Select Blinds booth at the San Diego Home and Garden Show

The second day of the show is when it really got going. The doors open on Saturday at 10 a.m. to an eager crowd of attendees who couldn’t wait to come in and see all the goods. We like to talk to everyone that comes by. Our favorite thing is interacting with people face-to-face, getting to know what kind of projects they’re working on. We met a couple who flips houses. They have a few properties lined up that need window treatments, but they don’t want to pay through the roof to get the whole house outfitted. The husband tells us, “We want something simple and cost effective that we can do ourselves.” So we showed them how easy it is to preview products and shop for samples on selectblinds.com and next thing you know, they’re hooked.

Talking to attendees in SelectBlinds' booth at San Diego Home & Garden show

Jamie Explains the Benefits of SelectBlinds Window Treatments to Two Intrigued Visitors

A family came by on Sunday, mom with a daughter and son. We chatted for a while and discovered that the son is getting his own room soon, and mom is using this as a learning opportunity to teach him about being responsible for it. Part of the lesson is picking out what will go in the room. Window coverings and all. She empowers her son to look at all of the displays we have and find something he likes. After looking at a few different products, his eyes dart toward the Premier Double Cell Blackout TriShade. We talk for a while about the advantages of a trishade, how you get all the beauty and light-filtering benefit during the day with natural sunlight, plus the privacy of a blackout shade when it’s time to grab the popcorn and start the movie. The son took pride in picking out his own style for his room.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Up next, we’ll be on our home turf in the Phoenix, AZ area at the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show January 11-13. Come see us in Booth 676 for answers to all of your window treatment questions, and for ideas on finding just the right style for your home!

Keep up with all of our road adventures on Instagram @selectblinds_roadsquad. Can’t wait to see you at a home improvement show near you!

On the Road Again! SelectBlinds Coming to a Home Show Near You!

SelectBlinds.com's Rick Steele and Al Silverberg in front of the Road Show Trailer

When shopping online, it’s sometimes hard to tell exactly what you want just from looking at a picture on a screen. Especially when it comes to something specialized like custom blinds. That’s where we come in.

To kick off the new year, the Select Blinds Road Warrior Squad is hitting the road again and coming to a home improvement show near you! It’s the best way to see our products live and in person. Starting January 4-6, you’ll find us in booth 500 at the San Diego Spring Home Show and at these other home shows across the U.S.  through April 2019:

San Diego Spring Home Show,  Jan. 4-6, Booth 500, San Diego, CA

Maricopa County Home Show, Jan. 11-13, Booth 676, Phoenix, AZ

North Atlanta Home Show, Feb. 8-10, Booth 319, Atlanta, GA

West Palm Beach Spring Home Show, Feb. 22-24, Booth TBD , West Palm Beach, FL

Austin Spring Home & Garden Show, Mar. 22-24, Booth 217/219, Austin, TX

Frisco Home & Garden Show, Mar. 29-31, Booth 330/332, Frisco, TX

House & Outdoor Living Show, Apr. 12-14, Booth 360, Portland, OR

Orange County Home & Garden Show, Apr. 26-28, Booth 550/552, Anaheim, CA

Join us for demos of our most popular products, special show promos and a chance to win $250 toward  your first (or next) order! We’ll be set up to help you order free samples and shop for the highest rated, highest quality window treatments available online — all while saving you money. With blinds starting at less than $15 a window, we have something to fit any budget.

If you think about it, rooms are kinda like people. They’re all different. They have their own personality and style. But it can be tricky to bring that personality to life for each room. The right type of window coverings can set the mood and determine how the room feels. At the shows, our window styling specialists can help you find the perfect window blinds, shades, drapery and shutters for every room in your home, including homes with small children where safety is always a concern.

Every product you’ll see at our home shows — and online — is available with a child-safe cordless option, and many feature cordless for no additional charge. And whether you’re decorating a room for the first time or sprucing up an old one, cordless window treatments provide a cleaner, more sophisticated look.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on our home show schedule so you know when we’re coming to a town near you. We’ll have regular updates on what’s happening at each show, along with how to receive a special promo code for show(s) in your area that you can use on selectblinds.com.

Can’t wait to see you on the road again in 2019!

Maricopa Home and Garden Show 2018 - SelectBlinds.com

Come see Brady Scholes and our other window design experts for free demonstrations on how to install and operate our most popular treatments!

Select Blinds 2019 New Year’s Giveaway: 6 Chances to Win!

Start your New Year off with new blinds, shades, shutters or curtains from Select Blinds! Simply add your name and email below for a chance to win our Grand Prize of a $1000 gift card to SelectBlinds.com or 1 of 5 second prizes of $100 to use toward any order on our site! Sweepstakes begins 12/21 and ends 1/13 at 11:59 PM (MST).

6 Rooms of Inspiration: 3 More Shades

one room challenge fall 2018 featured designer logos

Meet the 20 Featured Designers of the 2018 Fall One Room Challenge

Welcome back to Part II of the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge (ORC) reveals! (Catch up with Part I here) So excited to share the inspired transformations by these three incredible Featured Designers. Read their blogs to get all the details on how they did it from scratch to finish. So without further ado, prepare to be blown away!

Erin Kestenbaum: Master Bedroom

empty bedroom Before: A classic 1940’s Colonial
Cloudy Blue Wallpaper in Stylish Master Bedroom After: Fresh colonial blues and grays and multiple textures are layered
together to maintain the timelessness of this new masterful master.
Obsessed is not the word for the window seat (or the color) in the closet,
topped by our Premier Modern Natural Woven Wood Shades in Half Moon Bay.
Erin also added them above the custom radiator cover her husband built (left).

Kelly GoLightly: Kaylee’s Tween Dream Bedroom

Girls room with pink drapery, walls and white furniture Before Kaylee’s closet looked like mine (I have a step-stool, too), but watch Mom Kelly work her
magic in a soft, sophisticated palette of grown-up hues with sleek surfaces and fun finishes.
Audrey Hepburn girls bedroom decor | Photo Credit Fred Moser And after. Audrey would be proud
Leaf Wallpaper in Girls Organized Closet | Photo Credit Fred Moser Serious closet envy. More than a tween’s dream, wallpaper and gold disco ball I’d die for.
Pink Roman Shades in girls room | Photo Credit Fred Moser Pink Window Blinds Protect this Girls Room from Cold / Heat and
Offer Privacy Indoors (Kelly’s Photos were taken by  Fred Moser)

Style Me Pretty (Erin Lepperd): East Coast Classic Meets West Coast Cool Dining Room

White decor in old dining room with yellow walls | Photo Credit Madison Rae Photography Before: Bye-bye, pale yellow walls!

Long wooden dining room table between light brown woven wood blinds | Photo Credit Madison Rae Photography After: Hello, New England coastal cottage!

close up of designer series woven wood shades in figi bleached white | Photo Credit Madison Rae Photography Erin paired our Designer Series Woven Wood Shades in Fiji Bleached White
with Faded French Stripe curtain panels for a casual, coastal vibe.
side chairs with sheepskin covers at wooden dining room table | Photo Credit Madison Rae Photography 19th Century English schoolhouse side chairs are topped with
sheepskin chair pads for a cozy twist on these antique classics.
(Erin’s photos were taken by Madison Rae Photography)

We were thrilled to work with six of the ORC designers featured this fall, as well as two Guest Participants, Emily and Ola. Can’t wait to see what they do next spring!

Emily Dahl (la casa, la selva): Brothers’ Hyggeligt Bedroom

Boy reads book under new Fern roman shades from Select Blinds After Emily added a little brotherly love
(and our Signature Blackout Roman Shades in Fern) to the space.
finished brothers bedroom with mint green walls behind dark wood crib Brother and Baby Sleep in These Serene Green Hygge Bedroom for Boys

Ola Swarn (Jadore Le Decor): The “This Is Us” Keeping Room

Living Room with Exotic Decor Living Area Before

Dining Room With Vertical Blinds Before Transformation Dining Area Before

Zebra Roller Shades over Sliding Glass Patio Door Behind Wood Cabinet with Record Player Click here to read Ola’s review of our Zebra Shades, styled with this tropical
decor before the finishing touches were added to her One Room Challenge entry.
Modern Living Room with Grey Walls and White Rug After: The combined 300 sf “Keeping Room” blends Ola’s love of art, music and family.
Keeping our zebra-style Premium Flat Roller Shades (in Ivory)
on the sliding doors in the dining area was a bold choice that worked out beautifully.
Bright dining room with pink chairs and wood floor Ola’s finished dining area is totally rejuvenated after her One Room Challenge makeover!
Wall art and Home Decor Scattered Among White Walls of Recently Remodeled Room Family photos, treasures and memories are prominently displayed.

Are you ready to take the challenge? Watch the One Room Challenge website for details on how to become a Guest Participant next Spring, and shop with us to help make your own interior design transformations possible any time of the year.

See more on the Fall 2018 ORC from official media sponsor Better Homes & Gardens.

6 Rooms of Inspiration

Fall 2018 One Room Challenge Featured Designers | Photo credit: ORC

We are so “wowed” with the results of this year’s Fall One Room Challenge (ORC) and the AH-mazing designers we had the opportunity to work with that we’re breaking up this blog into two parts to give everyone the attention they deserve!

This was our first year as an official sponsor of the annual online design lollapalooza that has taken IG by storm. Now in its fourteenth season, this twice-yearly unique celebration of creativity, inspiration and original ideas follows 20 talented designers through a 6-week transformation of a single space, from design boards to demolition to their gorgeously executed reveals.

Select Blinds was honored to have six of this season’s featured designers (and two guest designers) include our products in their rooms.  We loved the diversity in design and style they represent, from eclectic modern mashups to a charming this-old-house Victorian vogue  ( that monkey wallpaper in the bathroom!!!). Here are some of the gorgeous images they shared with us. We invite you to read their blogs for all the down and dirty details  of their 6-week  transformational journey during the Fall 2018 ORC.  Enjoy!

Old Brand New (Dabito): 300SF Guesthouse

Unfinished White Laundry Room Before Makeover Before, Dabito’s 300sf artist’s studio/laundry room

New Guest House Full of Colorful Decor and Roman Shades from Select Blinds Transformed after into 4 amazing living spaces, including living room, bedroom, kitchen, bath …

Office window with classic light filtering roman shades from select blinds … and a functional office nook framed with our Classic Light Filtering Roman Shades

Bre Purposed (Breanna Bertolini): Open Concept Casual Living/Dining Room

Cluttered living room with white decor before renovation Bre’s Living/Dining Area’s get prepped for the ORC makeover
New modern living space brown furniture with white walls and grey / black wall art Stylish Modern Casual Living Area After
New modern dining space with premier woven wood shades in quince from Select Blinds Bre used our Premier Woven Wood Shades in her
dining area to accent the wood floors and table

Old Home Love (Candice Meredith): Kit’s “Big Girl” Room

Does the name sound familiar here? That’s because Candis and hubby Andy hosted a TV show on the DIY Network called “Old Home Love”! Watch old episodes online, on the DIY Network’s website, or check out their Instagram for inspiration that will satisfy any “Old Homies!”

White walls and decor in girls room before remodel The bare white walls in Kit’s Room and Bathroom prepare for a makeover.
Bright pink and blue hues highlight the brown roller shades from select blinds Kit’s New Girls Bedroom is a Pink Princess Palace
Oriental decor and furniture in renovated girls room with pink drapesCandis added modern, child-safe convenience to Kit’s windows
with motorized remote control Designer Elements Blackout Shades in Ironbark.

 

One blog was not enough for this One Room Challenge,  read Part II to tour with the next talented trio of featured designers. In the meantime, if you’re up to the challenge, click here for details on how to become a Guest Participant in the 2019 Spring ORC, and let us know how we can help!

See more on the Fall 2018 ORC from official media sponsor Better Homes & Gardens.