We love getting ‘before & after’ pics from our customers, like these from Happy Customer Tom B. He chose our Signature 2″ Faux Wood blinds in Summer White to brighten up his bathroom redo. They’re the perfect complement to the wainscot on the bottom of the walls, don’t you think? Nice job, Tom!
Honest, Abe. We cannot tell a lie. The truth is we’re giving you 45% + an EXTRA 15% OFF every one of our already ridiculously low prices on window blinds and shades during our 2018 Presidents’ Day Sale this weekend, Saturday, February 16 thru Monday, February 19.
Save a lot more than a few Washingtons on everything on our site, along with additional price slashes and free upgrades on select Roman shades. So for scores on your favorite window treatments, treat yourself to some time this holiday weekend on SelectBlinds.com!
We’ll answer that in a minute, but first, here’s another stumper on Google search: Is it Valentine’s Day or Valentines Day?
Since February 14 is named for Saint Valentine, it’s his day, so the possessive “Valentine’s” (apostrophe s) is correct. And did you know that Valentine’s Day is also known as the Feast Day of Saint Valentine, a celebration of love and romance? (Chocolate hearts anyone? BTW, Valentine’s Day is the third biggest holiday for chocolate sales, behind Easter and Christmas and just ahead of Halloween.) But I digress. So how did red become the color of love (for people and primates)?
The color of fire and blood, red has long been associated with passion, desire and love. As well as energy, war, danger, strength, power and determination (all elements of any great love story, right?). While red is the traditional color given Valentine’s Day, just as there are many types and definitions of “love,” so are there different colors associated with it. Which brings us to the real purpose of today’s blog — using different, nontraditional colors and ways to set your valentine’s heart aflutter.
Pick from a palette of almost any color: red for white hot, fiery physical love; pink for calming, joyous love; violet for magical, mysterious love; blue for sincere love; green for balanced, healthy love; white for pure love. Then apply it to your unique style. Here’s a little inspiration from a few of our favorite Inspiring Decorators here at SelectBlinds.com, as well as some great DIY ideas from Pinterest.
Looking for a unique, nontraditional gift? If money is no object, here’s an amazing list of 12 lavish travel experiences designed to lavish your love on that special valentine. Passport not up to date? Why not pull down the shades at home (like one of our romantic romans) and settle in for some chocolate-covered popcorn, a bit of the bubbly and a romantic movie?
Or how about this tasty twist on the traditional candy heart? LOVE these laser-engraved messages (“spud muffin!!!!”) Brit Morin pinned on some of her hubby’s favorite foods!
OK, getting back to the monkeys. In a 2014 study by researchers at the University of Rochester, they found that female monkeys showed a strong bias toward images of the hindquarters of male monkeys, but only when a red frame was placed around the picture. This led the researchers to the conclusion that, to their knowledge, “it’s the first demonstration of an extraneous color effect in non-human primates.”
So this February 14th, go wild! Experiment and celebrate with extraneous colors while enjoying the Feast of Saint Valentine’s.
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Just going to leave these right here.
Thanks, Lester! These pictures are AWESOME!!!
“I ordered 7 roller shades for my sunroom. They look beautiful, and provide privacy while allowing light in the room. I love the custom look!”
YaYa! We love it, too, Marilyn! Thanks for picking our Premium Flat Roller (Zebra) Shades in Ivory.
1. What inspired you to become a designer?
2. What has your journey been like?
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Sarah S. selected a cool island vibe with two new shades from our exclusive Veronica Valencia Collection. She added optional blackout liners to both for more light and privacy control.
“Alexis, sorry so late with pictures, but the shades are awesome! Thank you for all of your help. From the first call, to getting the samples, to measuring, to ordering, to installing. Couldn’t be more pleased. So easy to install. Every shade fits perfect. I planned on installing one or two shades a night. They went up so easily, I did all 10 shades in a couple hours. Happy wife is a happy life!”
“We are so happy with our blinds! They look amazing! Easy to install! Two thrilled customers!”
Kelli & Steve