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Aug

Whimsical Window Seats

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Too often we ignore windows for their bright, clear and open space, framing our view to the outside. What better way to savor the view than through a soft and serene window seat? Window seats are an invitation to settle in for a good read, enjoy a freshly made lemonade, chat with friends or just relax. For function, added storage Continue Reading ...
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Jul

Motorized Madness

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Technology pervades our lives which frees up time, makes us more efficient, smoothes out our days and even makes us safer and more in control. I am mad for technology and if you have not discovered motorized window treatments, expect to be surprised as to the ease and amazement when you add motorization to your window shades!  You will be Continue Reading ...
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Jun

Barely There Window Treatment Ideas

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While I believe in the colorful, light blocking, and insulating properties of most window treatments, sometimes you just don’t want one. This may be the case when you wish to maintain your peaceful view. Alternately, maybe the season has changed and the weather is warm and you don’t want fabric or wood materials visually holding your space captive amidst the Continue Reading ...
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Jun

Hello Sunshine, Goodbye Glare – Openness vs. Opacity

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Summer is high above us and before the scorching rays of the sun reach your windows in full blast mode, now is the time to make those changes in your window treatments that you swore you would do last August. Don’t forget that your bedroom is also angry at those streetlights at night that disturb peaceful sleep. I know our Continue Reading ...
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Apr

My Top 5 Energy Efficient Window Treatments

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Without windows in our homes, we might as well be prisoners. This architectural feature connects us with the outdoors, allows light and fresh air in, and even helps control unfavorable temperatures. Sadly, our windows also allow air to escape, causing excessive consumption of costly energy to properly heat and cool our homes. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, roughly Continue Reading ...
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Mar

Sleep And Slumber

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Ah! March and the first day of Spring (Vernal Equinox), falls on March 20th this year…more daylight, warmer temperatures, flowers budding, birds singing, life astir, throwing off the covers of winter. Spring is in full tilt, just like the earth with equal hours of daylight on this first day of Spring–exactly what the word means: derived from Latin, “equal night.” Continue Reading ...
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Mar

March For Friends And Family

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We love our friends and family and every March we extend our thanks to all of our BG friends and family our Spring site-wide sale. It’s time to refresh your windows for the upcoming bright season and “spring open” your windows. I thought you might enjoy reading some of our recent reviews that have come my way in the past Continue Reading ...
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Feb

Cornices: Topping Your Windows For Centuries

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A window treatment cornice is essentially a horizontal box molding that is either a hard treatment made of carved wood or a soft treatment that is made of fabric. Cornices are a decorative addition to conceal window hardware and have been modernized for today’s style for a fresher flair if the more formal types of cornices do not complement your Continue Reading ...