Color Me Happy In My Favorite Store, Calypso

As a decorator, I am always on the lookout for great home décor stores. What a surprise, right? I have, for some time now, loved the Calypso brand but don’t always have a great chance to shop the store itself. Well, color me happy because I recently found a Calypso store in my neighborhood!

Welcome, Calypso. I’m happy you’re here.

I love all the patterns in this place. It’s surprising how much these bold prints remind me of our favorite HGTV Design Star, Kellie Clements, now an in house collaborator with Blindsgalore with her own exclusive line of shades. We had a lot of fun designing this line with her, and I think her style is spot on. I can see any of these black and white rugs working in a room with Kellie’s Trellis roller shade in Espresso.


I like Calypso’s idea of making a room divider with this drapery panel, but I’m a bigger fan of panel tracks for dividing up a space.

Better room dividers? who knew?

Drapery might be your first thought, but there are really some other great choices out there. Good thing we’ve thought of that over here at BG. What exactly are panel tracks you ask? Panel tracks are sliding blinds that move on a handy dandy track across the floor. They usually have 2 to 3 fabric panels, called vanes, which allow the blind to have a tidy look when open or closed.

Bottom line is that panel tracks are streamlined and just a little slicker looking than other room divider options. They are great for breaking up areas in studios, lofts, offices, or anywhere that you may need a little more privacy. I personally like our Bali Fiddlestix panels because they are top notch quality. They are opaque (SAT refresher: opaque means they are not see-through) so they will block light and any activity on the other side of the divider. You’ll see some vague shadows so you’re not totally unaware of what’s happening, but you’ll still get some quality alone time from your coworker or your kids.

Blindsgalore 3/4" Blackout Cellular Sliders

Another good idea for a room divider is a vertical cellular shade. It’s slick, like a panel track, but instead of having a series of vanes, you’ll have one large shade that opens on the left or right. I like our Bali DiamondCell shades. It’s a great quality product like everything at BG, but what I like is that you have some fantastic color choices. The cerulean-like Athens Blue would really be a knockout focal point to any room—and a completely unexpected one at that.

Santorini, here I come

My favorite part about both of these panel tracks and vertical cellular shades is that you can get them to coordinate with our other Bali roller shades, so you’ll be able to pull the look together on the walls and off the walls. How cool is that?

Morocco, here I come.

And I couldn’t get away without longing for this chair. Love this Moroccan-inspired pillow! What can I say? I just can’t get enough of this store.


Our BG designer, Katie, has been creating bright looks for windows and rooms for over ten years. Katie has great ideas and "picks” for your windows. She will be sharing with you her design choices and seasonal recommendations throughout the year. Katie reminds you that all our BG window blinds, shades and drapes are all custom made for you. Each one is hand crafted to your size, color, fabric and special requests with our added attention to quality and detail. Katie will make sure you love your windows.

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