*This post is a partnership with Smith & Noble window treatments.
I’m headed home to California today after a long work weekend, whew! We had the kitchen floor tile patched in preparation for kitchen cabinets and I’m almost finished with the master bedroom. I’ll share more about those in progress spaces in a few weeks.
One of the most exciting upgrades that happened over the weekend was the installation of the plantation shutters in two rooms. I’d planned on using them in the home but was putting it off until next year but then Smith and Noble contacted me with an offer I couldn’t refuse… the opportunity to work with their Holiday Guarantee window treatment campaign. I ordered custom sheer roman shades for our entry many years ago from Smith and Noble so I was excited to work with their products again. “Let’s do this!” I replied and some shutter samples arrived in the mail a few days later.
There were size, color, and material options, my final choice was the 2 ½” Durawood in White so I measured my windows and sent along this image of the space from last month to their Inside Design Consultant. No window is ever straight (of course) but to solve that problem Smith and Noble uses a trim kit with shims so the shutters will fit precisely.
This is the first room you see when you walk in the front door, but one thing we hated about it was the “view” from the front door of the pool equipment and air conditioner from the window. Really? Don’t get me started on whoever decided to put it there blocking the view of the pool in the backyard instead of placing the equipment on the side of the house. We debated moving it all and got a quote from a few specialists but ugh it was so expensive so it had to stay put.
Plantation shutters were the perfect solution for this living room because they block that unsightly pool equipment and A/C unit, plus the filtered natural light is sooooo nice in this space.
Simple and elegant, they make such a great first impression. I LOVE the simplicity of the clean lines and classic style of white shutters. (Find the details on the furnishings from yesterday’s post).
We also added a custom shutter to one of the upstairs bedrooms. In the other bedrooms with standard size windows I’m using a combination of woven shades or wood blinds with curtains but in this room, the window was so long and an awkward size and I couldn’t find anything store bought that would be suitable so shutters made sense in here too.
This is a smaller bedroom at 10 x 9 ½ feet, big enough for a crib, twin (or set of bunks) and a dresser but not much more so I saw it as a great kids room and painted it a soft aqua blue. This room faces west and has a lovely view of the the red rock mountains over the rooftops in the morning but it gets pelted with sun in the afternoon and evening.
Plantation shutters have no cords and darken a room nicely, soooo key for naptime!
I sent them this and with it they were able to make shutters for this space with just a basic sketch.
The magnetic latches are perfectly aligned during install to allow for the shutters to be pulled open or folded back for sliding the windows open and closed.
Installation was a breeze, their professional rep showed up with the shutters to piece it all together and install them in the home. Thanks Julio for a job well done!
We love the new shutters in the living room and kids’ bedroom and the beautiful filtered natural light that is easy to control and complements the style of the home.
Smith & Noble is the only window treatment company that guarantees delivery and installation in time for Christmas, or the products are FREE, you still have time to order, find the details here. They customize everything from roman shades to valances, curtains, blinds, shutters and more.
Every customer with these codes below gets a $30 off per treatment discount:
1) Design It Yourself – you pick the materials, place the online order or call in to a Inside Design Consultant team at 888.214.2134, details here. Code 1411CB – DIY
2) Measure & Install – Smith and Noble sends a measurement professional and you use an installer, details here. Code 1411CC – M&I
3) Shop At Home: A Smith and Noble in home stylist comes to your home to measure and place your order, details here. 1411CD – SAH
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*Complimentary plantation shutters provided by and in partnership with Smith and Noble, all opinions are my own.