Home Project // collaboration with blinds.com

Kyle & I recently bought a home. Half of a duplex to be exact. Its a small & cozy space—to us at least. To some it would feel large & to others it would feel tiny. It's funny how amounts are entirely relative. Wealth, square footage...the list goes on. This recognition of relativity always refreshens & deepens my understanding of others opinions/struggles. 

Louie C.K. says, “the only time you look in your neighbor's bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don't look in your neighbor's bowl to see if you have as much as them.” May we remember that our notion of lack is another's notion of luxury & let that lead us to generosity. We only know what we know until someone or something stretches our mind & heart space. Minds & hearts like rubber bands. Once stretched—unable to return to their smaller shape. May we seek elasticity over complacency. 

On the topic of spaces & stuff—a new home requires a whole lot of filling. One of our first focuses was window treatments. In our last space, we had white, sheer curtains hung on twine. The $10 curtains served us well, giving the space a constant feel of airy summer, but we were ready for a change-up (which comes as no surprise if you know me & my jumpy ways). 

I came across blinds.com on Instagram a few months back, so when it came time for window (treatment) shopping—I began to click around on their website & liiiiiked what I saw. Soon enough, I was connected with a friendly, knowledgable blinds.com designer & we were gettin' down to business. Christopher helped me decide on the Signature Light Filtering Cellular Shades with a trilight feature via phone call/emailing photos. The next step was color choice. I knew I wanted a shade of white but wasn't sure what shade (who knew there were so many), so within days I received free samples of all their whites. I tried out the samples at different points of the day (to see how they looked in dull as well as harsh sunlight), emailed my decision, & just like that—the blinds were being made & then shipped. We went with white/W201 for the Trilight fabric & white/DLF-812 for the double cell honeycomb fabric. The whole process was more than simple & efficient, including the installation. 

Below is the photo journey of the installation process of our new cell shades!

This window shows just the trilight portion pulled down. This is a western facing window so we pull this portion down around sunset time. 

This window shows just the trilight portion pulled down. This is a western facing window so we pull this portion down around sunset time. 

More transparent trilight feature shown on top. Double honeycomb feature shown on bottom. 

More transparent trilight feature shown on top. Double honeycomb feature shown on bottom. 

The white, double honeycomb portion is pulled halfway down here. You can pull the trilight & the honeycomb fabric halfway or fully down.

The white, double honeycomb portion is pulled halfway down here. You can pull the trilight & the honeycomb fabric halfway or fully down.

The first window took about 30 minutes & each one after took 15 minutes or less. Kyle & I are so enjoying the outcome! The trilight feature offers us a slight light filtering feature during harsh hours of sun where as the double honeycomb feature grants great privacy. My favorite part is that both fabrics can be pulled down either halfway or all the way! They fit our home aesthetic wonderfully. Simple. Clean. Light. We are thankful for blinds.com collaboration & contribution in making our new house a home!

Here is a video of the finished products to give you more of a feel for the space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhC12JlrCks