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The Blind Man is a Somfy "Gold Level" Motization Dealer!  (Somfy is the number one name in blind automation.)

If you are looking for a solution to automate blinds or operate blinds that are out of reach, the Blind Man can help.

We offer Graber and Horizons motorized blinds, roller and cellular shades. Call today for a free consultation. 615-356-1668.

 

Tuesday, 25 June 2019
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Same Energy Savings, New and Improved Cordless Controls!

Cellular shades became popular in the 1980s for their sleek modern aesthetic and range of colors. They are regaining popularity with updated colors and new larger cell sizes. Cellular shades are also a great option to motorize and automate. 

Cellular Shade Features: 

  • Energy Efficient
  • Tight fit
  • Low Profile - Shades Almost Disappear When Lifted
  • Cordless Controls are FREE upgrade
  • "Top Down" Feature for Privacy and a View
  • New Collection of Fabrics
  • New Larger Cell Sizes

Graber has just launched a new collection of shades including updated colors and textures. We also have new larger cell sizes available for a more modern clean lined look. 

Check out this recent install in a historic cottage in East Nashville. The top down shades provide excellent privacy while allowing natural light and a beautiful view of the green tree tops. 

 

Don't you love the collection of houseplants! What a beautiful way to bring the outdoors in. 

 

Blackout curtains layered over cellular shades provide wonderful privacy and flexibility in the nursery.

Call us today to checkout the latest collection. 615-356-1668. 

 

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Posted on 06/25/2019 6:19 PM by Holly Hines
Friday, 24 May 2019
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Move over, blinds and cellular shades, roller shades are taking a growing share of window covering sales.

Why? 

These are not your grandmother's cheapo vinyl shades. Modern shades come in a variety of textures and colors with your choice of a sleek metal fascia or cassette valance.

They check all the boxes: 

Stylish

Affordable

Easy to Maintain

Solar shades also offer excellent insulation while preserving the view. Plus, they are clean lined and minimal. Since they hang vertically, there are not any horizontal surfaces to collect dust. 

Shades are available in varying degrees of "openess" from tightly woven 1% shades to breezy 14% open shades. The openess refers to the amount of UV the shades let through. 

When selecting a color for shades, keep in mind that lighter shades are harder to see though and will obscure the outside view more than darker shades. However, the lighter shades will offer more cooling because they will not absorb the heat as much as darker shades. 

When it comes to reducing glare on televisions and monitors, mid-tone and dark shades are a better option. 

 

Here's a recent Blind Man install of a roller shade in a Scandinavian inspired interior. This shade is in a white metal fasica. It is a 3% open shade in Solace White. Available with a manual or motorized control. 

 

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Posted on 05/24/2019 4:51 PM by Holly Hines
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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Stained blinds are surging in popularity.

It's a sophisticated look on its own or paired with side panels as shown below. 

 

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Photo by Graber Window Fashions, Gray Stained Blinds with Black Tapes
 
In particular, we are seeing more gray-toned stains used in today's interiors. 
 
Harbor Gray Stain

 

Some customers are going retro and adding bold bronze or black decorative tapes to the blinds. 

Black Tape
Chocolate Tape
One of my customers used a gray toned stained blind throughout his home to compliment the dark trim on his window mullions. Another one of my customers went with the dark stained blinds in her family room to add some warmth and coziness. Both were pleased to have the functionality of the blinds with an updated twist.  
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Posted on 03/22/2017 1:00 PM by Holly Hines
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