*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).