Blind Envy

Enter the twenty-first century with Canadian made blinds in current patterns.  This one called “Lex” has its origins in the middle east.  Great by itself for that pop and privacy in a minimal or contemporary environment.

Create layers of texture with this fitted patterned blind inside the window then add solid coloured or coordinating drapery panels for a more dramatic look.

Or how about a more demure stripe?  This tone on tone below is our top seller.  Allows light through but keeps your private parts…private

Sheer Stripe Blind



The Cure

Some people suffer from S.A.D (the seasonal affective disorder) caused by the lack of sun during this season. Most are treated with light therapy,  a sun lamp. Day after day of dull drab damp weather can seriously affect a person’s libido.  I have a solution.  When the outside looks like it’s a picture taken with black and white photography, GO INSIDE and get some  “SHOP” therapy.  Who needs mood altering drugs when you can be stimulated by great colour, design, conversation and credit!

Virtually Glam

Inside Glam Vintage & Moderne

On-line shoppers miss the sensory experience of being in a store.  They can’t hear the retro lounge music or smell the rosemary and thyme candles.  They can’t catch that vintage piece that just arrived.  They aren’t there to overhear amusing local gossip or hear Richard exclaiming that this “would be fabulous in your home darling”.  They can’t even enjoy a cup of coffee while sifting through drapery or upholstery fabric.  There’s nothing wrong with shopping on-line when you are buying widgets but when it comes to  interiors, one really has to see and feel the quality and level of service.   .

Bay Windows Made Beautiful

Bay windows can be a challenge when straight blinds need to round the curve.  Richard solved the problem by using 5 identical individual custom blinds and adding “one” valance across all 5.  The fabric valance is affixed with velcro on a flexible plastic angle bar which was cut to round the curve.

Sheer Stripe Blinds Round a Bay Window

Room with a View

Top Down Blinds

Blinds Reveal Yorkville Skyline

The contemporary Yonge Street condo above demonstrates perfect placement of blinds to outline the Yorkville Skyline and block the hot afternoon sun.  As shown in the first photo, custom blinds can also move from the “top down” to provide privacy in the lower portion of your window and expose an interesting exterior view at the top of the window.

How we “Make Life Beautiful”

Making your Street Lamp beautiful

This blog follows my brother, interior decorator Richard Cadoret, myself and Jen the shopgirl as  we make our daily contributions to “making life beautiful”.   We’ll showcase fabulous design and decor finds..both vintage & moderne and great installations we’ve done in the Northumberland and the GTA.  We hope to inspire you with scintillating ideas for “affordable decorating” like this one.  The foliage in this gorgeous fall arrangement was clipped from a marshy area under the railway tracks in Port Hope and the chinese lanterns and greens from Richard’s backyard.