Good Questions: Shady Advice?

Good Questions: Shady Advice?

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Maxwell Ryan
May 26, 2006

Hello AT, I'm having a lot trouble deciding what kind of window treatments to get for my apartment. I've kind of settled on solar shades for my living room/kitchen (mainly because of the a/c in the window and my couch positioned next to it), and cellular shades for the bedroom (mainly because I like how they can be lowered from the top). But I'm not quite convinced that these are the best choices. Any suggestions? Many thanks, Mike

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p.s. the living room is painted linen white, the kitchen cabinets are light cherry, and the bedroom is painted 3/4 abington putty.

Dear Mike, Only a little advice today: 1. go darker than the wall so that you soften the dark window frames 2. go for a medium, warm neutral sand 3. solars are great 3.5 consider something natural in the living room like this stuff from Conrad Shades //www.conradshades.com/ 4. do modern curtains in the bedroom to soften it (cellular blockouts are good) 5. cover up the exercise bike for god's sake! ;-) Anyone else?????
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