Cherry Blossoms Blogger Comes Back For More (Blinds)

Abigail Sawyer | 12 Aug 2013 | Home Tours

Kiley writes about home decorating, her family and everything a savvy mama needs on her blog, Cherry Blossoms. As a veteran makeup artist, she has infused beauty into every space in her life, including her home.

Kiley From Cherry Blossoms The Blog

Kiley is a longtime customer and busted the myth that you have to pay for installation when she outfitted her home with blackout cellular shades all on her own in 2010.

Faux Wood Blinds For A Better Nap Time

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Norman Ultimate 2 1/2″ Faux Wood Blinds from

When the family moved into their new digs a few months ago, it was time to start shopping for window coverings again. In t he kitchen and bedroom, Kiley needed something that would keep the room dark during naptime and was safer for little ones running around.  She landed on the Ultimate 2 1/2″ Faux Wood Blinds in Pure White.

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Norman Ultimate 2 1/2″ Faux Wood Blinds from

Here’s what she had to say:

 “The Ultimate 2 1/2 Faux Wood Blinds are everything I wished they would be and MORE! The blinds are equipped with the Smart Privacy Slats. The tight closure provides more energy savings, privacy and better light control. So when it’s the middle of the day and my son needs to go down for a nap I can easily close the blinds and create a darkened room for his comfort. One of my favorite features is the new cord release device which is designed to breakaway when pulled apart. This feature makes the blinds a safer option for homes with children. “

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Sheer Curtains Give Softness and Security

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Lucerne Wanda Pleat Panels in White from

She also wanted some softness and privacy for the living room, so she outfitted the window to the backyard with Lucerne Wanda Pleat Panels.

“My husband and I had scoured every curtain store possible to know avail. We wanted to find some semi-sheer panels that let enough light in and also gave us a bit of privacy. When I ran across the Lucerne Wanda Pleat Panels from, I knew my searching was over-for good! The Lucerne Wanda Pleat Panels do exactly what I wanted them to-they let in light while providing just enough opaqueness for privacy. The pairs are made extra wide to create luxurious fullness when open or shut. Each panel comes with a pull wand  that can attach to either side of the panel. When open the panel pleats beautifully, and when closed it creates enough privacy to feel comfortable.”

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Read Kiley’s entire review and more from she and her co-author Heather on their blog, Cherry Blossoms.


Want To Get The Look?

Make your home more tailored and stylish with the Ultimate 2 1/2 Faux Wood Blinds and Lucerne Wanda Pleat Panels from Or, browse the hundreds of blinds and shade son sale this month during our Head Of The Class Sale. We’re giving you big savings on two of our biggest brands, Bali and Levolor. See what’s on sale!

Regarding Child Safety: A cord release mechanism does make blinds safer for homes with children, but a blind or shade with cords of any kind can still be a strangulation hazard. We recommend only cordless shades for homes with small children. Learn more about child window safety. 


  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw