The Friday Five: Large Windows

Interiors with massive windows always grab my attention. I love the natural light, the views, and the architecture. Here are five gorgeous spaces that show you exactly what I’m talking about.

via Cottages and Gardens

via Better Homes and Gardens

via Cybball

via Architecture Art Design

via Rural Design

Have a great weekend, everyone!









The Friday Five: Curved Windows

I’m a little late¬†in writing today’s Friday Five, but the week was a full one! I was in Toronto¬†today at a work meeting (academic work, not IDS-related), and on the train ride back to Waterloo, my colleagues and I got talking about our various approaches to design. Needless to say, they didn’t think that my all-white way of life was the ideal way to live (ha – don’t knock it until you try it, I say!). Anyway, in between talking about chandeliers, window seats, and cathedral ceilings, we chatted quite a bit about windows.¬†All of our¬†design talk has inspired tonight’s late-night Friday Five post.

Today’s five interiors feature some incredibly gorgeous (in my opinion) curved windows. I’ll have to poll my¬†colleagues to see if they would agree.


via Domesticated Desk


via Ana Rosa


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via Desde My Ventana

kathleen clements curved hallway hall arched windows brick floors herringbone pattern lanterns white walls cococozy

via Coco Cozy

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Uptown: Window Blinds

One of the things that I liked about my house when I bought it was that there were really simple (and new) window coverings. The previous owner chose really attractive and convenient window blinds and kept the style the same throughout the whole house. I loved the consistency.

A few of the blinds needed to be replaced and, since I knew that they were from¬†Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I thought I’d go there and buy a few replacements. I have both the Chatham and Honeycomb shades (below) in a variety of my sizes and I like that they are easy to use and simple.

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Chatham cordless shade

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Honeycomb cordless shade

Turns out that BBB has an¬†amazing¬†customer service policy. As the blinds required replacing because the cordless feature didn’t quite work as well as it should have, BBB did a direct exchange for the¬†blinds. No questions asked (besides the basic¬†why are you returning these?).

The sales associates I met with in both the Waterloo and Cambridge locations were friendly and efficient. This was really my first BBB experience and I am completely impressed. I’m heading back there soon to pick up some sheets and towels.

The Friday Five: Windows of Fredericton

If you’ve been reading White Cabana for a while then you will have noticed my fascination with white doors. On my recent trip to Fredericton, however, I was struck by the number of windows, not doors, on buildings around the downtown core and at the University of New Brunswick. This architectural detail really allows for maximum exposure to the beautiful outdoors.

a wall of windows at a Fredericton home

Fredericton Convention Centre

sunroom windows on a Fredericton home

plenty of windows at the University of New Brunswick

Currie Center at the University of New Brunswick

I hope you enjoyed this week in Fredericton. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Photos by Jordana.