Plantation Dreaming

You know what I think is beautiful?  Plantation shutters.  The big fat wide kind.  And I want them, like yesterday.  :)

We were at a friend’s house the other night (Hi F.M.!) and they had really big 2-story windows kind of like we have in their living room.  But the difference in their windows is that they have the plantation shutters on all of their windows and it looked SO pretty.  Like, I couldn’t stop staring at them.  I was amazed at how different they made the room feel.  And to me they are kind of like an architectural detail, like molding is. That’s probably wrong, but to me it is because it was just so pleasing to look at.

And since I have no idea when we may be able to get some for our home, I’ve pulled a couple of images off Pinterest for us all to admire. :)



The first photo is my favorite because those are the fattest ones I think. But I’d happily take ALL of these rooms wouldn’t you?  So beautiful.

So I’ll be plantation dreamin’ for a while I’m sure.  Until then, do you have any in your home?  If so you’re a lucky duck! :)

If anyone recognizes those photos from anywhere please send me the link to it so I can credit them. Somehow they disappeared off of Pinterest when I went to get the hyperlinks!

And if you are in the market for any new window shades (not plantation shutters), RediShade is having a fabulous deal where you can get 20% off any of their items!



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  1. I LOVE plantation shutters! I wanted to purchase them for my living room but the room has three very tall long windows and it was going to cost a fortune for custom shutters. Someday . . . :)

  2. I’m with you – love them! I got a quote and it was $1600 for 4 windows in our family room. Needless to say we did not get them. Out of the budget!!! (at least for right now!!)

  3. ooh I’ve been a fan of those shutters for a long time and have been plantation dreamin’ about them too! I’m dying to get rid of the ugly mini blinds.. blegh.

  4. Lovely pics- I especially love the last one! heck i even like that antler chandelier!! We have the thick 2″ white wooden blinds all through our house-I like to “pretend” they are plantation shutters :-)

  5. I have them in my office… love them! I did wait a long time for them. We got them a few years back and it was around $1000 for 4 half-windows, from Home Depot.

  6. Love me some plantation shutters! We plan to replace our wood blinds with them…someday…

  7. I’ve loved plantation shutters from the moment I first laid eyes on them in my teen years. I’ve dreamt of having them in my home ever since. I’m still waiting, but one day…

  8. I am with you, I love plantation shutters. And when we have our own place we will have them-eventually!

  9. WOW!! I have been dreaming myself!! Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

  10. We have plantation shutters in our master and in the dining room- they’re over some huge windows we have. I adore them- I think they look gorgeous and they open up and give lots of gorgeous light :)

  11. I had no idea what you meant by plantation shutters until I saw the pictures, and YES, I love them, too! So beautiful yet rustic!

  12. Emily's Dad says:

    These are not as hard to make from scratch as you might think.

  13. I never paid much attention to blinds but these are so beautiful!! I’m in love!!

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