Shutters- the big reveal!

May 17, 2017Susan

Finally I can show you the shutters!

The fitting happened a couple of weeks ago now and it was so quick it only took a couple of hours. It probably took the guy longer to unpacked the shutters than it did to actually install them!

vintage dining room shutters midcentury eclectic bohemian home

As you can see we went for white to match with the window frames. Despite covering the windows, you can see there’s loads of light coming through. I mentioned before that the room is North facing so getting light in here has been a struggle in the past.

fern plants boho dining room shutters

The Santa Fe shutters come in a variety of colours and also in wood finishes. SantaFe offer solid basswood shutters and HS PVC Polyvinyl (Faux Wood). All with different lead times, some as little as two weeks. Contact them for a quote designed just for you and your needs.

Its a one man installation and it was the same chap that did the survey. I’m sure most of you are similar to me and aren’t keen on having tradespeople in the house, but this guy was no bother. Not even wanting a cup of tea!
shutters in edwardian bay window vintage home

The shutters really are the perfect solution to our privacy needs at the front of the house. Being able to control the light and knowing that passers by cant see straight in makes me just that little bit happier with this room.

edwardian bay window shutters

The shutters feel clean and modern, but also compliment our eclectic dining room.

As you can see, even when they are closed, a good amount of light still comes through the top sections of the original stained glass. During the day we have them half open as that way we get a lot of light, but ample privacy too.
shutters closed vintage antique dining room

Each shutter opens out, this is not something we’d need to do very often to be honest. But it is good to know they for those moments when I need to do a deep clean in there.

santa fe shutters

I think the shutters have really finished off the room. I’ll be posting about them again in the Winter months to show you how the darker months change (or not) how we use the shutters.

See more about my Dining Room here

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Comments (26)

  • Kirsty

    May 17, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Ah you got the cafe style ones!!! They look so nice!!!!! Shutters are such a great option!

    1. Susie

      May 17, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Yeah! They really show off the windows!

  • Lucy

    May 17, 2017 at 7:27 am

    They look fantastic Susie! I love shutters. Really suits your room x

    1. Susie

      May 17, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks so much Lucy- have a good week x

  • Hannah Trickett

    May 17, 2017 at 10:16 am

    They’re so lovely 🙂

  • Holly

    May 17, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I absolutely love shutters, when i own my own home these will be going in for sure. They look gawjj

    1. Susie

      May 17, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Ah thanks- they really have made such a difference in this space

  • Kate

    May 17, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Looking fabulous hun – I’ve always thought white shutters are the perfect chic options for window dressing a bay!

    1. Susie

      May 17, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Ah thanks so much lovely

  • Kaelyn

    May 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Looking wonderful! I need those shutters since the summer is here!

    1. Susie

      May 17, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kimberly Duran

    May 17, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    They really look great – so unobtrusive but very subtle and stylish as well! I really like them and I love how you can still see the stained glass which would be covered up with a normal curtain 🙂 xx

    1. Susie

      May 17, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Thanks so much Kimberly!

  • Carole King

    May 17, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    They look amazing. I’m a big fan of shutters for all the reasons you have mentioned. x

    1. Susie

      May 17, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks Carole- I’m a convert for sure

  • Bec

    May 17, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    The shutters look excellent – and a perfect solution as you’re close to the road. The stained glass windows look really great with them – and still let in plenty of light. I bet you use the room alot more from now on.

    1. Susie

      May 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      We really do! Thanks for stopping by x

  • Fritha Strickland

    May 17, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Oh I love them! They look so good, really enjoy your interior posts! X

  • Caroline Turner

    May 18, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    I’ve just had something very similar fitted last week to a dark living room with a bay and I’m so pleased with the difference they make. Like you we also have a herd of wooden antelope 🙂

    1. Susie

      May 23, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Heheh! Great minds!

  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    May 18, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I think they look amazing! I’m seriously considering shutters for the bay window in the living room. The sun shines right in for most of the day but I don’t like blocking it out with curtains. Shutters seem like a really lovely alternative.

    1. Susie

      May 23, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      They really are! Sound like they’d be perfect for you

  • lori

    May 18, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    What a difference they almost frame the window and make them a focal point! love them x

  • Candy Pop

    May 26, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Oh wow – they look stunning! You must be so pleased. x

  • vicki

    June 6, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    they look lovely and let in loads of light but give privacy too. lovely finish!

    1. Susie

      June 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks so much Vicki!

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