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    NAPLES BAY BLINDS & SHUTTERS: Leading the Way in Custom Window Treatments

    At Naples Bay Blinds & Shutters, LLC, we pride ourselves on providing the highest-quality window treatments with superior service, impeccable installation and complete client satisfaction.

    We offer top manufacturers including Norman, Hunter Douglas, A Better Blind, Horizons by B&W, and Unique for a wide variety of Plantation shutters, sunscreen shades, honeycomb shades, Roman shades, wooden blinds, verticals…and much, much more!

    We believe and are committed to:

    Exceptional Quality

    At Naples Bay Blinds & Shutters, we know the importance of providing the highest-quality shutters, blinds and shades. We only partner with the leading manufacturers to ensure our clients receive the best products possible on the market.

    Exemplary Service
    We believe our clients deserve the very best we can give. We pride ourselves in expertly delivering personalized service for each and every order. We are relentless in our goal in ensuring you are completely satisfied, have had an extraordinary experience and are delighted with your new Naples Bay Blinds & Shutters purchase.

    Experienced Installers 
    Prompt and courteous, each one of our professional installers has over 30 years experience leveling, drilling, balancing and fastening the full gamut of our product catalogue and fully-custom pieces – ensuring your order is impeccably delivered.

    Serving All of Southwest Florida 
    Whether you live in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers or on Marco Island, Naples Bay Blinds & Shutters brings the showroom to you!  We are ready to meet you in your home, at your convenience to expertly provide a solution that fits your style and needs.

    Company Overview

    Mr. Vertical

    Formerly Mr. Vertical / Florida Interiors of Naples

    Originally from Greenwich, Connecticut, Ann and Joe Arciere, Sr. began Mr. Vertical/Florida Interior of Naples in 1982. For over 25 years, the Arciere Family built a longstanding reputation for what is now Naples Bay Blinds & Shutters based upon trust, integrity and craftsmanship as the region’s leading authority in window treatment needs.

    Today, Naples Bay Blinds & Shutters is still based in Naples, Florida headed by the new president, Amy B. Perrault. A New England native named Western Massachusetts’ Top 25 Women to Watch and Hartford, Connecticut’s 40 Under Forty, Amy has over 20 years design, marketing and style experience, providing our clients a luxe concierge for their blind, shutter and shade needs with keen eye for detail, sophistication and passion for making their houses a home.

    From left, Ann Arciere, Amy B. Perrault, and Joe Arciere, Sr.

    From left, Ann Arciere, Amy B. Perrault, and Joe Arciere, Sr.

    Naples Bay Blinds & Shutters is still dedicated to its founding mission – the most important windows in Southwest Florida are yours.

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    IMAGINATION

    80s Movie STAT!

    Every now and then, I need a break the proverbial hamster wheel of design, selling, blogging, teaching, never-ending dieting and answering emails from shirtless men holding fish claiming they are far younger than they clearly are, to recharge. I’m pretty sure I am in need of an immediate creativity defibrillation as I have felt over the past few weeks as if  the imagination and inspiration from the right-side of my brain has been oozing out my ears.

    How do I recharge, you ask? With an 80s movie, of course.
    Life always needs an 80s movie. I mean, I feel like I am a walking 80s movie most of the time.

    You know, the female lead, trying to break away from the pack to stand out and be different as constant wacky, slap-stick events keep tripping her up from her unacquainted love for the older, college all-star as high school’s nerdiest outcast keeps trying to make her regret ever turning him down … but that’s another story for another time.

    80s’ film  hold such classics as:
    Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)
    Valley Girl (1983) — an ALL-TIME fav
    Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)  — another ALL-TIME fav, I mean it stars SJP. Need I say more?
    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
    The Breakfast Club (1985)
    • The Lost Boys (1987) — the beginning of my Kiefer Sutherland obsession
    Pretty in Pink (1986)
    • Breakin‘ (1984)

    Growing up in the 80s, I have great fondness and severe nostalgia for such things as neon clothing and excessive accessorizing.
    Coincidently, Netflix delivered, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984), for this weekend’s viewing. PERFECT.

    I loved every minute. The stunning asymmetry of this past decade’s fashion made me gasp with elation.  I had forgotten about wearing one big earring in one ear and one small earring in the other, wearing one cuffed earring, wearing one glove – either  sequenced or lace, all while wearing one bandana tied around your ankle of choice. It was breathtaking.

    Everything back in the 80s was excessive – especially the accessories. Everyone sported multiple versions of the same accessory and wore them all at once. SWATCH watches (of which, I had three), hand-cuff toggle belts, different colored socks – tucked over the pants, of course. It all brought a tear to my eye.

    As the credits rolled, I felt the pulse of my creativity start to beat again. Although, faint, the 80s once again has revived my mojo.

    Now to resurrect my love life; i’s acute and in need of a full transfusion. An IV of foreign films, perhaps.
    In the meantime, I’m wishing for a Sixteen Candles (1984) type of 40th birthday, sharing my cake with my own Jake Ryan.
    Like, that would be pretty rad fur sure.

    ***
    Please enjoy watching Breakin’ (1984) in its entirety above.

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