House to Home: Lifestyle Blogger Thea Nolan

We’re excited to give you a sneak peak into the new home of Lifestyle Blogger, Thea Nolan & her husband, Jeremiah. Newly married, this couple recently purchased a home in the North Central Austin area. After burning sage and starting to unpack, they realized privacy and light control were priorities they couldn’t live without. Let’s take a look at what they chose for window coverings…


Getting Started

Whether you’re familiar with Thea Nolan, or you’ve just been introduced, you’ll find that she does her homework on every aspect she presents in her work as an Austin area lifestyle blogger. That’s why we were so honored that she chose to work with our team at Austin Window Fashions. The couple worked closely with window covering designer Lori McCleary, to identify the style that matched their home, along with the functional benefits they needed to create the right atmosphere in each room. 

design consultation for window covering fabric selections from the designer roller shades collection in Austin

The Selections

They sat down together, for a one-on-one consultation, selecting the Designer Roller Shades collection. They really liked the clean, modern profile of the shades, along with the choice of light filtering or room darkening fabrics–depending on the function of the room.

thea nolan choosing window covering fabrics at design consultation

The couple was drawn to the simplicity of the cordless operation of LiteRise, which allows you to push or pull gently with your hand to adjust the window shades.

cordless shades with room darkening fabric on large window in Austin area home of Thea Nolan

For windows where a cord was necessary, they chose the custom clutch chain on one side. Fastened in place, there are no dangling cords, but adjustments are possible as the chain rotates easily with manual control. 

chain cord fastened next to shades for safety


The Fabrics

As a Lifestyle Blogger, you know that fashion and style are important parts of Thea’s life. The fabrics chosen for their window shades were meant to blend with the soft color scheme of their home.

living room in austin with light filtering shades

Neutral colors offer subtle style, but up close, you can see the textures of the fabric, and it’s a beautiful look. Thea chose The common areas of the home–the kitchen, living room & dining room–were outfitted with light filtering fabric. These windows feature the Newby fabric collection in White Water. Light filtering fabrics allow levels of privacy and glare reduction. 

dining room sliding door covered with roller shades in the austin home of Thea Nolan

The bedrooms & home office were outfitted with room darkening shades. These Roller Shades were designed with the Sewickley fabric collection in Blizzard.

bedroom room darkening shades in Austin TX home in the Highlands neighborhood

All of the roller shades feature a fabric-wrapped cassette and a fabric-wrapped bottom bar to complete the modern aesthetic.

room darkening roller shades in austin home of lifestyle blogger Thea Nolan

Our team couldn’t be happier with how this project turned out! Beautiful shades for a beautiful home. Buying your first home is such an exciting time, and designing the comfort and atmosphere of each room is simple with the right window shades. Thanks to Thea & Jeremiah for trusting us with your home!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the photographer, Divina Stennfeld at Divina Stennfeld Photo here in Austin. See more of her work on Instagram at @divinastennfeldphoto.

Check out what Thea is up to by visiting her blog.