If you're an apartment or condo dweller and want to personalize your space I have an idea for you. Most apartments come equipped with those vinyl mini blinds. They're always in some shade of white and their primary use is privacy. I like what my friend Mary, of The Drapery Shop in Manassas, VA did for a DC client to solve their mini problem. She fabricated a beaded sheer for the client's dining room window that overlooks a busy NW street. It softens the blinds...almost hides it and adds a great accent to the room... loving it.