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Old 11-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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This item may be of interest to those of you who have new Escapes coming into production. We just happened to learn that upcoming Escapes (at least the 19s) will routinely have brown blinds instead of the off-white color. It was one of those topics that we couldn't have thought to ask about, but Tammy happened to mention in passing. Since brown would clash with our custom fabrics and formica, we have asked to stick with the off-white instead. --Liz
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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I heard there were electrical problems at the factory...they had a brown-out.
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:45 PM   #3
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I heard there were electrical problems at the factory...they had a brown-out.
I think they had a blizzard a 'white-out'..
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:44 PM   #4
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I've discovered our new typist was pretty computer illiterate...she had white-out all over her computer screen
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:04 PM   #5
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Hi: Garand... Maybe darker shades 8) might be good for those who like to keep the morning light-out!!! Alf
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:39 PM   #6
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Re: window coverings

Is it true Reece asked Tammy how to make a venetian blind and she answered "Poke him in the eye!" ?
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:08 PM   #7
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When we were getting towards the end of our build, I noticed the browner blinds going in another trailer. When I asked Tammy about them, she said that was the color the new Escapes would have in them - same quality just a different color. I went inside the trailer to get a better look. I would say the new color is closer to the "oak" tones of the cabinetry and they do cut down the outside light slightly better than the off-white blinds. The color is quite pleasant and looks nice but in my case I requested the off-white instead since they still had stock. The brown didn't really go with my color scheme and to my designer mind, the darker ones visually closed in the trailer more - the off-white created a feeling of more space. Saying all that, the darker tone is definitely a warmer color so it may feel more cozy to many. Lastly, when the "browner blinds" were in the down position, the darker color was more noticeable to me from the outside and I didn't like the look of the brown tones with my grey decals. Talk about anal,eh?
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:54 PM   #8
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AND, aren't we glad we don't all like the same thing? What a "vanilla" world it would be....

BTW: Vanilla is my favorite flavor!
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Talk about anal,eh?
Then we would have to talk about most everyone here.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:23 AM   #10
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When we were getting towards the end of our build, I noticed the browner blinds going in another trailer. When I asked Tammy about them, she said that was the color the new Escapes would have in them - same quality just a different color. I went inside the trailer to get a better look. I would say the new color is closer to the "oak" tones of the cabinetry and they do cut down the outside light slightly better than the off-white blinds. The color is quite pleasant and looks nice but in my case I requested the off-white instead since they still had stock. The brown didn't really go with my color scheme and to my designer mind, the darker ones visually closed in the trailer more - the off-white created a feeling of more space. Saying all that, the darker tone is definitely a warmer color so it may feel more cozy to many. Lastly, when the "browner blinds" were in the down position, the darker color was more noticeable to me from the outside and I didn't like the look of the brown tones with my grey decals. Talk about anal,eh?
I like your taste. With brown blinds you would have lost some of the clean simplicity that makes your Escape so appealing! Imagine many rectangular patches of brown (the brown blinds) interrupting/cluttering the flow of the off-white walls. To my eye, you made a great decision on blind color. --Liz
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