Don and Terry Coldwell can serve you in various ways from their north Nanaimo showroom on Aulds Road. Don is the consultant and installer for their Island Solar Film operation, while Terry oversees Paradise Blinds and Shades and can help you find the right window coverings for your application.

Take your windows from dull to dazzling!

Window covering experts combine samples and service at their new north Nanaimo showroom

When you’re shopping for window coverings, the opportunity to touch a shade or blind, or see how a colour or style might look in your home or business, is one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting the right product.

That’s one of the reasons why Terry and Don Coldwell opened their new north Nanaimo showroom for Paradise Shades & Blinds in 2018. You’ll find a wide array of product samples and applications in store, as well as Terry’s expertise to guide you through the process.

This homegrown operation began life in 2014 as a complement to Island Solar Films, which the couple bought in 2010 from the Bonner family. Demand has continued to grow for their broad range of blinds products and quality service – they also added Mirage Retractable Screen Systems in 2015 – and now you’ll find everything under one roof in the full-service storefront on Aulds Road.

Your one-stop shop for custom window coverings

Stop by the showroom and discover many options for your interior decorating and sun protection needs. Terry can help you shop and compare products, from multiple indoor/outdoor applications for shades to a wide variety of styles in wood, vinyl and aluminum blinds. Looking for a traditional look? Ask about wood or composite interior shutters.

Paradise’s factory-trained installers are available to make sure your custom blinds or shades project is done right and on time. Not only that, they stand behind all of their window coverings with a 100-per-cent satisfaction guarantee.

Looking to streamline your comings and goings?

If you’re trying to clean up your deck or patio entry and increase fresh air flow into your home, Mirage has some ideal ways to make coming in or going out easy, with one-touch products and space-saving doors. Ask Don about your options for retractable screens!

Many styles, levels of protection

When it comes to window films, there’s a style designed for virtually every situation. From decorative films that offer a privacy buffer between rooms, to security boosting films that both obscure the interior space and protect by holding shattered glass in place, there’s many ways to go, Don says. If the sun is your main concern in your office or home, choose from a variety of solar film products that provide everything from glare and UV protection to energy savings and daytime privacy, all with a clean appearance.

Questions about window covering options? Call Terry at 250-933-5555 or email To learn more about retractable screens and window films, call Don at 250-756-2454 or email Better yet, stop by the showroom at 504 – 6581 Aulds Rd. and see all your options!

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