3. Get Sneaky With Shades3. Get Sneaky With Shades While the vintage charm of the island retreat appealed to the Elebashes, it did have its shortcomings—particularly when it came to the size of the windows. "They were all very small," says Allison. "So I ordered bamboo blinds that would extend beyond the top of the actual window. Hung higher, it gives the illusion of a taller, more expansive space."