My clients fall into three categories – those covering naked windows, those that simply want an updated style and those that are replacing window treatment fails. And let me tell you, over the years, I’ve seen some epic fails. Like when a homeowner installs a covering that is too small for the window, leaving a very large gap on either side.
Not sure if your window coverings qualify for the window treatment hall of shame? If your windows can identify with one of the below fails, then it’s time to book an appointment with a window coverings expert.
Nothing ruins the mood or ambiance faster than poor lighting, whether it’s too bright, too harsh or frankly just unflattering (ugh - dressing room light). Fortunately it’s possible to tailor your lighting scheme not only to your décor, but also your mood, the time of day, season and event, with just a few key decorating tricks. Here are four brilliant ways to transform light in your home.
As much as we all may love to decorate, it can certainly be overwhelming, no matter if you’re simply updating a few key elements, like paint color or window treatments, or starting completely from scratch. Which is why interior designers create mood boards. It’s the best way to really hone your design scheme, thereby avoiding a complete decorating meltdown and hopefully eliminating the potential for buyer’s remorse.
As a window treatments designer, one of the most common questions I receive from clients during a design consultation is: how do I clean my new treatments?
In most cases, you already have the required tools laying around the house. And for window coverings that are more delicate or hard-to-reach, there are many cleaning services that specialize in window treatments.
With the last traces of winter behind us, our houses have begun to emerge from hibernation. And if you’re like many, your home’s outdoor appearance could use a boost.
Poor curb appeal is akin to an ugly overcoat. It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing underneath; people have already started questioning your taste. The front porch, deck, patio and walkways, are an extension of your home and should be given as much decorating consideration as the inside rooms and spaces.
When you move into a new home, it’s best to live in the space for some time before buying expensive furnishings or making any permanent changes. You need adequate time to acquaint yourself with the room’s function, flow and lighting. Snap decorating judgements can often result in renovator’s or buyer’s remorse.
With sunnier and longer days on the horizon, we’re reminded of our love affair with light. But like any relationship, there are times when one may get on the other’s nerves. With bright daylight comes glare, and better nighttime visibility often results in increased light pollution. Luckily, there is an easy way to minimize these negatives – custom window treatments.
You’ve spent time and money getting your home’s décor just right, only discover that the wall color, fabric or wood finish you chose is on the not side of a decorating "Hot or Not" list. It's official, your décor is on its way out. Cue the violins.
Most of us don’t have an infinite decorating budget, which means changing our décor to accommodate every decorating trend would be cost prohibitive, not to mention all the time it would take to source new décor!
More than 50 years after the Jetsons first aired, the futuristic world they lived in is now here. Well sort of. Flying cars are still a long way off…or are they? Cue the Terrafugia!
When selecting custom drapery, it’s easy to get caught up in the fabric selection. With so many gorgeous prints, patterns and colors to choose from, rods and finials can be a bit of an afterthought. However, drapery hardware plays a very important visual and functional role, and your selection should be just as thoughtful as when choosing fabrics.
We design, measure and install custom Hunter Douglas window treatments.