Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, and giving thanks over a bountiful and delicious meal. When setting the table this holiday, you'll want to infuse your dining room with warmth and festive cheer. Follow these design tips to create the right ambiance.
Windows can account for between 25 and 40 percent of your home’s energy loss, according to the Center for Resource Conservation. However, there’s a way to fight the energy drain. Window coverings can be a cost-effective way to limit the amount of heat that escapes from your home in colder months. Here are three tips on using window treatments to increase energy efficiency.
My client, Theresa, has a lovely country-inspired home with wooden walls and giant windows. Her house is set against a picturesque view of trees that showcase the beauty of fall. The large windows are a big pro: they allow my client to look out at a beautiful view and let in natural light on sunny days.
What’s in store for 2015? Streamlined spaces that work with today’s lifestyles, new color palettes, and overall a sense of fun and creativity. Read on for my predictions for home décor in the new year.
I love a good DIY project, especially one that allows me to repurpose an item that has seen better days but has a lot of hidden potential. An old frame is an excellent candidate for this type of upcycling project. With a little imagination and dash of elbow grease, you can transform an old home décor accessory into a stunning accent piece.
Everyone loves a beautiful view, especially of picturesque rolling hills or vineyards. However, large windows with views can present an interesting design challenge. This was the case for my client who recently moved into a new home in the California wine country.
Initially, the client wanted to preserve the lovely view of her five-acre property from her master bathroom window, and thought she would go without window treatments.
Part of the design process of any interior renovation is the consideration of how to cover the windows. While the aesthetic look is always important to the designer, the functional considerations are key.
The Sonoma Family Compound project (featured in the Sonoma Magazine issue on stands now) had very specific window treatment requirements. First of all, privacy was important in rooms, such as the master bathroom, where one large bay window exposed the entire room (and bather) to the exterior.
It’s the time of year when doors creak on their hinges and ghouls go lurking through the darkness -- it’s Halloween! But that doesn’t mean you have to use disposable themed décor; instead, transform your abode into a chic and thrillingly spooky home.
It’s the season of ghouls and goblins, of creative costumes, and of leaves crunching under trick-or-treaters’ tiny feet. Why not use your windows to give those candy-hunters a fright – or make them grin?
What does luxury mean to you? For some luxury is a synonym for decadence, but I believe it’s a more complex idea. I think luxury is the perfect marriage of form and function -- where quality and durability meet excellent style and customization.
How does this concept of luxury apply to window treatments? Well, they’re a great place to see form and function in action.