Imagine a home where your window treatments automatically open to your favorite position each day. Or shades so intuitive, they know to close with the setting sun. Introducing PowerView ™, the innovative new operating system from Hunter Douglas that will simplify your life.
Summer is a great time to start home improvement projects. Having your house all torn up is less of a burden when you're planning to spend most of your time outdoors anyway. But before you start any renovation project, it's best to first determine if you should hire a professional to do some or all of the work. Not sure if you should call for help? If you identify with one or more of these five scenarios – it’s time schedule a consultation with a contractor or designer.
Have you ever finished arranging a room and thought, “something is missing”? Decorating a room requires a myriad of design elements to look and feel complete, so it’s not uncommon to forget an important piece here or there when you’re busy determining the seating arrangement or picking out the perfect wall color. If your room doesn’t feel quite finished, it could be because you forgot to add one or more of these finishing touches.
The flights are booked, hotel rooms reserved and the itinerary set. Summer vacation is here and you can’t wait to get away for some fun and R&R. But before you embark on this season’s big trip, make sure you're safe on the home front.
If there’s usually a lot of activity at your house, create the illusion that you’re home by setting timers for lights, TV, sound system, etc. Turning these activities on at their usual times makes it appear as if you never left.
As a window coverings designer, I love seeing the delight on my clients’ faces when I show them the finished product. It’s amazing how the right window treatment will enhance the style and function of any space. Most of my clients are homeowners, just like you. However on occasion, my work helps serve a bigger cause.
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.
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