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December 30, 2014

New Year’s Resolutions From Our Design Experts

by Kim

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As 2015 approaches, I’ve been mulling over what I want to accomplish in the coming year. It probably won’t come as a surprise that something related to home decor was at the top of my list.

This got me thinking about Decorview’s window experts and what their goals may be for the new year, so I asked a few of our  Hunter Douglas-certified designers to share their decorating resolutions with me. Some designers want to freshen up the decor in their own homes, while others are thinking about our clients or their professional goals.

Need inspiration for a New Year’s resolution? Here’s a sampling of what Decorview designers are resolving to do in 2015.

Home Decor Resolutions

“I will make the most of smaller spaces. I am downsizing because a lot of my clients are and I want to show them that smaller can be better!” Sherry F., Los Angeles, California

“Create a new look on the main level of my home so that it’s brighter, lighter, and open. I am changing all of the flooring on the first level of my home to wide plank dark hardwood. I am also repainting the kitchen and family room with Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray, a light gray/tan color to replace the Twilight Gold that is currently there. Finally, I will be finishing the shutters on my main level. I like to keep my own home fresh and new, so I change the decor often. It gives me visuals to show my clients, and when I use Hunter Douglas products in my own home, I have first hand experience on how great they are.” Amy S., Ashburn, Virginia

Kitchen painted Edgecomb Gray by Austin General Contractors Avenue B Development

“I plan to remodel my bedroom and kitchen, and in the process, try to be as on-trend as possible.” –Linda H., Portland, Oregon

Linda Hodnett window designer New Year's resolution

Linda H. will complete her kitchen remodel in 2015

“I want to update my kitchen and make it cohesive with my new hard wood floors by refinishing the cabinets and installing new countertops.” —Tonia N., Twin Cities, Minnesota

All About Decorview Clients

“My New Year’s resolution is to inspire my clients to have fun with color in their homes. An earthy palette once again dominates the Pantone’s 2015 colors, yet there are gorgeous new accent colors that allow us to create unique spaces. It is so exciting to see my clients step outside of the box.” –Maren Y., Twin Cities, Minnesota

“I will encourage clients to add a touch of fabric on their windows and around their shades when it makes sense. It can add warmth (visually and it adds thermal protection), visual interest, and a pop of color. I’ll also encourage clients to bring that same pop of color and warmth into the room with throw pillows or bedding accents. Pulling a room together with fabric is simple and easy, but it makes a dramatic style change in the room. I know a little style change can make a big impact.” —Hope F., San Jose, California

Bold, Fabric-centric kitchen window by London Photographers Amelia Hallsworth Photography

“I will encourage clients to try window treatments with bold patterns because they create the most exciting results. Window treatments can be featured as decorative art pieces on their own.” —Cynthia S., San Diego, California

Professional Goals

“For 2015, I intend to stay diligent in my quest to be up to speed on what’s new and exciting from Hunter Douglas.” —Wayne G., Orange County, California

“I am going to finish my drapery certification so I’ll be able to create more unique, custom home designs with my clients.” —Janeen B., Santa Rosa, California

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Kim is a window treatment and drapery certified designer helping clients in Ottawa and surrounding Ontario communities find the perfect window treatments for their homes. She has more than 14 years of experience in interior design and window coverings.

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