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Top it off.

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

Top it off.

Make the drapery hardware as special as the window treatment! With all the choices in styles and finishes finding just the right look for your decor is easy. Several hardware lines can even be custom finished. And finial choices run from elegant crystal to sleek contemporary....

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Don’t forget the ceiling.

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Don’t forget the ceiling.

Don’t forget about that “fifth wall” – the ceiling. Painting the ceiling can  add depth to a room. A variation of the wall color brings to the space. If the ceilings are high use a shade or two darker than the walls. If the ceilings are low use a shade or two lighter. Painting the walls and ceiling a rich color will accent architectural details like crown...

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Illumination!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Illumination!

Did you know that lighting affects our physical and emotional well being? Improper lighting can cause headaches and eye fatigue. Lack of light can result in feeling “down” or lethargic. It’s important to get the right balance of light. Light fixtures should be selected based on their function. Task lighting is functional like a desk lamp or reading light. It’s placed near the activity but needs to be aimed to avoid glare and minimize shadows. Ambient lighting is background light that spreads an even, overall...

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Happy New Year! Time for a fresh new look.

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Happy New Year! Time for a fresh new look.

When the weather traps you inside wouldn’t it be great to have a cozy family room to relax in? Imagine you and your family gathered around a warm fire playing one of your favorite board games while outside the snow falls and the wind howls! And it may only take small changes to the room you already have! Maybe you just need to rearrange the furniture or update your accessories. Maybe a change in window treatments would do the trick to get the look you want. Or it may be as simple as a change of paint...

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Headboards – limited only by your imagination

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Headboards – limited only by your imagination

Think outside the box when you explore headboard possibilities. This iron scroll screen makes an interesting change from a traditional wooden headboard.   Another stylish possibility is using framed art in place of a headboard. A repurpused mantle makes a unique focal...

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Gray is the new neutral

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Gray is the new neutral

Benjamin Moore is my go to paint brand. Here’s what they have to say about gray: Classic and sophisticated, gray is the ultimate neutral tone for any color scheme. There’s something about gray that adds richness and sophistication to any room. Grays range from soft to deep tones and can be warm or cool. Almost any color works as a great accent with gray. A pop of pink or a touch of turquoise in a gray room can be dramatic. Even these black and white accents make an impact. Gray has gotten a bad rap as being dull and dreary but...

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Not your grandmother’s wallpaper

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Not your grandmother’s wallpaper

Wallpaper is making a comeback and there are some great new looks. The little floral patterns of the past are out but wallpaper with great textures and big prints are in. Grasscloth has been updated to include more colors and styles like this great look (and don’t you love those lamps too?!) Another update in wallpaper is the bold color choices.  A vivid color with an interesting texture will add real interest to a room. Choose a color you like and don’t worry about color trends. A large pattern in a tone on tone can add...

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Cornices: the most versatile treatment

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Cornices: the most versatile treatment

Cornices are my favorite treatment. They are so versatile! They fit every decorating style because they can be simple or elaborate, tailored or curvy. Cornices lend themselves to details like the scroll work and nailhead pictured here. There’s no limit to what can be done with...

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Tab panels with rosettes

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Tab panels with rosettes

I was so pleased with how this treatment turned out that I wanted to share it with you. My client was thrilled with the results. The treatment is going to be featured in a national trade magazine! Getting to design beautiful treatments like this is one of the things I love most about my work. The other is happy clients who love their new...

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Medallions

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Medallions

I like designing with medallions. They offer style versatility. They can be used as the hardware or just as a design element of the treatment. Medallions also make great holdbacks for...

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