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February 2022

Product Spotlight: Banded Shades

By |2022-02-17T17:19:29-05:00February 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Looking for a sophisticated, more modern look for your windows? Look no further! Banded Shades will completely transform your home into a comfortable and chic sanctuary. The wide range of operational options set this shade apart from the rest. Many of our reliable vendors have created their version of this tremendous window fashion. Phenomenal color and fabric choices guarantee you will find something that you love!  These crisp white shades tie together a light, bright, serene and clean aura in this entryway Banded shades can be raised and lowered as with any traditional shade type. As a plus, the vanes on a banded shade can be opened for view through, closed for complete privacy, or anywhere in between. While most products will only allow you to open and close the vanes when the shade is in the fully lowered position, banded shades provide much more flexibility. The most revolutionary thing about this shade is that vanes can be opened while the shade is in any vertical position on your window. Banded shade vane options shown here — closed position on the left, opened position on the right Since everything we offer is completely custom made to fit your desires and window specifications, there are many options available to make the banded shades in your home unique. As a consumer you get to choose the color, band size/shape, operating system, fabric texture, and top treatment! Geometric band styles are available instead of the linear pattern to appeal to those who want a look that’s even more modern. These shades can be operated through a continuous loop cord, or even motorized for complete ease of use through a remote, or even an app on one of your [...]

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January 2022

Design and Function

By |2022-01-19T15:44:50-05:00January 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|

People often purchase window treatments because they want privacy, or they want to complete the look of a room. However, window treatments can be more than just window dressing. They can also be functional. As the cold winter months approach, one thing to consider when purchasing window treatments is a window covering that can help reduce energy costs. Windows are often responsible for icy drafts in the winter. One solution is a properly fitted and installed quality honeycomb shade, which offers excellent insulation. The honeycomb cells capture the light from outside, and keep cold air from getting into the home. Drapery is another great option to keep out the cold in the winter. With an endless number of fabric and design choices, drapery can be the perfect finish to a beautiful room, while also blocking cold. Liners can be added to provide additional draft protection, or to darken a room. While we are talking about keeping your house warm in the winter, let’s not forget how window treatments can help keep your home cool in the summer. Products such as solar shades are designed to restrict UV rays, keeping sunny rooms from becoming saunas, and protecting furniture, flooring, paint, etc. from sun discoloration. Different levels of UV restriction are available, depending on the particular need and goal of the homeowner, or decorator. From blinds to shutters, pleated shades to honeycomb shades, there are many products that can filter the sun to keep a room from getting too warm. The next time you are thinking of changing up your window treatments, keep these things in mind. Why not invest in a product that will not only beautify your home, but also make it more comfortable, and [...]

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January 2021

Design at a Distance Tips

By |2021-02-17T17:05:31-05:00January 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Design at a Distance Tips Design at a Distance Tip #1 Start with Color  Your home is your sanctuary, the place where you rejuvenate from the stress of the day, snuggle up with family and live your life. Creating your special space doesn’t need to be difficult, start by choosing a color. Think about your favorite items, a sweater, a sofa, rug or bedspread, they probably include your favorite colors. Use that as your starting point. Make sure to create a color flow from room to room. Your local paint store can help develop a color palette, once you choose a starting color. Once your color is determined you can begin designing your perfect space.  Design at a Distance Tip #2 Create Balance Choose your focal point, the visual reference, the dominate element in the room. Design and create balance around this piece, whether a sofa, fireplace, or large painting. Be sure to distribute the remaining elements in the room evenly. You can choose a symmetrical approach to your room creating a more formal look. Simply create a mirror image of the room. The first photograph uses the fireplace as the focal point creating balance with matching sofas, tables, lamps, and mirrors. Asymmetrical uses the same principals of balance but incorporates unlike elements. The second photograph also uses the fireplace as the focal point. This room creates balance using a sofa paired with two chairs, the palm tree and the orange vases flank the fireplace. The painting above the fireplace is balanced with the floral arrangement and the square artwork on the mantel. Determine your focal point and start creating balance in your room.

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