Archive | July, 2015

Sliding Door Window Solutions

29 Jul

Sliding Doors Can Be Fun or a Challenge

There are few things more exciting than being a first time homeowner. It can be thrilling to decorate your new home to fit your taste and style. But as you finish laying down the floor, slapping paint on the walls, you get to the
daunting task of the windows. Specifically, the sliding glass door that takes you to your new backyard. A lot has changed and there are many options now besides vertical blinds. So before you panic, here are some suggestions:

SlidingDoor2Honeycomb– Many don’t realize a honeycomb shade can come as a vertical option. And just like the shades you put in your window, they insulate well.SlidingDoor6

 

Sliding Panels– A streamlined, contemporary option that can be accomplished with woven wood, roller shade fabric, or screen shade material.

 

Doorwall ShuttersPlantation Shutters- A classic option for any window. Whether they bi-fold, slide or open like French doors they will be durable and beautiful in any home.

 

Window Shadings– They have the look of drapery with the function of a vertical blind. These still SlidingDoor7have open/close louvers and the option of pulling all to one side or splitting in the middle like a vertical blind. But these give a softer feel to the room because of the sheer fabric overlay. They are great for filtering in light and giving you some privacy.

Drapery– There are many ways to hang drapery over a sliding glass door. You can make the look formal or casual, traditional or contemporary. A traditional pinch pleat drapery moves on a traverse rod that opens SlidingDoor5with the ease of pulling a string. You can also look into grommet panels that easily slide over a rod. And as a combination of both, if you want a more decorative rod for your pinch pleat drapery, look into a rod with rings. Even on a larger sliding door where you will need extra supports, there are rings that are not complete circles so they can slide over the brackets.

This is just a starting point for you to see what is more your style then you
can take it from there with fabric and color. Let us know what style you like!

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Plush Bedding Is So Enjoyable!

22 Jul

Plush bedding is one of the most enjoyable investments you can make in your home.

It’s an enhancement you’ll appreciate every night.
Where do you spend more hours each day than in your bed? Why not dial up the luxury and sinkplush bedding1
into a comforting haven each night when you go to sleep?
Making over your bed linens is one of the easiest and most reasonably priced enhancements you can make to your home. It will make you feel pampered every day and every night.
The look and feel of the fabrics. You can choose among many design schemes when selecting bedding, including sophisticated, elegant, feminine, masculine, zen or whimsical, but whatever the look, comfort is always key.

ShowcaseHome1Make sure the fabrics you select feel good on your skin. Soft choices for sheets and pillows include high-thread-count cotton, smooth silk and toasty flannel.
The colors. Some people like their bedroom linens to have the soothing look of neutrals without pattern, while others like the energy of bolder colors and patterns. It’s your choice. Popular patterns include floral, geometric, stripes, medallions, seaside prints, paisley, or even a patchwork quilt for a cozy look. You can also add interest by using solid color bedding with borders in a different color or gentle pattern.

The pillows. Have you noticed that “more is better” is the strategy with bed pillows these days? First you have the pillows you actually lay your head on to sleep. Then you can add complementary shams and, on top of those, decorative pillows in a variety of colors, patterns, shapes and sizes.

Sink into soft, luxurious bedding every evening when you go to bed, and you’ll wake up in a better mood. Invest in new bedding for pure enjoyment!

 

 

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Your Bed Is The Design Anchor Of Your Bedroom.

15 Jul

Your bed is the design anchor of your bedroom.

Select a headboard or bed frame that adds beauty and commands attention.
In the bedroom, it’s all about the bed. Make it the centerpiece of your boudoir and the first thing people notice when they walk in.Headboard1
Beds can be made from so many materials, including wood, upholstery, brass, bronze, iron or leather – or a combination of these materials, such as a wood headboard frame with an upholstered insert or a wooden canopy bed with softly draped fabric. Some headboards even include built-in shelves above the bed or built-in nightstands at each side.Headboard3

Beds come in so many shapes and sizes. They should be the right scale for the room, with larger rooms requiring taller or more substantial beds to add drama. In general, a headboard with sharp square corners will look more tailored and modern, while a cut-out or rounded shape will look more feminine and soft. The bed should also complement the other furniture and fabrics in a room. For more interest, add tufting or nailheads to upholstered headboards and think about painting the wall behind the bed in a dramatic accent color.
If you don’t have a headboard, your bedroom may look like something is missing. However, you can fill out the space above your bed with artwork, shelves, a hanging tapestry or a Japanese fan – or display lots of pillows standing upright on the bed.

Make your bed the star of your bedroom by focusing on the design of the bedframe or headboard in your decorating plans. Then your next decorating project can include all the other beautiful elements in a bedroom, including linens, furniture, rugs and window fashions!

Decorate in twos

8 Jul

With many home furnishings, two is better than one, and more than doubles the beauty in a room.Two is better1

It’s easy: just add one home furnishing element, such as a throw pillow, picture or chair; then repeat.
Pairs add a sense of symmetry, balance and organization to a space, which engages the eye and calms the soul. Pairs can make us feel at ease and stable.
Pairs don’t need to be exactly the same or perfectly balanced in their Two is better2placement. Often the design works best when two items are a little bit different, such as identical armchairs with coordinating, but not matching, fabric or two pieces of wall art that are the same size and framed the same, but with different images.
Interior design elements that lend themselves to pairing include:
• Furniture, such as chairs, ottomans, end tables, even sofas
• Throw pillows and decorative towels
• Artwork hanging on walls or standing on tables
• Mirrors, lamps and light fixtures
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Pairs add flexibility too. You can easily move them to change the function of a room for a party or other event. And if you buy new furniture, a pair of items is easier to re-arrange in the same room or settle harmoniously into another room. Even when you move, pairs of home elements are more flexible to fit into a new house and new decor.
The pairing concept can be applied to colors too. Selecting a color palette for your home with two complementary colors is an effective decorating strategy.

For example:

  • Brown and Ivory
  • Indian Red and Sage Green
  • Black and White
  • Chocolate Brown and Powder Blue

Let’s sum it up. One plus one is more than two in home fashions. Decorating in pairs makes a beautiful design statement.

 

 

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Decorating in Red, White and Blue Not Just For July 4th!

6 Jul

This engaging color combination works all year round.

Red, white and blue is not only a time-honored, patriotic color combination that we associateRedWtBl1
with the U.S. “stars and stripes” and other national flags such as the British Union Jack. It’s a versatile and pleasing scheme that lasts all year long for interior design too!
You can use this color combination in its typical primary colors of red, white and blue – or the hues can be modified to softer pinks and muted light blues, or deeper, jewel toned sapphire and ruby. You can even substitute a neutral cream, ivory or beige for clean white to create a calming effect.
RedWtBl2Your red, white and blue design can evoke the “stars and stripes” with lots of flag imagery and
patriotic motifs. Or you can work with the colors in solids only, or with other patterns, such as
polka dots, plaid and chevrons.
Red, white and blue decorating is not just for a child’s bedroom; it works well in many
decorating styles, particularly if you live near the beach, are decorating with a nautical theme or
have lots of outdoor space to fill with patio furniture and outdoor-living elements. Red, white
and blue works well in vintage décor that’s filled with details and is equally effective in aRedWtBl3
minimalist zen design for a calm, tranquil feel.
Elements to consider in these striking colors include:

  • An accent wall painted in bold red or blue
  • Vintage or reproduction fabrics, throws, pillows and table linens
  • Folk art pieces with a flag motif
  • Antiques, including real flags and distressed wood or metal furniture
  • Quilts and bedding
  • Wallcoverings
  • Rugs and flooring

Think red, white and blue for a change in your home environment. It’s a look that will last
throughout the year.

Adding A Clock To Your Decor

1 Jul

Adding a clock to your decor is a functional and aesthetic choice.

The time is ripe for this unique and appealing design element.clock1
Clocks are more than just for telling time. After all, to find out what time it is, we can use a wrist watch or our smart phone. Clocks are also about enhancing interior décor and adding interest to a room. A clock can become a piece of art on your wall, in place of a painting or print.
Clocks come in many different shapes, sizes and materials. You can purchase a traditional style clock that’s an antique or a reproduction – maybe a grandfather clock or cuckoo clock. There are lots of bold new clock3designs to consider too, many which are one-of-a-kind pieces. People are also salvaging old school clocks and railroad clocks for a vintage look.

Clocks work well as design pieces in almost any room, adding elegance, sophistication, rustic beauty or whimsy, depending on the style you select. They’re very useful when displayed in your kitchen, home office or great room, where you might actually need to know the time as you’re planning your day. Clocks are also beautiful and appealing in a bedroom, living room, dining room and home office.
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Choose a clock with chimes and you’ll not only get a visual design but an auditory addition to your home. And a pendulum on a clock can add motion to your décor. Some people are even adding durable outdoor wall clocks to their patios and other outdoor living spaces.

 

Every minute counts. Add a clock to your décor before more time slips away.

 

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