Trimmings to add a sense of drama!

Trimmings, or as the French call them “Passementerie”, is a term used for the decorative finishing added to the edges of draperies, pillows, lamp shades, bedding, and furniture. Trims such as bullion fringe, cords, tapes, gimps ….etc are usually added for drama and to provide a unique custom look, or it can be simply added for function, such as hiding an unsightly seam, or joining two different fabrics. Whether it is added for function or for a decorative purpose, trims always bring beauty and style to any room. There are thousands of choices out in the world of decorating; some are imported as well as U.S made. Some have the formal feel like the ones made out of silk. Others might be less formal that are made of cotton. A perfect match of colors can be achieved by ordering a custom dye for a custom fringe if the budget allows it. It is always a good idea to explore the different possibilities for creating that one-of-a-kind look that is expressive and reflects a personal flair.

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Barbara Barry Designs with soft,calm, and serene Palettes!

I find myself drawn to Barbara Barry’s designs and philosophy. She believes in transforming peoples lives through design. Her soft palettes, mostly taken from nature, with clean lines, and minimum use of patterns allow us as humans, she believes, to create our own patterns in the room. All that makes her designs so perfect for city dwellers, as well as suburban living.

The environment that we live in has an impact on how we feel, and strongly affects our well-being. Therefore having a well designed space that reflects our style, with the colors patterns, textures that make us make us feel good, safe, happy, and contented, is very important, and that is my job! I often feel that I am the therapist for your home. I help my clients to improve their spaces, whether it is by rearranging the furniture, adding a few pillows or decorative accessories, repainting, or adding new window covering. A simple make over or a major one, we assist in the project from start to end.

We offer free design consultation, and now free phone consultation to help you begin! Call us (630)420-0800.

Please enjoy the video below from Kravet of Barbara Barry Designs.

Larry Laslo fabrics for two of my clients In Burr Ridge Illinois!

This past fall I WAS hired to provide designs for two clients in Burr Ridge Illinois.

The first project was for a dining room, with a very contemporary style. We decided on using the fabric Cufflink in a copper color. Notice the sheer fabric in the master bedroom in the video below. The same fabric is being used in espresso!

In the second home we are working on the master bedroom. We are using very vibrant colors, a scheme similar to the one in the video. The bedroom will have the Larry Laslo trims for the pillows and draperies.

I can not wait to show you the finished projects. What is your favorite Larry Laslo fabric?

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Robert Allen Fabrics, elegance, style, and beauty!

Gailani Designs is proud to introduce to you the modern collection from Robert Allen. We carry all Robert Allen fabrics, hardware and Trims.

Call us today (630) 420-0800