Draperies, last but not least!

Draperies might be the last thing that we think about, yet they are what finish the room, add warmth, and richness.

Whether it’s full drapery panels, valances or shades, we can create the look or mood we desire in any room by the type of fabrics or materials we use, the colors, the patterns of the textile and all the embellishments we add.

Full Draperies provide height and most of the time formality, valances are less formal, they are great in certain areas, like over the sink windows in kitchens, small window in a bathroom or in children’s rooms.

Here is a short video for you to see many styles of draperies and valances, Please let us know which one you like best.

Quality Draperies Designed by Susan Gailani

Call us for free estimates and more creative ideas (630)420-0800.

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Cellular shades with a valance!

We have installed this treatment for our client in Naperville, Illinois.

This was for their daughter who is ten, she loves blue, loves casual and informal looks, she is very athletic, she needs privacy and on weekends and Holidays she loves to sleep in!

Take a look above, we met our client’s goal by:

  • Using a blue stripped cotton that has a canvas texture, that gives a casual feel.
  • The detail of crossed ribbon, at the center resembles athletic shoe lace, which fits perfect with her athletic spirit.
  • We provided cellular shades with room darkening features that will help her sleep in on weekends, and makes her dad happy when he finds out that he is saving money on his energy bills ūüôā

Call us for free estimates(630)420-0800.

Draperies for your entry!

There are many styles of draperies to cover the side lights of your entry, which ever style you choose make sure that your selection must make a statement and impress your guests!

Call us for free estimates: (630) 420-0800

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Blackout shades are not only for bedrooms!

 

If you have a media room, then Room darkening shades are probably on your wish list!¬†We can dress your windows with beautiful¬†draperies and roman shades that will be decorative and add style to your space when open. Draw them closed and you can really ‚Äúset the stage‚ÄĚ for your guests while relaxing with a good movie¬†day or night!¬† You can really show off by adding motorization.¬†Open and close your treatments with the push of a button!¬† Add the WOW to your media room NOW!

Call for free estimate or consultation (630)420-0800.

 

Design your own shade!

Good morning, Chicago, Naperville, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Plainfield, Illinois

We have some exciting Window treatment ideas  for you!

You can design your own shade with comfortex window fashions, see the link below:

 

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Call (630) 420-0800 for free estimate and free one hour consultation.

Dining room in Lisle Illinois get a face lift!

Plain walls, cream colored upholstered chairs, and naked windows was not what my client wanted for her dining room!

The color scheme: She expressed the desire for warm bright yellows, greens, burned tangerine for a preferred color scheme.

The design: Traditional, but simplified.

Window Treatment: Privacy is important, simple yet elegant draperies, not too traditional, more transitional.

Walls: A modern clean finish.

Here are the solutions: Paint the walls in wide strips in two shades of a slightly muted yellows for bringing energy and stimulating the appetite.

The chairs reupholstered in two different fabrics, the back in a brick colored velvet and a tapestry in yellows greens and burned orange.

Hunter Douglas shades for privacy with drapery panels in soft yellow silk, trimmed in a scrumptious modern trim. The panels added luxury, warmth and the finishing touch the window needed.

Take a look!

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Call us for a free estimate(630)420-0800  for more ideas visit gailaniassoc

Creating tranquility and comfort in a hotel room!

Recently I had the chance to stay at freshly remodeled Hampton motel in Seattle, Washington. The new design was very well put together and that really effected how I felt during my stay. There was an effort to create that feel of home, relaxing, restful environment.

The most comfortable bed dressed in all white soft linen, made me want to dive right into it!!! The duvet was so downy and soft, bunch of feathery, slouchy pillows, which made me want to stay in bed for that unsurpassed pampering!

Of course I paid close attention to the window treatment. The first layer was a screen shade which totally loved because it defused the bright light and gave the room  some privacy and one still could see out. The second layer was draperies with black out lining for total room darkening. Stationary panels in a large print framed the window on each side and a tailored cornice finished the window.

Although there was nothing out of the ordinary about the room but how it was put together, the colors, patterns, and the effort to create comfort, restful feeling, and serenity what made me feel down at home, and I couldn’t help feeling impressed!!!

Here are some photos:

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Woven woods, beautiful shades for your home!

Have you considered using woven woods shades for your window covering?

Here are my thoughts about woven wood shades:

  • They can look casual or they can be dressed up with silk panels for more formal look.
  • They can be banded or trimmed. Adding banding to the leading edges with a coordinating fabric to tie up the room, that can look amazingly good.
  • The can be lined to provide more privacy, insulation, room darkening as well as having a neutral color to the out side of the home.
  • They are made from natural materials such as bamboo, reeds and other renewable material to take care of our environment and be GREEN.
  • There are so many options and many companies that supply those shades with various colors, textures, and qualities. To name few are Hunter Douglas, Graber, Horizons shades, and many more. Call us a free estimate (630)420-0800.

Hunter Douglas Blinds and shades!

The choices are many, and the applications vary. Hunter Douglas offers products for any style, and budget!

Call (630)420-0800 for a free estimate. We offer a free phone design consultation as well!

Visit our interactive website: gailaniassoc

Watch the videos below to learn more about Hunter Douglas products!

Burr Ridge Installation! A window with WOW!

Last week we had an installation in Burr Ridge, Dupage county. The room design is still not yet complete, as we are still waiting for some furniture and a light fixture to be delivered. Even though the room is not done completely, you still feel the power of adding the draperies. I have a video in the works, and some photos to share with you too! Watch out next week for our next blog, where we will have some photos for you.

The fabric is from the Larry Laslo collection for the Robert Allen fabrics. The fabric: Cufflinks, color: copper. It is a unique contemporary fabric that is a cut out circles style. It was lined with black sheers to add depth, and body. The hardware we used is Bloome, from the Orbit collection, a Robert Allen exclusive, as well.

Below is a video of Larry Laslo, Kips Bay Decorator show case house, where the same fabric was used.