Guest rooms! What can they tell about your hospitality?

Making a space welcoming and hospitable is the goal when designing guest rooms. Whether designing a guest room in a large suburban space or in a compact city dwelling, each has its own challenges. With careful planning and creativity, guest rooms will be an expression of the host’s style, hospitality, and thoughtfulness.

Here are some tips and ideas when designing a guest room:

  • Consider adding a layer of down to cover the bed for extra comfort; a comfortable bed is a must!
  • Vary the pillows from soft to extra firm and let the guests decide what is more comfortable for them.
  • Buy soft, smooth bed sheets. Egyptian cotton with a high thread count is recommended. How about adding fresh cotton fragrance when storing the linens? (But before doing so, be sure to ask if your guest has any allergies.)
  • Add upholstery to add personality. Upholstered headboards, pillow shams, Euro shams, decorative pillows, bed skirts, and canopies tell so much about the host.
  • Put a vase of fresh flowers on the bedside table. Flowers are another way to tell the guest they are important and are welcome in the home. Again, be sure your guests don’t have allergies. If they do, silk flowers of high quality can be used and will fool anyone into thinking they’re fresh.
  • Display a few photos of family members, trips taken or special events. Photos evoke a conversation with guests and discussions of happy times. Another fun idea is to have a wall display with specially chosen words of wisdom. Special quotes can be framed or stenciled on walls.
  • Consider putting a coffee maker or electric kettle in the room with a selection of high-quality teas. Add a silver tray with fine china, various sugars, honey, and a pitcher with glasses for cold water. Doing this ensures that guests can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or tea early in the morning in their own bedroom without disturbing the hosting family.
  • Incorporate a reading corner with a comfortable chaise or chair, a soft comfy shawl, and a stack of well read books.
  • Pay attention to details and add those extraordinary trims, buttons, tassels, and fringes. Those details say something special about the host and make guests feel special.

All the careful planning will bring a smile to guests’ faces and will give them a wonderful experience in your guest room that they will never forget.

Call us for free consultation and estimate: (630) 420-0800

Receive $250.00 discount on any order of custom draperies for any bedroom and custom bedding for orders over $2500.00. Offer starts now through March 15th, 2017. Can not be combined with any other offers or promotions.

 

Here are some pictures of details and ideas you can use for your own home!

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Draperies for a Piano Room Plainfield IL

“Piano Room” was the project we created for our client in Plainfield. The teenage daughter plays the piano, and the room needed to be serene and comfortable so the entire family could fully enjoy her performances. The room had walls with a faux finish that was a mix between suede and a pearl texture! Just lovely! It was in a gorgeous neutral color of off white and had a beautiful shimmer to it. The baby grand piano had a glossy black finish. Those were the design elements that I had to work with.

The window in the room had a shade with a shimmery fabric, which we had installed two years ago. Now it was time to finish the window with draperies. Three fabrics were selected: At the top, a ten-inch-long section of embroidered cotton in a design of black, grey, off white, and taupe circles. Then we added a three-inch black border. The rest of the panel was striped fabric. Again, we used black, grey, off white, and taupe.

When it came to drapery hardware, we selected glossy black to complement the piano. We selected rings and finials that have white diamond-like stones. The wall facing the entry had three framed black-and-white Parisian images, in taupe/silver frames. Two black chairs with white, black and gray printed upholstery were placed on each side of the window. WOW! Even I am impressed that the room turned out as beautiful as it did – and I was there every step of the way. Imagine the client’s delight when people see the room for the first time!

We provide free consultation and estimates. (630) 420-0800 or (630)854-9082

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New draperies for a Plainfield home!

We just installed this gorgeous swag drapery treatment in a beautiful Plainfield home!

The treatment was for the dining room, and here was the clients desire:

  • Formal, elegant, classic style, that is not trendy and will not go out of style for a long time.
  • The treatment must help the room look larger.
  • The client preferred sheers over blinds for semi privacy.
  • The treatment must give the feel of opulence.

This was the proposed illustration for the treatment to help the client visualize the look before purchasing:

ordered treatment for dining roomHere is the actual treatment after installation:

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The treatment is classic, and not trendy, the sheers provide semi privacy, the color of the draperies match the walls to help expand the room, the cost was within budget, it is formal and gives the feel of opulence, and most importantly the client was thrilled! Her exact words were ” I am speechless”

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

Draperies, Blinds, Shades, Shutters, and Motorization

A variety of fabrics, trims and sheers can be combined to create a full range of unique, one-of-a-kind looks for your windows. You may be looking for something functional, like something that will help you with light control, privacy or energy savings. Or you might be looking  for the possibility to add that warm touch to your rooms, we are the place to shop for your window fashion needs.

Gailani Designs, have trained and certified staff, to help you with all your window covering needs. We will come out, measure, design, and provide you with an estimate, all in the first visit!

For more information call (630) 420-0800

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Custom draperies for tall windows!

To dress a tall window is an art! Take a look below, and if you have a tall window or a window that is challenging to dress call (630)420-0800, we offer free estimate!

Drapery panels for your windows

Drapery panels are great for dressing your windows, you can choose from plain to very elaborate panels depending on your decorating style and budget. Take a look below at various styles of drapery panel ideas that you can use for your home:

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Your perfect window is only a click away! No stress and no mess!

Gailani Designs provides perfect window covering for their clients, and make sure that their clients are happy with their quality innovative designs, products and services.

Here how they work:

  • First hour is free.
  • Free consultation.
  • Free measure service for their clients.
  • unique products and designs.
  • Professional installations.
  • 4 way guarantee.
  • Free color consultations with custom window covering purchases.

To schedule your free consultation call Susan (630) 420-0800. Visit our website Gailani Designs

Draperies, can be unique and extra ordinary!

How to create unique draperies for your home or office!

The most noticeable item when entering a room are the draperies or the window treatments. That’s why special attention must be given when designing the window treatment or the draperies.

Here are some tips to follow:

  • Use unique colors. Bright, strong colors are now in fashion. Become more adventurous and don’t be afraid of using bold colors.
  • Mix different fabrics in one treatment. Have a variety of textures, like mixing smooth and silky with textured and velvety or sheer and transparent with heavy and nubby fabrics.
  • Create layers. A panel can have several layers. Imagine a three layered panel, with sheers sandwiched between a layer of silk and velvet. A single panel like that pulled to the side with a unique tassel is enough to make an incredible statement!
  • Select one-of-a-kind hardware that will be the focal point of the entire treatment.
  • Use embellishments, such as tassels, fringes, trims, buttons, beads …etc. They can turn any ordinary treatment into something extraordinary!

Nowadays we have many choices when it comes to selecting fabric, hardware and embellishments. They can be of natural or man made material, imported or domestic, but that doesn’t mean they have to be expensive. The varying price points make custom window covering affordable to just about everyone!

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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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How much light do you like to have in your rooms?

Your window treatments can be designed in order to allow more light in your room or not!

Take a look at picture below, this great room has multiple windows, and the client loves the light in her home. Her requirement was to keep the windows as clear as possible, and have minimal coverage yet add the warmth and richness of fabric treatment.

Here is a photo of the window covering design we provided:

The cornices were installed to allow maximum exposure of the window, slender side panels with banners on top for adding decorative elements and tie the room together, finally the sheers can be drawn to the sides to provide total exposure!

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