Fall colors! How about bringing them in your home?

Fall is a beautiful season and we are lucky to live in the Midwest, where we get to experience the transformation of colors. Follow these simple tips to incorporate some of those dynamic colors in your home without breaking the bank:

  • Ask yourself some questions to come up with a personal color guide. What are the colors that appeal to you from the fall palate? What comes to my mind from the red family are deep clay, spice, burnt orange, or habanero Chili!  How about the green family? Perhaps the color of herbs, sage, olives, or moss. Yellow has extended shades that go well with the fall palate, such as mustard, tea stain, honey, and white raisins. When it comes to the blue family, think more blues with lighter shades and yellow undertones. Please do not forget that purples can make dynamic accents, are wonderful compliments to yellows, and work beautifully well with greens. Perhaps using purples with red undertones will be your excellent choice for the fall. Whatever you decide, make sure you are thinking subdued and grayed to really get that season’s feeling in your home.
  • Once you pick the colors you want to work with, make sure they work well with your current decor! Use them as accents to your already present design and furniture: bring in new pillows, lamp shades, tassels, accessories, and so on. You aren’t redecorating the room, just dressing it appropriately for the new season!
  • Getting yourself a new rug that matches your newly accessorized room can complete your fall look and tie the room together.
  • How about playing around with your windows’ side panels or adding some sheers to keep out those dreary fall days?

I hope these tips help you welcome the new season by giving your home a face lift without overspending. Remember making a few changes will lift up your spirits, take away the boredom and drab, and add new energy to your space. And finally, make sure that your windows are well insulated with proper shades and draperies to keep the cold away and help you save more on your heating bills. Maybe you can pocket that money for your next interior design project!

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To Line or not to line!

Now a days, not to line custom draperies is unheard of! The only time I would not line is when providing cubical curtains for a medical building. The question is what type of lining to use? The selections are several, and vary from very inexpensive to top of the line blends of cotton and poly. There are several choices of colors and of course room darkening or black out linings.

How about interlining? Interlining is the material that is inserted between the face fabric and the lining. It is widely used in Europe and I made it a standard to use in my drapery designs.

Interlining gives an opulent rich feel to the drapery, adds volume, and helps dress up the draperies.

Interlining also protects against the weather elements such as the damaging rays of the sun and the heat that the it generates. It prevents the patterns in the fabrics from bleeding through, especially when using a contrast fabric in cascades and jabots, and i helps to make the true color of the fabric show and not get faded out from the sun light outside during the day hours. Interlining is great for providing extra insulation, especially when the draperies are drawn a cross the window for total coverage.

Using interlining will create an ambiance of elegance, beauty, and the royal feel that you will not see in the average home.

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Here are some photos of interlined draperies:

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Do you like to sew? Great! We have the fabrics, trims, tassels and even patterns!

That is right! If you like to sew your own window treatments, and feel confident enough to be your own seamstress, we can assist! We carry a vast variety of fabrics, trims, tassels, and even drapery patterns. We offer design consultation, to help you put together your design project, from selecting the colors, rearranging the furniture, to picking the right fabrics for your windows and upholstery. We carry fabrics such as, Robert Allen, Kravet, Fabricut, Kasmir, RM COCO, Carole fabrics, and much more.

How about the drapery hardware? That can be a challenge! We carry products made here in the US and imported products as well. We have hardware for every style, taste and budget. see the video:

We now also offer a free phone consultation–a new added service–to benefit our clients, and help transform their houses into dream homes. Add the WOW factor to every little corner!

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Window Covering Ideas for your home!

Window coverings can be the focal point to your rooms. It adds warmth, beauty, and luxury. Whether it is simple or elaborate, it provides texture, color, and pattern.

Here are some illustrations of window fashion ideas!

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Do you want to spice up your rooms?

All right, I hear you, your rooms are dull, out dated and a drab! Or maybe you feel it is missing something!

OK, let’s talk about some steps to take to up lift the look with out spending tons of money.

How about fresh paint! How do you pick the right shade? Take a look at your furniture,  pillows, or an art piece that you truly love and want to keep, analyze the colors that exists in your furnishings, match those colors to your paint chips, pick what appeals to you most, then try a few on the walls, live with them for few days, and you can then pick what you like best and go ahead and paint. Please take this test to figure what colors you are drawn to most. Visit www.voiceofcolor.com then go to the color sense game! It is fun and enlightening.

You might want to try some faux finishing. It could be on your walls, furniture, mirrors, frames, ceiling fans, cabinets, even your crown moldings. If you are looking for a Faux artist please call us at (630)420-0800 and we will connect you with the best!

Window coverings, oh what an impact it creates on any room. Window treatments add warmth, beauty, and frames the windows. You can select from so many varieties of patterns, colors, and textures. Figure out what budget you would like to stay within, and we will help you with creating the best for your budget range.

How about new pillows? You can select from many styles, patterns, and colors. Pillows can add character and help up lift any piece of furniture. See the slide show below, and you will see some pillows for actual clients and some illustrations from the Minutes Matters studio soft ware.

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Re-upholstery can transform furniture from drab to “Fab” in a few short weeks! Please take a look at the slide show below to see the quality of our work.

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Finally, please do not forget the accessories. That’s the way to personalize your space and make it totally you!

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