Custom sheer draperies for a client in Oak Brook Illinois!

Just wanted to share with you this great solution for windows facing the west side of the house, this house is located in Oak Brook Illinois. The client complaint was the excessive heat coming through the windows causing the air condition to go on non stop resulting in high electric bills!

The client also loves the look of  custom sheer draperies, although sheers alone will not provide the solution for the heat coming from the western exposure.

Here is what we proposed:

  • The first layer we are using cellular shades for privacy, light control, and energy efficiency.
  • second layer is black out lining, for energy saving and cutting the heat when needed.
  • The third layer is sheer draperies for the look the client is after, the sheers can be pulled together in the morning or in the evening while entertaining to give that elegant romantic look while the black out lining can be used when the sun is at  it’s strongest in the afternoon.

Call us for free estimate,or great ideas and solutions (630)420-0800.

Below are pictures of sheers lined up with room darkening lining. This was done for a model home in Naperville, Illinois

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Custom cornices as window treatments!

Here are some benefits to using custom cornices as window treatment:

  • Custom cornices are considered an economical treatment, it uses less fabrics, and not too expensive to fabricate if it is  kept  simple.
  • Easy to install.
  • It helps seal the gaps around the top of the window, and that will minimize air leakage and reduces energy loss.
  • It is beautiful and very classical treatment that will not go out of style if it was designed well.
  • There are so many ways to make an ordinary cornice board extra ordinary, see the slide show below.

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Custom Draperies with a romantic touch!

What comes to mind when the word romantic is mentioned? Personally I would think of Diamond, sparkle, shimmer, flowers, sheers, vibrant or soft shades of red, orange, pink or purple or any thing that might suggest romance!

As far as draperies, the design as well as the materials used can add a romantic feel to any space whether it is a bed room or not.

The type of fabric and the combination of textures, trims, and finishes, what will set the mood of a room.

Look at the pictures below:

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Our custom draperies receive extra care during installation, and our customer service WOW’s our clients!

Three factors contribute to the success of your custom draperies or window treatments!

  • The design, from selecting the perfect treatment for the window, the fabric and hardware, and fitting the clients life style and budget.
  • The fabrication, paying attention to the details of how the draperies are constructed.
  • Finally the installation!

Below the pictures shows our installer steaming and dressing a window treatment for a client, to insure the perfect look.

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Gailani Designs Inc

or

Exciting Windows by Gailani Designs

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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