Hunter Douglas window fashion

Gailani Designs is a Hunter Douglas Dealer, We carry all Hunter Douglas products. Call us for free estimate (630)420-0800.

Hunter Douglas window fashions

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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You might have a hidden treasure right at home, and not know it!

When my client from Naperville, IL (Dupage county) called me to redo her living and dinning areas, I was excited, motivated, and pumped up with energy!

I arrived to her place, a beautiful home with large windows, lots of sun and space, we sat down to discuss her needs and her vision of what she wanted the spaces to look like when we finish the project.

She wanted roman shades with stationary side panels for the windows, fresh paint, a new sofa, a rug, the reupholstering of two chairs and accessories!

When we talked about budget, we came up with a plan! We can do it in stages, and we can save by going on a treasure hunt right at her own home! You will be surprised at how many items you can find that can be reused, refurbished, and with a magical new face lift can be transformed into a brand new piece. I was especially excited to see a curio cabinet over stuffed with items. These very special items can be used as accessories here and there, which means reduction in our unnecessary spending on decorative items. The main budget can be used on the windows and new a couch.

A collection of china cups and saucers were buried under other items and they were well hidden in the curio cabinet! A flow of ideas came to my mind: why can’t we use them as our decorative items around the two rooms? My client welcomed the idea, and I had my wonderful handyman make me tiny shelves, then paint them, hang them on the wall in a special composition to have balance, and voila! The new look was fresh, unique, and economical!

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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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For creative window Treatments, call (630) 420-0800.

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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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What kind of pleat style do I want for my draperies?

There are so many different styles of pleats or heading available for your draperies. Please check the slide show below and also make sure to see the video from RMCOCO.

We carry all RMCOCO fabrics, trims, and hardware call us (630) 420-0800

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Woven wood Shades

 

 

Woven wood blinds, are gaining popularity in the Chicago land area! Here are three things you should know about woven wood blinds:

  • They are woven from natural grasses, bamboo, and various reeds. That is why they are considered “green” window coverings because they are sustainable, renewable and eco-friendly window treatments.
  • They can be used in a casual setting, such as sun rooms, boat houses, and marina homes. Or if a more sophisticated setting is what the client is after, then they can be combined with other materials like silks, brushed cottons, and wool to achieve elegance, and beauty.
  • They are now available in various colors and textures to give the consumer vast assortments to choose from.

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Watch the video below, and let us know, which style you like best?

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Draperies or Valances? What is your preference?

Here are some designs for valances, Let me know, which one you like best? Call(630)420-0800

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