French country style treatments for your windows!

Enjoy the video! Call (630)420-0800 for all your interior design, custom draperies, and custom bedding!

 

 

Tips on how to create beautiful top treatments without breaking the bank!

What determines the cost of any window covering are the labor cost, materials used and the installation cost.

Here are some tips to consider when you are planning your next window covering project!

  • The design:  the simpler the design, the less expensive the treatment will be. Flat valances, inverted pleat valances, shirred and pinch pleated on a board, or a cornice board is considered less costly to fabricate. You can add a little touch to a simple flat valance by adding a contrast trim, tassels on each end, or perhaps some buttons in a coordinating fabric.
  • The cost of the materials:  The variety is endless when selecting fabrics. You can find gorgeous cottons, silks, and woven blends at an affordable price. Mixing textures, or adding coordinating inexpensive trims, will give you that designer quality look at an affordable price. Another tip is to perhaps splurge on the hardware, and choose a modestly priced fabric. The rich, opulent look of the hardware will make up for the simplicity of the style and your choice of the fabric.
  • The installation cost: One way to cut on the installation cost is by choosing economically installed treatments. Cornices, and board mounted valances, are less expensive to install than sheared or pleated on a rod.

Finally, the best way to save money is by work with a professional, who will help you avoid costly mistakes, direct you, share expertise and resources, and respect your budget and work within it.

Do you have a project in mind? Are you concerned about cost?

Call us ( 630) 420-0800 We will give you a free estimate!

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Have you considered the warmth, simplicity and elegance of a Roman Shade?

Here are five Reasons Why My Clients Prefer Roman Shades:

There’s nothing new about a Roman Shade, but my clients prefer them over any other shade time and time again.

  • They provide you with practical privacy, but pull them up and you have the look of a custom valence to go with the beautiful view outside of your window
  • They’re “green”! Line and interline your Roman Shades for energy efficiency
  • Roman shades are a great beginning, and you can always add more. Side panels or a valence add texture and provide a more complete look to the room
  • They are timeless. Traditional, contemporary,  you can always dress Roman Shades to fit your personality and lifestyle
  • With the variety of styles, you’ll always find what you’re looking for

Now Roman Shades come cordless! This is a wonderful feature foe child and pet safty!

Take advantage of our sale for the month of January and save 25% off the cordless feature!

Call Susan Gailani ( 630)420-0800.

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Embellishments! It can set the mood of your space!

Have you explored the vast verities of trims and embellishment out there in the market?

There are literally thousands of different types of trims, domestically produced or imported from abroad.

One must not under estimates the impact of trims, cords, buttons, and tassels can do to your drapes or even your room!

Buttons: Are fun, it can create a casual feel, it can be masculine, or even whimsical, and sometimes even can add a tailored feel.

Bead trims: There is so many types, crystal types that are more formal, wood, shells, metals, and ceramics that are less formal.

Cord trims: Ideal for finishing off pillows and bedding, and great for cornice board. Although from experience I do not recommend it for the edge of panels, the stiffness of the cords can cause the panel to twist.

Brush Fringe: They come in so many varieties and can be fun, whimsical, the various colors of the threads will help bring in some colors otherwise are not there with out the fringe.

See the slide show below and let me know which one you like best?

Call  ( 630) 420-0800. Or email gailaniarts@yahoo.com

 

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A brilliant window covering idea for a Chicago condo!

An installation was successfully preformed for a Chicago Condo. My client needed draperies for the children bedrooms and the master bed room. Since the windows are ceiling to floor, as wide as the wall and the cost to cover them is enormous. One idea we came up with, since the style is very modern, that is to use black out lining only, that will insulate, cut the light, lower the cost, and the ripple fold style will give minimum stack back for maximum exposure of the view, how brilliant is that!

RM COCO black out lining did the job! Client is as happy as can be, simple and elegant draperies that met the needs, and stayed within budget! www.rmcoco.com