Modern Draperies

The client’s style is modern. She likes simplicity and strives to find unique items for her home. The Baker dining set was purchased years ago for a modern urban home. The challenge was to create contemporary-style window coverings to complement a space with traditional touches – such as the crystal chandelier that came with the house – which she was not ready to change.

The client wanted privacy at night and semi-privacy during the day, to diffuse a less-than-desirable view of a brick wall. She wanted formality and said she loves metallic, sparkly fabrics and décor.

Allure from Lafayette provided the privacy and semi-privacy she was after. Several of its fabrics have shimmery, metallic characteristics. One nice discovery was that the mounting space was perfect for an inside mount, the client’s preference.

The depth and texture of the drapery fabric were a perfect choice. The cut-outs gave it a unique look, and the color provided enough contrast full Dining roomDining roomClose upAllur shades and brimar finialsto be interesting but not so much as to distract from the room’s other focal points.

The client absolutely loves the fluttering effect the draperies have whenever the air conditioning is on. (I had noticed air registers on each side of the windows, and I knew the fabric cut-outs would move when air circulated around the fabric. So happy the client appreciates my vision!)

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Mix, Match, and create an amazing look with the help of a designer!

Reflecting back on the past 20 years that I have been in business, the one thing I am most proud of is my ability to listen to clients, and observe their style and how they like to live. Keeping all that in mind, as well as the space and existing furnishings, I put together a design that is a reflection of who the client is, coupled with my design expertise.

Utilize our free phone consultation and call us for design ideas and assistance (630) 420-0800.

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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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Please also visit gailaniassoc for more ideas on window treatments.

Drapery Panels? How would those window treatments work for you?

Drapery panels can be gorgeous, elegant, and affordable too!

With stationary side panels you can create a beautiful, one of a kind look, and be easy on your wallet as well!

Your window can be framed with stationary panels, and you can use separate rods for each side. Take a look at this slide show:

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How about your ceiling? Is it little low? Create height by taking your panels as high as possible to give the illusion of height.

Do you have a high ceiling or perhaps there is an architectural feature you want to enhance? Have your panels start at the very top to draw the eye up toward that special feature. Watch this slide show:

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How about hardware? The jewelery for your windows! There is so much out there for you to pick from: contemporary, traditional, metal, wood, acrylic, stained or painted, ask your designer to show you what is available within your budget. composer

If budget permits, add fringes, trims, tassels, and any embellishments to add beauty, elegance and style. With side panels you can do so much, and create that personal touch that says so much about you!

Here is a video of our work showing many panel possibilities!

Drapery Hardware: Jewelry for your windows!

The sky is the limit when it comes to drapery hardware. How do you decide what type to use?

I will have to ask, are your draperies, traditional, contemporary, transitional, whimsical, or do they have a definite theme?

Also I might ask, is there a space limitation on each side of the window, or above? That can be a factor in selecting one hardware over the other.

For fun let’s go to the link below, the Helser Brothers website, and build your own finial!

www.helserbrothers.com

Call us for your free design consultation. We also offer free phone consultation!

(630)420-0800.

Girls bed rooms! Pink, Pocka dots, bows and ribbons!

It is always a joy to design a girl’s bed room. The creativity is endless, the choices of fabrics and trims are countless and, and the sky is the limit when it comes to design ideas.

I love to listen to the moms describing their daughters personalities, with smiles on their faces, and the fun that is waiting for them during the entire design process! The anticipation for something beautiful about to arrive!

In the past I have used lace for more traditional looks, sheers and silks for transitional designs, and bows, ruffles, and trims for embellishments. We have achieved so many design trends that appealed to the clients. Now I am working for a Naperville client to do a modern whimsical look! I can not wait to see the project complete, in order to share it with you.

View the slide show below and do not hesitate to call us for all your window covering needs (630)420-0800.

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A window seat in a little girls bedroom! Any ideas on how to dress it?

What should I do  with a window seat in a girls bed room?

Here is an idea for you!

This client ( Burr Ridge, Illinois) wanted to create an extra ordinary window treatment for her seven year old daughter. After listening to her and describing her little girls personality, what she likes, the way she plays and so on, this is what we came up with: Create a stage like for her so she can pretend, and play make belief with her friends, how exciting!

Two side panels, lifted to the sides will give that stage feel along the canopy valance. Nice soft cushions, and pillows will add comfort and coziness.

The results: A happy 7 year old, that keeps busy, and enjoys play with her friends. Check out the video below.

Call (630) 420-0800 for more information about our design service.

RMCOCO did it again!

Just returned from an installation of new custom draperies and valances, in Aurora Illinois. I was so impressed and so did my client, with the beauty of the side panels and the hardware. The fabric name was Chimera, color Bark and the hard ware was from the Coco Deco collection.

The draperies were lined and interlined, that really helps when you want that extra body added to your drapes.

The hardware created more beauty, and elegance, As a matter of fact the room needed nothing more than that.

Have you tried products from RMCOCO? If not, please do and you can trust me on that!

Thanks RMCOCO!!!!

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