Scary Windows will not scare us!

October is the season of cold weather, vibrant colors, apple orchards, pumpkin picking, and Halloween! While your children are dressing up in fun and scary costumes, take some extra time this month to dress up the scary windows in your home.

 

I’m talking about those difficult, large or odd-shaped windows that don’t have an easy fix when it comes to shades and blinds. Don’t let corner, bow, bay, octagon, arched, trapezoid, or high windows trouble you! There is an effective and affordable way to dress every single kind of window and we are not afraid to take up any window challenges you may have for us!

 

The window treatment you choose for your more elaborate décor projects should accentuate the natural beauty of that window and its view. You don’t want to hide the architectural details of the window’s design. Work with the shape, don’t hide it!

 

Here are some tips to wake you up from your window nightmares and get you closer to the home of your dreams:

 

1) Hard-to-reach windows don’t necessarily need to be dressed since they are usually too high to impede on your privacy. If there are light control issues, i.e. if the sun hits too harshly, look into motorization!

 

2) Skylights are beautiful assets to any room, but they need to be covered to prevent any harmful rays from destroying your furniture. Again, adjustable shades are ideal here. Look into remote-controlled shades, or simple cellular shades that can be opened and closed with a long wand.

 

 

3) Most shutters and blinds can be made to fit any irregularly shaped window. Just call in an expert if you aren’t sure of what to do. We are readily available to help you find a solution that suits you!

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Do you want to get your home ready for the Holidays? It is not too early to start now!

It’s only September, but if you want your home ready for the holidays, the time to start thinking about window treatments is now!  Before meeting with a professional, start an idea file for yourself; gather colors you like, magazine photos, advertisements, articles, etc. into a folder. Eventually, a pattern will start to emerge in your creative thinking. This will make it easier for you to convey your tastes and your dream vision to those working with you on your window project.  Stop by at your local magazine stand, which is sure to carry some decorating and interior design magazines.  Go forth and clip away!

Take advantage of our 1 hour free consultation and free estimate call (630) 420-0800.

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It is time to redecorate your child’s room!

If you are in the Chicagoland area and want window coverings for your children’s room, be sure to contact us! We will bring the best out there for your kids’ space. Redecorating a child’s room can be challenging, but I guarantee I will find amazing ideas that will suit both their personality and your budget.  Fall is a great time to redecorate your children’s rooms, whether they are heading off to college or simply starting school back up for the year. A bedroom makeover will not only make your child feel special, but also motivate them to work hard in school. Simply, it is a recipe for academic success!

Here are some fun pictures from the web for ideas:

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Call (630)420-0800 For free estimates or a free consultation.

 

Creating unique custom draperies for your home!

A variety of fabrics, trims and sheers can be combined to create a full range of unique, one-of-a-kind looks for your windows. You may be looking for something functional, like something that will help you with light control, privacy or energy savings. Or you might be looking  for the possibility to add that warm touch to your rooms, we are the one stop shop for your window fashion needs.

Gailani Designs, have trained and certified staff, to help you with all your window covering needs. We will come out, measure, design, and provide you with an estimate, all in the first visit!

Valances, draperies, sheers, shutters, motorized treatments,blinds, shades,bedding, pillows and accessories, all can be ordered customized to your style and budget!

For more information call (630) 420-0800.

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Proposed commercial project for a lobby!

Designing window covering with the WOW factor! That was the goal for this commercial project. The client wants simplicity, uniqueness, and quality. Take a look at the drawing below. The idea was to use the fabric in a way to create columns and define the doors shown in the sketch. The fabric is white and will look stunning against the beautiful taupe wall.

We provide unique designs for our residential and commercial clients. One hour free consultation, and a free phone consultation are available. Please call (630) 420-0800.

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Hunter Douglas Silhouette with LITERISE!

Hunter Douglas, the leader in window fashions, has developed genius shades, with a LITERISE system that eliminates the cord for child safety. Available in gorgeous colors, these shades are easy to operate, elegant and provide privacy when needed.

We carry all Hunter Douglas products! Call us for a free estimate (630)420-0800.

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Hunter Douglas Blinds and shades!

The choices are many, and the applications vary. Hunter Douglas offers products for any style, and budget!

Call (630)420-0800 for a free estimate. We offer a free phone design consultation as well!

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Watch the videos below to learn more about Hunter Douglas products!

Customer Care!

Customer care is an important service Gailani Designs provides for their clients. Their installers are instructed to leave the clients home clean. All debris are picked up and disposed of, the carpet is vacuumed if necessary, furniture is returned to its original place, and the room is all in order.

We hire installers that are insured and certified. Please view the picture below, where the installer puts a plastic bag under his drill to collect all the debris and prevent it from spilling on the floor. Now that is customer care!

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Barbara Barry Designs with soft,calm, and serene Palettes!

I find myself drawn to Barbara Barry’s designs and philosophy. She believes in transforming peoples lives through design. Her soft palettes, mostly taken from nature, with clean lines, and minimum use of patterns allow us as humans, she believes, to create our own patterns in the room. All that makes her designs so perfect for city dwellers, as well as suburban living.

The environment that we live in has an impact on how we feel, and strongly affects our well-being. Therefore having a well designed space that reflects our style, with the colors patterns, textures that make us make us feel good, safe, happy, and contented, is very important, and that is my job! I often feel that I am the therapist for your home. I help my clients to improve their spaces, whether it is by rearranging the furniture, adding a few pillows or decorative accessories, repainting, or adding new window covering. A simple make over or a major one, we assist in the project from start to end.

We offer free design consultation, and now free phone consultation to help you begin! Call us (630)420-0800.

Please enjoy the video below from Kravet of Barbara Barry Designs.

A Dining Room Design, with the wow factor!Naperville Illinois.

What was the client’s desire for this beautiful dining room?

I get a call from this wonderful client that I met in the mid nineties and been working with her since then. Her house located in Naperville, Dupage county Illinois, saw three different changes since then. She likes to update her house with new designs about every five to six years, and she gets so much joy each time with the transformation.

This time it is her dining room, her dream is to have a dining room that she could use every now and then for her, her husband, and the children when they come for visit.

She wanted a dining room that is formal enough for guests, yet it is user friendly for every day use.

She loves painted furniture, therefore we had her oak colonial dining table to be faux painted and distressed with several layers of paint to give depth to the piece in addition adding distressing where it looked natural from wear and tear of years of use. Her draperies came out looking stunning! We have selected together a cotton fabric printed with fruits and a color scheme that works with the rest of the house. The fabric was a classic, though what made the draperies so special are the banding on the leading edges of each panel, a solid yellow cotton was selected that worked amazingly well with the main body of the drapery, the faux finished table and the wall paint.

Grommets were inserted along the length of the panels, right on the banding and a braid fringe was threaded through the grommets! We both were so impressed by that look and felt very proud! Now that what we call ( THE WOW FACTOR)!

Call us for a free consultation(630)420-0800.

Fabric and braid trim  Kravet, Banding RM COCO, Hardware: RM COCO, Grommets Rowley company.

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