Blackout shades are not only for bedrooms!

 

If you have a media room, then Room darkening shades are probably on your wish list! We can dress your windows with beautiful draperies and roman shades that will be decorative and add style to your space when open. Draw them closed and you can really “set the stage” for your guests while relaxing with a good movie day or night!  You can really show off by adding motorization. Open and close your treatments with the push of a button!  Add the WOW to your media room NOW!

Call for free estimate or consultation (630)420-0800.

 

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.

 

Persona custom shades by Comfortex!

Persona custom shades, for commercial and residential use!
What do you think? Do you like them? Let me know!

Dining room in Lisle Illinois get a face lift!

Plain walls, cream colored upholstered chairs, and naked windows was not what my client wanted for her dining room!

The color scheme: She expressed the desire for warm bright yellows, greens, burned tangerine for a preferred color scheme.

The design: Traditional, but simplified.

Window Treatment: Privacy is important, simple yet elegant draperies, not too traditional, more transitional.

Walls: A modern clean finish.

Here are the solutions: Paint the walls in wide strips in two shades of a slightly muted yellows for bringing energy and stimulating the appetite.

The chairs reupholstered in two different fabrics, the back in a brick colored velvet and a tapestry in yellows greens and burned orange.

Hunter Douglas shades for privacy with drapery panels in soft yellow silk, trimmed in a scrumptious modern trim. The panels added luxury, warmth and the finishing touch the window needed.

Take a look!

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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!

Roman shades and baloon shades dress up this master bath in Burr Ridge IL!

Fabric shades have always been popular window treatments. We have seen more interest in the use of shades the past few years. Our clients prefer fabric shades (Flat Roman, Water fall Roman, Hobbled Roman, Balloon shades, Austrian shades, …. etc.) because they look neat, they provide a valance look when they are lifted up, they insulate–especially when interlined–they provide full privacy when pulled down, they can have the top down feature, and now they can be ordered cordless for child and pet safety.

Our client from Burr Ridge, Dupage county, Illinois, loved the look of Balloon valances and Roman shades. Well, she got them both in this fabulous window covering

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The room of the month!

An  Installation took place last week in Burr Ridge IL. The room was medium sized and well lit, however the furniture was a little over sized and too many pieces were used. That made the room seem even smaller.  Here is how the windows were dressed to help the room appear bigger, and more spacious: the walls were painted in a warm, light taupe, and the treatment was kept simple. We raised the panels as far as possible, keeping the proportions in mind, and the color of the drapery fabric was the same color as the walls, lowering the contrast. Both of these things delude the eyes into thinking the room is larger than it is.

Take a look:

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The client expressed interest in ripple fold draperies in place of sheers and blinds for privacy, and she wanted to create the feel of a five star hotel. I believe, she got it!

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Your draperies, you loved them when they were installed, one year later, they accumulated dust! Oh no, what will you do?!

Whenever we finish an installation, I see the excitement of my clients. They are so excited and over joyed with their new treatment!

Draperies, blinds, shades and shutters, like any furniture in your home, will accumulate dust, and that will take away from their beauty and elegance. Here are some tips to help keep your window treatments looking as fresh as the day they were installed:

  • Feather dust, or use an unscented dryer sheet to dust them on a weekly basis just like you do with furniture.
  • You can vacuum if your vacuum has a low setting.Oonly use the hose to gently remove dust from the surface.
  • Compressed air can be used as well. Office Max, or any other office supply store carries the compressed air cans for cleaning electronic devices and computers. The compressed air is ideal for cleaning cellular shades, silhouettes and shades of that nature.
  • Dry cleaning: We recommend dry cleaning every 10 years. If the home owner is a smoker, or heavy cooking is performed close to the drapery area, I would recommend dry cleaning every 5-7 years.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning on site is ideal to keep your beautiful custom window covering looking fresh and as gorgeous as the day they were installed.

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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