Cellular Shades: so many Choices!

Probably one of my favorites! Price wise, they are mid range, with many colors, sizes, and functions. They are one of the most functional, since you can have the top down/bottom up style, cordless for child safety, flipped vertically for patio doors, and motorized. They work very well for skylights. Cellular shades will protect your furnishings from harmful UV rays. The honey comb construction is very efficient and will help your space to retain the heat in the winter and the coolness in the summer and they look stunning with the various colors and fabrics.

As for colors and patterns, I chose the Persona shades to share with you, to show how versatile these shades are.

Window covering Ideas!

Below are some window covering ideas, enjoy!

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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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French country style treatments for your windows!

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

 

 

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?

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Add Interest to your custom cornices!

I have noticed that most of the houses I visit that have cornices are very ordinary and even sometimes boring!

A cornice board can be stunning, and very unique! Below are some ideas to add more interest and beauty:

  • Vary the textures, add various fabrics.
  • Add unusual trims and embellishments such as trims with beads, feathers, shells, crystals, or unique tassels.
  • Do you have arches in your room and you like to emphasis this architectural feature? Have the lower edge of your cornice to follow the arches! Your guests will notice.
  • Add buttons, metal nails and tassels.
  • How about adding ruffles,  banding or pleats.

These were my ideas! How about your ideas, would you like to share?

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Create interest by using multi fabrics and trims

A Door County Look for a Naperville home!

My client expressed her desire to create a Door County style for her guest bedroom!

Here is how we helped her in fulfilling her goal:

  • Bright wall paint.
  • Casual fabrics, various cotton checks.
  • Off white canvas for an upholstered headboard.
  • Pillows for cozy warmth and comfort.

Her are some pictures:-

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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