Layering your window treatment!

Layering is Not Just for Clothes!

Winter is around the corner! For Chicagoan layering clothes is the way to dress for warmth during winter. Sometimes layering clothes gives the overall look personality, uniqueness and style!

Your windows will need layering as well! Your blinds in most situations will provide insulation, light control, and protection from sun damage. Adding an extra layer of draperies will give you additional protection as well as providing an opportunity to include patterns, colors and style. More over adding drapes will be your way to revamp your existing treatment without starting from scratch.

Adding that extra layer require skill, knowledge, and resources. Call us for assistance (630) 420-0800. And remember our first hour is always free!

We Provide risk free, totally free, phone consultation! (630)420-0800

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Window Covering is more than just a window covering!

Seems like ages ago when what you hung up in front of your windows were simple curtains. Over the years though, so many incredible designs, styles, fabrics,  technology and innovations have turned “curtains” into the most elegant and personal statement you can make when it comes to home decor. With options like creative valances, sumptuous cornice designs, acres of fabric, gorgeous ornamentation, hardware or tassels, and the look and feel becomes pure luxury. The key is finding and selecting the perfect fabric to achieve your design goal.

 

Casual elegance can be achieved with textured fabrics. Shimmering silks, blends and new synthetics can bring an elegance that makes your rooms shine. Multi-layered effects help achieve depth at any window. Add fabric sheers, shadings, and blinds beneath custom-designed draperies and you’ll be making the ultimate décor statement.

Drapery designs by Susan Gailani
Selecting the proper window coverings can be a daunting task. There are a lot of things that need to be considered; the architecture of the window, the style of the room, privacy, sun control, fabric type, function, and hardware. There are many options available on the market today and window coverings have never been more important and cost-effective.

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Window coverings can provide energy efficiency in a home as well as privacy and security. They can protect your furniture, flooring, and artwork from the damaging rays of the dun. The cellular shade provides full privacy, blocks harmful UV rays, and softly filters in light for a beautiful effect. And the best part is that it comes at an affordable price.

 

The honeycomb construction of this blind allows heat to be trapped in its core keeping your room cooler in the summer and improving the efficiency of your air conditioner. In the winter, this blind traps the drafts, preventing the cold air from entering the room.

Hunter Douglas shades available at Gailani Designs

 

Window coverings take your décor to a new level. A naked window at night becomes a big black hole and can make a room feel cold and empty. Fabric on the window is an easy  add on, an interesting way to introduce pattern, color, texture, interest, balance, and beauty to a room’s décor.

 

Often clients say that they don’t want to cover their windows because they enjoy their view. Privacy and sun control aside, a simple, well designed window covering will actually frame the view, enhancing it while providing a certain look and coziness to the room. In my opinion, no window should ever be bare.
Call (630)420-0800 for free design consultation

Cordless is the way to go with window covering!

Blinds are pretty standard in any house. And although there are a multitude of designs from which to choose when accessorizing these frameworks, one thing should always remain consistent: SAFETY. With new technology, cordless blinds are both innovative and affordable. Keep your children protected when allowing the sun to shine in to your home because they are their own kind of sunshine and happiness.

Consider cordless for child and pet safety.

Call (630)420-0800 for free estimates.

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Motorized Hunter Douglas window covering

 

New trends in design 2014

New trends in design 2014!
The home decorating industry it gets influenced by the fashion industry. What you see in the fashion world as far as trends, colors and styles get adapted in the home furnishing and interior design world.

As an example:

1) we see freedom in decorating, more of an eclectic style and the trend of mixing rather than matching. Mixing of different types of woods, mix of rustic styles with ultra-modern ones.
Example using woven wood shades with silk panels.

2) The use of motorized shades and window covering. Especially windows that are high, windows that are hard to reach (over a bath tub, or over the sink in the kitchen). Also motorization is used for child and pet safety. Motorization is becoming very affordable and really easy to program and use. We carry many brands Like Hunter Douglas, Graber, Comfortex, and recently we added Serena shades by Lutron that is an excellent brand and very affordable. Take a look at the video below:

3) The use of heavy draperies is out, now we see stationary side panels, sheers over silk or velvet instead of the sheers being under the heavy draperies. Creating the hotel look in master bedrooms by using room darkening materials as the first layer the sheer draperies as a second layer.

Here Is an example:

4) New ways to use embellishments and very unique trims, braids and tassels.

5) colors with gray undertones, especially in neutrals and strong pop of colors that are clear tones as accents.

 

6)We see fabrics with birds motif:

 7) The Chevron Motif:

 

Hunter Douglas Tax Credit!

Take advantage of the government Tax credit.

Duette Architella is one product that qualify for the program. Take a look at the picture below, you can save energy with Architella as well as get the elegance and beauty those shades offer.

20130501_190210Take advantage of our free estimate and free consultation (630) 420-0800

See the link below:

Hunter Douglas Tax Credit

Duette Architella By Hunter Douglas! Used in a Darien Home!

Duette Architella by Hunter Douglas is a new innovation for energy efficiency, We have used it at a residence in Darien, please see below,

The room below is designed by Susan Gailani of Gailani Designs Inc, showing the use of Duette Architella in a living room( Darien Illinois)

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You can frame your windows with beautiful Draperies and Valances!

Are you afraid of dressing your windows with beautiful draperies and Valances because you are afraid of loosing the view?

Worry no more!

You can have your view, and dress your windows with beautiful draperies or valances that will add beauty, elegance, style, as well as giving your room’s warmth and coziness.

You need to express your desire of keeping the windows as open as possible with your window covering designer, and she or he should be able to come up with design options that will only frame the window with out losing the view.

Also now we have so many shades and blinds that when they are pulled up the stack is so minimal, or even the entire shade will be hidden inside the head rail that will give you the openness of the window that you want, and the privacy as well when needed.

You can reach us (630)420-0800.

Take a look below, here are samples for you to view:

Hunter Douglas shades

Hunter Douglas Luminette

Drapery ideas with out covering the view

Your home office, is it designed to increase your productivity?

Often working from home is challenging, you have to be motivated, focused, and organized.  Having a well designed office is a must to give you that boost of energy you need to be productive, motivated, and up lifted.

Here are some points to consider:

  • Get your office organized! There is nothing more distracting than a cluttered office that will cause delay and aggravation. ( see link below for an organizer)
  • Select your color schemes carefully. Choose colors that you like, colors that give you happiness and put you in a good mood. The type of work you do can have an influence on what colors to choose. If you need to be energized pick reds, yellows, tangerines, and colors that have less gray in them, more clear rather than subdued. If your line of work require that you stay calm, then blues, greens, and soft neutrals would be good choices to consider for a calming serene environment.
  • Have a theme; select your furnishing and accessories accordingly.
  • Vary your texture for comfort and interest.
  • Do not forget the ergonomics; treat your spine and joint with TLC. After all safety, comfort, efficiency, and productivity is our goal.

Please enjoy this video of a home office in Burr Ridge Illinois (Dupage county Illinois)

Please call us for all your window covering needs(630) 420-0800.

For an office organizer specialist please call Kim Cosentino (630)968-7557 or visit her web De-Clutter Box

Hunter Douglas blinds and shades

We carry all Hunter Douglas products, blinds, shades and shutters!

Call us for all your shading needs (630) 420- 0800

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