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Thursday, March 07, 2019

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  1. DRAPERY HARDWARE DO'S & DON'TS
    24 Jan, 2020
    DRAPERY HARDWARE DO'S & DON'TS
    Drapery hardware selection is an integral part of a custom window treatment design. Many designers consider it as an after thought and you can tell the moment you see it. When a customer spend the time and money on having custom drapes made it only makes sense to take your project to another level by choosing the right hardware. I always find that ready made telescoping rods make what is a beautiful custom project look like its off the shelf. The time and effort it takes to properly measure, cut
  2. CUSTOM BENCH SEAT CUSHIONS
    23 Jan, 2020
    CUSTOM BENCH SEAT CUSHIONS
    Built-in window seats and banquets have become a common fixture in new homes and renovations. In living rooms and bedrooms they are a place to relax and enjoy the sunlight. They also offer storage underneath which is always helpful with kids toys and clothing. In kitchens you get the advantage of storage but also they take up less space then dining chairs. When making custom bench cushions you have two styles. They can be loose cushions which are removable or attached cushions which are not
  3. CUSTOM MADE VS READY MADE
    11 Jan, 2020
    CUSTOM MADE VS READY MADE
    Its always important to find the right balance between having something custom ordered or ready made. To be honest, my business is all about making beautiful custom drapery, upholstery and bedding. But as a consumer with a wife and children in college I'm very aware of benefits and costs of having something custom made or not. Many of my customers think that because I'm in the design business my house must be totally customized. It's funny but I tell them, "the truth is that I can't always
  4. YES!!! CUSTOM FABRIC ROLLER SHADES
    09 Jan, 2020
    YES!!! CUSTOM FABRIC ROLLER SHADES
    Great news!! Finally my studio is carrying a large manufacturer that can make custom fabric roller shades. That's right, fabric roller shades! You can choose from almost any of their huge selection of colorful prints, woven and even embroidered fabrics. They've developed a new technology that fuses the lining to the back of the fabric and then laser cuts it to size so there's no seam or fraying on the edges of the shade. Also, this process is much more efficient thus creating a faster turnaround
  5. NATURAL WOVEN SHADES
    07 Jan, 2020
    NATURAL WOVEN SHADES
    Many contemporary interior designs seem to always lack natural elements other than polished dark wood floors. I find that the most visually engaging interiors always have contrasts in color, texture, patterns and scale. Without those details modern rooms come off cold and sterile. Custom woven shades help bring it all together. They have the subtle textural warmth of nature and doesn't overpower a modern space. Woven shades come in a huge variety of colors and gorgeous weaves that work with any
  6. FABRIC SELECTION FOR WINDOWS & UPHOLSTERY 101
    06 Jan, 2020
    FABRIC SELECTION FOR WINDOWS & UPHOLSTERY 101
    The following are some pearls of wisdom that I give my new customers when starting a home project. They can be applied not only to custom window treatments and upholstery. It can be used for purchasing everything from furniture to carpeting etc.  (a) Feed your eyes! If you see something in a store, restaurant, or friends house that catches your eye just take a picture of it. Smart phones are a god sent when it come to instant gratification. You can review it and delete it if its not right. If
  7. BEDROOM OF YOUR DREAMS
    04 Jan, 2020
    BEDROOM OF YOUR DREAMS
    Of all the rooms there are in a home customers are always conflicted by their master bedroom. Not only is it a private sanctuary but its can be the most theatrically sensual space. You dream of it as a room you escape to for comfort and to be surrounded by soft luscious fabrics. Nothing beats the sensation of entering a bedroom that has a beautifully custom detailed headboard with coordinating custom bedding and drapery. Selecting fabrics for the master bedroom takes time because you have to
  8. ADD THAT POP WITH CUSTOM DECORATIVE PILLOWS
    03 Jan, 2020
    ADD THAT POP WITH CUSTOM DECORATIVE PILLOWS
    "What can we do to add a pop of color or pattern to this room?" That is one of the most common questions I get ask when completing a custom window treatment or upholster project. Customers with a modern taste love those sleek understated looks of a lot of the new fabrics. Often though a room can come off feeling somewhat cold and sterile. This is where custom pillows can enhance the final design of a space. Ones own personal style and taste can be brought out in the fabric and trim you choose.
  9. The Beauty Of Custom Sheer Drapery
    02 Jan, 2020
    The Beauty Of Custom Sheer Drapery
    In new construction and renovations clients are installing larger windows to bring in more natural light. Custom sheer drapes are a light and airy way of addressing that issue. Sheer allows you to maximize the amount of light that can enter your home. It also helps filter the harsh rays of the sun and allows some privacy during the day. There's also the option of custom sheer drapes that are lined so that you then get privacy in the evenings as well. When you line a sheer the drapes look like