WHY DESIGNERS INSIST ON ACCENT COLORS & FABRIC

WHY DESIGNERS INSIST ON ACCENT COLORS & FABRIC

Friday, November 02, 2018

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  1. NEW HOME OWNERS DILEMMA:
    07 Mar, 2019
    NEW HOME OWNERS DILEMMA:
    All new home owners suffer from a very common dilemma when it comes to window treatments and upholstery. They have to decided between (A) whats practical or necessary and (B) whats a luxury or decorative item. The practical things have to do with privacy and protection from the sun. They include cellular shades, roller shades, silhouette shades or wood blinds depending on your taste. When it come to luxury items you have to decide between drapery, roman shades, pillows and upholstery. Our job is
  2. BIGGER AND MORE BEAUTIFUL SILHOUETTE SHADES
    07 Feb, 2019
    BIGGER AND MORE BEAUTIFUL SILHOUETTE SHADES
    Silhouette shades are the most elegant and luxurious of all the shades one can purchase. The vanes were only 2" but they have now grown to 2 1/2" and even 3"deep. The wider vanes imitate the size of wood shutters but with a softer look. They have the option of either light filtering or room darkening and have continuous cord loop control or remote control. Most customer leave them down as sheers and adjust the vane of filter the the light during the day. This product is beautiful all by itself
  3. DEALING WITH DRAFTY WINDOWS
    30 Jan, 2019
    DEALING WITH DRAFTY WINDOWS
    Baby its cold out side! With the frigid cold weather hitting the east coast a lot of home owners are having to deal with drafty windows. We provide two types of custom window treatments solutions for older homes with this type of problem. You can have your custom drapery or roman shades lined with black out lining. It not only blocks out sun light but also creates a vapor barrier against blistering heat or cold breezes. Another option are cellular shades which are very popular because they come
  4. NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
    09 Jan, 2019
    NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
    The new year always fills people with excitement ,as well as, anxiety. One begins to reassess their life and how quickly time passes. The enjoyment of seeing family and kids only reminds you of how much you wish to get done. When everybody leaves after the holidays one becomes very aware of all those projects that you never got to or completed. Its actually the perfect time of year to get your window treatments and upholstery done. Many of the workrooms are quiet and just getting back from the
  5. MEETING A DESIGNERS AND HOME OWNERS EXPECTATIONS
    11 Dec, 2018
    MEETING A DESIGNERS AND HOME OWNERS EXPECTATIONS
    I recently met with a designer and his new client at a job site in Franklin Lakes. The home was new construction with lots of exposed windows. The home owner was worried about privacy, sun light and safety. They were expecting to use the same type of shade in all the window. Well, we ended up having to use the following: ​ *Cordless shades in the kids rooms for safety. *Remote control shades in hard to reach places like the master bath and two story foyer. *Top down bottom up shades in the walk
  6. NEW ROLLER SHADE DESIGN
    17 Nov, 2018
    NEW ROLLER SHADE DESIGN
    Every few seasons we get new products that revolutionize my window treatment business. In the past few years motorization has advanced and allowed customers to easily control the lighting and privacy in parts of their home that were hard to reach or access. It also added convenience and modernized cellular shades and silhouette shades with a touch of a button. This past week I met with one of my shade manufacturers and he showed me a really interesting new European roller shade system that I
  7. SELECTING THE RIGHT FABRIC
    23 Oct, 2018
    SELECTING THE RIGHT FABRIC
    I'd like to discuss how I help customers go about selecting the right fabric for window treatments and upholstery. Most customers are overwhelmed by the amount of choices we carry at my studio and they react many times like a deer in headlights. There are basically four steps to choosing the correct fabric for a project. The first step is what I consider to be purely instinctual. You decide on the color scheme and only select fabrics that catch your eye for no reason other than that you like it.