10Dec, 2013

Radiant Orchid – Pantone 2014 Color of the Year

December 10th, 2013|Color, Curtains & Drapes, Ideas, Window textiles|0 Comments

We received the following email on December 5, 2013, from Kravet, one of the fabric companies we used, revealing the 2014 color of the year.

Today, Pantone announced the 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid. As is always the case, Pantone’s prediction will quickly infiltrate the world of fashion and interiors, and soon we’ll see this color everywhere! Purple is a color that is not often seen in interior design, but with the recent emergence of grey as the here-to-stay, […]

31Oct, 2013

Interior Designer or Interior Decorator: Is There a Difference?

October 31st, 2013|Color, Draperies, Interior Design, Window Coverings|0 Comments

Most people assume that the term “interior designer” and “interior decorator” mean the same thing and are interchangeable titles.  According to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) the terms are not the same.  Here is a portion of an article that was published in the ASID Illinois Chapter Summer 2013 Newsletter.

An interior designer’s job is to help a client realize the client’s vision for the space, create a space that meets the functional […]

20Feb, 2013

Do You Want Your Home to Look Good From the Outside?

February 20th, 2013|Color, Ideas, Window Coverings, Windows|0 Comments

Walk out to the street and look at the outside of your store front, home or office.  What colors do you see in the windows?  Are they all white?  Are all the shades similar or at least going in the same direction?  If you have a store front or office, you are probably trying to attract customers and you want to project a professional image.  If your store front or office has a hodge-podge mess on the windows, what image […]

23Aug, 2012

2 Things to Think About Before You Paint

August 23rd, 2012|Color, Ideas, Interior Design|0 Comments

There are hundreds of thousands of paint color choices out there.  It can be an extremely stressful and drawn out process to try and choose the perfect paint color for you room.  So before you even look at paint colors consider these two things.

Number 1, what will the room be used for?  Will you be buying a new bedspread or a new piece of furniture?  What colors will the new things be?  HINT:  Pick out the new things you want […]