24Jul, 2014

What Shades Should I Use On Arched Top Windows?

July 24th, 2014|Ideas, Interior Shutters, Window Blinds, Window Coverings|0 Comments

Arched top windows add a spectacular look and feel to a room. They are beautiful. Arched top, half circle, and quarter circle windows are a great architectural feature. However, these specialty shaped windows can create problems if they allow too much sunlight into the room. If you are trying to eat dinner and the sun is glaring in your eyes and you cannot see, you may not think the arched top windows are so great. Do not despair, there are […]

2May, 2014

Three Reasons for Draperies

May 2nd, 2014|Curtains & Drapes, Draperies, Ideas, Interior Design, Window Coverings|0 Comments


There are many options for window treatments – draperies, shades, shutters, blinds, and more.  All can be used for light control and privacy.  Here are three additional reasons to choose draperies for your windows.

Reason number 1 – Acoustics.  With today’s trends, hardwood floors are very popular.  While the look is beautiful and warm, a hardwood floor can make your home noisy.  The noise comes from sound bouncing off the floor […]

28Mar, 2014

Parkland Wood Blinds Are Now Available With Ultra-Glide

March 28th, 2014|Bathroom, Bedroom, Ideas, Kitchen, Window Blinds|0 Comments


There is always something new being introduced by Hunter Douglas.  One of the latest introductions is the new Ultra-Glide lifting system for Parkland Wood Blinds.  Yes, the lifting system with the retractable cord is now available on wood blinds.

In case you are not familiar with Ultra-Glide, here is a brief explanation.  Ultra-Glide uses a retractable cord mechanism to raise and lower the blinds.  Instead of pulling down on a cord […]

9Jan, 2014

Plantation Shutters

January 9th, 2014|Ideas, Interior Shutters, Uncategorized, Window Coverings|0 Comments


When people think of window treatments, the first things that come to mind are blinds and shades, or curtains and drapes.  Most people forget about shutters.  Some people call them interior shutters, plantation shutters, or just shutters.  For this article I will use the term shutters.  Shutters are made with hinged panels allowing the panels to swing open to allow access to the window.  Each panel has a frame and louvers.  When the […]

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, […]