Ideas for Summer Decorating

It’s summer and I usually like to make some changes to my decor to go along with the warmer weather. Here are some decorating ideas to lighten your look and light up your mood for the summer.

  Take down those heavy drapes and let the light brighten up your room. Instead, use pretty sheer panels. They can still give some privacy while letting light filter through. It’s a great feeling when they blow in the breeze… Read more »


The Simple Cornice Valance

There are many window treatment valance styles  or “window toppers” as some people refer to them. I have found that a simple cornice valance with sheer panels is an easy way to decorate and add interest to a room. It is also a versatile choice. It can be casual or elegant, neutral or colorful, bold or subtle.  The straight lines of a Deco Wrap cornice allow you to create the mood of your window treatment, it just depends upon which… Read more »


Design Trends 2017

I always watch for the latest design trends, because in decorating, it’s wise to be ahead of the curve. You want your decor to look chic and fresh and not go “out of style”. When making large purchases, the smart thing to do is to buy timeless furnishings, as they do not become quickly outdated. Generally I’ll use trendy accent pieces and accessories, so it is much easier and less expensive to update your… Read more »


Springtime Inspires Refreshing Interiors

Spring is finally here! You can see the new buds blooming and smell the sweet floral fragrances in the air. Pretty soon we will be opening up our windows daily to enjoy the fresh warm breeze. Spring is a great time to refresh your décor too. The excitement of the new season motivates me. Take look around to see what you can do freshen up your décor.  Here are some simple ideas to bring in the spring.

Bring home fresh cut flowers or pretty indoor potted flowers. I… Read more »


Pantone Color of the Year 2017- Greenery

 

Greenery / Pantone 15-0343

 

 

 I love this shade and I often refer to it as Apple Green. When I redecorated my family room a few years ago this is the color I wanted to incorporate, as it’s a pretty shade that can be treated as a neutral. Think of plants in your room. The vibrant color of leaves can mix with anything and add life and a… Read more »


Window Treatments or Not?

Sometimes we have the option to either treat the windows with window coverings or to leave them plain. More often, window treatments are a needed for privacy, light control, or both. The need for privacy is most common, especially in our bedrooms and bathrooms. Light control can be desired in bedrooms and for rooms with television viewing, but it may also be necessary for spaces where direct sunlight can do damage. Harsh sunlight can cause… Read more »


DIY Window Treatments, Designer Looks for Less

When you think about all of the options for window treatments on the market, there are three main categories to choose from. You have readi-made curtains and drapery purchased at retail, custom made window treatments contracted through a design professional, or there is a “do-it-yourself” option. Let’s look at how they differ and see what might be best for your decorating project.

Readi-made curtains and valances tend to be much less expensive than custom-made but… Read more »


Quick & Easy Roman Style Valances

Out of all the window treatment valances, one of my favorite styles is the Roman. It has the look of a folded Roman shade but it is stationary. The Roman style is my go-to choice because it is simple, yet elegant. When considering do-it-yourself window treatment ideas, Deco Wrap cornices give you no-sew ease with a high end look. You have many options as to how you can create it, and it is simple to do because… Read more »


Deco Wrap Easy Cornice and Panel Style Windows

Out of all the window treatment styles you can design with Deco Wrap cornices, the most popular is the Straight Cornice with Panels. It has a custom look and it is simple to create. I often choose the cornice and panel style because it frames the window, adds impact to the room, yet it is not heavy or overwhelming. It is a versatile style and depending upon the fabric you choose, it can be used in any room in the home.

Deco… Read more »


Jumpstart Your Holiday Decorating

It’s September and before we know it, the holidays will be upon us. Now is the time to get your home ready, especially if you plan on entertaining. It is best to prepare ahead and not wait to do things last minute so the holidays feel fun and festive, not like drudgery.  By putting in the work ahead of time, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful home you have created and the festive holiday season. These are the steps I take to jumpstart my holiday… Read more »