Decorating with pillows is one of my favorite things. I love pillows and could shop for them all day long. Adding the final touches to a room is so important, and one of the best ways to convey the character of a room is with this fun, plush accessory. Pillows can be whimsical, add a pop of color, texture, or harmonize an entire room. And because they are relatively inexpensive, you can use pillows to… Read more »
An area rug is a very important unifying element in a room scheme. It can pull a room together, or if not chosen correctly, it can disrupt an otherwise harmonious design plan. The most important purpose of an area rug is that it should anchor the furniture. Aside from the aesthetics, there were some questions I had on the rules of rug placement. From reading various articles on the matter, here are a… Read more »
I just finished planting these roses yesterday. The Knock Out variety is extremely hardy and practically maintenance free. As you can see, the color is beautiful and vibrant. I can’t wait until the bushes are full. I will be able to cut them throughout the summer to brighten up my living room.
Flowers can make a big impact on any room in the home. It is a simple and… Read more »
I love simple sheer panels for window treatments. That is because today’s sheers are not like the sheers of old. Years ago you would mostly find plain voile or polyester fabric, and sheers were commonly used as a layering element underneath lined fabric panels. As a traditional window covering, you had the option to have everything pulled back to reveal the windows, sheers closed with panels decoratively framing the window, or both panels and… Read more »
With the spring finally here and summer soon approaching, I like to plan on making some changes to my décor to go along with the warmer weather. Here are some refreshing spring decorating ideas that can spruce up your look and brighten your mood.
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… Read more »
I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the term “puddling” in drapery lingo. It’s a funny term but it is a feature to be decided upon when getting custom drapery for your windows. Puddling is the result of the excess fabric length when lies on the floor. I ran across this question recently and I thought about what I would advise if I were consulting today.
When I last… Read more »
Deco Wrap DIY Cornice
Cornice boards are essentially wooden boxes that hang above the moldings around a window. They have a long history and were a popular means of hanging curtains throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Although you would be hard pressed to find the elaborate wood sculpted and painted versions from hundreds of years ago, cornice boards are still popular today.
Fabric covered cornice boards are most commonly found… Read more »
I love being able to change my valance styles on a whim because I get tired of looking at the same old thing day after day. Deco Wrap cornices allow me to re-style or change the fabric when ever I want. They are so versatile and easy to recover and redesign. I have changed the fabric and style in my mudroom so often, it’s hard to recall the many variations. Here are some recent… Read more »
I have been asked many times if DecoWrap could “return” back to the wall like a custom cornice. In creating the product, we made it as simple as possible so anyone could make a window treatment it in minutes. So while it was not designed to have returns, it can be accomplished in a few relatively simple steps. I have laid them out below, using a single 40″ cornice as an example to follow… Read more »
Many of us are working from home for the first time. If you are not fortunate enough to have a dedicated office in your home, here are some tips for creating a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing work environment.
Location, Location, Location!
Location is what they say is most important when buying real estate, but it is also key to establishing a successful workspace. You will be spending most of your time at your desk,… Read more »