Creative Ways to Save On Fabric for DIY Cornices

I recently got a call from a customer inquiring about using drapery panels instead of cut fabric to cover their DecoWrap cornices. I want to share some of what I told her, as I think it is helpful and it can save you money in the process.

When I invented Deco Wrap over twenty years ago, there was very little variety of redi-made window treatments on the market. You could only find a limited… Read more »


How to Make Returns for DecoWrap Cornices

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 »


How to Place Area Rugs

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 few… Read more »


Odd Windows Need Decorating Too

Sometimes we tend to ignore the small or odd windows that are tucked out of the way. That was my situation, as our recreation room window was left plain and looked neglected. Sure, its a fairly small window, not too high off the ground, and it is tucked inside the dormer niche. But in looking at it the other day, I realized the space could use a little something. Why not make that odd… Read more »


Easiest No Sew Decor: Tablecloth to Window Treatment!

I wanted to see how quick and easy I could make a window treatment, as I know my readers appreciate anything simple that looks terrific. A while back, I had purchased a tablecloth on clearance from Bed Bath & Beyond, so I thought I would see what I could make out of it.

It was a fairly large tablecloth about 60″ x 120″. When I saw it, I was buying it purely… Read more »


Refreshing Spring Decor

With the spring finally here and summer soon approaching,  I like to plan on making some changes to my decor to go along with the warmer weather. Here are some “refreshing” spring decorating ideas that can lighten 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 a great… Read more »


Helping Out, Sewing Masks (Pattern Included)

It is amazing to see people coming together to help one another while we are trying to get through this horrible pandemic. I want to pass on a great pattern for sewing face masks (see link below). This was given to me by my wonderful step-mom Ruth. She has been making them for her friends and family in the neighborhood. Hopefully it will fall into the hands of many who will sew them as… Read more »


Classic Blue, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020

Pantone announced that its 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue. It’s a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk. PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is the technical reference to the color. It is a pretty, mid-tone shade. Blue is know to have a calming effect psychologically. Pantone notes,” Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross… Read more »


Tips For Choosing the Right Drapery Fabric

There is much to consider when deciding to tackle a window drapery project. One of the most important factors is what type of drapery fabric to choose. Some of the things you need to think about are fabric weight, drape-ability, durability and privacy to name a few. Here are some tips that I hope will be helpful. 

Silk (or faux silk), most linen and velvet are superior for window drapery as they hang beautifully. Many… Read more »


Spring Forward and Refresh Your Decor

Spring is finally here so spring forward and decorate your home! 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 decor too. The excitement of the new season motivates me. Take look around to see what you can do freshen up your decor.  Here are some simple ideas to bring in the spring.

Bring… Read more »