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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
I love to share my ideas on how to save money to get a custom look, especially when it’s a DIY project with no sewing involved. Here is how I turned a fabric shower curtain into a roman pleated valance. The project was completed in less than 30 minutes. I just needed a few key items, most importantly, double sided mesh tape.
I measured the window width as the space between my… Read more »
I began my career over twenty-five years ago designing and selling custom window treatments and I must say, the ready-made market has come a long way since then. But even today, with the variety of options available, custom made window coverings are just more desirable. They offer the consumer unlimited design possibilities with a much higher end look. The obstacle for most is the high cost that comes along with custom.
So what… Read more »
Pantone’s “Color of the Year”
Living Coral (16-1546)
Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute announces its “Color of the Year.” This year’s winner is called Living Coral (16-1546). I’m definitely a fan of this year’s choice, as it is a pretty and cheerful hue. But how do we decorate with the shade Living Coral? Before we decide how to incorporate this trending color, lets ask a question. What comes… Read more »
The most popular Deco Wrap style is the Straight Cornice with Panels. Easy cornice and panel styles can be created in minutes. This window treatment 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 as well as it can be used in just about… Read more »