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… 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 »
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 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 »
You can purchase a good quality ready made window covering and create a custom drapery look with simple the addition of trim. I have often used cording, bias tape, fringe, even grosgrain ribbon to embellish the look of a ready made window treatment. And the best part is you can do it yourself because you don’t need to sew it on. Fabric glue, fuseable webbing and even fabric tape work beautifully. I have tried… Read more »
As an only child growing up, I recall having a lot of time alone. To alleviate my boredom, I gravitated towards making things. You could say I started young as a do-it-yourself gal, as I must have been about 7 years old. My first re-purposed item was made from old jeans. I made mod pillows from worn out dungarees. I would cut off the pant legs and sew the body shut, stuff the insides,… 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 »
Decorating bathroom windows can pose challenges. Often in older homes the bathrooms can have funny little windows you are not sure what to do with. On the other hand in new construction, you might find large modern bathrooms with beautiful over sized windows. The problem there is being too close to a neighbor who shares the view! There are a few thing you have to consider as you explore your options. Because it is your… Read more »
With the new year approaching, I started thinking about my New Year’s resolutions for 2020. This year I will add the category of New Year’s decorating resolutions. I want to love my home and everything in it. Because we are in our homes every day, our interior environment has a big impact on how we feel. That is why I’m making some big changes in 2020 and decorating will be at the top of the… Read more »