How High Do I Hang Window Treatments?

How high do I hang my window treatments? This is a question I hear all of the time. The quick answer is 4″ to 6″ above the window or window molding. In the past it was more common to hang drapery at the height of the window, but aesthetically, a higher installation looks better as it adds size and creates a more grand look overall. The designer’s rule of thumb for rooms with average… Read more »


Lighter, Brighter Summer Decor

With summer approaching,  I usually like to plan on making some changes to my decor to go along with the warmer weather. Here are some decorating ideas that can  lighten your look and brighten 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… Read more »


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 »


Re-purposing for Home Decorating

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 only about 7 years old.  My first re-purposed item was from old jeans. I made mod pillows from worn out dungarees.  I would cut off the pant legs and sew them shut, stuff the insides,… Read more »


Deco Wrap, the Versatile Cornice

 

There are many window treatment valances available on the market, both ready-made and custom designed. In the valance category, the versatile cornice is the style I prefer for many reasons. A simple cornice is an easy way to decorate and add interest to a room. It is a versatile choice because it can look casual or elegant, neutral and monochromatic, or bold and vibrant.  The straight lines of a Deco Wrap cornice allow you to create the mood of… 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 »