Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Blackout Fabrics

Blackout fabrics are used to cover your windows and not allow any light through.  You can add blackout lining to your draperies to achieve this effect.  Just select a gorgeous drapery fabric and have it lined with blackout lining (usually white or off-white). 

Many new styles of fabric are coated with a blackout finish, eliminating the need for purchasing two fabrics.  The Vegas FR Blackout book includes solid color drapery fabrics in 4 different styles.  One of the fabrics has a wool look while another has a bit of metallic shine to it.  The FR just means that it is fire retardant and could be used in a hotel or some other commercial setting.

Blackout curtains also save money over time by blocking light which causes fading and reducing electricity costs by blocking heat produced by sunlight and providing an insulation to keep your temperature even.

Check out Vegas FR Blackout fabrics >>

Friday, July 15, 2016

Check out this fan

Recently, we have added over 100 new fans to our Hunter Ceiling Fan Store online.  Many of the styles are just fabulous.  Trying to pick just one is rather difficult for some of us.  One of my favorites is the Fanaway.  It has retractable blades that disappear when the fan is off so that it looks like a just a cool pendant lamp.  Check out the YouTube video:

See the details here:

Monday, June 27, 2016

Top Selling Fabric Brands

Fabric Brands
If you have shopped home decorator fabrics, you quickly found out that there are more beautiful options than you could ever possibly look at.  Some of the more well-known brands include Kravet, Robert Allen, Duralee, Fabricut, Greenhouse, Kasmir and Schumacher.  If you are looking for high-end designer fabrics, you might try B. Berger, Motif, Thibaut or Ralph Lauren.  Some brands like to specialize in certain types of fabrics like Latimer Alexander is known for velvets and American Silk Mills is the source for Sensuede™.  With 20 years of online fabrics sales and more locally, we know fabrics.  If you have a question, we should know the answer or know someone who does.

At, we have accounts with hundreds of fabric vendors so you don't have to.  We can provide samples and fabric by the yard.  If you see a brand or a fabric in a magazine or online, most likely we can get that too - just give us a call at 1-800-590-5844.

Check out the brands we have online here >>

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Decorating Style

What is your decorating style? For some us, we just know what we like without labeling the style.  If you are interested in determining your style, check out the articles on How To Section:  How-To: Decorating

Here are some of the styles we discuss:
Art Deco
Shabby Chic
French and French Country

We also have Pinterest boards devoted to each of these styles.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds
You would think that patio doors and French doors would come in a standard size; however, just like windows, there are numerous sizes.  Our new selection of budget-priced vertical blinds has over  60 sizes available in white.  Some also come in alabaster.  We have vertical blinds boxed and ready to ship in the common sizes and the not-so-common.

Two-Panel Sliding Glass Patio Doors (common widths)
60" (5 feet)
72" (6 feet)
96" (8 feet)
Three-Panel Sliding Glass Patio Doors (common widths)
108" (9 feet)
144" (12 feet)

Common Heights
80" (6 feet 8 inches)
82" (6 feet 10 inches)
96" (8 feet)

Vertical blinds are a great choice for large windows as well.  We have several sizes available.  The chart lists sizes in width x height.

Shop Vertical Blinds:

Monday, February 15, 2016

Traverse Wood Poles

Traverse rods or pull string curtain poles are curtain rods that include a string and mechanism for opening and closing your draperies.  There are many styles available today including the traditional white mechanical looking traverse rods, decorative metal and wrought iron traversing rods and wooden rods notched for a track.  Many options can span extra long areas and be made to your exact specifications.  Here is a video on some of our new wooden traverse rods:

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Extra Long Curtain Rods

A common household dilemma involves large windows that require an extra long curtain rod.  Believe it or not, you actually have quite a few options.  Most metal and wood poles can be spliced together to create that extra long length.  Duct tape works on regular curtain rods and is hidden by the curtain pocket.  If you need a continuous curtain draw all the way to one side, you can use bypass or passing brackets and rings.  Otherwise, connect your poles with splices and place a bracket at the seam to support it and hide it. We also have a continuous curtain track that comes in a 160 foot roll and curves for those tricky round windows.  Shop our collections that have lengths and splicing options to cover your extra wide window:

Friday, January 22, 2016

Intoducing a really BIG fan for a large room, barn, porch or restaurant

Introducing the 96” Industrial Ceiling Fan. It is designed to significantly improve air circulation in large spaces like vaulted living rooms, pole barns, and industrial buildings. The large blades do the work - it turns at lower speeds than a standard ceiling fan yet moves much more air (CFM) because of its long 96” aluminum blade span. With this fan, you get the air circulation you need to regulate room temperature and keep heating costs down without the wind and breeze created by smaller fans. As a special feature, the HFC-96 can be installed as a 3 blade fan. With that configuration, it turns at 58 RPM and moves 11,899 CFM. The fan is also damp rated for use in covered porches, patios, and sunrooms.  Click here for more info >>  Also available in black.

Ralph Lauren Fabric Books

I love the Ralph Lauren fabric books.  Style and quality are permanent themes in these books.  If you love a traditional style with a lot of flair thrown in, you will probably like them too.  Take a look at some of the new fabric books online at