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

Monday, December 7, 2015

Roller Shades/Solar Shades


Roller Shades/Solar Shades

Want to bring in Natural light while providing sun management? Solar roller shades are designed to provide high performing solutions to the sun’s harsh rays. Reduce solar heat gain, protect against damaging UV and improve the comfort of any interior space with designer solar fabrics. Modern options include motorization and other designer elements.  When choosing solar fabric, lighter colors reflect light and illuminate the interior while darker colors provide a clearer view to the outside, reduce glare and absorb light.  Darker shades are great for viewing computer and television screens.  

The openness factor let's you know how tight the weave or mesh is.  The tighter the weave, the less light that gets through.  A higher openness value indicates that more light and heat will be allowed through. 

 If you want to maximize your daytime view while having nighttime privacy, a dual shade is recommended.  Click here for roller shades on

Friday, October 9, 2015

New Fabrics are in!

Magnolia Fabrics sends us new fabric patterns regularly throughout the year.  Just take a look at the lovely fabrics in the new ones for this fall.

The colors are earthy and muted with some vibrant patterns tossed in for good measure.  Ikats, jacobeans, paisley, faux leather, damask, wovens and tweeds.  A little bit of everything.  Check them out online here:  then sort by new.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hunter Fan Parts

If you need replacement Hunter Fan parts, you have to start with the model number of your fan.  Although there are some extremely organized folks out there who know the model # of their 20 year old fan, most of us don't have a clue.  So here  is what you need to know about finding that model number.

There's a gold sticker on top of your fan's motor (the part that faces the ceiling once it is installed). Holding a mirror above the fan motor can help you read the numbers. It may also be found on the parts guide that was packed with your fan or on the box that contained your fan. You're looking for a 5-digit number and it sometimes has a suffix... i.e. 22345A

Once you have the model number, fill out this form and we will find and confirm the parts you need will work: