Friday, March 15, 2019

What To Look For When Buying Ceiling Fans

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One way we can save on energy costs is by using a ceiling fan. While a fan doesn't actually cool down a room it does circulate the air in the room to help cool you down; It makes your skin feel at least 5° cooler and you might save between 10% and 40% on your energy bill.
Many consumers often forget that it isn't always about how big the fan is. Yes, you need the appropriate size fan for your room, however, the pitch of the blades and the rotation of the blades is what really gives the maximum airflow. 
A couple of tips to remember: 
  • During winter heating, your fan blades should rotate in a clockwise motion. This helps push up and pull down the warm air to improve heat distribution. 
  • During summer cooling, your fan blades should rotate in a counter-clockwise motion.

Something to remember when installing your ceiling fan is how far from the ceiling it should hang. Fans should be between 7 feet and 9 feet from the floor. Your fan should be no closer to the ceiling than 10 inches. Anything less will restrict the airflow and lower the fans efficiency.
And remember, many more fan companies are making fans that are Energy Star rated and just because they are Energy Star does not mean you have to sacrifice with the look of the fan. Within the past few years Hunter Fan Company has created a full line of Energy Star approved fans that help save on your energy bill and look great too!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

French Doors and Metal Door Blinds

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Do you need to cover your half door window or French door windows? These magnetic blinds use powerful magnets to attach to your door in seconds. No drilling. No tools. No mess. The blind attaches with magnets at the top and bottom.

With the recent rules regarding corded blinds, we now have these wonderful blinds available in a cordless option.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Make A Bow for A Present

One of our trim suppliers created this nice little video for making a classic bow for wrapping presents.

Gift Wrapping Tips
Secure a hard-to wrap gift with an embellished ponytail holder.
Assign a different colored wrapping paper for each child.
Martha Stewart recommends a rotary cutter.
Use double-sided tape.
Don't use too much paper.
Turn fabric scraps into ribbons and embellishments.
Wrap awkwardly boxes diagonally and it will look perfect.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Time To Go Cordless

Time To Go Cordless

New Safety Regulations for Window Coverings

Effective December 15, 2018

The Window Covering Safety Council in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a significant change to window covering standards. As of December 15, 2018 all ready made blinds must be cordless. Once current inventory levels of corded blinds are depleted, all the consumer will see are cordless blinds in the big box stores both locally and online. All types of custom blinds are exempt which will allow consumers to order window coverings with cords if so desired.

Why such a costly change? The concern is for the safety of our children. With an average of 12 children a year dying from strangulation from cord entanglement and 20 a month being take to the emergency room, the time has come to make a significant change to protect our children. has already prepared for this change.  You can order cordless blinds online today. The new blinds feature easy to use cordless lift systems. If you want to see how they work, check out our informative videos on our 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Arched Window Products

One of the products offered on is the notched pin strip.  This product makes it easy to hang draperies inside an arched window.  Check out this video:

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Fabric Focus: Alexander Henry

Unusual. Distinctive. Fun. Vibrant. Novelty. All words that describe the cotton fabric prints from Alexander Henry. These popular fabrics are loved from fashion designers to home sewers. If you are looking for something unique, you will find it in these designer fabrics.

Alexander Henry is located in Burbank California and is run by the De Leon Design Group—Marc, Phillip and Nicole de Leon.  Each pattern is designed by in-house artists  who paints each pattern by hand. 

Of the essential studio process, Nicole de Leon explains, "We are painters and we love to paint, and we love that the process is organic and sometimes wonderfully unpredictable. Moving and blending the media is vital to the process." Phillip de Leon, her brother and design partner concurs, "As a fabric company and as painters we feel tied to the tradition of old world textile design. There is an intimacy to our finished product that I believe our clients notice. When we introduce a collection, our customers approach each design as something unique, where the hand of the artist is definitely in evidence."
Don't you just love these new fabrics?

Monday, July 30, 2018

Ripplefold Curtains

Ripplefold window treatments are gaining in popularity in the residential market. A common look for commercial spaces, the ripplefold carrier system creates a sleek, elegant wave like pattern visible on both sides of the curtains. When the curtains are open, they require less stackback space and provide more exposure to the glass.

 When choosing ripplefold curtains, you need to choose either a butt master carrier or overlap master carrier. 

Center Draw: Butt master will provide a continuous fold look but will allow some light to filter in between the center crack. An overlap carrier will cover the light gap but create a flat center.
Left or Right Draw: A butt master carrier will have a continuous wave look with the curtain panel wrapping completely around the end. An overlap master carrier will create a flat look on the end.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Interior Design Quotes

Random Interior Design Quotes

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"Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated." Paul Rand

"A house is much more than a mere shelter, it should lift us emotionally and spiritually." John Saladino

"The best design projects are the ones where people broke the rules." Nate Berkus

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams

"If you love something, it will work. That's the only real rule." Bunny Williams
"I think your eye will gravitate towards the colors that are right for you—you don’t have to be a design expert." Joanna Gaines

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Traverse Curtain Rod Terms

Left Draw, Right Draw, Center Draw - What do these terms mean?

Traverse rods include a track with carriers that are pulled with a baton or cord.  They can even be motorized. So what do these terms mean and what do I need?

Center Draw: Two drapery panels split in the middle.  When the draperies are open, one panel stacks/draws to each side with the opening in the center.

Left Draw: One panel that opens to the left and closes to the right.  When the draperies are open, the panel stacks/draws to the left.

Right Draw: One panel that opens to the right and closes to the left.  When the draperies are open, the drapery panel stacks/draws to the right.