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.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Fun New Fabrics from Premier Prints

Premier Prints, a southern based company, produces fun prints for home decorating.  These fabrics are washable and inexpensive.  You can use these cute fabrics for just about any project you want.

  • Throw Pillows
  • Wall Hangings
  • Curtains and Valances
  • Table Linens
  • Doll Clothes
  • Aprons
  • Home-made Gifts
  • Occasional Use Furniture
There are more than 500 new fabric designs on our website:

Here are some of my favorites:

Friday, April 20, 2018

Abstract Fabric Makes a Comeback

Abstract designs are making a comeback. Some of the patterns are reminiscent of popular designs in the 1980's while others are new and fresh.  These popular styles will give your home or office a modern, contemporary feel.  Create bedding and accents for your home decor with abstract fabrics for upholstery, draperies, bedding and pillows.  These fabrics would also make lovely wall art, screens and soft window shades.  Take a look at some of the new abstract fabrics on

Friday, April 13, 2018

Clean and Organize Today

Why does it take putting your house on the market to get all those little projects done?  Why can't we have a nice, updated house while we live in it?

Let's get to work. First, make a list of all the things you want fixed or updated. Most of the projects on my list did not take that long to complete and I really do love the results. I have wanted my front door painted for years. It took about 2.5 hours - with my husbands help - to get it completed. That's it and I love it.

Of course, regular spring cleaning would make some of the work much easier.  Have you started your spring cleaning yet?

If you vinyl mini blinds and the slats are broken or missing, we have budget-friendly blinds in 100's of sizes. They can also be custom cut to fit your window. Shop Blinds

Another quick and easy fix - make a cute pillow cover out of some new fabric - just slip your old pillow in and you have an instant update. Here's a link to a no sew pillow how-to >

After you make your list, number them in order of priority.  Budget for your needed supplies and stop putting the projects off.  You will feel so much better when your house is fresh, clean and up-to-date.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Tour of the Kasmir Workroom

Recently we visited the Kasmir workroom in Dallas, Texas. It is always amazing to see the vastness of one of our premier fabric suppliers up close. After a very warm welcome, the tour was informative and fun.  If you need cornice boards, bedding, drapes and curtains made, we would be happy to quote custom work from Kasmir for you.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Spring Mantel Ideas

Birds and Bunnies. Pastels, Pinks, and Greens. These things make us think of spring. If you are ready to update your mantel for the spring, try out some of these ideas that should take you into summer.  Grab your favorite spring flowers, some bright greenery and try a few of these mantel decorating ideas.

I love the birds on the candlesticks. Such a cute idea. 

 Nothing says bright and cheery like forythia blossoms or tulips. The quote "Live life in full bloom" is a great idea for your spring mantel.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Fabric by the Yard

Understanding fabric by the yard is key to correctly estimating how much fabric you need.
Let's say you want to figure out how much fabric you need to make a basic, knife edge 20x20 square throw pillow.  Decorative fabric is usually 54" wide.  1 yard is 36" so you can make one pillow from 1 yard of fabric.  You can cut two squares across the fabric.  You could make two pillows with approximately 1 1/2 yards.
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Friday, February 23, 2018

Fabric Trimmings Trends

Fabric Trim has gone big and bold.  Borders and tapes have reached new heights widths. Large 2.5 to 4 inch wide tapes keep showing up everywhere. These are perfect for adding an elegant touch to draperies. Large bands also make a statement on furniture. The perfect spot is on a large throw pillow. Here are some of my favorites:
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