I’d like to thank my friend Ann Alderson, owner Staging South Tampa, LLC (http://stagingsouthtampa.com/) for the inspiration to this blog. She tweeted the following to me, “The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.” Think about it, this truism could apply to almost anything but it is particularly appropriate for the […]
What do you conjure up when you think of pinch pleat drapery? Oh yes, what my grandmother had on her windows forever. Don’t dismiss this wonderful window treatment that can be a wow and offer great functionality.
On the practical side, drapery provide a good solution when a room requires privacy or sunlight protection. If you require […]
Large stylistic patterns are in vogue in today’s home decor. You might have noted that fabrics used in design today have a very retro look. Patterns are bold and colorful.
Note in the example above that a traditional damask print has been stylized where the pattern is a much larger and more graphic in design.
An advantages to […]
Sliding glass doors are a challenge to dress for many homeowners. But don’t despair, there are new and exciting shades, blinds and soft treatments that are functional and aesthetic.
For the budget conscience, vertical blinds are the most widely used solution. Manufacturers such as Graber offer interesting options such as the one below.
These verticals have wonderful textured […]
Every year I am amazed as to how many clients wait to the last minute to update or renovate a room for the holidays. Now is the time to beat the holiday rush!
Most custom drapery workrooms have cut-offs for deliveries for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Usually they require 4-6 weeks for delivery which translates to a […]
As I travel through neighborhoods, I enjoy looking at homes and the various color combinations that are used on the exteriors. I am amazed at the many combinations used some good, some not so good.
I have made the following observations for homes that execute successful color and curb appeal. The color of the facade is a […]