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3 Ways to Increase Curb Appeal With Window Treatments

3 Ways to Increase Curb Appeal With Window Treatments

Usually when we think of curb appeal, we consider details like attractive landscaping, a welcoming front door, and pleasing exterior colors – not indoor window treatments. While gorgeous draperies in the living room and plantation shutters in the kitchen usually have nothing to do with each other,

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Our Favorite Window Treatments Trending on Instagram

Our Favorite Window Treatments Trending on Instagram

Before social media, gorgeous interiors were distant dreams which lined the pages of glossy magazines. Today, though, photos by the best interior designers are at your fingertips for automatic inspiration on Instagram. We’ve been following interior designers online for a while now. Here are a few of

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How to Get the Fabric Treatments You See in Shelter Magazines

How to Get the Fabric Treatments You See in Shelter Magazines

Fabric treatments are to a room what fine jewelry is to a luxury gown. Without window treatments, a room can look well-organized and beautifully arranged, yet still incomplete. If curtains or draperies are poorly designed, they can distract from the rest of the room like cheap costume

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What to Consider When Choosing New Drapery Fabric

What to Consider When Choosing New Drapery Fabric

Once, a young woman come into our showroom looking for new curtains. She had made her own out of a cheap fabric with a bright, cheery print, and she couldn’t understand why all the colors had faded and bleached after just a few months of use. “Can

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250 Shades of White Paint and the Pantone Colors of the Year

250 Shades of White Paint and the Pantone Colors of the Year

250 Shades of White Paint and the Pantone Colors of the Year While we were busy ringing in a New Year, Pantone announced their 2016 Colors (yes, there are two!) of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. If you’ll recall, 2015 was the year of Marsala, a

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