Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dreamy Bedroom Window Treatment Ideas


Courtesy of HGTV

Hi Friends,

Creating a comfortable and chic home is about infusing your personal style into every space, especially the bedroom — your private haven. Window treatments add softness and privacy and are a great way to fully express your style.

The featured Embrace Color is perfect for the lover of color, show some love to your bedroom windows. With the right mix of patterns and texture, color can work wonders and make your bedroom feel balanced and welcoming. This bedroom is certainly dreamy with a cheery yellow, coral and apple green palette accented with pretty patterned curtains and luxurious bedding fit for a queen. Design by Sarah Richardson.

Tailored Treatment

Bedroom window placement can create a tricky layout, requiring you to think outside the design box when planning the space. Here, designer Tobi Fairley framed a large window with two full-sized beds. A wall of pleated drapery panels anchors the beds and creates a cohesive, pulled-together look. Design by Tobi Fairley; photography by Nancy Nolan

Pop for Pattern

Patterned curtains are an easy way to create a focal point and liven up a traditional bedroom. Start by choosing a pattern that works with your room's color palette. Keep the rest of the bedroom neutral in design to let those fabulous curtains really pop. Design by Paula Grace Designs; photography by Bob Narod

A Neutral Contrast Combination

Create a bedroom that feels soft and serene with a subtle, monochromatic window treatment. This all-white treatment combines a geometric patterned shade with billowy drapery panels. The contrast in styles adds design depth. Design by Fig Studio; photography by Josh Partee

Creative Hardware

Most window treatments are hung by way of rod or track allowing them to easily open and close to control lighting and privacy. If your panels are purely decorative — after all, who would want to block this view? — consider hanging them instead with creative hardware like vintage doorknobs, pegs, hooks or drapery tiebacks like the ones used here. Design by Carla Aston; photography by Miro Dvorscak

Organic Shutters

These custom-made twig shades are so pretty and rustic, they're a perfect fit for this pied a terre in Mexico. Their earthy construction complements the surroundings while filtering the harsh afternoon sunlight and allowing for plenty of ventilation. Photography by Laure Joliet

Window treatment ideas that can be incorporated in one of your bedroom spaces this weekend or down the road...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Striking Bedroom Window Treatments


Courtesy of HGTV

Hi Friends,

Take your bedroom from drab to fab with curtains fit for any style of window. Our featured Color Crush uses curtains as a way to add color to a contemporary bedroom. Design by Heather Hillard

Bring the Outdoors In

The wood cornice above the window gives this bedroom natural style. Design by Gristmill Builders and Paul Robert Rosselle

Custom Curtains

Curtains and valances add elegance, while the motorized shades add privacy with the touch of a button.

Door Design

Photo By: American Furniture Warehouse

These curtains frame the large sliding door without blocking the view. A large art piece above the door gives the illusion of a curtain valence. Design by Verona Homes

New Heights

Use high ceilings to their full potential with ceiling-to-floor curtains. Starting curtains just under the crown molding will help heighten any space. Design by Tracy Morris

Light in Linen

This gauzy curtain provides privacy and softens harsh sunlight without blocking the view. Design by Patrice Flashner Fitzgerald

Trouble with the Curve

Not sure what to do about that rounded window? These curtains soften this difficult shape without blocking light. Swagging the curtains allows options for day-to-night functionality. Design by Shelly Reihl David

Private Escape

Shutters are the perfect tropical touch for these seaside French doors.

Less is More

This cheery pink bedroom is already bursting with color making the white blinds a perfect choice. Blinds are also an easy way to dress up a window seat. Design by My Tiny Nest

Subtle Shades

Photo By: Geoffrey Hodgdon

Creamy shades help block the light from a wall full of windows, while adding a warmth to this modern bedroom. Design by Andreas Charalambous

Great ideas; hopefully one will bring just the right feel to your relaxing space.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Customize Ready-Made Draperies


Courtesy of Janell Beals

Hi Friends,

Add a decorative band of fabric to ready-made drapes for a custom look.

Materials Needed:
  • drapery panels
  • 1/3 yard, 54"-width fabric per single width drapery panel
  • temporary fabric pen
  • ruler
  • 2 rolls fusible bonding web
  • scissors
  • yardstick
  • iron
Select Fabric and Gather Materials
Select a fabric to coordinate with ready-made drapery panels and gather remaining materials.


Trim Bottom Edge of Fabric
Draw a straight line along bottom edge of fabric using temporary fabric pen. Cut along line.


Measure Height for Trim Panel
Measure up from bottom edge of fabric 10 inches and mark at one-foot intervals along width of fabric.


Draw Cutting Line
Draw a line connecting mark using temporary fabric pen and yardstick.


Cut Trim Panel
Cut along line, creating one trim panel length. Cut one trim panel for each 50-inch drapery panel.


Turn Trim Panel Edges Under
Turn edges under one inch along panel top and bottom and press with iron.


Secure Trim Panel Edges in Place
Insert fusible bonding web under top and bottom hems. Press with iron to secure hems in place.


Attach Trim Panel to Drapery Panel
Position trim panel along bottom of drapery panel. Measure to ensure trim panel is lined up evenly from bottom edge of drape. Place fusible bonding web under trim panel bottom edge and press with iron to secure trim to drape.


Secure Top Trim Panel Edge
Insert fusible bonding web under top edge of trim panel and press in place to secure trim to drape.


Finish Trim Panel Edges
Wrap trim panel around to backside of drapery panel, insert fusible bonding web under trim panel and press with iron.


A custom look without the custom price...

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happy Earth Day!


Courtesy of National Geographic

Hi Friends,

In 1970 smog choked major U.S. cities and toxic waste flooded rivers. That same year nearly 20 million Americans participated in events on April 22, spearheaded by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, to draw attention to the environmental issues plaguing the planet and human health. Named Earth Day, April 22 has remained a time to celebrate restoration and stand up for the planet. Today we wanted to share with our friends...

It's Earth Day and we thank each and every person for doing your part.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Lighten Up Your Home With Eye-Catching Curtains


Courtesy of Brian Patrick Flynn
Photography by Flynnside Out Productions

Hi Friends,

Beat the heat and give your house a refreshing dose of color at the same time. This design by Brian Patrick Flynn just goes to show that curtains work well even in outdoor settings. For extra shade during the day, wrap your porch in warm orange-red tones to create a vibrant yet relaxing seating area.

Enjoy the outdoors...

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!


Courtesy of Sassy Cats

Happy Easter Friends!

May the simple joys fill your day, hope light your path, the many blessings of Easter stay forever in your heart, and the Origin of The Easter Bunny make your day.

Origin of The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is a symbol that originated with the pagan festival of Easter. The goddess, Easter, was worshiped by the Anglo-Saxons
through her earthly symbol,
the hare or rabbit.

The date of Easter is determined by the moon whose symbolism is strongly tied to that of the hare. In fact, the hare is the symbol for the moon. Ever since the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D., Easter has been celebrated on the first Sunday following the first full moon after March 21st.

The Easter bunny was introduced to American folklore by the German settlers who arrived in the Pennsylvania Dutch country during the 1700s. The arrival of the "Oschter Haws" was considered "childhood's greatest pleasure" next to a visit from Christ-Kindel on Christmas Eve. The children believed that if they were good the "Oschter Haws" would lay a nest of colored eggs.

The children would build their nest in a secluded place in the home, the barn or the
garden. Boys would use their caps and girls their bonnets to make the nests . The use of elaborate Easter baskets came later as the tradition of the Easter bunny spread through out the country.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Printable Candy Carrier...


Courtesy of Abigail Barnes

Hi Friends,

Carry your treats easily with our portable jar carrier. Assemble the carrier following the instructions on our free printable pattern, and adorn it with stickers, bows, glitter or anything else you love. Fill two milk bottles with your favorite small treats.

Paper Straw Vase

Make this bright, seasonal basket using only paper straws, a vase and hot glue. Glue the straws on a vase, metal can or other container until completely covered. Attach ribbon as a handle or fill with spring flowers to create a budget-friendly Easter centerpiece.

Happy Easter Hunting...

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