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Tag Archives: Interior Design

Love Your Windows! Treat them Properly.

19 Nov

Let’s talk about windows.  Bright, happy, glorious windows.  If we’re honest I think most people will admit that they don’t give their windows due attention.   I want to provide some inspiration, as well as some great tips and tricks on hanging your fabrics correctly.  I have to admit that when I walk into a room, anywhere, I look at the window treatments… how they’re hung, the type of fabric{s} used, colors, etc.  Here are some favorites…

One of the biggest mistakes I see people make is hanging their hardware either too low or too close together.  How many of you have hung your hardware, just relieved that it’s level, only to hang your fabrics and find there’s a gap on either side of the window?  Admit it… it’s happened.  Window treatments are one of the simplest ways to maximize your wall height.  Hanging your hardware just a minute below your ceiling creates a dramatic effect that elongates an abbreviated wall.  Hang it at the perfect width {approx 3″ outside the window frame} and you create the illusion that your window is wider than it truly is, as well as utilize all that wonderful natural light.

A few tricks of the trade:

1.  The remnant section at your favorite fabric store can be your best friend.  If I can sew, anyone can!

2.  Please, please do not hang a 7′ fabric on a 9′ length!  Your fabric should touch the floor… pooling is optional.

3.  Your hardware need not be ornate.  Do stay consistent with scale and substance.

Make it Beautiful! ~ JB

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Accent Walls & the Stratgey

28 Oct
We are working on a fabulous living room remodel! Stay tuned for more… especially if you have a large, open format living room with a huge accent wall. We have the answer to your constant question “What do I do with that wall?!”

More to come…

Stay tuned for a recap of cooking, traveling and overall observations…

28 Oct

What a wonderful day in Door County yesterday. We found some amazing olive oil and balsamic vinegar and a beautiful tea set at an antique store. Did I mention the art? Well, we stopped by a few galleries and saw some amazing photography, paintings and blown glass. It was absolutely beautiful. We ended the day at a wonderful restaurant that served this ‘my life can be over now’ Banana Bread Pudding. I asked for the recipe and was told the owner of the restaurant was a cancer survivor. For a donation to her local cancer foundation, she would share the recipe. Done and done! Joanna and I will be writing about this crazy week we have had in the next few days.  Stay tuned…Big Hug…JW