Monthly Archives: October 2013

Soften your windows with gathered tab top drapes

Gathered tab top draperies offer an elegant option to stationary panels. FabrGathered Tap Top Drapes with roman shadeic wrapped around the gathered tabs allow you to introduce another color or pattern in your drapery design. Here you see silk panels which are lined and interlined to protect the silk and give the drapes body. Paired with a custom made roman shade and stunning hardware, the look is just beautiful! Call us for a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your home and let us help you find the perfect solution for your window needs.

For a comtemporary look, choose pleated shades

Pleated shades from Hunter Douglas come in a variety of textures, patterns and colors with a much smaller 20mm European pleat size. With 18 fabrics to choose from in 78 SKU’s there is plenty of variety to suit just about any décor. Choose your lifting system for standard cordlock, continuous loop, cordless, or PowerRise with remote. Top/down and bottom/up, duolite, two-on-one headrail and standard bottom up configurations provide complete versatility. If this product feels right for you, please feel free to contact us with any questions, or to schedule a complimentary appointment in the comfort of your home to see this beautiful collection.Hunter Douglas Pleated Shades

Customize your woven woods shades

Add trim, layer your valance, and add a decorative rod for a more sophisticated look for your woven wood shades. Note in this photo, the triple layered valance has a beaded trim on each of the layers. The same beaded trim is used on the bottom of the shade. With the trim and the decorative rod you can use this casual window treatment in a more elegant space. Natural Woven Wood Shade with Valance

Closeup of goblet pleats for drapes

Goblet pleats are a great alternative heading for drapes and offer a more formal look. Details such as buttons or tassels can be added to the bottom of each of the goblets to personalize your design. As with all drapes, there are many design opportunities to add banding, trim, Italian string for draping, buttons, and more. We are here to help you design the perfect treatment for your home!

Goblet Pleat

Add color to your room with custom tailored valances

Tailored valances like this one pictured with pleats and jabots is a nice way to add style and color to a room. Notice there is opportunity to add banding and trims to this design to create a design uniquely yours. This tailored pleated valance with side tails has a more formal look and could be paired with draperies, sheers, roman shades, Silhouettes or Vignette window shades and more!

Tailored valance with jabots and banding on hem

Tailored valance with jabots and banding on hem

Drapes and sheers for your dining room window treatments

A pair of drapes and sheers have an elegant timeless look that will soften the look of a room and allow light to filter through as shown in this dining room window treatment. Notice how an elegant rod adds a little jewelry to the room. The panels can be made stationary for color, or as in this case the lined drapes will open and close to provide additional privacy and warmth to the windows. Like this?

Drapes and sheers on decorative rod

Fashionable Averte Natural Shades for your sliding glass doors

The Avertè by Horizon Window Fashions in natural woven material may be the perfect solution   to cover your sliding glass (or French doors). This vertical treatment operates with a gentle push and comes in many natural textures and colors to suit any décor. Coordinate the same material for Roman shades in the same room. For a unique drapery look for your slider, consider a decorative pole track. Aside from function, lined or unlined, valance or no valance, the Avertè offers solutions and decorating opportunities for a completely natural, practical, and timeless look!  Call us at 518/355-0063 to learn more.

Horizon Shades Averte Natural Vertical Treatment


Get more privacy from your sheer drapes with ADO-wrap

Adowrap combines a slip covered sheer fabric with existing (or new) verticals allowing more  privacy and a beautiful tailored look for your verticals. The sheer drapery fabric is made with a sewn in snap tape at the header which is attached at the top of each vane and inserted with a thread tack at the bottom. The washable fabric makes this treatment very practical as it can easily be removed and re-attached by the homeowner for laundering. There are a variety of sheer textures, patterns, and colors to select from which have ADO’s signature eurohem bottom eliminating the need for a bulky hem. Call us at 518/355-0063 to learn more or to schedule an appointment in the comfort of your home.Adowrap sheer over vertical vanes

Worried you might pick the wrong Kirsch blind or shade?

With Kirsch’s risk free exchange policy you don’t need to worry. If you don’t like your selection for ANY reason, Kirsch will exchange it for another Kirsch product. You pay only the difference in price for a higher priced product. (Limited to one exchange per blind).  Get a full 10-year warranty and peace of mind. Call 355-0063 today and take advantage of Kirsch’s current promotion. Save an extra 20% off any of their blind and shade products. Promotion ends December 16th, 2013. (Photo of Kirsch Duo-lite honeycomb shades).Kirsch Duofold Energy Efficient Honeycomb Shades

The scoop on upholstered cornices for your windows

How upholstered cornices can be an economical choice to dress your windows.

  1. Keep the design simple, choose a straight box design or a shaped design for the bottom
  2. Use self welting or decorative cord on the hem to give your design a polished look
  3. Using an allover printed pattern will give you more decorating color options
  4. Or, use an interesting textured solid fabric with contrast welting to emphasize the shape
  5. Cornices use very little fabric compared to other treatments helping to keep your cost down
  6. They are easy to install and easily cleaned with just a quick vacuum

Adding more touches adds to the cost but here are some things you can do. Upgrade your upholstered cornice with embellishments such as:

  1. Add banding; straight or shirred, single or multiple layers
  2. Use multiple layers in your design to create a unique look
  3. Add crown moulding laminated in fabric
  4. Add a shape to the top and bottom such as an arch
  5. Use decorative nail heads in your design
  6. Add bead or tassel trim to the top or bottom of the cornice
  7. Shirr or pleat the fabric on the cornice face
  8. Add shapes as on lays to the face of the cornice for a 3-dimensional look

Cornices provide many design opportunities. To many to mention here. From simple to elaborate, we can help you create a design uniquely yours.Simple cornice design with detail