Category Archives: Decorating

Solera Soft Shades Installed!

Solera Soft Shades Installed!

Solera Soft Shades Installed!

Solera Soft Shades by Hunter Douglas are the perfect application for these stunning windows. Our client was looking for something to soften their windows with style, filter the intense sunlight, and to provide complete privacy. The bottom shades have a cordless operating system. The top shades are motorized with the new Powerview system which allows the client to program their shades to open and close at a time they choose.

I love the look of these shades. To me, they are a cross between a soft fabric roman shade and  are little more stylish than a honeycomb shade. There are so many fabrics and textures to choose from. You can use them alone or layer them with a drape or valance. They stack tight when completely raised for maximum exterior view.

Give us a call today at 518-355-0063 to schedule a complimentary appointment in the comfort of your home!

 

Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

In my last post I showed you a drawing that I presented to my client to help them visualize what their window design would look like. The drawing was to scale and featured the actual fabrics and hardware to be used. Well, here it is installed. This beyond beautiful window dressing makes a statement on my client’s two story living room window.

Beyond Beautiful Two-story Window Dressing

Beyond Beautiful Two-story Window Dressing

Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

This custom window treatment design started with a rough sketch and a vision that my Client’s husband had for their two story great room windows. I immediately understood what he wanted to accomplish and prepared this drawing to take his vision to another level by adding a combination of beautiful fabrics, trims, and hardware that would compliment the Tuscany look of their home and their beautifully painted walls.

I wanted to find colors that would stand the test of time for this dramatic design and selected a tone-on-tone textured fabric in a copper color for the outside cornices and the center lambrequin. A solid brown textured fabric will be used for the laminated crown moldings  emphasizing the design. The cornices will be embellished with scrolled crown hardware in a Tuscan gold finish to add that crowning touch that makes this design stand out and look so spectacular. The center lambrequin will project 3 1/2″ more than the outside cornices to give dimension to the design.

A stunning paisley fabric in rich colors of golds, browns, and copper will be used for the extra-long custom drapes tied back with large tassel tiebacks and decorative holdbacks in the same finish as the crowns. The draperies anchor and frame the over-all look and complete the design.

Since strong rays of sunlight come through the center arched window are fading the client’s leather furniture, we will be installing a Hunter Douglas Applause motorized honeycomb shade beneath to resolve the issue. If you haven’t seen the new Powerrise shades from Hunter Douglas yet, please visit their web-site at www.HunterDouglas.com.

In addition to the shade, we are putting more focus on the center lambrequin by adding a pair of rod pocket sheer panels beneath the lambrequin that will be drawn back with tiebacks. They will help to soften the sunlight when the honeycomb shade is hidden beneath the design. For more information, please feel free to give us a call at 518-355-0063.

The result…..a beyond beautiful window dressing!

We will post the finished design once installed mid April.

If you have a challenging window and need some help just give us a call. We specialize in designing beautiful window treatments for your home! For full service design please ask for Terry K. Interiors.

 

Save on Kirsch Blinds & Shades

Call Window Wear Etc. today at 518/355-0063 and take advantage of an extra 20% promotional discount off and save on Kirsch blinds & shades (metal blinds excluded).  Choose from the popular honeycomb shades in fabulous colors and textures, real wood blinds in stain finishes and whites, Faux woods, Verticals, and Ambiance. Offer expires June 30th, 2016.

Kirsch Honeycomb Shades

Kirsch Honeycomb Shades

Need help decorating a guest bedroom?

Guest Bedroom Before

Guest Bedroom Before

Are you stuck on how to accessorize your guest bedroom to pull it all together with pieces you already own?

Hi, I’m Terry Kral, Interior Designer and owner of Window Wear Etc. I would like to share a story with you on how I helped my client complete her guest bedroom decorating. After purchasing bedding and an area rug for the room, my client realized she was stuck and needed professional help. She called for a complimentary consultation so that we could talk about her space. Together we decided to use her childhood dresser in the guest bedroom and talked about accessorizing to give the room a polished look. Since the guest bedroom is rarely used, she knew she wanted it to look nice but didn’t want to spend a fortune. We came up with a plan where I would shop locally to purchase accessories that would complete the room. Since I’ve worked with my client on various decorating projects throughout the years, she knew that I would use my eye for design to pull her guest bedroom together.

Introducing store-bought ready made curtains in a taupe woven linen texture warms up the room and softens the window. I love using textures as they incorporate a lot of warmth when designing a space. I incorporated mirror finishes which can be found on a side table with a mirror top, above the bed and the dresser. A French chair in the corner with a linen fabric provides guest seating. We used her son’s artwork above the chair adding a personal touch and dressed her childhood dresser with a few dresser top accessories. The lampshade along side the bed has a crystal base and a sparkly shade. Using various finishes and textures throughout the room made the room feel cozy and inviting.

Below are the results on how I pulled her room together. If you have a decorating challenge, and would like to know more about my services, just give me a call at 355-0063 and let’s put together a plan to design your space.

Guest Bedroom After

Guest Bedroom After

Dressed up client's childhood dresser with accessories.

Dressed up client’s childhood dresser with accessories.

Headboard creates a back drop for client's bedding.

Headboard creates a back drop for client’s bedding.

 

 

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Narrow your window treatment design quickly & easily

With hundreds of window treatment images to choose from in our library of window fashions you can quickly and easily narrow your selection in minutes, not hours. Then the fun begins with selecting fabrics, hardware, and trim…all in the comfort of your home. Personalized, professional turnkey services with award winning interior designers exclusively from Window Wear Etc. This image is an example of hundreds of design images that we offer. Or, let us design something unique just for you!

Window Fashions Library

Window Fashions Library

Need ideas for Christmas decorating?

Visit my pinterest board for inspiration! http://www.pinterest.com/terrykral/christmas-decorating-ideas/