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Window Wear Etc. receives Houzz Award

 

Window Wear Etc. Receives 2016 Best of Houzz Award for Customer Satisfaction

Window Wear Etc. Receives 2016 Best of Houzz Award for Customer Satisfaction

Terry Kral, Owner of Window Wear Etc. of Schenectady, NY

Receives Best of Houzz 2016 Award

Schenectady, NY, February 3rd, 2016 – Window Wear Etc. of Schenectady, NY has been awarded “Best of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 13 year old shop-at-home window treatment and interior decorating firm was chosen by more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design & Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.”  Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Winners receive a “Best of Houzz 2016” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professionals work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.

We are proud to serve our community and the surrounding Albany, NY area says Terry Kral, Owner and Interior Designer. We take great pride in serving our clients with the best in customer service. We provide our client’s with beautiful window coverings for draperies and valances as well as shades, blinds, and shutters. In addition we provide full service interior design to help our client’s design comfortable and inviting spaces to live in. We have several resources for fine custom furniture, accessories, lighting, area rugs, artwork and more! We work closely with all of our client’s to design the perfect spaces for their needs.

We are honored to receive this prestigious Award from Houzz.

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Contemporary Valances & Bedspread

This unusual criss-cross style contemporary floral valance is a simple yet elegant way to top off the three windows in our clients master bedroom. We used a solid contrast welt to outline the design and used the same solid on the reverse for the jabots. This soft board mounted valance provides a tailored look. In addition, we fabricated a quilted  bedspread with a standard pillow tuck and gusset corners using the same contemporary floral fabric from Carole Fabrics. To complete the look, we reupholstered her headboard in a contemporary fabric from Stout Fabrics.

Contemporary Valances, Bedspread, and Headboard

Contemporary Valances, Bedspread, and Headboard

Elegant Dining Room Window Treatment

Elegant Dining Room Window Treatment

Elegant Dining Room Window Treatment

This elegant dining room window treatment incorporates a shaped cornice, gathered asymmetrical swag, pleated jabots, and bishop sleeve panels with large tassel tiebacks. Note how we start with a scaled drawing with the fabric downloaded and applied to the drawing to help our client’s visualize their design before placing their order. The final result looks just like the drawing. We used an embroidered faux silk fabric from Fabricade, and accentuated the design using a solid fabric from Norbar Fabrics. The result is simply elegant. Designed by Terry Kral, Window Wear Etc. Click on photos to enlarge. Window Treatments, Albany, NY.

Elegant Dining Room Window Treatment

Elegant Dining Room Window Treatment

Tailored Bay Window Valance

Tailored Bathroom Bay ValanceThis tailored bay window valance (click to enlarge for best view) complements the client’s decorative painted gray walls and cream colored tub and tile. The yellow and cream in the fabric brightens up the room and provides the client with an opportunity to add these colors in towels, rugs, and accessories. We chose an Ikat pattern from Fabricut and added a 2″ band in a solid gray to give the design detail on the hem. A small welt at the top of the valance provides a clean line. And, to make it easy to take down for dry cleaning when needed we added Velcro to the tacking strip. The client can easily pull the valance off and reinstall on her own without the help of an installer. Her comment……”I love the look!”

We strive for happy clients. Interior Design by Terry Kral, Allied, ASID.

Angled drape as room divider

This angled drape is embellished with decorative stone nail heads and a banding trim. The drape is made with a shirring tape and is actually stationary and attached to the wall. This lined drape serves as a room divider to close off the client’s home office at the end of the day which is located in a nook in her bedroom. She can pull back the drape during the day with tiebacks. Drape designed by Terry Kral, Window Wear Etc. offering endless solutions for your home.

Angled drape room divider

Angled drape room divider

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

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

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

We use scaled drawings to help you visualize your window treatments

Here is a sample of a scaled drawing we use to help our clients visualize their unique window treatment. Would this help you? Like this?

Scaled drawing of Master Bedroom design

Scaled drawing of Master Bedroom design

Just installed! Mirror image pole swag design!

Over-under pole swags embellished with beaded fringe and an asymmetrical jabot and panel compliment these two side-by-side windows just beautifully! This formal design is the perfect touch for this formal living room and kitchen. The fabric is a soft butter color in a faux silk which drapes well. Like jewelry for the windows, the decorative pole and finials add a finishing

Asymmetrical Swag Design

Asymmetrical Swag Design

touch of gold. The customer’s comment? “This is me…exactly what I wanted. I just love it”!  Like if you agree. Share if you dare. We love making dreams come true! Call us today at 518/355-0063 for an appointment in the comfort of your home!