Monday, July 16, 2018

One fabric, Two rooms

If you want to unify two spaces, especially if they are side by side, try using one fabric for both, like we did here: 
fabric by Kasmir

Here is the Dining Room, before:

And after:

And a different view: 


And here is the Living Room before:

And after:

Another view:

And finally, a close up of one of the drapery panels and the hardware:

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Get an "A" in Geometry

Geometry was the only kind of math I did well in.  I've asked other designers about this and many agreed that they were good in Geometry, too.  Not one said they got an "A" in Calculus!  We tend to think in space and shapes.
The geometric embroidery on this fabric was really appealing.  In a room of solid fabrics, it gave us some pattern to work with.

The family room was in really good shape, decoratively speaking.  It just needed the finishing touch of window treatments so we chose to do soft stationary drapery panels with a French pleat header. Some people call it a Euro pleat.  And those corner windows - a matching pair! thank you Mr. Architect! - were going to be a challenge.

My installers did an incredible job, as usual.  They make an installation like this look easy.

I give this project an A+  !!!

Fabric by Kasmir
Drapery hardware by Graber 
Blinds were customer's own

Monday, July 2, 2018

Neighbors . . .

Now you see them. . . 

                Now you don't! 
Graber offers the Overture Shade featuring two layers of sheer fabric that work together to keep your space bright or block the light and even harmful UV rays.  The entire shade rolls up into the cassette headrail.  The clean airy design is just right for this new luxury townhome in downtown Leesburg.  Beautifully soft on their own,  or layered underneath a fabric window treatment. 

Monday, April 2, 2018


Simple objects in pretty colors always look appealing.
My Genius Assistant is going to love this photo.  She loves pencils!  I'm more of a gel pen girl myself.
What would you rather write with?  I'm sure there is a personality test in there somewhere!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Global Inspirations

The world is full of beautiful things.  Lets go exploring!

Terra-cotta warrior from VMFA 
exhibit in Richmond, VA

Qin Dynasty,  221- 206 BCE 

 Global - 1635 Fabric by Kravet, made in Spain. 

Lee Jofa pillow from hand blocked Chinese Lantern fabric.  

            Chinese Chippendale Medallion Rug in wool or silk. 
                                    Tibetan made.  By Kravet.

 Lee Jofa Chinese fret in Aqua.   Sunbrella fabric---great for         outdoor projects!   

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Roman Shades - and a promo!

Photos courtesy of Graber 

We are seeing more and more interest in Roman shades to dress the windows as of late.  These, from Graber's Regal Collection shown with the cordless lift option (*free promotion right now available through May 31, 2018).   Also shown with drapery in 
Esmeralda and hardware all by Graber.

These relaxed Roman Shades from Graber's Ainslie in Arctic,  
are great for a casual office, nursery (where we ALWAYS recommend the cordless option for safety) 
mudroom or anywhere that you want a look 
that is dressed but not fussy.