Window Blinds

Which Fabrics Are the Most Pet-Friendly?

Which Fabrics Are the Most Pet-Friendly?

Some materials stand up to pets much better than others. If you have a pet, you’re probably all too familiar with shedding, chewing, scratching and stains. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have great looking furniture and window coverings. Although no material is completely pet-proof, here are some of the most durable fabrics that can stand up to your pet’s…

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Q&A: How to Cover Angle-Shaped Windows Without Blocking all the Light.

As a certified window covering dealer for over 15 years, I get asked to help find the right window covering for many types of specialty shaped windows. And I will be the first to say that I can find the perfect window covering because I have a very talented and skilled window covering installer backing me up. His knowledge and experience…

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Seven Stylish Treatments for your Kitchen Sink Window

In my childhood house, the kitchen sink had no window over it, only a mirror. Even at a young age, I imagined how much better it would be to have a window with a view, providing a distraction from the daily drudgery that is dishwashing. Clients usually ask me for ideas for their kitchen window coverings that have unpleasant aspects…

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PowerView Motorization – coming soon to a window near you

The next step in the window covering motorization technology is coming soon to a window near you. It’s called PowerView by Hunter Douglas and it’s all about two-way communication between you and your window coverings. More details will come in July when it launches in Canada, but yesterday, along with other authorized dealers, I saw a preview of how it works and…

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Top trends in window coverings

The following blog post is taken from the Canadian Decorators‘ Association (CDECA) blog website which features decorating tips, how-to’s and advice from experts who are accredited members of this association. This blog post features yours truly as one of the experts answering questions about the top trends in window coverings. There are plenty of trends out there right now for people looking to spice…

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A Fresh Update for a Client’s Master Bedroom

I was happy to hear from a client recently who called to inform me she wanted a fresh update for her master bedroom, along with some other rooms in her house. I had helped her decorate her main floor 10 years ago, and now, after going through some changes in her life, she wanted to make some changes in her…

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For the DIY files – A roller shade installation

I enjoy a rewarding DIY project. Part of what makes a DIY project successful is having the right tools for your particular project on hand and ready for action in your own home toolbox. I’ve always been a little proud of my toolbox which contains an assortment of tools that I have purchased, but more notably, tools given to me…

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How to make the best first impression of your home. Part 2

6. Coordinate your house numbers and mailbox. Updating your house numbers and mailbox is one thing, but why not make them a matching set? And to make sure that your house numbers are visible from the road, step across the street to confirm that they are easily spotted. 7. Add a bench or chair to your entry. Having a place…

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