Monday, September 28, 2009

Another Design Option for Double Stack Windows

Our clients, Jenelle and Earl, contacted us several weeks ago and decided it was time to add draperies to their living room. As the conversation continued, we found out their daughter is getting married and they were be going to hosting the wedding reception at their home. What a perfect way to use part of the wedding decorating budget! We proposed two different styles that we thought would be perfect for their space. After reviewing the renderings we created, they decided on the Basketweave style panels. Since the panels were going to be almost 17' long, we felt like the Basketweave would add extra detail and break up the length of the draperies.

It was a win-win for everyone! Jenelle daughter will have a beautiful space for her reception and Jenelle and Earl will have fabulous Basketweave draperies in their home to remind them of their daughter's wedding. Since these windows produced a lot of heat and light, I also recommended tinting their windows with Vista film from Solar Insulation and adding Hunter Douglas Duette Duolite Shades. The Duette Shades from Hunter Douglas are two shades in one. The top of the shades is a sheer Duette and the bottom shade is a semi-opaque Duette. I love these shades. They one of my favorites!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Nashville's Home & Garden Show

Friday afternoon, we visited the Nashville Home & Garden Show at the Nashville Convention Center. You could find everything from a Jalapeno dip to a solar Wind Turbine. I took a couple of pictures with my iPhone to give you a glimpse of some of the vendors we visited. I loved the Total Quality Environmental booth with their full Wind Turbine on display.

Lively Landscaping, I love water features in a backyard.

Fire Pit Art ~ Very cool fire pits, I love the two plain ones on the right.

Solar Insulation ~ We found our friends from Solar Insulation. If you are experiencing excessive heat or glare problems, window film can substantially reduce these issues. We recommend window film to almost every client. Window film not only reduces heat and glare it also reduces UV rays, which can severely damage window treatments, hardwood floors, wood furniture and upholstery.

Perma Glaze ~ This company can restore or change the color of any piece of porcelain, tile, fiberglass or acrylic. If you have a bath with an "out of date color," this company can change the color at a very reasonable cost.

Winell Lee ~ What a grand fireplace mantel.

All Phase Exteriors
~ These gutters certainly make a statement.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Step Into Africa

I know this blog does not contain any decorating tips, but I wanted to share this opportunity from World Vision that our church, Community Church of Hendersonville, is hosting.

We are the only church in Tennessee hosting this unique event. We have over 320 volunteers signed up to make sure everything is perfectly setup and all the tours run smoothly. "Step into Africa" starts September 13th and runs through September 20th. Click learn more about "Step into Africa." The cost is FREE. We are expecting 5,000 - 8,000 people to tour the exhibit next week. Each person will experience the exhibit with a headset and is guided by the voice of a child in Africa. The purpose of this event is to create awareness about the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Click here to view a video. After you tour the exhibit our church is offering the opportunity to sponsor a child. So many children in Africa are orphaned, both parents have died from AIDS and these children are left to fin for themselves. Jerry and I have been sponsoring a young girl, Julieth Issac Nassary, for almost two years. We know we can't help everyone, but we can help someone. The cost is only $38 per month.

A lot of people ask "How do you know if the money is really going to the children?" World Vision is accountable to a third party company; 87% of the funds given to World Vision goes directly to the children only 13% is used to run the organization.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Another Design Option for a Bay Window

John and Marlene wanted to added window treatments to dress up their dining room. They also wanted to make sure the design we selected included privacy during the day, since this window is close to the road.

We suggested adding Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades which would give them the option to have filtered privacy during the day and total privacy at night. Then we also suggested stationary Ruche Top Draperies mounted on a custom wood pole with decorative finials. Once we presented them with the rendering they loved the entire design concept. You can see the final results look fantastic!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Beautiful Window Treatments for Bay Windows!

Our clients, John and Marleen have in a beautiful home on the lake and of course all lake homes include a beautiful view. Marleen loves to retreat to her master bedroom to read and gaze out at the beautiful view. What a perfect spot for a relaxing retreat.

John and Marleen wanted to add window treatments to warm up their space. We decided to add a swag style top treatment with stationary drapery panels. For privacy, we installed Hunter Douglas Eclipse Duette Shades. These shades provide almost total blackout, which makes for a perfect sleeping environment. The rendering convinced them to move forward with the project.