Monday, March 29, 2010

Trims and Tassels Up the Impact

The owners of this spacious Lynden home wanted their window coverings to bring out the beauty and character of their antique sofa. We began by creating a classic design of swags and panels using DreamDraper software.A lustrous faux silk fabric dotted with gold was chosen for the valance and panels.  Delicate sheers provided a soft backdrop; bullion trim and tassels were the finishing touch for the overlapping swags. The mirrored treatments on the window pair framed the sofa to perfection. And, as you can see, Buddy liked it too!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sneak Peek - 2011 Window Fashions Calendar has arrived!

 Design collaboration: Debra Lysy, ASID and Tammi LeNair, L'Interieur LeNair
Photography: Peter Leach Photography

The new 2011 Window Fashions Calendar is ready to print! Together with the publisher, trueIMAGE Publishing, we finalized the copy this past week. It features imaginative designs by Anne Lubner, Tammi LeNair and myself. The calendar is not up on the trueIMAGE website quite yet, but will be soon. In the meantime, feast your eyes on their other gorgeous offerings!

I'm excited about this new product specifically for the window coverings industry. This calendar can be personalized for each designer or workroom. I've sent out personalized calendars to clients for a number of years around Christmas time, but never one featuring beautiful window fashions. This will be a special treat for several clients who will see their rooms featured. trueIMAGE Publishing also makes it possible to create a personalized calendar featuring your own designs or photos. 

 Designer: Anne Lubner, Anne Lubner Designs
Photographer: Devin Vinson, Vinson Media

What better way to keep your name in front of your clients all year round?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Who Says You Can't Put Drapes in a Bathroom?

This Bellingham client had recently completed a beautiful remodel of her bathroom. However, she requested we create a window covering solution that provided privacy, beauty, practicality, and sound absorption. Our solution: a top-down bottom up cell shade paired with a thickly padded cornice in a patterned faux silk, accompanied by softly striped washable sheers that perfectly echoed the colors in the surrounding tiles. Coordinating tiebacks were fashioned from multi-colored cording echoing the one used on the cornice. Result: a room that reflected its owner's personality while meeting all the owner's requirements!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Beautiful Solution for Challenging Windows

When these Pacific Northwestern clients added onto their home, they didn't realize just what a problem the sun would be. Their beautiful family room needed protection from the ultraviolet rays that streamed through the large windows. As well, the clients desired occasional privacy without blocking the view.

For the bottom windows, Hunter Douglas Silhouette shadings in a neutral cream shade provided a perfect solution. The vanes could be tilted for privacy, opened in a down position for UV protection, or rolled up into the headrail to let in the light. Templates were made for the two windows flanking the top center window, and were custom fitted with non-operable Silhouettes. However, the large top center window presented a different challenge. Window coverings aren't made in this shape! Working from a custom template and with much dialogue with Hunter Douglas' factory, two side by side Hunter Douglas Silhouettes were fabricated then expertly installed with barely a gap between. These shadings matched the other window coverings perfectly.

Problems solved: UV blockage, light control and privacy all wrapped up in a beautiful package. Edit Text