All About Windows

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Pretty & Practical: Dressing Your Windows

Window treatments aren't something you want to buy right off the shelf, especially if you have tall ceilings, nearby neighbors or any window outside of the standard double hung setup. With hundreds of options for styles, fabrics, tie-backs, the details can be daunting. Here's what to know before dressing your windows: 

Functionality is important. Like with any aspect of a room, it's essential to think about what purpose your window treatments will serve. Whether that's keeping out sunlight, increasing privacy or visually adding height to a room. It's important to think about the application before making a purchase. 

They should be gorgeous too. Practicality doesn't mean frumpy. A room with a lot of windows has a lot of hard edges and points that can make a space feel sterile. Fabric softens those edges and can make a room feel warmer depending on the fabric. Patterns in varying proportions and colors add other texture and personality to a room when used correctly.

It's an investment. You don't want to do this every year. Picking the perfect panels can take a bit of time and money, so it's important to know what goals you want to accomplish before you get started. In the end, it will be worth the investment when the whole room comes together in a perfect combination of beauty and practicality. 

Hi everyone,

Window treatments can seem like minor details, but they play a big role in a room’s overall design. I like to think of dressing your windows like you dress yourself. You typically dress for your body type and for the activities you’ll be doing that day. The same goes for your windows – visually appealing and efficiency make the perfect combo!

— Paige

Fall in Love on Valentine's

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LEARNING TO LOVE YOUR renovation project

The new year means new home projects and renovations for a lot of people. It also means a lot of arguments and stalemates over the details. Skip the stress with these tips and get your project started on the right foot.

Figure out who wants what. This part should be easy! Key words: should be. Ask each person who will regularly be in the space how they envision the final product. You might think you're on the same page, but different things matter to different people. 

Then figure out what's practical. Think about how the space will be used day-to-day and pick practical options. Yes, you want a rainfall shower head. No, it won't even have enough pressure to rinse the shampoo out of your hair in a timely manner. Think through your daily routine and plan accordingly. 

Get a solid floor plan. In most cases, people know what they want, but they don't how to get there. In areas like the kitchen and the bathroom, placement of fixtures and storage areas can be crucial. Having a professional to draw up a floor plan can save you time and money in the long-run. 

Hi everyone,

Some people think interior designers only help pick paint colors and sofa styles, but the truth is we’re much more effective if we’re brought in on the front end of a rehab or build to draw floor plans, work with vendor companies and help you visualize the space from the very beginning. I hope you’ll spend this Valentine’s Day loving instead of dreading your rehab projects!

— Paige

Your Next Room Makeover

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what do you do when all those beautiful christmas decorations come down?

First and foremost, once your holiday decorations come down, live with the room. Sit in it. Feel it. What’s it missing? Right now is the perfect time to call for a consultation and get some input from a set of creative eyes.

Tackle one room at a time. This allows us to focus on creating the “perfect space” for you and your family. Each space serves a different purpose and when you take your time, magic happens.

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year! I decided to kick off 2016 by working with Cindy Laverty, a lovely local who writes a fun and informative blog about life in Franklin. If your living room is looking a little less lively now that the Christmas tree is gone - or if you simply made a New Year’s Resolution to treat yourself - you might enjoy her latest spotlight with tips and tricks on sprucing up your space.
Cheers to the New Year!  

— Paige