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Fresh Ideas for Your Home

Did you know? Boysenberry is the most important new interior design color.

…According to the Color Marketing Group.
No matter how you spell it – boysenberry or boyz-n-berry or boys-and-berry, this vibrant color is off-the-charts right now, in what's new and fashionable in interior design. You’ll be seeing a lot of it soon, and you might just want to add some boysenberry accents to your home environment. Boysenberry is a purple shade, with a hint of red, and it looks as delicious as it sounds. Experts tell us that purple hues (like boysenberry) communicate good judgment, so it's probably a smart move to add some to your house this fall!
It’s also said that purple can provide peace of mind and a sense of calm. And, of course, purple is considered the color of royalty, so it exudes sophistication and luxury.
Even though boysenberry is bold, it can be the focal color in a room and not be overbearing. It’s also beautiful in combination with a variety of other hues. Best of all, …

Budgeting for Window Treatments in Utah

One of the questions I get asked the most is how much should someone plan on paying or plan to budget for window coverings. This is an excellent question and the answer has many different factors.

Window coverings is typically one of the last things to be thought about or installed in a home, and at that point, homeowners, especially clients who have just built a new house are at the end of the budget, and are mentally spent on making decisions. That's where we come in! If you are planning on building a new home, you could start off by setting up a budget meeting with a window covering specialist, such as ourselves, to educate you on the different options available in window coverings, and get a budget set up based on your likes, needs, and wants.

There are quite a few things to consider when purchasing window treatments, and the more information you can get will help make the decision making experience a lot less painful.

 The average home buyer has been shown to spend approxi…

Child Safety

October is National Window Covering Safety Month.

Hunter Douglas takes the safety of children very seriously and have developed and improved their products to be as safe as possible for homes with children and pets.

As babies grow, so does their curiosity with the world around them. Basic household items, including window coverings, can turn into potential hazards. Making our window fashions safer for homes with infants, young children, and pets is a top priority.
As a result, we have developed a wide range of products that can reduce the risk of accidents.
Our window fashions, designed with safety in mind, are also a beautiful addition to your home’s décor. Choose from an abundant array of fabrics and colors that complement current trends, yet are versatile enough to carry a child’s room from nursery to toddler to teen.
With our extensive selection of contemporary styles, you’re sure to find the perfect choice for every room in your home.
From cordless lifting systems to powerise options, there a…

Get a jump start on Fall/Holiday savings

I can't believe that fall is upon us and it is time to start get your house in order for the holidays. That may include new window treatments. Now is a great time to save with the Hunter Douglas Holiday Style Event.

The Hunter Douglas  Holiday Style Event is designed to help you make your home more beautiful, as well as safer for children and pets this Fall and into the Holidays.  It includes an array of compelling offers, including mail-in rebates and free upgrades to child-friendly lifting systems on select products. The Alustra® Collection products are included in all of the offers where applicable.  Offer valid September 15 – December 15, 2012.
The rebates are as follows:
Save $100 with the purchase of 4 Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades (plus $25 per additional unit).Save $100 with the purchase of 2 Duette Duolite™ honeycomb shades (plus $50 per additional unit).Save $100 with the purchase of 2 Pirouette® window shadings (plus $50 per additional unit).Save $100 with the pur…

Upcoming Seminars

We have some great CEU seminars and product knowledge seminars coming up in the next few months. If you are a designer, architect, or in the design industry, we would love to have you join us!

Spring Planning

This is the latest article written by the wonderful Sally Morse from Hunter Douglas.
During the winter, I dream of my garden. As the days start to get a little longer and brighter, my dreaming turns to planning. And how I plan for my garden isn't really all that different from the process I go through as an interior designer when making decisions about how to bring out the beauty in a room. Let's take a look at what I mean.

My new home has limited space, so planning is essential for garden success. The first thing I think about is function. This year I will be tearing out many trees and evergreens that were planted too close together or in the wrong spot. But what are the functions of those trees and shrubs? Well, privacy is one function. My house is adjacent to a busy street and a golf course, so I need privacy, and planting the right trees and shrubs can give me that. Those plantings can also provide shade, helping to keep my home cooler during the summer.

Now let's co…

Fresh Ideas for Your Home

A beautiful neutral look is all about layering, and it’s about getting past beige.
We’ve all heard that beige is boring, but neutral colors are not just about beige. The key to using neutrals is to
Think beyond beige. Open your mind to soft grays, creamy ivories, light browns and taupes. A neutral color scheme can also include light, washed-out shades of blue, yellow, green, pink and purple.
Do you have a dramatic view outside your windows? A sparkling city skyline, a tree-filled forest scene or a beautiful seascape? A neutral decorating scheme is perfect because it helps focus your visitors’ eyes on the view instead of the room itself.
Neutral can go traditional or modern, formal or informal. And in any style, it makes a room feel calm, relaxing, soft and serene.
• Think natural wood and stone for flooring.
• Take a look at textured linens, soft cottons and elegant silks for furnishings.
• Consider natural grasses and sisals for rugs, wallcoverings and window fashions.
• Entertain …

Product Focus: Luminette

Since we have a fantatic coupon on our website for $100 off a lunimette privacy sheer, on top of the $100 rebate offer from Hunter Douglas, I though I would spotlight the amazing product that is Luminette.

Luminette® Privacy Sheers provide the widest range of light control possible, with a sheer face fabric to let light in and attached soft fabric vanes that rotate to keep light out. Luminette Modern Draperies feature beautiful woven face fabrics that offer the look and function of traditional draperies while making a modern design statement.

- Luminette sheers and draperies cover wide expanses up to 192" x 120".

- The wide selection of fabrics, textures and colors makes it simple to choose just the right sheer or drapery for any décor.

- Versatile Privacy Sheers offer view-through or privacy, and provide protection from harmful ultraviolet rays even with the vanes open.

- Many design options are offered, including the unique Dual Panel that combines Privacy Sheers and Moder…

Roman Shades Styles popular in Salt Lake City, Utah

Roman Shades are a very popular window treatment lately. They have always been a classic look for any decor, but lately I have had so much more interest in them and am seeing them everywhere. They are definitely a hot look right now.

Here are some examples of the different styles and different looks you can achieve with Roman Shades. They are very versatile, and can be made to go with any style, taste, and look. They are often paired with side panels in a coordinating or contrasting fabric or color for even more versatility.

Just for Fun

My Good Friends over at MGS by Design posted a fun link to find your design style from HGTV. Mine is Ethnic Eclectic. Check it out to see what your style is. Ethnic EclecticYour style is a mix of bohemian chic and contemporary ethnic flair. Whether you travel extensively or shop locally, chances are good that your home is filled with a collection of interesting accessories. By contrast, a neutral color scheme and furniture with simple lines is the best backdrop to accentuate your most colorful pieces. To achieve this mix-and-match design style, look to nature. "The concern with the environment is playing a big role in interior design trends – from colors you find in nature, to high-end natural fibers in wall coverings, to exotic woods and stone being used throughout the home," says Denise Turner, an interior designer in Alta Loma, California. It's all about simple lines and natural materials as a backdrop for your collectables and artwork.
Design Tips for Ethnic EclecticC…

Pinterest Picks

I'm sure many of you are already familiar with Pinterest, but for those of you that aren't, allow me to introduce you. Pinterest is on online pin board that you can keep all the great things you find on the interest organized into different boards. It is also a great resource for finding inspiration or ideas for just about anything from weight loss tips, fashion, recipes, and of course home decor.

I rarely pin things that I find on the internet to my boards, but find myself browsing everyone elses pins and repinning things I like, so needless to say, it is a great resource I have found for getting inspiration for window treatments.

Here are some that I found this week:

(I took all the photos from Pinterest, if you click on the Pinterest link, you can view the photos, and click on the original source of the photo. )

I just realized that all the pictures are of some sort of Roman Shade. I have always loved Roman Shades, and must be in a very Roman Shade mood this week. Don't…