Why is it so hard to dress up your sliding glass door? And why is the price always so expensive? When it comes to window treatments, you don’t have to think so hard about the options. What do I want; a blind or a shade? Pretty simple stuff, right? But when it’s your sliding glass doors turn to get a new outfit, you cringe! Eek! No one wants the old school vinyl verticals in their house. Please, you would never have company over again.Continue Reading
Hot and Cold Cottage Spaces
When choosing the perfect window coverings for a cottage there are a lot of things to consider.Â Most often have a set dÃ©cor that we are trying to fit the blinds or shades into, and we want it to mold and blend considerably with the surroundings and become a part of the space.Â When we are renovating or just revamping an old or outdated look we want something to tie in the space but that will bring an ease of use and even functionality to the space.Continue Reading
Seeing the View with Sunweaves
Itâ€™s a beautiful warm and breezy Saturday summer morning, youâ€™re sitting at the breakfast table in the cottage, and the fresh smell of recently brewed coffee surrounds you. You breathe in the smell deeply, you feel the warmth from the mug in your hands, and inhale intensely after each sip of fragrant French roast.Â You smile and look up from the mug, squinting unpleasantly, trying to see what would normally be the beautiful image of the lake through your large picture window that just happens to get the full, hot, blasting, east sun in the morning hours.Continue Reading
Home Away From Home
When decorating your home away from home, whether itâ€™s a small tiny place or a big open space, itâ€™s your escape.Â Living in a country that gets to see all four seasons, we tend to appreciate the nicer weather and enjoy what we call the â€œcottage seasonâ€.Â When we go up to the cottage not only do we want to enjoy ourselves with a change of scenery in the nice weather, but we want to feel just as comfortable in our surroundings as if we were actually at home.Continue Reading
You have had the basic, off the shelf, low quality verticals since moving in. Half are chipped, some are warped. They just need to go! Custom made verticals are higher quality, and the price is surprisingly affordable. Custom can fit all windows, and all budgets as well. Plus you are getting items that are more your style. And yes, people are still buying verticals.Continue Reading
Cheers to you, cheers to all, cheers to everyone all around! We toast we cheer, kiss to a dear, pop champagne, watch the mirror ball drop! Hurrah, hurrah! 2014 is coming up quick and now is the time to prep. 2013 is so last year!
You have had that sparkly dress and high heels picked out for months, you have the menu prepped, and have hand selected the champagne, and other treats. But after Thanksgiving you are glad that your sister is hosting Christmas because not only are you worn out- but you are noticing your decor!
Time to bring in the New Years with a bang!Continue Reading
So 2013 is ending. Where did the year go? It zooms by and 2014 is coming, bringing with it hopes and possibilities. That Resolution list is getting longer and longer. And this year let’s add something that you can really scratch off your list! Time to redecorate your house.
You don’t need to buy any more Christmas gifts, that shopping is all done. Time to spend some money on yourself!Continue Reading
By: Kim W.
I live out in the country, but love the bustling city life; so I decided to incorporate that into my home! First thing I did was rip up my carpet with intention of putting in a wood floor, only to find that it had an amazing wood floor underneath! A dream come true. So with a little sanding and TLC it looks like new! Got lucky there!.. The walls in my family room for the past 8 years have been a deep mustard yellow with a greenish tint to it, with an oak chair rail and then a “country-side” rolling greens wallpaper below the chair rail. While this style is cute and very country french, I wanted to bring a more modern and “city-like” vibe to it. I am starting by painting the chair rail white and then adding a wainscoting below. I believe thatÂ will instantly lighten the room and create a warm and yet sophisticated feel. I will keep the yellow color on the walls above the chair rail, but I will lighten it (add more white to the paint color) so it is not as harsh and also allow for a more airy feel in the room.Continue Reading
Each year as the month of December comes to an end, people find themselves making resolutions for the new year ahead and setting individual goals. Many people do this because they are tired of procrastinating and have come to accept the changes they need to make to become better. So why not make a resolution to get your house in the style and shape that you want? We all at some point feel this way, as homeowners and renters. You have that “ahh” moment where you realize that you have been looking at the same paint job and window treatments, since your daughter was born; and now she is in middle school! So why not change this? While you’re coming up with resolutions to make yourself better, add a few more to that list in homage to your house.
‘Tis the season! The holidays are almost here, and that means family and friends, entertaining and decorating your home as cheerfully and festive as this time of year makes you feel. Trying to obtain that warm and inviting, cozy atmosphere by bringing the festivities inside? Adding a new accent to the room is a great way to accomplish that.