How to transform your space using window coverings.

Window coverings are often left as an afterthought, which is unfortunate as they can impact the overall look of your home. One of the easiest ways to create a luxurious space is by investing in quality window coverings. Even if you’re on a budget, you can transform the look of the most basic room into something more custom and finished. …

Home Decor and Design Trends for 2017

Escapism, Mediterranean Vibes, Renewable Materials and Flexible Furniture are the hottest home decor trends this year.   Sweet Escape: From private reading nooks to “She Sheds”, “Man caves” and sunrooms, these tranquil spaces are must haves in 2017. Imagine curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea, or enjoying an afternoon relaxing in the sun and …

Kitchen Window Treatments

Three Things to Think About When Choosing Kitchen Window Treatments

Living and dining rooms get a lot of attention when it comes to design and decoration both because they feel like the centerpiece of a home, and because they are often the most public parts of our homes. The kitchen, however, is in many ways the most important room in the house. As a cooking space, it is very functional, …

Personalize Windows

Personalize Your Window Treatments

While there are many articles about how to use window treatments to create certain moods in your home, reduce your heating bill and control light, there is not as much advice out there about how to personalize your window treatments. Custom window treatments are one way to make sure that the blinds, drapes, shades or shutters you choose for your …

Home Decor Design Trends 2017

Home Decor and Design Trends for 2017

It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in the New Year and celebrating the arrival of 2016 but somehow it is already November and we are only a few short weeks away from 2017. As such, interior design specialists and trend-setters have been working away to forecast the hottest home decor trends for the coming seasons and we wanted …

Farmhouse Design Accents Modern

Farmhouse Accents for Modern Homes

Farmhouse accents such as reclaimed wood, palettes, and rustic antique looks are all the rage in interior design right now – and what could be better than decorating with sustainable and recycled materials? The best part is you don;t have to undertake a huge renovation project or jeopardize the decor you already have in place in order to add some …

Maintaining Privacy Bathroom Windows

Maintaining Privacy with Bathroom Windows

Maintaining privacy in the bathroom is of critical importance but not at the sacrifice of light control. There’s nothing quite like waking up to a bright sunny morning – and nothing to spoil it like having to have a shower in the dark. Natural light has tons of health benefits, and having it streaming into the room while bathing, pampering, …

Curtain Tie-Backs

Curtain Tie-Backs to Style your Home

Curtain tie-backs are a simple accent to one’s window treatments but they can change the entire dynamic of those windows. By extension, this can change the feel of rooms in which they are found. Typically found on custom drapery, curtain tie-backs are window hardware that can be decided at the time of professional consultation or might be something to add …

Summer Home Decor Tips

Custom Blinds By Design Summer Home Decor Tips

Summer is a time when freshness invites itself back into our lives and we feel invigorated and ready to conquer the great outdoors. It’s the time of water balloon fights and barbeques, of catching up with family and friends, of countless do-it-yourself projects around the house. Few people think to bring some of that freshness into their home decor in …

Window Fashion for Kitchens

Window Fashion for Your Kitchen: Where Functionality and Style Meet

The kitchen is a busy place in most homes. It is where meals are cooked, lunches prepared, coffee is brewed and a whole host of other things take place. It may even be the most used room in the house so it’s important that you take care of it. You’d be surprised how important kitchen window coverings can be but, …