Recent Window Treatments Articles

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Low-Iron Glass for Lovelier Decor

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 05, 2015

Is "clear" glass really clear? Not as much as you might think. Standard clear float glass, the type most commonly used in home construction and decor, contains a certain percentage...

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Do's and Don'ts to Brighten a Dark Room

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 15, 2014

Is there a room in your home that you tend to avoid? Chances are it's lacking in sufficient natural light. A dark room tends to project a gloomy, forbidding feeling, which gives off...

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Upgrade Builder Grade with Easy, Inexpensive Fixes

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 01, 2014

“Builder grade” is a term used to refer to home construction materials. It is the lowest ranking, compared to quality, custom and ultra custom grades. If you live in a builder...

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Smart Curtains Close Themselves

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 20, 2014

Have you ever found yourself lying on the couch when the sun changes angle, and suddenly it becomes unbearably hot when before you were just nice and cozy? Imagine being your house,...

Pretty textiles are only the tip of the iceberg of costs for decorating a new house. (Photo: jade/

Budgeting to Decorate a New House

Posted by Linda Merrill | Oct 16, 2012

Over the years, I've had many clients, or potential clients, who purchased a new house without planning for the cost of decorating it. This isn’t just about pretty fabrics either;...

Fabric can hide architectural imperfections. (Photo: Christa Richert/

5 Clever Uses for Fabric

Posted by Linda Merrill | Aug 13, 2012

I am the queen of fabric. I love it, collect it, sell it or give it away, and start all over again. When I was quilting, I had several large plastic bins filled with small to tiny pieces...

The carpeted bathroom and the dense floral wallpaper need to go. (Photo: rick/Flickr creative commons)

Fads from the 1980's & 1990's to Remove Before Selling

Posted by Linda Merrill | Aug 08, 2012

There is no question that decorative fashion and trends come and go. The hottest trends today will start to fade in a year or so and by 2025 and beyond most will be looking tired and...

These valances are the tablecloth valances described in the article. (Photo: Linda Merrill for Networx.)

Easy-to-Sew Window Treatments

Posted by Linda Merrill | Aug 05, 2012

I’m a big fan of fabric and it’s usually the first thing I look at what starting an interior design project. There are so many beautiful textiles available from cut yardage...