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Recent Window Treatments Articles


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Sassy and Eco-Friendly Window Treatments

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 25, 2014

The first thing I tend to do when I move into a new home is hang up some window treatments. I like my privacy, thank you very much, and I also like to filter and control light levels...


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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,...


Burlap chair and photo by Swoanddipity.com via Hometalk.com.

Beautiful in Burlap

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 15, 2013

Eco-friendly, rustic burlap is a fun fabric for DIY projects. Add some rustic flavor to your design scheme with these DIY projects. No-sew burlap curtains: You don't even need a...


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

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/sxc.hu)

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...


Properly hung curtains. Photo and interior design by Lee Anne Culpepper.

8 Really Good Tips for Hanging Curtains

Posted by Lee Anne Culpepper | Jul 10, 2012

Curtains add to the beauty of the room and are as important to the finished design as art and wall color. A well appointed window treatment can totally transform a common boring window...