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Decorating Outdoor Spaces to Enjoy Life

Finally, summer is here and most of us can’t wait to take advantage of our yards, decks and patios. I think it is a perfect time to write about how to turn your outdoor space into your own private retreat, to enjoy the best that life has to offer. When I think of the...

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Top 12 Trends in Window Treatments

Clients often ask me about window covering design trends, so I thought I would share the Top 12 trends in window treatments that I and my design colleagues have noticed recently. Trend #1 - Simplicity Simplicity.  Draperies with crisp, clean lines enhance the...

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Drapery pleats, many styles to choose from!

Often my clients ask what type of pleating I would recommend for their draperies. My answer would be, first, it depends on the general style of the room, and also the personal preference. In general, we recommend Ripple folds, Grommets, and Euro pleats, for a modern...

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Go Green with your window treatments

Have you considered going green with your window treatments and using recycled hardware for your window treatments and draperies? Here are some advantages to using the hardware mentioned above: All the pictures below show recycled hardware from RMCOCO! They look...

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Drapery Trunk Show!

Drapery trunk shows are provided by Gailani Designs Inc, annually. A drapery trunk show is a casual gathering for our clients and there friends to share ideas and different styles of drapery designs, including what is new in fabrics, trims, hardware for draperies and...

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Quality Draperies and Soft Furnishings

Since starting Gailani Designs, Inc., I have used the highest level of quality for all my draperies and soft furnishings, and have taken great pride in exceeding industry standards. Over the next few months, I will teach you how to differentiate between quality...

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Single Window Designs

One of the best things about single window treatments is the diversity of options in which you can style the glassware. At a past appointment, I experimented with several different looks for a narrow, arched window: Option 1 was to dress the window from the very top...

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Layering your window treatment!

Layering is Not Just for Clothes! Winter is around the corner! For Chicagoan layering clothes is the way to dress for warmth during winter. Sometimes layering clothes gives the overall look personality, uniqueness and style! Your windows will need layering as well!...

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Draperies, last but not least!

Draperies might be the last thing that we think about, yet they are what finish the room, add warmth, and richness. Whether it’s full drapery panels, valances or shades, we can create the look or mood we desire in any room by the type of fabrics or materials we use,...

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Draperies for you home!

There are so many drapery styles you can select from for your home! There are many things you need to consider while planning your drapery design: Your personal style, whether it is Traditional,Contemporary, Modern,Mediterranean or any other style. Also, whether you...

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Serena shades by Lutron!

Serena motorized shades provides beauty, function, and convenience. They come in various colors and textures that can fit any decor.  They provide high energy efficiency by preventing the heat or coolness from escaping through opening and cracks around windows....

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Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters not only add beauty, elegance, poise, and refinement to any home, but they also come at a great value! Here are five reasons why you should add shutters to your home: The rich, wooden shutters can be added to any type of interior space, whether the...

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October is Child Safety Month

October is Child Safety Month!  The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging parents and caregivers during October to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords that can pose a...

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The fifth wall!

The fifth wall! Your ceiling is often the Forgotten Fifth Wall of a room. Too often, little thought is given to a ceiling’s contribution to the overall room. It is typically coated in some ubiquitous white paint, an afterthought to your design. Look at your ceilings...

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August is the back to school month!

August is the best time to redesign your child room!   Do you can make few changes to create a new look. How about picking some new theme, create a comfortable place to study as well as a place to hang out in. Custom valances, a custom headboard to match with some...

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OBGYN office in Naperville, IL

I was contacted by a bright, young obstetrician who was her own practice in Naperville, IL.  The existing layout and furnishings were a drab and unappealing. Below are the pictures of the newly redesigned offi

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Motorized Window Treatments!

Motorized window covering by Hunter Douglas! We provide motorized Hunter Douglas shades to all the Chicago Land area, including Cook, Dupage, Lake, and Will counties. Call us for a free estimate, (630) 420-0800 See the video below...

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Drapery panels!

Drapery panels not only elegant, but it will frame your windows, and enhance the over all height of the room. Watch the video for ideas k9QdvhAFbCc

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RMCOCO did it again!

Just returned from an installation of new custom draperies and valances, in Aurora Illinois. I was so impressed and so did my client, with the beauty of the side panels and the hardware. The fabric name was Chimera, color Bark and the hard ware was from the Coco Deco...

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Few tips to help you overcome the winter blues!

A complaint I hear over and over again, what should I do to bring life to my rooms during the gloomy winter season? Here are simple tips for you, they hopefully will bring some cheers, and life to your home! Paint is an inexpensive way to make changes, and bring life...

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Are you having the winter blues?

Photo from Google images. We’ve had a pretty mild winter up until recently, but that doesn’t mean the limited daylight hours haven’t already had an effect on us! And because of the cold and wet weather, people have the tendency to spend most of their time...

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Colorful Window Shades!

When you hear roller shades, perhaps the first thing comes to mind is a plain white shade. Well now your roller shades can be any color you desire and patterns too! lets watch this video of the Persona shade by  Comfortex  ...

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A Door County Look for a Naperville home!

My client expressed her desire to create a Door County style for her guest bedroom! Here is how we helped her in fulfilling her goal: Bright wall paint. Casual fabrics, various cotton checks. Off white canvas for an upholstered headboard. Pillows for cozy warmth and...

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