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It is time to redecorate your child’s room!

If you are in the Chicagoland area and want window coverings for your children’s room, be sure to contact us! We will bring the best out there for your kids’ space. Redecorating a child’s room can be challenging, but I guarantee I will find amazing ideas that will...

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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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Hunter Douglas Window Fashions,

Hunter Douglas has products for every taste and budget. In the resent years there has been so many new product, new innovative designs and gorgeous fabrics that fits any decor. Whether the clients are on limited budgets, or they desire luxurious looks and willing to...

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Roman shades.

Roman shades: Have you ever considered roman shades as an option for your windows? In the past five years, we have seen an increase in demand for these shades. Here are a few reasons why our customers really like the look: Roman shades give you an easy opportunity to...

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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 six 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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Ordinary Vs. extraordinary!

How would you describe your draperies: out of the bag and ordinary or one of a kind and extraordinary? Ask yourself that question but please do not confuse simplicity with ordinary. Simplicity can be elegant and tasteful; ordinary is what you see everywhere: ...

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August is back to school month!

  We talked about how important it is to redesign children’s bedrooms to help them get motivated and do well for the new school year. Now we will talk about how to plan the project: As we said before, get the child involved. Have him or her pick a theme. Once the...

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Dining room in Lisle Illinois get a face lift!

Plain walls, cream colored upholstered chairs, and naked windows was not what my client wanted for her dining room! The color scheme: She expressed the desire for warm bright yellows, greens, burned tangerine for a preferred color scheme. The design: Traditional, but...

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Burr Ridge Dining room

This is a client that I have been working with since 2004! This is their third house, having just moved to Burr Ridge, Illinois about 8 months ago. When I got their call, asking me to once again turn their new house into a home, we started with the dining room. What...

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Hunter Douglas shades!

The most desired shades in the Chicago land area! for it's energy saving features, quality, and elegance! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/user/Hunterdouglas?v=KVxB4c_9P1w&feature=pyv&ad=6694108330&kw=hunter%20douglas%20shutters] For a free estimate on all...

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Woven woods, beautiful shades for your home!

Have you considered using woven woods shades for your window covering? Here are my thoughts about woven wood shades: They can look casual or they can be dressed up with silk panels for more formal look. They can be banded or trimmed. Adding banding to the leading...

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Allure Window Shades!

Have you had the chance to explore the possibilities of Allure window shades by Lafayette window fashions?  Allure is the combination of elegance and function in the world of window Designs! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-3LT23V0PM&feature=plcp] Call...

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Woven shades!

Provenance shades by Hunter Douglas are the perfect solution for your sun rooms. The ability to diffuse the sun makes it a wonderful window treatment to have if are thinking of redecorating this summer. Call (630)420-0800 for free consultation....

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Luxury and style for windows!

I would like to share the Modern Novelties collection from the Kravet Couture fabrics. Total luxury and style for your windows. Notice the unique fabrics with metallic threads, intricate embroideries, open cutouts, and the delicate sheers. If you are looking for the...

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Window fashion trends!

What is Hot and What is Not, in the World of Window Fashions! Often clients ask what the latest trends for window fashions are. I would like to share with you the latest in terms of style, colors, fabrics and embellishments. Style:  Full drapery panels are in. The...

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A Bed room!

Here is an illustration of a bed room. This bed room design could make a great  guest bedroom. It carries the sense of serenity and it is very welcoming. See the Illustration below: Call us for free consultation or estimate: (630) 420-0800 View our Exciting Windows...

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Trimmings to add a sense of drama!

Trimmings, or as the French call them "Passementerie", is a term used for the decorative finishing added to the edges of draperies, pillows, lamp shades, bedding, and furniture. Trims such as bullion fringe, cords, tapes, gimps ....etc are usually added for drama and...

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Your draperies are to impress!

If you like to entertain and always have guests over for the holidays and special occasions, then your dining room must be designed to impress! Extra ordinary draperies are the first thing that will be noticed in your dining room. Make your draperies the...

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Proposed commercial project for a lobby!

Designing window covering with the WOW factor! That was the goal for this commercial project. The client wants simplicity, uniqueness, and quality. Take a look at the drawing below. The idea was to use the fabric in a way to create columns and define the doors shown...

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Hunter Douglas Silhouette with LITERISE!

Hunter Douglas, the leader in window fashions, has developed genius shades, with a LITERISE system that eliminates the cord for child safety. Available in gorgeous colors, these shades are easy to operate, elegant and provide privacy when needed. We carry all Hunter...

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Hunter Douglas Blinds and shades!

The choices are many, and the applications vary. Hunter Douglas offers products for any style, and budget! Call (630)420-0800 for a free estimate. We offer a free phone design consultation as well! Visit our interactive website: gailaniassoc Watch the videos below to...

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Architella Shades by Hunter Douglas!

Architella shades are one of the most popular shades from Hunter Douglas. It has gained it's popularity because of it's energy saving design as well as its applicability to any decor. Here is a video to help you understand how Architella will help you save energy and...

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To Line or not to line!

Now a days, not to line custom draperies is unheard of! The only time I would not line is when providing cubical curtains for a medical building. The question is what type of lining to use? The selections are several, and vary from very inexpensive to top of the line...

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Customer Care!

Customer care is an important service Gailani Designs provides for their clients. Their installers are instructed to leave the clients home clean. All debris are picked up and disposed of, the carpet is vacuumed if necessary, furniture is returned to its original...

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The room of the month!

An  Installation took place last week in Burr Ridge IL. The room was medium sized and well lit, however the furniture was a little over sized and too many pieces were used. That made the room seem even smaller.  Here is how the windows were dressed to help the room...

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Do you like this commercial drapery project?

Commercial spaces can look stunning too! Unfortunately, windows in commercial areas, like offices, are neglected. The common use is adding blinds, solar screens, and old fashioned vertical blinds. Draperies can add beauty and create a very special feel to any room,...

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A new OBGYN clinic in Naperville, IL

I was contacted by a bright, young obstetrician who has her own practice in Naperville, IL.  The existing layout and furnishings were drab and unappealing. Patients like to be in comforting surroundings where they feel secure and safe. That's why we changed the color...

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