Susan’s Blog

Do not underestimate the power of pillows!

During the course of an interior design project, when it is time to consider pillows, there is often no money left in the budget and the pillow project is cancelled.  This is an unfortunate occurrence. Pillows are important elements in establishing the “feel” and “comfort” …

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Transform the look of your home with Roman Shades

Roman shades are becoming more and more popular, but there are a few pieces of advice I would like to share about them. When selecting your fabric, make sure to use solid-color fabric or fabric with vertical stripes. Look for cotton fabric, because it has …

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Top Ways to Make Your Dining Room Special

Do you want the expected or the unexpected in your dining rooms? Lovely evenings are spent in dining rooms of all varieties, but I would like to share several photos that illustrate the unexpected, creative use of fabric in dining rooms.         …

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The Piano Room Project – Serene and Comfy

“Piano Room” was the project we created for our client in Plainfield. The teenage daughter plays the piano, and the room needed to be serene and comfortable so the entire family could thoroughly enjoy her performances. The room had walls with a faux finish that …

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Considering Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters not only add beauty, elegance, poise, and dignity to any home, but they also represent great value! Here are five reasons why you should consider plantation shutters for your home: 1) Rich-looking wooden shutters can complement any style of interior space – regardless …

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Considering Pleats? My Tips for Choosing Pleated Drapery

Considering pleated drapery? Confused about which type of drapery pleats or heading to choose? The choices are endless when it comes to drapery pleating. When my clients ask for pleated drapery panels, my creative juices start to flow! Most clients ask for pinch pleats or …

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Bead Trim Possibilities are Endless!

Bead trims for window treatments are a little bit like the icing on the cake.  The possibilities are endless! Just ask your Window Covering Design specialist to find high-quality, unique bead trims. Bead trims surged in popularity several years ago and they are still in …

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