A couple posts ago, we blogged  about some pictures of window treatments “in process” as they were being made. Well just last Friday they were installed! Here are some of the pictures from that installation…

Oh what a different window treatments make!

Top: the stair windows before. Middle: Holly waving her 'magic wand' to get the pleats where they need to be. Bottom: the window after the panels were installed.

Window treatments really add a lot to a space. Before, this stair window was the first thing you would see as you enter the 3rd floor master bedroom; it was stark and cold and now Voila! The soft heathered fabric panels greet you. They are both beautiful AND functional since they block the bright morning light.
Below is the sequence of pictures from the bed wall. The window seemed small and disproportionate before the window treatments went up.
We added a double rod here; the sheers soften the window and add a layer of privacy while the fabric panels add a pop of color and provide the option to block out the light.
By adding the panels on all of the windows, the room feels more dressed up and a little like a fancy hotel.
What do you think of the transformation?

Top: the bed windows before. 2nd picture: Phil hard at work installing the double rod. 3rd picture: Phil and Dawn making final tweaks. Bottom: the 'aahhh' after.

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We are always dreaming up fun and fantastic spaces here at hauthaus, and today is no different! Here you can see a snapshot of a quick idea for a little girls’ room; inspired by and for a girl who loves nature and creativity – what little girl wouldn’t want to live here?!

Our inspiration palette for a little girl's room.

 
We pulled Romo and Villa Romo fabrics together to act as a starting point for this bedroom. We’ll need fabrics that can be easily washed so we chose cotton for most of the applications.
 
This room has many spots for fun fabrics: drapery panels, an upholstered headboard, an upholstered chair, floor and bed pillows.
 
 
 

Color palette inspiration

 
 
The color palette is kept fun and fresh with crisp white, bright pink, light green, earthy violet, and a sky blue.
 
Wonder what we could dream up for you?  🙂

Last week, Dianna from KDR Showrooms at IMS sat down with me and showed me the new Marc Alexander fabric collection… It is so stunning!

The muted colors, rich textures, and delicate prints blew me away. This collection is what is inspiring me this week. 

Here are some of my favorites from that showing:

From top left to bottom right: (chair) Artisan Colleciton, (striped fabric) Woodstock Collection, (textured fabric) Village Collection, (floral chair) Artisan Collection

The new collection has such a wide variety of styles and feels that, depending on how they are mixed and matched and what the application is, it could have a very elegant/ contemporary feel, or a delicate/ traditional feel.

It was so fun to get my samples in the mail and start playing with combinations of textures, stripes, prints and more! 

For samples and/or to find out how these gorgeous fabrics could work in your home, give us a jingle!  But for now, I hope that you enjoy these lovely pics and maybe find some inspiration of your own!
 🙂

This shows more from the Artisan Collection.

 
 
 
 

think pink!

October 18, 2010

October is breast cancer awareness month.  And pink is the color we all associate with breast cancer awareness, so we found some pink objects for you and your home. Enjoy!

Pink items:

  • Pink chair: Rich Rosenberg Showroom @ IMS
  • ‘Keep Calm & Carry On’ poster: online resource
  • Gerbera daisies: your local farmer’s market or floral shop
  • Heart shaped measuring cups: Urban Outfitters
  • Pink wallpaper: KDR Showroom @ IMS
  • Elephant earrings: Patina Stores
  • ‘Living the minivan Dream’ coffee travel mug: Patina Stores
  • Marimekko tote bag: Avon
  • Lounge chairs: KDR Showroom @ IMS
  • Modern table lamp: Rich Rosenberg Showroom @ IMS

For more information about breast cancer awareness: http://www.nbcam.org/

design tips: pillows

September 21, 2010

At West Elm, you can find these fun pillows made from Mongolian lamb's wool. Add them to your sofa for instant drama!

Pillows are a fun and easy way to spruce up a room.  And we’ll all be in need of a little ‘sprucing’ here in a bit as we enter the grey months of winter!

But… we’re not there yet, so to get your idea wheels turning, here are some fun pillows and tips to go with them… enjoy!

Custom pillows, like these made from Romo fabrics, are a great way to get the exact look you are going for. They are an easy way to add a pop of color, and it's easy enough to switch them out when your style changes.

Go for stripes! Stripes work well in traditional, transitional, and modern space alike. Try looking for added details like piping or trim on the edges for a custom look.