All posts tagged: window treatments

Is your house having a mid-life crisis?

We often find that people who haven’t updated their homes in a while feel overwhelmed, don’t know where to start and end up doing nothing.  This can lead to a serious mid-life crisis for your home.  The good news is that this kind of mid-life crisis can be relatively inexpensive and easy to fix. I have some suggestions for updates that are actually very wise investments in your home.  Investments, why?  Because these are things that will make your home look not only more beautiful, but also up-to-date and cared for.  And homes that are cared for hold their value.   It’s just common sense. Here are 3 very important things to consider when investing in updates for your home.  Of course there are more, but these will get you off to a great start. 1.  Replace dated brass light fixtures and ceiling fans. Brass is coming back in in a huge way.  The new brass has a softer patina, a more vintage feel and looks something like this gorgeous thing: I’m taking about getting …

Have your window treatments expired?

Have you checked the expiration date on your window treatments lately? If you would use the words “swag”,  “jabot” or “balloon” to describe them, it’s probably time for them to go. Do they look anything like this: or this: or this: Did you move in and put some of these “temporary” shades on your windows for privacy and never get around to replacing them? Do you have mini blinds that look like this? Or vertical blinds that look like this? If so, then you are in need of new window treatments if you want to keep your home looking fresh and up to date. This is a really tough issue for a lot of people.  If you had draperies custom made for your windows you may have spent thousands of dollars.  The thought of taking them down is pretty painful.  But this is one of those things that can really make your home look dated and worn. The good news is that it doesn’t have to cost thousands to replace old with new. Here are …