Friday, May 30, 2014

Upgrade from a Traditional Fabric Shade

If you are looking for a traditional fabric shade but want a little enhancment, Hunter Douglas's Pirouette Window Shadings are the route to go. Similar to the Silhouette they are a horizontal sheer fabric vane. The fabric vanes reduce glare while also offering UV protection. The Pirouette's are custom made up to 12 feet in width and height. Another excellent option for large windows. Motorization and Specialty Shapes are additional features you can add on. All hardware and cords are color coordinated to match the fabric.

All of the Hunter Douglas products are custom made so it is best to have a professional installer measure to be assured accurate measurements.

Visit one of our three stores to peruse the Pirouette fabrics.

Pirouette® Window Shadings with EasyRise®

Pirouette® Window Shadings with UltraGlide®

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Decorating with Blue and Aqua

Blue and Aqua, the colors of the ocean and all things calming. Even though Spring is moving along I'm looking to the summer months and the beach!

Navy and White has always been a classic combination in decorating. Thibaut has two blue and white wallcovering patterns that are fun and quirky. The design Shore Thing actually resembles the crest of a wave. Available in both wallpaper and fabric, the design is that much easier to incorporate. If blue and white isn't for you but you love the design there are plenty of other colorways available. I'm so happy to see the Chevron design making its way into classic colors making the pattern easier to add to your decor. If you are striving for a nautical theme in your bathroom, Molokini is perfect! The realistic coral reef design in blue screams tranquil.
Shore Thing - Resort Collection by Thibaut
Widenor Chevron in Navy - Graphic Resource Thibaut
paired with Benjamin Moore's Van Deusen HC-156
Molokini Blue on White - Biscayne Collection by Thibaut

Hunter Douglas' latest window treatment, Solera Soft Shades, is a combination of a soft sculpted look with unique cellular construction. The Solera shades are available in both light-filtering and room-darkening opacities. The fabric colors available are a balance between fresh neutrals and inspired hues.
Solera by Hunter Douglas

Aqua, now who doesn't love the color Aqua?! Looking at it just puts a smile on my face. It is so uplifting and looks great with everything. It always looks so chic with bright white trim or wainscotting. The Turtle Bay wallcovering by Thibaut is a fun design available both Aqua and Blue. It would be a great addition to a bland bathroom that needs a little spunk but not over the top.
Regina Starfish in Aqua - Resort Collection by Thibaut
paired with Fabricut's Seaglass Stripe Fabric
CSP640 In The Tropics by Benjamin Moore
paired with Zelbio by Stout Fabrics
Widenor Chevron in Aqua - Graphic Resource Collection
CSP700 Skydive by Benjamin Moore
Turtle Bay in Aqua - Biscayne Collection by Thibaut

Monday, May 12, 2014

Spring is Here - Time to Paint Your Swimming Pool

Pool season is just around the corner and you never know what is under that cover when you open your pool for the season. Insl-x offers a great Rubber Based Swimming Pool Paint in a Satin sheen for use in both residential and commercial concrete pools. There are many great colors to choose from: White, Aquamarine, Black, Ocean Blue, and Royal Blue.

Before you start painting it is best to read up on all the details of Swimming Pool Paint as there are many things you should know before starting your project. Here are just a few important facts: 

~Do not paint in direct rays of the sun.
~Allow paint to dry for a minimum of 7 days after final coat was applied, before filling pool.
~For indoor pools allow 14 days drying time before filling the pool

Rubber Based Pool Paint features: 
~OTC-compliant, solvent-based pool paint
~For use in fresh, salt water, or chlorinated pools
Ideal for bare concrete, marcite, gunite & other masonry
~Excellent chemical and abrasion resistance
~For use over existing chlorinated rubber or synthetic rubber-based pool paints