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Drapery Trends in 2017: Printed Fabric

The last few years’ draperies have seen a huge shift back towards prints. Soft window coverings are becoming all the rage again and homeowners are venturing out and selecting patterns to incorporate into their décor. Soft grays, creams and linens will always be a timeless colour palette but why not add a tone on tone print […]

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Holiday Window Decorating Ideas

As the holidays draw near, many people are getting ready to deck their halls with all kinds of holiday cheer! Sorry for the cheesy rhyme but I just can’t help but get excited about all the festive fun ideas decorating out there. I wanted to share some of my favourites with you, specifically some clever […]

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Contemporary Acreage Home

Contemporary Homes with linear lines have become the new trend.  Flat roofs, large glass windows, extra high ceilings and concrete floors are design components that belong in these homes but they also create an arduous task of warming up the space.  With large windows comes intense heat and a need to filter the sun.  Last […]

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Summit at Southridge Showhome

The Summit at Southridge Show home opened this early April with a bang!  Interior decorator Tammy Cunningham from Center Stage outdid herself again.   Bleached oak flooring laid the groundwork for a soft pallet of creams and linens which was incorporated in the furnishings as well as window coverings.  Tammy says that she always sets aside […]

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Downsizing Made Easy

If you’re thinking of building a home but are overwhelmed at the magnitude of how much of your life it will consume, then buying a home that’s already partially built is a great alternative. Homeowners are often already exhausted when the time comes to pick out the fun visual aspect of a home like window treatments and […]

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Traditional, Contemporary, Transitional: Finding your Window Style

If you are a purest aiming for a specific design period or era that aligns with your current design direction, evaluating each of the below components The Well Dressed Window can customize your window treatment. Typically, each style can fit into a predominant category, traditional, contemporary, and transitional. Drilling down to basic structural considerations a […]

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The Pursuit for Designer Inspired Window Treatments

With summer in the Okanagan approaching, consideration must be placed on the relationship existing between drapery panels and shades. While interior design can be considered the primary focus, like piecing together an outfit for your figure, window treatments must also acknowledge proportion and function. Beginning with the functionality of shades, the Hunter Douglas Solera Shades offer […]

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Embroidered Kravet Drapes

When a homeowner sets out to build a new home, much planning is put into the project.  From concept to completion it can take two years before the key locks the front door.  Setting out on this journey can start with much enthusiasm and then as time goes along, having selected fabulous plumbing, state of […]

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Mixed Textures in a Modern Home

When renovating a home there’s an art to using what you have and adding completely new elements. This home renovation was stripped down to just a few walls from the existing structure. The charm of an old, wide arched doorway became a source of inspiration as the house was being rebuilt with a modern flair. A panoramic […]

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Gorgeous Lakeview Bedroom

In the Okanagan there are no shortage of rolling hills overlooking our beautiful 75km lake. A coveted viewlot is worth paying for and this home was built to maximize a panoramic view from almost every window in the house. With that much light coming into the house, window coverings needed some serious consideration. The morning sun fills […]

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