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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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Hunter Douglas shutters create a cottage vibe

Purchasing a new home is an exciting time. When buying a “new to you” home much time is spent turning that home into a reflection of your personality and what you love. New furniture is purchased and old furniture is left behind because it doesn’t fit anymore. This beautiful lakefront home was purchased and changes […]

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A Restful Holiday Guest Bedroom

Having the morning sun streaming into a window can sound really romantic but not when it’s at the expense of a good night’s sleep! This beautiful farmhouse guest bedroom was a source of frustration for company that would come for summer holidays when the sun was at its brightest. With the crack of dawn, the […]

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Shades of Blue in this Modern Home

With grey having been the going colour the last number of years it was a refreshing change to have a project where shades of blue were the dominant colour. Against a soft white background layers of cream, linens and blue created a soothing palette. The loft had an industrial look with a reclaimed wood slab […]

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Blackout Blinds for the Bedroom

People often ask me what type of blinds are going to give the maximum room darkening. The answer? There aren’t any blinds that offer a completely dark room the way blackout custom drapery do. With the opportunity to select from virtually thousands of fabrics, drapery offers style and function. Looking for a more minimal look […]

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Custom Bedding

Recently I had the opportunity to add custom bedding to a room where I had designed decorative side panels to go with their cellular top down bottom up blinds. The blinds were the functional component to the window creating privacy at night but the cobalt blue and teal peacock feather side panels took the room to […]

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