Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Palladian Window Treatments

Hi Girlfriends,

Gwen's baaaaaaack-!

After a long "holiday" Gwen is most welcomed back. Occassionally she may stray during a pressing big job, but, she is here today, so let's get started Gwen talking to our girlfriends.

Denise: Why do architects feel the need to put in a palladian window in most Mcmansions today? By the time we get the 911 Homeowner call, she is freaked out about what to do with the one thing that made the buying of the house so attractive at the first showing.

Gwen: Does everyone know............Any two-story palladian window treatment IS going to cost to "fix" the problem? Yards and yards of fabric, a scaffold and a two-man team to install.

Denise: Rods, brackets and finials to compliment the height aren't cheap either.

Gwen: Amen.

Denise: Palladian windows, in addition to offering scenic benefits, ventilation, light and protection, this style of windows can and should be an important complement to any interior design.

Gwen: Yes, and ideally, windows are a means of documenting historic style.

Denise: And, adding character or charm to the home.

Gwen: But, at the same time, challenging.

Denise: OMG, after the challenges, the next important step is getting the SPECIFIC measurements and treatment information for each window.

Gwen: Professional, professional professional measurers only.

Denise: I see where you are coming from. Send your handyman husband to the grocery store for measuring palladian windows is tricky.........very tricky.

Denise & Gwen: Here are two choices that is less fabric, but, they won't change the installation price: These simple, soft and elegant treatment lends flavor to the Palladian window. It works really well. The first is a sunburst and the last one being a semicircle arched flourished during the Georgian Era.

Denise: Is one still insists on light, I suggest going with a lighter fabric that complements the feel of the room.

Gwen: I do the same, but never, never silk. By the 3rd month silk is the victim of "sun rot."
Denise: If Hunter Douglas or Conrad Shades are made wide and long enough, this style works in any Family Room.
Talk again,
Denise & Gwen

Sketches by Visionmaster

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


HI GIRLFRIENDS, "I'm really excited"...........is how HWTM blog begins by sharing Amy Belle Isle from Stem Parties a fabulous celebration and YOU are invited too-!! Amy read is just the right message telling how 'near and dear to my heart as entertaining: Operation Shower."

By the time I read "contribute" I was ready with my cr.cd. AND I did-!!

Amy says:

"Due to the success of last year's Mother's Day Showers, we have decided to hold an annual Mother's Day event for the military moms-to-be whose spouses are deployed. This year's theme is "Boxes in Bloom" and we are excited to throw our very first Eco-Conscious Baby Showers in just a few weeks. They will be held at Fort Hood,Texas and Scott AFB, Illinois just in time for Mother's Day!

"We have some amazing sponsors and can't wait to share some of our post-event photos and party details with you soon. In the meantime, we need your help? Here is your chance to be a hero to Operation Shower, as we commit ourselves to throwing the best showers possible for our own real-life American Heroes and their families."

"We are still in need of some very basic items and we've made it easy for you to help us reach our goal of filling 60 boxes with lots of love. Simply log onto our Operation Shower site and click on the "Contribute" tab. There you will find several items at budget-friendly price points from which to choose in a simple and safe Google Checkout system. We could easily use some of the basics listed at the top of the list!

"You can also log onto the gift tab at Resa Design and purchases any of the adorable itmes (a few pictured below) that she has specially selected to be gifted to Operation Shower.

Operation Shower will be shipping VERY soon, and their goal is to have all the donations in by Friday, April 17th. NOT much time left, so call you friends! Call your MOM and let her know what you are

Contributing, like I did, and 'make my day.'

Special kudos to "life in a sippy cup" franki for sharing this event which encouraged me to find HMTM's blog.

My A+ blogs this week: HWTM, Stem Parties, Hostess (with the Mostess), life in a sippy cup

Talk again,

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring is here-!!

Hi Girlfriends,

My Interior Design Pick-of-the-Week blog: maison21................he loves pets too-!

Talk again next week,