Tuesday, July 17, 2012


CREATING A BEAUTIFUL WINDOW treatment that meets the right specifications of any project is all about making the right choices.

Too many times the wrong decisions are made because lack of understanding what direction the room project is facing. Below is my simple guide to how important North, South, East and West are in how window treatments will be facing.  Then, comes color.  Staying away from blues if your window is facing North, is a good idea in - zero weather.  How hot is hot? If you are thinking of wanting your South window treatment to be cascading in yellow fabric, project ahead, as the temperature outside climbs past 100 degrees?


THE direction your windows face tells you a lot about what they should be wearing.

NORTH: The clearest, most consistent light and coldest exposure.  Energy-efficient treatments are a smart option.

SOUTH: Good light year-round, casting a warm glow on interiors.  Light-diffusing treatments can help protect fabrics, furniture and rugs.

EAST: Warm, bright light, especially in the morning.  Treatments that block harmful UV rays are a good choice.

WEST: The hottest, haziest light of the day.  One or a combination of light-diffusing treatments are highly recommended.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Classic Chair Goes Contemporary

Hi Girlfriends,  My hiatus has been too long and I do hope to do better.  

Are you on Pinterest yet?  It's a wonderful site to be on and you meet so many interesting people who have so much talent and interests.  I never imagined such diversity in every board... created by talented individuals, who can express themselves with their own taste and style.  I am addicted to Pinterest!.  What I love is how one board can be all about "Polka dots" as another will be "Toile".  It's the Board naming them yourself where the real person "shines" wisthin themselves.  As for the individual boards the possibilities are INFINITY!

Look what I found and pinned on Pinterest!


This is my favourite chair of the moment!  A seriously eye-catching Louis style armchair with fabulous colourful stripy upholstery.  Pink, white, green and purple - the stripes both contrast and match at the same time giving it a wonderful contemporaray appeal.  The frame is glossy black and is framed by chunky brass studs.  This is a statement chair that will never fail to get a mention!

Talk soon,

Classic Chair Goes Contemporary