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We’ve Got Streetlight Covered

Written on February 29, 2016, by

Last year we had the pleasure of working with a Calgary agency doing amazing work within our community. Youth Unlimited Calgary assists teens and families as they move through difficult life situations. They help to address social needs, teen issues, health and well-being, employment and spiritual needs Youth Unlimited Calgary operates a program called Streetlight.  Continue Reading »

The Benefits of Custom Window Treatments

Written on December 4, 2015, by

It’s pretty easy to go into a big box store or home décor shop today and find a selection of ready-made curtains and a handful of rods and hooks with which to hang them.  They are generally inexpensive, convenient as you can hang them the day you buy them and usually they come in a  Continue Reading »

How to Decipher Fabric Labels

Written on September 2, 2015, by

Have you ever flipped over the tab while searching for fabric and wondered what “railroaded”, or “double rubs” meant or even which types of fabric are better suited for certain applications?  Well, here is a quick summary of some of the more common terms you may come across and some insight on the best materials  Continue Reading »

Getting Your Home Summer Ready

Written on July 28, 2015, by

Summer in Calgary can be short, so once it arrives you really need to embrace it.  Here are a few easy ways you can take advantage of these long, lazy days in your own home. Pack up your area rugs and enjoy the feel of cool hardwood floors.  Bare floors add a casualness to a  Continue Reading »

Pelmets, and Valances, and Lambrequins! Oh, my!

Written on May 5, 2015, by

When speaking with someone that specializes in window treatments, you quickly understand that there are a lot of different terms used.  Some are interchangeable while others are not.  As styles and trends come into and out of fashion, so do the names used to describe them.  When thinking of adding further drama or decorative interest  Continue Reading »

Reduce, Reuse or Reupholster?

Written on February 8, 2015, by

It seems like we’ve become a throwaway world and many times it really is better to spend on quality and think long-term about the pieces you incorporate into your home.  As we’ve flipped the calendar over to 2015, perhaps one of your resolutions was to update your home and one great way is to refresh  Continue Reading »

Trends for 2015

Written on January 16, 2015, by

Now that the calendar has turned over to a new year, it’s time to start thinking about how we can refresh our homes and incorporate the latest trends for 2015. Two of my favourite trends, as showcased by House and Home magazine (Jan 2015), are Modern Farmhouse and British Eclectic.  I think both looks are  Continue Reading »

Window Treatments in Children’s Rooms: Some Considerations

Written on November 1, 2014, by

You get the exciting news that you’re expecting and for some, the first thought is “How will I decorate the nursery?”  You immediately start thinking about colours, patterns and fabric choices (perhaps before you even have a name picked out) but you should add a few things to that list when deciding on window treatments.  Continue Reading »

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