Jane’s Blog

Oct 01 2020

October Safety Awareness Written by Jane

October is child safety awareness month.  Actually every month should be child safety awareness month.  Babies and children are naturally curious and cords within their reach can pose a dangerous hazard.  Making our homes safer for our children, our grandchildren, our guest’s children and our pets should be a top priority for us in our homes or places of work

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Sep 18 2020

New Color Trends Written by Jane

Fall is here and we usually have our open house in late September.  We invite you to come to the store, we present a seminar on a decorating topic –often on the new colors for the fall and into next year, we feed you some cookies and visit with you about your decorating plans.  Of course this year is different. So instead of inviting you into the store, we thought we would invite ourselves into your homes and offer you some decorating inspiration. 

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Sep 11 2020

Style Your Throw Blankets Written by Jane

Have you ever felt frustrated trying to style your throw blanket? How do you toss it onto your couch so it doesn’t look bulky or messy? Well, creating that effortless look takes a little more forethought than you might think. Learn the best ways to throw your throw:

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Sep 01 2020

Trending in Window Fashions Written by Jane

If you haven’t purchased new window treatments in a while, you may be wondering what is new.  When I first started in business over 40 years ago everyone wanted pleated sheers and pleated antique satin draperies.  But treatments have evolved and we have many more choices of products, fabrics, and styles. It is important to remember that you should make choices based upon your needs as well.

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Aug 07 2020

Bring Green Inside Written by Jane

  CREATE A PEACEFUL FEELING Green is a natural choice for home decorating. Found in the world’s forests, meadows and gardens, it brings a feeling of the outdoors to the inside of your home. For home decorating, you have so many choices in the green family, from rich and lush, […]

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Jul 31 2020

Automation for your Window Treatments Written by Jane

We have gone from a simple remote control to motorization to automation to smart or intelligent shades. The descriptive words have changed and so have our lives.  My sister says my dad had a remote control back in the day and it was her!

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Jul 01 2020

Sun Control with Solar Shades Written by Jane

In Kansas we need to control the sun from the heat it creates and from the UV rays that fade our furniture, our fabrics, our flooring and our art work.  And we often place sun control shades inside our home, as well as on our porches or even on our decks.  Actually sun control is the number one reason customers seek out shades.

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Jun 12 2020

Pet Friendly Fabrics Written by Jane

If you have a pet, you’re probably all too familiar with shedding, chewing, scratching and stains. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have great looking furniture. Although no material is completely pet-proof, here are some of the most durable fabrics that can stand up to your pet’s claws and paws:

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Jun 05 2020

Sunblock For Your Furnishings Written by Jane

You probably know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. But have you ever considered how it might harm your valuable furnishings? The fact is, even on cloudy days, the sun can fade and deteriorate your fabrics, carpet, hardwood floors and even your artwork.

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May 29 2020

Window Treatments Control Heat and Glare Written by Jane

Sunlight is necessary for our overall well being, especially in these covid-19 stay-at-home times, but it has to be controlled or it will cause problems in your home.  Sun makes a room too hot in the summer and greatly raises air conditioning bills.  It also damages furnishings and flooring.  And when sunlight shines right in your face or on the television or your computer, it can be uncomfortable and annoying.

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