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Create a Retreat with Color

What’s your fantasy master bath? Is it pristine, simple and straightforward? Or s something more luxurious, a spa-like setting? It doesn’t really matter which amenities you choose, it’s your color choice that will be vital in setting the right mood. Most people choose a space that is as restful and relaxing as a warm bubble bath. This usually means a calming color palette filled with greens and blues, soft hues and subtle neutrals.

 
Some color schemes are more soothing than others, more natural if you will. Greens and blues, from the cooler side of the color palette, are evocative of the variegated colors of the Caribbean. The bathroom isn’t a place for electric blues or bright greens but rather, use softer tints like sea foam greens and aqua blues. Not only are these tones refreshing, they also visually drop the temperature a few degrees, isn’t that nice in a room associated with hot baths and steamy showers?
When choosing fixtures, pick those in the neutral hues like white and biscuit, and add in more color with the flooring, accessories and wall treatments. Blues and greens are very soothing, just like the ocean and sky. To warm them up use brown wood tones, those are chocolate in hue.
You may want to bring color into the bathroom in less expected ways, too. Light blue could come from a piece of granite or a pale green from textured glass tiles. To incorporate extra color is important but you should also have texture and interesting surfaces, too.

 
You can create a feminine atmosphere with peaches and pinks, or a fresh look by using lemony yellow. Try surrounding your space with lavender tones, then go one step further with some aromatherapy in the guise of lavender-scented candles.

 
If a spa-like experience is what you are looking for, wrap the whole room in white — white tiled walls, floors, fixtures and cabinetry, marble countertops, and even white towels and robes. Be careful though, white can become sterile looking. To make things interesting, use elements that aren’t all the same shade of white. Warm things up a bit with soft yellows or creams and some touches of gold or warm sage greens.

 
Remember, a soothing scheme is in the eye of the beholder. There aren’t really any bad colors, just be careful where you use them. Visit Continental Window Fashions at Continentalwindowfashions.com to see some beautiful accent mirrors. To add to your newly decorated room.  Decorative mirrors can provide the finishing touch to your room. Continental can offer you a decorative mirror to fit any décor. Iron Art by Orion’s Diamante Reflections has a wide variety with both wrought iron mirrors and wooden framed mirrors .Many of their products look like antique mirrors and come in several shapes from small round mirrors to large decorative mirrors. Howard Elliott also offers unique round wall mirrors and intricate ornate mirrors.

Finials for the Holidays

 

Decorated wooden finials make perfect ornaments for children. Let your kids paint their own, or get the whole family involved in this easy holiday project! The Finial Company has just what you need to get started. All of their drapery hardware items are hand finished to your specifications. They start with unfinished high quality raw materials and finish everything from your order at once to match perfectly. If you’re looking to make a statement with your window treatments, the Finial Company is the way to go with literally hundreds of combinations to choose from. But today, let’s use them for Christmas decorations!

1: Twist a wine cork onto the screw end of the finial, or remove the screw altogether with a pair of needle-nose pliers and replace it with a screw-eye style hook.

2: Paint each section of the finial using colors of your choice. Add details with a craft paintbrush.
Or try spraying one with white gloss and antique another with gold paint and a tiny bit of glaze. Let it dry for about 10 minutes and then wipe it off. The paint stays in the crevices and ‘ages’ the body of the finial.
Another painting technique would be to paint them all one color, (mine are blue), and then add glitter.

3: Insert a screw eye on top of the finial and thread with twine or a ribbon to hang.

A Pretty Detail for Lovely Windows…

 

If you’ve longed for a romantic country inn look for your interiors, try the simple freshness of white lace curtains. With paired with jewel toned holiday ornaments nestled on the window sill, they are simple, traditional and beautiful.
White lace curtains are appropriate in nearly every room in the house. They are a fresh alternative to heavy drapes and mini-blinds. Hang them alone where you do not need nighttime privacy or light control, use them over simple window shades or blinds, or hang them under fabric panels that will draw closed at night.
The fullness of lace curtains should be a minimum of 1 1/2 to 3 times the width of the window. In other words, if your window is 24″ wide, the curtain panel should be between 36″ and 72″ wide. In general, the more sheer the fabric, the more fullness may be needed; additional fullness will often give more window coverage.
While lace has associations with country cottage styles, it carries formal roots from drawing rooms and works well in traditional or antique settings.

 
Following are a few suggestions to decorate with lace curtains that are sure to create the preferred effect:

*Add decorative tiebacks to each side of window frames to increase the window treatment options. Select something whimsical, such as an animal or something traditional, such as a knob or disk.
*Integrate the lace curtains with the room’s furnishings by adding a valance. Select one that picks up a primary color from the room’s furnishings

*Arrange well-established potted palm near the lace curtains to make the most of the filtered light and bring more nature into the decorating scheme. Tropical plants such as bromeliads and African violets do well in filtered light. It’s also a great place for your Christmas tree. From the street the lights will shine with a filtered glow.
*When hanging lace curtains or sheers use a translucent rod to keep the harshness of the metal showing. The Graber Collection offers a 2 1/2 Inch Clear / Frost Dauphine Rods that will hold the curtains securely, yet not stand out through the lace.

Elegance

 

Just what is elegance? It can mean many things, but the usual definition is a tasteful richness of design or ornamentation, or a dignified gracefulness and restrained beauty of style. It is frequently used as a standard of discernment, particularly in the areas of décor and visual design. Elegant appointments in your home will exhibit a refinement and dignified propriety and House Parts Draper Hardware has captured the aesthetic qualities of both European and American craftsmanship in the replicas that the company produces. Artistic and technical knowledge, as well as an ability and skill in mold making of the many artisans promises unique construction and hand finished individual pieces.

House Parts  Drapery Hardware products include stylish poles, finials, brackets, rings, tiebacks and medallions with a variety of finishes to enable you to add a personal touch to your window covering décor. At Continental Window Fashions, the discerning home decorator will find a large selection of affordable curtain and drapery hardware from House Parts the leader in inexpensive yet elegant metal or wood window rods. Fashioned for the Interior Decorator who desires a full range of colors to complement any homes’ décor, House Parts drapery hardware has many contemporary or traditional styles of finials, brackets, rings or traversing rods for the home.

Continental Window Fashions will give the home decorator looking to add beauty and elegance to their windows, a chance to make their dreams come true. House Parts Drapery Hardware is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.

Stark, Elegant Style with Bamboo Curtain Rods

 

 

Bamboo is one of the most Eco-friendly building materials there is—it’s sturdy and solid, yet it grows extremely fast and is therefore rapidly renewable. It has a stark, elegant look that will likely blend into the decor of your home. Menagerie Bamboo Curtain Rods and Drapery Hardware is a bamboo drapery hardware collection offering many styles to coordinate with your individual needs. Please note that all of the bamboo poles are independently created by Mother Nature. No two poles are identical. The organic pits, discolorations, and pole “curves” are natural enhancements to the bamboo designs, and are not considered defects. All Menagerie Bamboo Drapery Hardware accessories are cast in resin and stained to match the real bamboo curtain rods.
Bring the island flavor of bamboo to your home or beach house with Menagerie bamboo drapery rods and accessories including bamboo curtain rings, curtain rods and brackets. Menagerie has a 2″ bamboo drapery hardware collection offering many styles for you to integrate into your home.
Curtain rods are a great place to integrate this wood into your home. Bamboo curtain rods come in a variety of colors and are visually lighter than most wood and iron rods creating a laid-back appeal that’s perfect not only for a coastal home but for any room where you’re craving an injection of seaside style. Pair a bamboo rod with a set of light sheers. The color and weight of the rod keeps the sheers from feeling like they’re floating away, while at the same time the sheer fabric makes the rods seem less heavy. One of the best things about bamboo is that it naturally compliments a pattern. Geometric prints or bold prints work well with bamboo because the simplicity of rods doesn’t allow it to compete.
As a high end designer drapery hardware system, Menagerie Bamboo is completely customizable for your taste and décor. The Bamboo Collection offers versatility for a contemporary and tropical décor. Menagerie bamboo drapery hardware items are in stock and usually ship in about 2 business days direct from the manufacturer.
Continental Window Fashions will give your home beauty and elegance and a chance to make your design dreams come true. Menagerie Bamboo Drapery Hardware is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection of high quality drapery hardware to their loyal customers. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.

Color the view from your windows with Kirsch

According to Weirdfacts.com, “The average child in the United States will wear down 730 crayons by their 10th birthday.” If anyone in your family is home today looking out their window creating wondrous works of art, shouldn’t they be doing it through a window styled with Kirsch Decorative Wooden Hardware?

Whether you are looking out your living room window, or you’re peering in from the sidewalk, Kirsch creates extraordinary views from the inside out. New custom shades collections feature designer-inspired color palettes, stunning textures and beautiful fabrics that reflect timeless fashion and sophisticated style.

Kirsch offers a broad variety of quality Decorative Wood Drapery Hardware in 1 3/8 Inch, 2 Inch, and 3 Inch diameters. The Wood Trends Collection offers finishes and styles to match just about any decor, and the contemporary Wood Trends Urban Comfort Collection provides a sleek, modern alternative. Seeking an elegant, classic look? Consider the beautiful designs and finishes in the Renaissance Collection.

True to the tradition, each piece of the Wood Trends collection is classically styled in rich colors to coordinate with other wood furnishings in the home. Kirsch has also given new life to a style from a period filled with stories of royal etiquette, majestic wealth and incredible artistry. Beautifully finished and adorned with handcrafted finial designs, the Wood Trends Renaissance Collection manifests views of supremacy.
So color your world. Continental Window Fashions will give the home or business owner who is looking to add something special to their windows a chance to make their dreams come true. Kirsch Drapery Hardware is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.

Refined Dignity and Elegance

According to the World English Dictionary, the word elegance is described as being ‘dignified in grace and appearance, and having good taste in design, style and arrangement.’ Isn’t this what we all aspire to?
Elegant things exhibit refined grace and dignified propriety and House Parts Drapery Hardware captures the aesthetic qualities of both European and American elegance and craftsmanship in the replicas that the company produces. Artistic and technical knowledge, as well as an ability and skill in mold making of the many artisans promises unique construction and hand finished individual pieces.
House Parts Decorative Drapery Hardware products include stylish poles, finials, brackets, rings, tiebacks and medallions with a variety of finishes to enable you to add a personal touch to your window covering decor. This drapery hardware is classic, contemporary, traditional and retro, a beautiful accessory to any home decor. All pieces are hand-cast and hand-finished. Inherent variations add to the unique and individual charm of each piece.
Continental Window Fashions will give the home or business owner who is looking to add beauty and elegance to their windows a chance to make their dreams come true. House Parts Drapery Hardware is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.

A bit of history in your home

The word “wrought” is an archaic past participle form of the verb “to work,” and so “wrought iron” literally means “worked iron”. Wrought iron has been used for many centuries, and is the “iron” that is referred to throughout western history. Imagine bringing such a sense of history as well as elegance into your home.
The ONA Wrought Iron Drapery Hardware Company brings exquisite designs and exceptional value together in their classic collection of wrought iron drapery hardware. All ONA hardware is individually handmade and finished exactly to your specifications. Their wrought iron curtain rod brackets are individually handmade and finished exactly to your specifications. Most brackets are drop in style with a set screw to hold the curtain rod in place after installation.
ONA Standard Wrought Iron Curtain Rod Brackets measure 1 inch in length and 4 inches at the base. It has a 3 1/2 inch projection (projection is measured from the wall to the center of the curtain rod).Among the many finishes available are: Black, Aged Iron, Antique, Antique Brass, Ash, Beijing, brass, Bronze, Brushed Nickel, Buff, Burgundy,, Chalet, Champagne, Espresso, French Blue, Gilt, Gold, Gold Blush, Heirloom, Henna, Leather, Mineral, and Moss.
Continental Window Fashions will give the home or business owner who is looking to add beauty and elegance to their windows a chance to make their dreams come true. ONA Wrought Iron Curtain Rod Brackets are among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.

ELEGANCE IN YOUR HOME

Elegance is a synonym for beauty that has come to acquire the additional connotations of unusual effectiveness and simplicity. It is frequently used as a standard of tastefulness particularly in the areas of visual design and decoration. Elegant things exhibit refined grace and dignified propriety and House Parts Draper Hardware captures the aesthetic qualities of both European and American elegance and craftsmanship in the replicas that the company produces. Artistic and technical knowledge, as well as an ability and skill in mold making of the many artisans promises unique construction and hand finished individual pieces.
House Parts Decorative Drapery Hardware products include stylish poles, finials, brackets, rings, tiebacks and medallions with a variety of finishes to enable you to add a personal touch to your window covering decor. This drapery hardware is classic, contemporary, traditional and retro, a beautiful accessory to any home decor. All pieces are hand-cast and hand-finished. Inherent variations add to the unique and individual charm of each piece.
Continental Window Fashions will give the home or business owner who is looking to add beauty and elegance to their windows a chance to make their dreams come true. House Parts Drapery Hardware is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.