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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.

An Exotic way to Display your Family

 

Faux bamboo originated in Asia. Western traders discovered it along the Silk Roads and brought it to the West during the 18th century. Even Louis XIV used the faux-bamboo motif at the Palace of Versailles! Not to be confused with natural rattan, faux-bamboo is man-made through a meticulous process. Each piece is cast from a hand-crafted mold and then assembled together. It works anywhere, from beach retreats to city flats.
Bamboo drapery rods and drapery hardware accessories from Phase II are made from carved wood and resin that simulate the look of real bamboo. Phase II Bamboo rods are carved out of wood poles to simulate the real look of bamboo. Your finishes and looks will be more consistent than what real bamboo can provide. Made from wood and resin, faux bamboo rods let you create stylish and exotic themes for your home reminiscent of a tropical vacation. Phase II bamboo rod diameters are 1 1/4 inches. They are available in two color finishes: Mahogany and Oak, at 4 foot, 6 foot, and 8 foot lengths. When choosing Phase II bamboo rods, it’s important that you realize that although we will not cut these poles down for you, they can be cut down at home. How? Take equal amounts off each end of the pole. Easy! Need a pole longer that what is listed? Simply connect 2 poles together with a connector screw and use a center support bracket to hide the seam giving you an extra-long curtain rod.
We love to link our outdoor spaces with our indoor spaces and we love to create interiors that are both beautiful and hospitable. Bamboo makes this an elegant possibility. It’s rare to find a piece that works just as well on the porch as it does in your foyer. Just a piece or two of bamboo can instantly downplay a formal space or liven up a boring room. Why not create a rotating display of cherished family pictures? A stylish, interchangeable hanging display can be put together easily .Suspended a collection of neutral-toned s frames from extra-wide, striped ribbons looped over a handsome faux-bamboo curtain rod from the Bamboo drapery rods collection from Phase II.  After hanging the curtain rod, determine where the frames should fall. Try staggered heights, as this creates a less formal look. After filling the frames with photos turn them face-down on a flat surface and attach a length of ribbon to the center of the top and bottom edges of the frame with a staple gun (hot glue would work, too), allowing a “tail” to trail out from the bottom. The looped ribbon then slides onto the rod — and slides off easily again when you are ready to change your display. Tip: Choose shallow brackets so your rod sits relatively close to the wall — if the frames hang too far away, they may swing a bit instead of facing straight ahead.
If you are looking to add beauty and elegance to your home Continental Window Fashions will make your design dreams come true. 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

Faux Bamboo in Your Home

Faux Bamboo in your home

Bamboo drapery rods and drapery hardware accessories from Phase II are made from carved wood and resin that simulate the look of real bamboo. Bamboo curtain rings, curtain rods, finials and brackets are available in two different sizes and finishes so you’re sure to find a bamboo drapery hardware solution to meet your decorating needs.

Please note that these items are not real bamboo ( see Menagerie real bamboo drapery rods). They are carved out of wood poles to simulate the real look of bamboo. Your finishes and looks will be more consistent than what real bamboo can provide. Made from wood and resin, faux bamboo rods let you create stylish and exotic themes for your home reminiscent of a tropical vacation. Phase II bamboo rod diameters are 1 1/4 inches. They are available in two color finishes: Mahogany and Oak, at 4 foot, 6 foot, and 8 foot lengths. When choosing Phase II bamboo rods, it’s important that you realize that although we will not cut these poles down for you, they can be cut down at home. How? Take equal amounts off each end of the pole. Easy! Need a pole longer that what is listed? Simply connect 2 poles together with a connector screw and use a center support bracket to hide the seam giving you an extra-long curtain rod.
Phase II bamboo drapery hardware items are in stock and usually ship in about 7 business days direct from the manufacturer.
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 exotic decorating dreams come true. 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