What kind of window treatments work best for small spaces?

Living in a small space comes with its challenges, from where to place your lighting to what storage methods are best for keeping messes out of sight.

Looking to add efficiency to a sunroom without sacrificing style? Try shutters

Sunrooms are an undeniably beautiful accent to any home. These rooms feature many windows to give inhabitants the feeling of spending time outside without actually having to go anywhere.

Help with home security by choosing the right window treatments

Burglary is one of the worst things that can happen to a family.

Denver Post writer warns that overusing lace or matching colors can make an interior “too precious”

When we set out to pick out the window treatments for our home, most of us have a combination of style and function in mind.

When beginning the interior design process, remember that less is more

Starting a decorating project is an exciting prospect. This enables you to put your personal stamp on an entire space, making it your own every step of the way.

January 2012 Newsletter

Do you have tilt-and-turn windows?  If you have European-style tilt-and-turn windows in your home, you may understand how difficult it is to find window coverings that work well on these types of windows. We now have a solution! We are the exclusive source for the Perfect Fit Window Blind System. These blinds fit neatly into […]

November 2011 Newsletter

Bohemian Revival  One of the exciting trends for fabrics this winter is Bohemian-inspired intricate geometric and floral patterns. These fluid, abstract florals, along with damasks and circular patterns, are the perfect complement to this season’s mix and match feel of eclectic trends. Look for nature-inspired colours such as bamboo, berry purples, ocean blues and chocolate […]

How to Choose Window Coverings

Choosing the Right Window Treatments for your Home Windows are an important element of a room. Structurally, they form the shell of a room along with the walls, floor and ceiling. Aesthetically, they can blend into the background or create a focal point. The type of window fashion you choose must address the function of […]

House Beautiful in Cadboro Bay

We were excited to see our company name in print last weekend (Saturday May 7th) in the Times-Colonist Homes section. We were even more excited when one of our window fashions experts, Heather Chelsea-Newton, received individual mention for her involvement in a home in Cadboro Bay. Heather helped the homeowners choose energy-efficient cellular shades and skylight […]

Hunter Douglas Launches New Silhouette Fabrics and Options

Hunter Douglas has recently launched 4 new beautiful fabrics collections including translucent and light-dimming ones to the Silhouette Window Shadings line. So gorgeous! You also now have the option to have Silhouettes made for angle and arch windows (available with the vanes in the stationary closed position). We are excited about these changes to an […]

Decorating with Light

Natural light is so wonderful – soft, warm and true. But when natural light is not plentiful (say during February in Victoria) we need to augment our home’s lighting scheme with lamps. Here’s a great article provided by Illuminations Lighting Solutions for our Island Home Connection group about using lamps effectively. The idea of having lighting […]

Bathroom Trends for 2011

As a member of the Island Home Connection, a group of local home finishing showrooms, we have access to the latest products and trends in all areas of home design. So, here’s the latest on Bathroom Trends for 2011 from Splashes Bath & Kitchen. We especially liked the idea of using sensors for faucets and […]