I’m thrilled to have returned from my annual Exciting Windows! Conference in Baltimore with more knowledge and great products to serve my client’s better than ever! I have never been more passionate about anything in my life and love to make new friends and help design their homes and offices with beautiful and energy efficient products, such as window coverings, furniture and wall color. Offering free consultations enables my clients to visualize a unique plan just for them which will improve the quality of their life every day!
February 1, 2012
September 30, 2011
- Blends the best of traditional and contemporary design
- Softens the sharper edges of contemporary decor; mixes in a few turned legs or a plaid
- Furniture profiles are simple but sophisticated with gentle curves
- Using fabrics like chenille, corduroy, ultrasuede or microsuede, leather and even smooth cottons
- Usually transitional decor is marked by a restrained palette enhanced by pattern and texture
- Use of woods like maple, birch, mahogany in natural finishes; liberal use of glass and metals
- Like contemporary decor, transitional frequently uses minimal accessories
This Transitional room designed by Velvet Hammerschmidt, showcases both traditional and contemporary elements. Simple dining chair profiles paired with a rich wood table and light wood floors speak to contemporary design but then the chandelier, mirror and chair in the entry hall have much more traditional leanings. Even looking into the living room I see a traditional accent chair but modern glass and metal stacking side tables.
September 17, 2011
New Bohemia is a pastoral trend that blends bucolic elements with second-hand objects for an authentic look that updates the vintage aesthetic for a contemporary age. The composition of floral inspiration, mix of modern and craft with a feminine touch transforms the place in an original but authentic home.
September 10, 2011
The Family of leather, stone and wood ~ INSTINCT fuses the ancient, mythological, raw, and the primitive with a highly technical modern-day aesthetic. Instinct belongs to a citizen of the world with grown-up tastes and could be simply described as a mix of ethnic and modern sophistication.
September 2, 2011
Ask your child what his or her favorite color is, and you’ll get a quick answer. Then ask what the SECOND favorite color is, and you’ve opened a gold-mine that will help you create the perfect look for your child’s room by using BOTH of those colors. This gives you the opportunity to add details in either color, in window treatments, trims, paint, accessories, custom pillows and bedspreads, floor coverings, lighting and furnishings. This will also keep you from getting bogged down in matching just one color, and lets the young ones have their say in how their personal spaces look and feel!
August 23, 2011
Crisp, clean and modern, Gliding Window Panels offer a sleek answer for both large and small window expanses. Open, they stack tightly to offer maximum view, closed they display their rich fabric and texture. They also make a stylish and effective room divider system.
July 25, 2011
With just a phone call. Kriss Hook can very quickly ascertain what your window fashions needs are, and she’ll set up a complimentary appointment so that you can explore window decor ideas from simple to spectacular, and everything in between. You won’t be limited by what a retail catalog or store buyer decides is right for you. With Exciting Windows! by Kriss Hook, you will literally have thousands of products to select from, right in your own home. Is there a better way to be sure your windows reflect your lifestyle? The simple answer is no, so call Kriss Hook today and we’ll get started right away!
July 10, 2011
June 24, 2011
Our home is our personal theatre of self-expression, the place where we are most free to use our creativity and imagination. What inspires you the most? Often, our travel adventures create our most significant and joyous memories of people, times and places. With diverse and rich custom window treatments and wall color palettes in your home, you can live daily in an atmosphere that easily transports you to that fond memory or dream!