It’s Spring! Flowers are blooming, grass is growing and the birds are singing. Celebrate spring all year round with the color yellow by adding window coverings like these Yellow Silk Taffeta Draperies. Yellow is uplifting and makes you feel uplifted and energized. Painting a hallway or a poorly lighted foyer yellow brings light into the space.
April 1, 2013
December 9, 2011
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October 22, 2011
Beautiful soft blue draperies with a shaped valance add softness to this room and create a soothing atmosphere to relax in. Shades give the room privacy and block out light. What a wonderful room to wake up to each morning.
April 4, 2011
Practice safety with window treatments
By Debbie Green
Since 1990 more than 200 infants and young children have died from accidental strangulation by window cords. Visit the WCSC website and get educated. Child proof your home.
Many functional window treatments involve unsafe cords. Cords can be a chocking hazard. Many people have blinds or shades installed near a crib or a child’s bed. If these shades or blinds have dangling cords that are not tied down they can be extremely dangerous to a toddler or small child. We do not recommend that any shade or blind be installed in a toddler or child’s room.
Here are some safety tips regarding cords and window treatments from the Window Coverings Safety Council.
- Install only cordless window coverings in young children’s bedrooms and play areas. Replace window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with today’s safer products.
- Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.
- Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of the reach of children. Make sure that tasseled pull cords are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall. Make sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement of inner lift cords.
- Lock cords into position whenever horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, including when they come to rest on a windowsill.
Hunter Douglas offers numerous alternatives to double or loop cords on window treatments. PowerRise is a motorized lifting system that is battery operated. TruRise is a cordless lifting system in which a shade can be rised simply by lifting the bottomrail. Ultraglide is a lifting system which has only a single cord in which the shade is lifted by using a pumping action on the cord. Visit Hunter Douglas website to read more details regarding these innovative lifting systems.
March 21, 2010
Shades of Gray The trend for 2010 is the graying of colors – green, teal, yellow and orange will be slightly muted when new products come this year. Gray shades are taking over on the neutral front. Look for yellow paired with charcoal gray, green tinged with yellow and gray and a crossover color that is a mix of purple, brown and gray.
February 27, 2010
Latest Home Decor Trends & Solutions
Do you want new window treatments but don’t know where to begin? Then you’ve come to the right place!
We have the Ideas & Solutions you’re looking for — whether you work with a professional designer or do-it-yourself. We’ll help you find your style, select the right product with the solution you need for your home, learn about color trends, and much more. Check back frequently so you’ll always be up-to-date on the latest trends and news.
April 14, 2008
The Purple Door specializes in a full range of Custom Window Coverings, including Soft Treatment, such as Draperies, Bedding, Accessories, etc., and Hard Treatments, such as Blinds, Shades, and Shutters. Our FREE in-home service provides our clients with the opportunity to visualize colors, textures, lighting, shadings, and patterns in the setting where the final creation will be displayed. Owner Barbette Jones studied architecture at Penn College in Pennsylvania, and received her degree in Fashion Design at Park College in Missouri. She is a member of Drapery Pro and designed window coverings for a home that won First Place for Design at the 2006 and 2007 Kansas City Parade of Homes. The home was featured in the Kansas City Home & Garden Magazine.