Doing layers of draperies: sheers underneath and drapery panels on top, gives you multiple options for light control and privacy. They also bring color and texture to the windows for a very finished look. The sheers can be drawn during the day to let light in, yet provide plenty of privacy. And if you prefer total darkness while you’re sleeping, the top layer of draperies can be lined with a blackout lining fabric, similar to those used in hotel rooms. Layers provide versatility in window fashions.
April 30, 2009
April 8, 2009
Earth Day is a great time to think “green” in window coverings. Did you know that about 50% of your home’s heating and air conditioning is “lost” through your windows? HunterDouglas Duette Architella cellular shades are a great solution for those who’d like to save a big chunk on their energy bills. Their patented “cell within a cell” traps hot or cold air that would otherwise go out the window. Installing Architellas could save you up to 50% on your energy bill. Now that’s worth thinking about.
April 1, 2009
Sue Moore, a window fashions consultant and owner of Exciting Windows by Ventanas, is teaming up with celebrity interior designer, Michael Payne, host of HGTV’s “Designing for the Sexes,” to promote the “$10,000 Michael Payne Exciting Windows! Makeover Sweepstakes” – a national sweepstakes open to anyone 18 years or older living in the US that is currently a homeowner. Mr. Payne is a spokesman for Exciting Windows!, a national network of professional custom window coverings professionals – of which Sue Moore is a member.
The winner of this contest will receive $10,000 worth of window coverings for her home, compliments of Exciting Windows!, along with a free written design consultation for total room decorating from Michael Payne. An Exciting Windows! consultant will collaborate with the winner and Payne on the window designs, and provide expertise with measuring and installation services.
On his show, Payne serves as a ‘mediator’ in helping couples solve their decorating dilemmas. His role with Exciting Windows! promotes his own philosophy of excellent customer service by listening to clients’ needs, respecting budgets, providing solutions and delivering beautiful finished products.
There is no purchase or consultation necessary, and one Grand Prize winner will be selected randomly when the contest ends in May, 2009. To enter the Contest, log on to www.excitingwindows.com and complete the Sweepstakes registration by filling out an Official Entry Form. To obtain additional entry forms, or for more information, contact Sue Moore at 303-761-3459, or visit www.excitingwindows.com/ventanas.