Category Archives: Roman Shades

Silestone and Wood Countertop

Here is a current project that involved removing laminate countertops and a 4 1/4″ tile backsplash, The eating counter was also tile and it was removed. We replaced the laminate with Silestone Lusso. The customer loves it. The slightly swirled pattern hides spots and the gold-brown veins add interest.

The eating counter was made from a slab of maple from TreeFolks in Belfair. It was planed, cut into 3 pieces, rejoined, stained and installed in place of the old-fashioned tile countertop. The wood adds a nice contrast to all the hard surfaces.

The backsplash tile is called Zodiac and we sell it here at Allyn Interiors. It is a ceramic and glass blend. It blends great with the Silestone Lusso and is a traditional pattern that will have a long time appeal.

The sink selected was a Ruvati 16 gauge stainless steel and the faucet was Kohler Forte in brushed nickel.

The new flooring is Engage Rustics vinyl luxury plank for easy care and maintenance. It went right over the old vinyl floor.

The kitchen shade is a  roman woven wood from the Provenance collection for added texture and color to balance the floor and wood countertop.

These changes really updated this manufactured home and created an area that the homeowners will enjoy future meal preparation.

Room Darkening Blinds Reduce TV Glare




Black Out Shades or Room Darkening Shades are easily available and offer you great protection against glare into your rooms.

Let’s face it…we love bright sunny days but they often interfere with the large screen TV’s of today. The glare off of window panes reflect right onto the TV screens making them difficult to watch. Not a pleasant situation on the day of the big game.

There are various solutions.

1. Honeycomb shades can be made with a black-out liner that will block out everything.

2. Roller shades have made a huge comeback and come in a variety of fabrics, many of which are blackout. There is also a rail system that is black-out pictured at the top of the post.

3. Woven Woods, Roman Shades, all have the option of liners that darken completely.

4. Draperies come in a variety of fabrics and weights and can be lined with a black-out fabric. We recommend traverse rods with the heavier draperies for ease of drawing back and forth.

5. Duolite shades offer two shades on one system. Dual roller shades also allow two shades to be installed in one headrail.

Remember you do not always need to go completely black-out and room darkening may be enough. Layering treatments is an option. Use mini-blinds for privacy installed inside the window frame then add a drapery over for extra light control.

Come in to check out the options available.

Allyn Interiors  360-275-9664

18347 E. State Hwy 3

Downtown Allyn off of Hwy 3

It is difficult to install two shades inside the window frame because there usually is not enough room  for both headrails.

Beautiful Textures

Beautiful Textures

Neutrals can sometimes seem dull, but not when you layer on the texture.


A variety of textures can create interest and pizazz.
There are many more interior finishes that add texture to a room, especially when you layer the look. Think a soft rug atop a hard tile floor or fuzzy throw pillows over a smooth fabric sofa or a rough brick accent wall surrounded by shiny painted walls.

Here’s a brief list of ideas to add texture to your rooms:

– Natural stone flooring
– Cork wall coverings
– Textured plaster walls
– Smooth marble countertops
– Faux paint finishes
– Brocade fabric sofas
– Bold shag carpeting
– Knotty wood furniture
– Faux fur throw pillows
– Soft velvet draperies
– Leopard or zebra print rugs
– Leather ottomans or armchairs
– Crown moldings
– Soft chenille bedspreads
– Wicker end tables
– Woven wood window shades

Don’t let your all-neutral color scheme slip into ho-hum blandness. Add beautiful textures to enhance your interior look.

From Hunter Douglas Fresh Ideas

Back in the 70’s I used to sell a lot of woven wood shades. They looked a bit different then because many of them were full of yarn. Hence the name “woven woods”. The yarns were woven through the wood reeds creating a material used most commonly for roman shades. Think golds, moss greens, and a bit of orange and the old memories will come flooding back.

This heavy look fell out of favor when the clean crisp look of mini-blinds and verticals came along. As with all things, the wovens have come back into fashion with new twist. Grasses and naturals are definitely IN right now and many of the new wovens have that ZEN look.

I never thought I would see the day when woven wood draperies would make a come back, but Hunter Douglas has brought them back into vogue. There are indeed improvements to the old look, which often involved clumsy wood pole rods and ungainly wood rings. Now the headrail is streamlined  and easy to pull. Your drapery includes a valance.

Come in and look at our new sampling for woven wood shades and draperies. The vertical drapery is especially appealing for sliding glass doors when a standard drapery or vinyl vertical just doesn’t work with your decorating finesse.

New Products – Roman Shades

Remember Roman Shades?  They supply a definite need in a window covering, for they are totally custom. Fabric window coverings are making a comeback. Why? The endless possibilities. People are getting tired of the sterile approach of blinds and hunger for the opulence of material.

There is nothing that changes a drab cookie-cutter room than custom window treatments. Pick your fabric, valance stye, and trims for a custom look that says that you are not satisfied with the same look as everyone else in your neighborhood.

The fabrics are beautiful. There is just no getting around how impressive this collection is. Hunter Douglas have outdone themselves to search for exclusive and sophisticated fabrics from all over the world.

Custom valances can be ordered to dress up your existing window treatment. Select the fabric, style and and trim if you like. The best part is the quick delivery of these custom valances. Matching fabric can be ordered by the yard.