Fresh Ideas for Your Home


Holiday decorating can help make the season more special.

Even just a touch makes your home feel festive and warm.

A touch of holiday decorating will help get you and your guests into the spirit of the season! But keep it simple so YOU can enjoy the season without stressing about perfection.

There are so many ways you can decorate your home for the holidays, from the smallest candles and accessories to large-scale trees, wreaths and statuary. Typical areas of your home to prioritize for decorating include:

  • Living room or great room

  • Dining room table and sideboard

  • Fireplace mantle

  • Powder rooms

  • Kitchen

  • Front door and outside the house

  • …Or maybe your first priority is more about cooking, eating and planning a get-together with family and friends

Start with a thorough house cleaning and put away other decorative accessories in your home, especially those on tabletops, mantles and furniture. This disciplined step will ensure you have a clean start for holiday trimmings that really pop! Once you put away extraneous accessories, you may recognize that you need more than just holiday decorating; it could be time to update carpeting, paint, furniture or window fashions too!

Plan your holiday décor for all the senses – to create a festive look, feel and smell. Think about decorations that can create new family traditions and that make you feel good. This year, consider a new entertaining concept – maybe the first party of the season held before Thanksgiving or the last party of the season a few days after New Years.

Red, green, gold, silver, blue and white are traditional holiday colors. Also think outside the box for a refreshing new look with:

  • Fuchsia and lime

  • Acid green and silver

  • Light pink and forest green

  • Even black and white

Make your home feel festive and bright this special season with a focus on holiday decorating!

                                                              © 2016 Hunter Douglas

Home for the Holidays

Yes, this time comes every year. The countdown to Thanksgiving, Christmas and then New Year’s Eve.

This is a busy time for companies like ours. We are already booked up for hard-flooring jobs through November. We usually always have time to slip in a carpet job but it usually is pretty disruptive at this time of year. Especially if there is a Christmas tree. (That is why we are so busy in January. Many say, ” We will do it after the holidays.”

There is still plenty of time for new window coverings. Hunter Douglas is having a rebate sale on Duette Honeycomb shades, Skyline Gliding Panels, Pirouette, Silhouette and Vignette. Minimums do apply.

If you need blinds that insulate from the cold, consider honeycomb. If you have a view Silhouette gently shades your window while allowing you to see through the fabric.  Vignette offers a Roman Shade look with warm and stylish fabrics. How does one describe a Pirouette? A most unusual shade that squeezes open and closed.

There is something for every room in all price ranges. If the product you want is not on sale then we offer free install on that blind.

Here are some pictures of what is on sale, or go to our website.


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Genesis Luxury Isocore Vinyl



Looking for a click flooring that is so sturdy you can use it over ceramic tile?

Consider Engage Genesis which has a gauge of 8.5mm and a wear layer of 20mil. This is the highest in the industry. It has a tight fit against moisture, it is rigid and strong. It has a clear vinyl wear layer for protection against scuffs and abrasion. It has a pad attached that minimizes sound and provides comfort underfoot. It has a micro-bevel profile edge for a natural look.

This particular pattern has three different slat widths in each carton which offers a custom look. Take a look at the link below to view other colors and other patterns. $ 5.99sf

We have the samples in our showroom. Call for more information


Tile Backsplash and Cambria Countertop Draws Wows!

The countertop is Cambria Quartz pattern Laneshaw. The glass tile is 2″ x 4″ English Bay Driftwood in a stacked pattern with a metallic glass and zinc accent mosaic. The striking glass tile really turned the unusual angled corners behind the sink into a special feature. The undermounted sink is a stainless steel Kraus single bowl.

Designed by Kim Olsen, Allyn Interiors


New Coastal Fabrics

We have a new fun collection of coastal fabrics to select from. Great for pillows, valances, side panels to add charm to your home. This collection is 20% off during the summer.

Prices for cut yardage range from 39.90-74.90, not including the discount. 50 patterns to select from. Delivery about 2 weeks.

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New Tile to Select From

Come take a look at these new tiles that would be great for your new backsplash.

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Fresh Ideas for Your Home

 Be brave and energize your interior design plan!

Add bright color to your interior design plan to create excitement in your décor and express your personality!

Bright colors tend to make people feel energetic, so use them in moderation and in the rooms where you want to feel spirited and lively. Be cautious about using too much bright color; it can make a room chaotic, especially when the colors are in bold patterns.

You have so many choices for adding bright colors:

  • The clean primary colors of red, blue and yellow

  • Shocking pink and orange

  • Multiple versions of green, including Kelly green and acid green

  • Passionate purples from dark violet to lighter periwinkle

  • Earthy bright colors like rust, mustard and burnished red tones

  • Splashy spring tones of pink, green and yellow

  • Many hues of brilliant blue including royal blue, French blue and turquoise blue

Adding bright colors is all about being courageous! Here are some ideas to help you get started:

  • Accent paint, such as one wall in a room, the cabinets of a kitchen island, or the back walls of a built-in shelving system

  • The valance or top treatment of a window fashion or the tapes on a horizontal blind

  • Touches of bright color on a printed fabric used for upholstery or draperies

  • The backsplash in your kitchen or bath – or the border on a tile surface

  • One brightly painted accent table in the living room, great room or bedroom

  • Bed or table linens that can easily be changed when you tire of a specific bright hue

Add a touch of bright to your home this season. It will energize your living space.

Bright colors will enliven your home and perk up your life.

 June 2016


© 2016 Hunter Douglas