Archive | June 2012

Warm Weather Solutions

Whether you prefer the comfort of your own home or enjoy spending time outdoors, consider these Warm Weather Home Solutions designed just for you!

During the hottest days of summer, many people will seek comfort indoors. Our solutions will help keep you and your home cool.  Suggested products include thermal and blackout curtains to keep the heat out of your home and moisture wicking sheets to help you get a comfortable night’s sleep.

Weathermate Curtain Panels
“…I am so impressed with these! I hung them up at our sliding door, and within a few minutes, I could already tell a big difference in the temp close to the door…”
-Anonymous

Cool Sleep Cotton Sateen Sheet SetFor those of you who would rather be outside, there are numerous solutions to help make your time more enjoyable!  These products include outdoor curtains and beverage dispensers.

Escape Stripe Grommet Panel

Escape Stripe Outdoor Grommet Panels
“Well made and look great! They block the glare without making my screened porch too dark, just what I wanted! They look light and breezy!”
-Sandi, KS

Corbel Beverage Dispenser


Wrangle the Southwestern Style

Feeling bridled by your home decor? Unleash your tameless spirit with the earthy tones and tribal patterns of Southwestern decor! Colton Area Rugs evoke crimson sunsets over triumphant cowboys or blue horizons above hard-working rancheros. Most Southwestern rugs come in rectangle and runner sizes.

Colton Area Rugs

The Vista Oversized Bedspread, in all the clay-red, canyon-brown striations of a desert rock, is soft, polyester faux suede. This bedspread has bottom bell corners and alternating stripes of color. Peppered with Vista Accent Pillows, this bedspread is a dynamic example of the rustic touch Southwestern decor can wrangle into your home!

Vista Grande Bedspread

Vista Bedding Collection
“Finally I found a bedspread that is large enough for my ‘cover hogging husband.’ It is stylish, just like the picture, lightweight, washable, and BIG…everything I asked for.”
-Kathy, WA

Alternate Use for Wine Holders & Beverage Pitchers

Wine Bottle Holders and Beverage Pitchers are the perfect size to be used as stylish kitchen utensil holders when not holding a wine bottle or beverage. These dual-purpose accents turn your utensils into a unique display. Charming designs bring a decorative touch to your kitchen or dining area.

Marche de Fleurs Pitcher

Chefs Gourmet Utensil Holder
“Loved my Le Chef utensil holder. It adds quite a unique touch to my kitchen. It is very artistic and excellent quality.” -Gloria B., TX

Sophisticated Instant Adapt Pendant Lights

Turn a recessed light fixture into a hanging pendant in a matter of minutes! Instant Adapt Pendant Lights allow you to make a dramatic change to your room without tools, costly renovations, or time-consuming steps. In fact, adding an Instant Adapt Pendant Light is as easy as changing a light bulb! You only need an existing recessed lighting fixture and an Instant Adapt Pendant Light.

Kline Instant Pendant Light Antique Bronze

“Love these lights — they gave a warm, cozy feel to my bathroom. Easy to install and comparatively priced.”
-True Shopper, NY

Simply unscrew your current recessed light, adjust the cord length of the pendant light to the desired length, and screw the pendant socket adaptor into the recessed fixture. Next, tighten the compression nut to hold the canopy in place.

Aberly Instant Pendant Light Antique Bronze

Pendant lights include a shade, adjustable cord, canopy cover plate, socket adaptor, and hardware (bulb not included). Instant Adapt Pendant Lights are available in a variety of  transitional styles to complement many decorating styles. To add a dash of flair, use the Spiral Decorative Accessory, an openwork metal accent that is easy to install right over the cord.

Outdoor Dining in Style

A bistro set is perfect for enjoying leisure time in your outdoor living space. Intricately styled scroll and latticework patterns enchant the eye while a beautiful color hue invites relaxation. Powder-coated, cast aluminum patio dining sets are a good choice, since they feature the style of wrought iron with the durability and light weight of aluminum. Some of bistro tables are equipped with a center hole to hold your umbrella. Small bistro dining sets are perfect for limited space on balconies, patios, decks, or landings!

Westcliffe Bistro Set Cypress Green Three Piece Set

Westcliffe Bistro Set
“Love it on my small covered patio!”
-Remodel Grandma, TX

Valienna Bistro Set Taupe Set of Three

Valienna Bistro Set

Kaiko Bistro Set Bamboo Set of Three

Kaiko Bistro Set

How to Measure for Curtains

For curtains and valances with a pocket for gathering or shirring onto a curtain rod.

1) To Determine Width:

  • Measure the width of each window you plan to decorate.*
  • Round the measurement to the nearest inch and multiply by 2 or 3, depending on the desired amount of gathering (fullness) you want.
  • Divide this number by the width of the curtain pair, panel, or valance to determine how many to purchase. Round to the nearest whole number.

Width of Window x 2 (or 3) ÷ Width of Curtain or Valance = _________.

2) To Determine Length:

  • Measurement is from the top of the rod.
  • Popular Curtain Lengths:
    1. 63 inches-hangs to windowsill on most windows
    2. 84 inches-hangs to floor on most windows
    3. 95 inches-for use on taller windows or to puddle on the floor
  • Move rod up or down to adjust for the length of the curtain panel.

*Important Note: Because not all windows are exactly the same, measure each window separately.