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Recently I had a large window treatment job. It included Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades, custom board mounted valances, custom cornice boards, custom draperies, custom sheers, all sorts of drapery rods and plenty of hardware.If you know anything about window treatments you know there is a LOT of figuring and a lot of headaches involved in planning for them. Custom work adds to the headaches tenfold. We'll go into that another time. For this particular job, It took about 7 1/2 hours on the day of install for my installer to put everything up. I was there helping as much as I could.

People tell me I need a blog. I'm also told it's time to overhaul my website. Over and over I hear how important it is to post on social media.  And don't forget to have a profile on Houzz.com. And the IDS (Interior Design Society) website. And on it goes.

I'm not cut out for this kind of "work".  It's definitely not decorating a home or designing a pretty new kitchen! That I can do.  Writing a blog and doing those other things doesn't feel "real" to me so perhaps that's why I struggle with getting them done.

We all need storage ideas. 

1. In a pinch a big round end table with legs can have a skirt added and then things can be hidden underneath the skirt.  A pretty piece of cloth that goesall the way to the floor can work well for this. 

2. Use pretty trays to hold items rather than have things spread out all over. This works on table tops, ottomans, counters, etc...  You'll be amazed how organized things feel with this trick.

3. Fill the empty space below a console or sofa-back table with small ottomans or a large chest that can hold blankets.

How are you feeling about your bedroom? Hopefully you've taken one of my ideas from the last couple blog posts and perked up one of your main living areas. Here are a few ideas for the bedroom. 

 

1. Wallpaper the inside of your closet for a fresh way to start and end the day.  Cllick here to see more about the above photo.

2. Add a long colorful bench to the end of your bed and put a tray full of old love letters and or old meaningful photos in it.

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Lorraine's Values

No job is too small

Creating liveable spaces that are not simply about being pretty

Bringing families together through good design

Using what clients already have when at all possible

Practical solutions that are as beautiful as possible

Window coverings that combine function with beauty

Helping you get the project done

Coordinating a color pallet throughout the home

 

 

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Many designers choose to hide their fees.  Lorraine charges $100 an hour. The initial consultation is collected at the time of service in the form of check or cash and the appointment must be a minimum of 1 1/2 hours. If the appointment takes less than that there will be a $150 fee charged regardless.  Trip charges are incurred for anything over 15 miles from the Lorraine Interiors office.

A further explanation of fees will be discussed at the first appointment with a written explanation handed to you so that you will know what to expect.

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