Every year our clients ask for Custom Window Treatments and it seems like we go through phases when people ask for the same styles. What they ask for is usually predicated by what they have seen in the magazines and in retail stores. Most of the time it is something very simple and boring…something that is quite frankly, an afterthought! It has no style, no color, and it is usually looks like warm glass of milk!!! Does this describe something you have in your home???
I have been researching several options for things we can all do in our homes to make them healthier to live in. I realize that a lot of health issues we deal with may be caused not only by what we eat but by what we live with. We spend so much time in our homes and asleep and some of those chemicals in our furniture, our flooring, on our walls etc. are harmful to our health. It is my new focus at my business to recommend to all my clients furnishings and finishes in our homes that will make a safer environment for our families.
I am in contact with several households each year and one of the questions I always ask is , “What is your preferred style?” Sometime this question is easily answered and sometimes it is not. The traditional people know for sure they are traditional and the contemporary people know they are contemporary but the other styles fall somewhere in the middle of all that. Most people will define their style based on what they see in advertisements. Retail stores like Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware and Ikea have established a style all of their own.