If you have a window that’s an unusual shape—such as an oval, an octagon, a trapezoid, or an eyebrow—or if you have a skylight or a Palladian window, you’ve got a specialty shaped window. It can be tough to figure out whether those windows need to have window treatments—after all, they’re beautiful and unique, and you don’t want to hide them. However, you might also have some light- or UV-control needs, so window coverings could come in handy. That is where Blinds & Designs serving San Francisco plays a key role. We’ll help you determine which blinds, shades, shutters, or draperies will work and perform to your specific needs and desires. [Read more…]
Today’s selection of window treatments is vast. From styles to operating systems, there’s a lot to choose. Not to mention the fabrics! Hunter Douglas, the leader in American-made window treatments, offers more than 4,000 fabrics, materials, textures, and colors to choose from. To see all of the options and get help deciding what works best for your home, speak with a trained professional at Blinds & Designs serving the greater San Francisco area. [Read more…]
Window Treatments As Design Element
Here at Blinds & Designs serving San Francisco area, many of our customers ask us about how to incorporate window treatments into their room decorating plan. We know that this process can be overwhelming, so we’re always happy to help. If you’re thinking about decorating a room (or several) in your home, see below for a few steps and things to think about when it comes to window treatments. [Read more…]
Designers and graphic artists needed a tool that could be used universally to ensure consistent color selection every time. Enter Pantone. In 1963, Pantone established the Pantone Matching system or simply PMS system. Today, Pantone is the main reference tool for all industries when they work to match colors and forecasted hues. The PMS system uses a standardized Pantone numbering system to identify each color (for example: Pantone Red 199), making it easy for anyone to refer to a specific color. If you’re looking to add color to your home, work with Blinds & Designs serving San Francisco. We’ll be happy to help you match the specific Pantone color you want.
Inspired by Entertainment’s Minions
For the first time ever, Pantone color system uses character-branded Minions from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me franchise, using their playful yellow to coin “Minion” Yellow. Just as the sun’s rays lift our spirits and mood, so does the forecast color of Pantone Minion Yellow, termed “The Color of Intelligence.” [Read more…]
Sometimes even terminology can be overwhelming. After all, the terms window treatments, window coverings, window fashions, and window dressings pretty much mean the same thing. Sometimes, window coverings can also refer to exterior coverings such as exterior shutters and awnings, but for the most part, you can use all these terms interchangeably. With so many options available to cover your windows, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed. [Read more…]