Fresh and beautiful roman shades

It’s been a busy couple of weeks!

We are so in love with this adorable roman shade we just created for a client. The fresh crisp white accented with the gorgeous blue is beautiful and really brightens up the space.

Do you need to freshen up a space or need some design help with window treatments, bedding, or pillows? Give us a call to get on our schedule – we’d love to help you.

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Pops of Color Create Designer Rooms

pops-of-color-bannerNothing says ‘custom’ or ‘designer’ like pops of color! When it comes to creating window treatments or anything else for your home, you can start with a neutral base, add pops of color, and you have a room that is fit for the front cover of a designer magazine.

Consider creating an all-white room and let pops of color bring it to life.Or use contrasting colors like black and vibrant fuschia to make a room ‘pop’!

Custom sewing makes it all possible. You can choose the fabrics you love for window treatments, pillows, duvets, window seats, shams, and more!

Browse these ideas and then let us know if we can help you create your own dramatic room by using custom window treatments accented with lots of pops of color!

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Custom Shower Curtains Bring Baths to Life

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We love sewing in Richmond for our customers!

And, when it comes to creating beauty in your home, don’t forget the bathrooms too! Small rooms are often overlooked but even a bathroom can become a thing of beauty in your home! Whether it’s a large bath, small, or somewhere in-between, custom fabrics can breathe new life into the room.

A fresh new shower curtain may be just the thing to brighten up the room. Custom shower curtains add a special touch to decorating and you can choose the fabrics that complement the bedroom and the rest of your home. Custom shower curtains fit perfectly and take advantage of the available space in just the right way – not too long, not too short, not too full, not too tight – just right!

Add a coordinating valance or window treatment for the perfect finishing touch!

Need help deciding what you need? Give us a call and let us help with a free consultation!

 

Balancing Color and Design for Custom Window Treatments

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Various patterns in complementary colors create an inviting room.

When it comes to decorating, nothing is more frustrating than having a beautiful wall color and not being able to find the perfect window treatment or other fabrics.

Complementing and highlighting the wall color is essential to bringing the room together in just the right way. Choosing a color scheme early in the process is important – but don’t worry – if you already have fabrics you want to keep, complementing them with new fabrics in the same color family will work nicely.

Here are some tips that will help you create the most beautiful window treatments:

  1. Decorate from floor to ceiling, going dark to light. Keep floors dark, window treatments in a middle range and the ceiling light for the most soothing effect.
  2. Choose window treatments and fabric before you choose a wall paint color – it will be much easier to match the wall color to the fabric than the other way around! Nothing is worse than having a beautifully and freshly painted room and not being able to find a coordinating fabric  to accent the decor!
  3. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns. Using stripes, solids, florals, and other prints works quite well when there is unity in the color scheme. Complementary colors are key and sticking with 3 basic colors will keep it all unified.
  4. Too many colors make a room appear disorganized and distracting. The room should flow from floor to ceiling – creating an inviting and warm welcome. Choosing a color scheme is usually one of the first steps in the design process, because color can be used to create a focal point and set the mood in a room. Colors like coral, red, and peach create a cozy feeling. Cooler blues and grays might be more welcome in south-facing rooms. Bright colors against a light background appear to fill up a wall, but those same colors against a dark background will not appear as bright or large. Consider the effect you want when choosing your color scheme.
  5. Colors may change from day to evening as the light shifts, so if you have a lot of windows with lots of light during daytime, consider the effects at night too.
  6. The actual design is important:
  • colorVertical lines add height and create a feeling of dignity and formality.
  • Horizontal lines are more casual and give a sense of breadth and size.
  • Diagonal lines attract attention and are best used as details or supported with vertical lines.
  • Curved lines soften the mood and keep window treatments from looking too stiff.
  • Bands, borders, and trims are a good way to emphasize line – for example, vertical lines add height and pull the eye upward for a more dramatic effect, while horizontal lines are more casual and give a greater sense of breadth.

Contact us if you need help choosing fabrics and creating the design you desire for your home. We’re happy to provide you with an in-home consultation free of charge when you purchase custom window treatments and other accessories from Sewinit.com.

Contact Karen at sewinit1@gmail.com.

Bring a Dull Room to Life

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Vibrant panels!

We are working with lots of fresh beautiful fabrics right now and we just love the bright colors of 2013! Cold winter days are brighter with fresh window treatments, new pillows, and a bright new bedroom ensemble.

Wall colors that complement the fabric are just the thing to bring a dull room to life.

 

Tassels, Cords, Beads and More

A pillow is just a pillow until you add fringe or borders — then it becomes a beautiful accessory! Curtains are just curtains until you add an embellishment, or add some accessories to the room that reflect the colors and style of the curtains — and then they become incredible custom window treatments!

Don’t assume that purchasing fabric is all that you need to finish a room. You can make it even more uniquely “you” by adding borders, tassels, fringe, beads, cords, and other little touches that bring your window treatments, pillows, and other sewn accessories to life.

It’s as simple as 1-2-3 when it comes to custom window treatments. If you’re looking for custom sewing in Richmond or just need to talk about custom window treatment options, we’re happy to help.

Give us a call and we’ll show you how simple it can be to turn a room into an incredibly beautiful place to live.

 

Cornices can Create a Dramatic Effect

Cornices may sound intimidating – but don’t let them. They’re simply boards covered with fabric of your choice and they can create a new look to your room and home. You can make them as simple, or as formal as desired, and the fabric you choose does make a difference. Custom window treatments come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors – and cornices are just one option.

Tailored cornices can be formal or informal, and they can be used alone — or paired with elegant drapery panels. You can make them conventional, traditional, or transitional. They can even be contemporary and you have lots of options when it comes to design and fabric selection.

A striking bold pattern or a textured solid fabric can set the tone for the room. Cornices are also an option for dressing up a window that already has simple blinds or shutters. Custom cornices ensure that you have the perfect fit — you can attach them above the window to make ceilings appear taller or to invoke a dramatic effect. Use them to bring the entire room together.

If you’re looking for a new spring or summer look, consider custom cornices for your home. It’s an inexpensive way to customize window treatments and bring a whole new feel to your space.