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The Effect of Colors on Depression – Drapery Panels

Dealing with Grief “It was horrendous and something I would not wish on my worst enemy. It’s something that I still haven’t dealt with … But it’s not something that you get over.” — Lily Allen     Not many of our friends understood our grief when my wife Susan had a miscarriage in the first trimester. We both mourned…

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The Graceful Glamour of Artisan Drapery

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  The Touch of Femininity for My Home.   “Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.” Marilyn Monroe   I agree with Marilyn Monroe. The nearest anyone has gotten to manufacturing glamor is the graceful artisan drapery that adds a…

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SUMMER COLORS FOR DRAPES & BLINDS

  SPRING CLEANING IN SUMMER. Come March and I know spring time is here in Chicago. Not with weather forecasts or the pleasant and much-welcomed rise in the barometer. It is that lazy sun. It was in my complete view through the whole winter, but its mellowed brilliance would challenge me to look it straight in the eye and soak…

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Are Drapes Better Window Coverings than Shades, Blinds and Shutters?

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  Insulating window covering to save energy. As the summer is approaching, and most folks consider energy savings much like they pondered it with the onset of winter, one faces the conundrum of deciding whether to use shades, shutters, blinds or drapes. Especially those just venturing out towards independence, or those new homeowners. And in today’s world of seesawing weather, it…

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