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TIPS FOR REFRESHING THE ROOMS YOU ENTERTAIN IN

    We all want our homes to look their best when entertaining for the holidays or any time of year. Sally Morse, director of creative services for Hunter Douglas, North America's leading manufacturer of custom window fashions, has the following tips for refreshing the rooms you entertain in:

We all want our homes to look their best when entertaining for the holidays or any time of year. Sally Morse, director of creative services for Hunter Douglas, North America's leading manufacturer of custom window fashions, has the following tips for refreshing the rooms you entertain in:

Living Rooms

Refresh your living room with slipcovers. Morse suggests bringing standard slipcovers to a monogram shop where you can add your initials, a family crest or motto to give them a custom look. Brighten up that dark fireplace with the addition of some pale wood strung with lights and replace pictures with groupings of mirrors to add reflected light to a room.

   Bring the outdoors in with Hunter Douglas Silhouette window shadings. Featuring soft fabric vanes suspended between two sheer facings, this window fashion allows you to have your view and even with the vanes open, filter out up to 88 percent of harmful UV rays. A new Bouclé fabric for this product features an organic-inspired, natural look in the three-inch and a four-inch vane size.

Bring the outdoors in with Hunter Douglas Silhouette window shadings. Featuring soft fabric vanes suspended between two sheer facings, this window fashion allows you to have your view and even with the vanes open, filter out up to 88 percent of harmful UV rays. A new Bouclé fabric for this product features an organic-inspired, natural look in the three-inch and a four-inch vane size.

   To dress up your dining room, get your silver, mercury glass and china out from the cupboard and put it on display. Add an area rug and change the shades on lamps and ceiling fixtures. Sheer shades will create a soft translucent light. Try a versatile window fashion like Silhouette window shadings, or Luminette Privacy Sheers, a product similar to Silhouette shadings but on the vertical. Put all lighting on dimmers so that you can be the movie director of your meals.

Dining Rooms

To dress up your dining room, get your silver, mercury glass and china out from the cupboard and put it on display. Add an area rug and change the shades on lamps and ceiling fixtures. Sheer shades will create a soft translucent light. Try a versatile window fashion like Silhouette window shadings, or Luminette Privacy Sheers, a product similar to Silhouette shadings but on the vertical. Put all lighting on dimmers so that you can be the movie director of your meals.

Media Rooms

   Media rooms are now perhaps the most popular new room in the house. To make yours seem like a movie theater, take some tips from Morse and add movie posters and a popcorn machine. Be sure to have opaque window coverings.

These are now perhaps the most popular new room in the house. To make yours seem like a movie theater, take some tips from Morse and add movie posters and a popcorn machine. Be sure to have opaque window coverings.

   A good choice is newly updated Somner custom vertical blinds, the most complete collection of vinyl and fabric styles on the market with the rich look of hardwood offered as well. Motorization and specialty track systems make it possible to operate these blinds with a touch of a button for showtime.

A good choice is newly updated Somner custom vertical blinds, the most complete collection of vinyl and fabric styles on the market with the rich look of hardwood offered as well. Motorization and specialty track systems make it possible to operate these blinds with a touch of a button for showtime.

   Another excellent choice is Vignette Modern Roman shades, a dramatically improved innovation on the traditional Roman shade available in everything from seersucker to satin weaves, with PowerRise 2.0 with Platinum Technology for remote control operation at the touch of a button. Duette Architella honeycomb shades in an opaque fabric with PowerRise 2.0 with Platinum Technology are another option.

Another excellent choice is Vignette Modern Roman shades, a dramatically improved innovation on the traditional Roman shade available in everything from seersucker to satin weaves, with PowerRise 2.0 with Platinum Technology for remote control operation at the touch of a button. Duette Architella honeycomb shades in an opaque fabric with PowerRise 2.0 with Platinum Technology are another option.

Kitchens

Don't be afraid of adding color to your kitchen, Morse advises. She reports that the recent addition of a black glass backsplash to her counters sets off other colors and adds space by creating an optical illusion of infinity. Something as simple as changing your kitchen towels can add color and "spice" to a kitchen.

   Don't be afraid of adding color to your kitchen, Morse advises. She reports that the recent addition of a black glass backsplash to her counters sets off other colors and adds space by creating an optical illusion of infinity. Something as simple as changing your kitchen towels can add color and "spice" to a kitchen.

With these tips, the most important rooms in your home will be ready to welcome guests.


Hunter Douglas Window Coverings are available from The Blind Alley in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, contact The Blind Alley and visit our Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom.

The Blind Alley is an authorized Hunter Douglas Gallery dealer.

Or view Hunter Douglas Window Coverings in the privacy of your home with one of our Window Fashion Designers.

To view more information regarding Hunter Douglas Window Coverings visit the Hunter Douglas website.

Hunter Douglas Inc., headquartered in Pearl River, NY, is the leading manufacturer of custom window coverings in North America.


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