Monthly Archives: March 2014

JUST ADD TRIM…

 

Sometimes all it takes to change a rooms look is to add a little trim…

101591114_jpg_rendition_pTrim on the pillows and draperies really brighten up the room.

httpwww.traditionalhome.comdesignshowhousesomore-college-design-showhouseor add trim to a bench seat even dining room chair covers…

Beautiful embroidered edge on drapery panel really pulls out the contrast welt on the chairs.

Trim on the cornices really shows off the high ceilings…

Whether you are working on a new project or trying to freshen up existing treatments or accents, We would be delighted to assist you!

Voted #1 Window Treatments Fabricator!!!

 2014 awards r home 72 dpi

Specialty Drapery is proud to announce that we have been voted #1 Window Treatments Fabricator in the 2014 R-Home Reader Favorites Awards! We would like to thank all of our loyal customers and friends who voted for us, and who have supported us for many years. Think of Specialty when you are shopping for fabrics, draperies, top treatments and re-upholstery projects. And don’t forget that Specialty offers the very best in motorized window treatments and lighting control systems!

Light and sleep loss

 

Lutron QS Sheer and Blackout Motorized Shade Video

Lutron QS Sheer and Blackout Motorized Shade

Sleep is directly connected to light and dark. Nature intended for us to wake up with the sun, and go to bed at sundown. When sunlight enters our eyes, it causes our body’s melatonin level to drop and increases wakefulness. Darkness causes our melatonin levels to rise and induces sleep. This delays your brain’s release of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin. Thus, the darker your room is, the more soundly you’ll sleep. Research has demonstrated that nighttime light exposure suppresses the production of melatonin, the major hormone secreted by the pineal gland that controls sleep and wake cycles. Therefore, a reduction in melatonin at night is associated with subjective levels of sleeplessness. But melatonin suppression has far worse consequences than simply poor sleep outcomes: it has also been shown to increase the risk of cancer, impair immune system function, and possibly lead to cardio metabolic consequences such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and heart disease. With serious consequences like these, preventing melatonin suppression should be a top priority in anyone’s healthy lifestyle.

At Specialty, we feature many types of room darkening window treatments. Call us to set up an appointment to see how we can help you sleep better.

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