Category Archives: Shades

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!

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.

Click on photo above to see YouTube video

What Outdoor Shades and Screens Have to Offer You

If you are looking for a wide array of high quality outdoor patio shades, screens, and other similar products, then there is only one place you should go: Specialty Drapery. In years prior, your options for outdoor window treatments were limited to low quality options, but Specialty Drapery takes pride in offering an extensive selection of treatments that are made from the highest quality materials available. Additionally, they make an effort to stay on top of the latest trends, so that the exterior of your home will be imbued with a sense of timeless beauty. Continue reading