Vertical vs. Horizontal Blinds

Wooden jalousiesVertical and horizontal blinds both provide great options for controlling the amount of light that enters a room. Among their primary advantages is the fact that they can be closed completely, essentially proving a blackout level of light control. These blinds both have their different applications and there’s more that is different between them than the orientation of the slats. Continue reading

How to Integrate Metallics into Your Space

CFC picAdding metallic colors to a space can add a very distinctive feel. Different colors of metallics can offer their own qualities to any room.  Utilizing metallics to add a particular flavor to a room can be done with upholstery, drapery, blinds and shutters, mirrors, furniture and even appliances. Understanding what each metallic color will do for a room is the first part in understanding how you should make selections. Continue reading

Colors That Are in This Spring

Just to mention a few, there is creamy yellow, gold, lemon yellow, emerald, teal, berry, burgundy, tangerine, salmon and champagne. And that is just the “short list” of the top colors selected by interior designers, fashion designers and consumers for 2013. Continue reading

Spring Cleaning Tips and Money Savers

Spring is just around the corner and that means one thing…so is spring cleaning. Now, we can hear all of the moans and groans about what a hassle this seemingly endless list of tasks demands, but it is also a time to enjoy.

You might be asking yourself, “why enjoy?” And we say because it means you are about to work really hard tidying up your living spaces and making them more pleasurable. You are shaking off the accumulated dust and dreariness of the winter weather, and are able to put a whole new face on your household if you choose. That can be as simple as getting some new blinds or drapes to add a whole new look to a room. It also means that you can switch out the winter weight draperies you had been relying on and install those summery sheers you have missed so much! Continue reading

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

Fun Family Activities in Richmond, Virginia

Whether you are a native of Richmond or are simply visiting on vacation, there are a number of excellent, family friendly activity options to choose from. Even if you have lived in Richmond for many years, you never know when you will discover something new and exciting to try! Here are a few things you might want to consider checking out with your family this weekend! Continue reading

Custom Built Furniture Made Simply For You

When you are ready to purchase a new piece of furniture for your home, why not consider choosing custom built furniture, as opposed to the mass produced pieces you find in most showrooms? While these pieces might be more expensive than mass produced options, they are built to last with better materials being used in their construction and a higher quality of construction. Furthermore, you will be imbuing a room in your home with a look that is truly one of a kind. Continue reading

Bedding and Accessories That Will Add Comfort to Any Room

Often times, the bed serves as the focal point of the bedroom. More importantly, your bedroom is your oasis. It offers a retreat from the world where you can escape to relax and dream. Therefore, it is natural that your bedding should be as comfortable and beautiful as possible. Bedding from Specialty Drapery can be created from any type of designer fabric you prefer. Continue reading