Tuesday, August 31, 2010
We have several treatments that are Energy Chic like the Hunter Douglas Duette Architella Honeycomb shade, which provides a tremendous amount of insulation with its unique cell within a cell structure. That translates into BIG savings on rising energy costs.
Check out these Hunter Douglas Duette Architella honeycomb shades with the top down bottom up Ultraglide cords that Apex Decor Group recently installed. Visit http://www.apexshades.com/products/green.htm to see more green window treatments.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Triple honeycomb construction is available with Applause honeycomb shades offering superior energy efficiency.
Applause honeycomb shades offers competitive pricing for the budgetconscious consumer seeking value plus beauty.
Four fabulous fabrics
• Legends™ is our original and most popular Applause fabric, now available with triple honeycomb construction.
• Vintage™ is a new contemporary linear-patterned fabric created from 40 percent post-consumer recycled materials that’s 100 percent beautiful. It’s available in 3⁄4" and ⅜" pleat sizes.
• Crystalline™ is a new sheer fabric available in three neutral colors and is designed specifically to provide a true Duolite™ option.
• Sunterra™ fabric offers a solid print pattern in a variety of colors inspired by nature.
PowerRise® 2.0 with Platinum™ Technology is available with Applause honeycomb shades and provides improved functionality with quieter, smoother operation.
The below images are of the custom closet organization system Apex Decor Group installed. They are a Custom Chocolate Pear Wood finish with custom polished aluminum finishes. The drawer and door faces are in the very trendy "shaker" style with raised panes.
Call Apex Decor Group at 206.725.APEX (2739) or visit http://www.apexdecorgroup.com/ to see our full product line of window treatments and closet organization systems.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Need to know how to get started becoming organized? We will be posting blogs weekly referencing Organize Now! by Jennifer Ford Berry. We will begin from the very beginning~
"The Basics of Organization ~ Ways to Conquer the Clutter
New things enter your life daily and, if you are not careful, quickly become clutter. Here are a few tips to help you keep clutter out of your life:
- Make it work for you
- Don't schedule tasks for every minute of your day
- Play catch up....plan a day or two to catch up
- Complete things
- Look for storage solutions
Week 1: Organize Your Mind
There is a common saying: If we change our thoughts, we can change the world. I believe this to be true and I fell fortunate that, in any given moment, I can choose to change my mind. Sometimes changing your mind can give you a whole new perspective about your life and your surroundings. And your surroundings can affect your mind - so the first step of organizing your life is organizing your thoughts and clearing your mental clutter....
This weeks goals:
- Get a minimum of 7 hours sleep per night.
- Start your day by jotting down a short To Do List
- Start a journal
- Limit the amount of television you watch
- Schedule a two-minute break two to three times a day to spend time alone and just be.
- Practice meditating
- Schedule time to exercise...Every form of movement counts!
- Schedule more "me" time....Write this in your planner and let yourself have fun.
- Eliminate energy drainers in your life: clutter, unhealthy relationships, unfinished projects, items on your To Do List that don't need to be done until other tasks are complete
- Take control of your time. Set goals and then break the into doable daily To Do's."
Got some clutter you would like to sell? Try a local Consignment Shop such as The Buffalo Exchange in Seattle.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Editor, Organized Home
"Even beginner's pantries may have a hard time finding a home in small houses or apartments. Try these storage ideas to tuck away a pantry in the tiniest home:
•Break the mold: look beyond the kitchen to store pantry items in a small home. Provided that temperature and moisture are not issues, any room in the house is a candidate for pantry storage. Who says cans can't live in the coat closet?
•Disguise it: integrate pantry goods into the home. For example, stack two large bulk-food storage containers and top with a plywood circle and round tablecloth. Who can tell this attractive end table is really storage space for 50 pounds of flour?
•Look high and low: make use of storage space under or over furniture. Fill shallow under-bed storage boxes with canned food, labels up, and push them beneath the bed. Similarly, cover cardboard records boxes with gift wrap or fabric, fill them with bags of pasta, beans and rice, and stash them away on top of tall bookcases."
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Silhouette® window shadings, with the Signature S-Vane™ - benefits:
- Unique construction — soft fabric vanes are
suspended between sheer fabric facings.
- Soft, stylish function — vanes tilt for precise,
variable light control and privacy.
- Daytime privacy — two sheer facings obscure
the view into the home while still providing a soft,
diffused view of the outside.
- UV protection — up to 88% with open vanes, 99%
with closed vanes; provides UV protection while
maintaining a clear view-through.
- Uncompromised beauty — no cords run through
the fabric to detract from its simple elegance.
n Superior hardware design — shading discreetly
disappears into the sleek fabric-covered headrail
- No other window covering offers such a perfect
combination of form and function.
- Soft light control is among the many stylish functions of Silhouette window shadings.
- Most Silhouette Window Shadings have a .30 Sound Absorption Rating!
Call or click Apex Window Decor today to schedule a free in home consultation and to experience Silhouette window shadings.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
To schedule a free in-home consultation go to: http://www.apexclosets.com/estimate.php
Only ten days left to receive huge rebates on Hunter Douglas Luminette, Pirouette, and Silhouette blinds available at Apex Decor Group. Call 206.725.APEX (2739) or visit our website to schedule a free in-home measure and consultation.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Can't-Miss Color Tips from David Bromstad - posted by HGTV
"Take it from David Bromstad, host of Color Splash and the season one winner of Design Star, these color tips will help you successfully design any room you're working on.
*When you're looking for an affordable way to update a room's look from season to season, neutral larger furniture pieces will give you the flexibility needed to easily change paint, pillows, window treatments and other accessories.
- Neutrals Make It Easy -When you're looking for an affordable way to update a room's look from season to season, neutral larger furniture pieces will give you the flexibility needed to easily change paint, pillows, window treatments and other accessories.
- Get Inspired - Let your favorite rug, pillow, artwork or other accessory be your color inspiration. Pick up the colors from these items as you choose additional paint, fabric and accessories for the room.
- Customize Curtains - If you're using a strong color for valances, balance the curtains out by putting that color on the bottom of the curtains as well.
- Check Your Mood - Let your feelings guide you. If you're an emotional type, choose colors that reflect your mood. "Hot" colors like reds and oranges will energize you and get you ready to tackle the day. "Cool" colors like greens and blues will help you relax and chill you out. To achieve a more formal look, choose high-contrast colors like dark brown and silver.
Bonus Tip: If you're nervous about committing to a wall color, use a few sample paint packets to cover large sections of the wall with various colors. Live with the color for a few days to see how it changes as the light changes.
- Paint an Accent Wall - An accent wall will serve as a focal point in the room, allowing you to add excitement without making the commitment to one color for the entire space.
- Spread Color Around - Maintain the flow of color throughout your space by repeating a color or colors from one room to the next. For example, if you have blue living room walls, use blue glass accent pieces in the adjoining room. Also repeating a color from the focal wall in little accents around a room really ties that space together. Try to spread that color in small doses onto each additional wall, like the pop of bright blue on the bed and fireplace above.
- What's Missing? - If you've finished adding splashes of color to your room and still feel something is missing, try adding a black pillow, picture frame or glass accent to enhance the other colors in the room.
- Brown Always Works - If you're having trouble picking a color for your room, a fail-safe way to go is to pick ranges of brown and tan, and punch the room with one additional big, bold color. "
Want to see a video about color? View this link from Moen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-7-I7ETf4M