High-End Storefronts

Posted by bmedia on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

High-end retailers, whether housed in a stand-alone building, a shopping center, or part of a larger commercial area, are typically framed by huge picture windows. Those windows may display sharply suited mannequins, or they may showcase popular items, but regardless of what is advertised behind those panes of glass, their appearance could be heightened in […]

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Small Business Design

Posted by bmedia on Monday, January 15, 2018

Whether your small business is a ground floor office, a brick and mortar storefront, a bustling warehouse or some combination of these, light management is critical. In manufacturing spaces, windows may offer floor managers a bird’s eye view of their day to day operations. In retail spaces, the right window treatments can attract your target […]

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Storing Seasonal Treatments

Posted by bmedia on Friday, January 12, 2018

Seasonal decorators can often be found with at least a couple of pairs of curtains for each window—sometimes more. Changing out window treatments for every season is hardly unheard of, especially when custom drapes and simple panels are so fashionable. However, without proper storage, you risk losing your custom curtains to moths, mildew, or rot. […]

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Dressing French Doors

Posted by bmedia on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A home’s French doors can be one of its most charming features. Prized in the early Renaissance for their symmetry, French doors soon became fashionable throughout European homes. Making sure your French doors are dressed to complement the most attractive parts of their architecture will ensure a covetable interior and a give your French doors […]

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Ultra-Efficient Treatments

Posted by bmedia on Monday, January 8, 2018

Winter is not done with us yet, not by a long shot. With looming winter temps reaching far into February and even March, many will be compelled to upgrade their interior design to serve the dual purpose of function and fashion. Consider these three ultra-efficient window treatments if a winter redesign is in your future. […]

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International Window Trends

Posted by bmedia on Friday, January 5, 2018

Feeling uninspired by your current interior design? The new year is a perfect time to reevaluate your interiors and consider new design elements and details. Whether you’re considering a total redesign or just a few minor upgrades, these three popular window treatments from around the world can inspire your next great design project. Shutters A […]

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Retro Window Treatments

Posted by bmedia on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Throwback window treatments are having a moment, and it’s not just airstream trailers and mid-century homes that are benefiting from this style trends. These admittedly retro styles have a timeless quality that makes them a chic way to add a bit of personality, sophistication and whimsical nostalgia to your interiors. Here are our favorite retro […]

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Portland Vacation Rental

Posted by bmedia on Monday, January 1, 2018

Portland has become quite the tourist destination. Our number of international visitors has been increasing exponentially every year, and there are thousands of Portland homeowners cashing in on this new touristy phenomenon by fashioning their homes— vacation or otherwise—into short-term rental properties. Creating spaces that appeal to Portland visitors is easy if you employ these […]

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2018 Color Predictions

Posted by bmedia on Friday, December 29, 2017

2017s most popular interior colors were muted, pale shades of rose and seafoam and were often complemented with rich, deep shades of charcoal and asphalt. As this color palette became more and more ubiquitous, we looked toward the future for some realistic style predictions that won’t leave our interiors looking like cookie cutter variations on […]

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Textiles For Drapes

Posted by bmedia on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

When considering textiles for your new draperies there are a few things to keep in mind. You may be consulting with a design professional or you may be your own chief designer, but regardless of your skill, these few helpful tips will ensure you choose the precisely right textile for your custom drapes. Durability Give […]

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