{hunter douglas premieres the new pebble remote}

Our window treatment designers returned from the recent Hunter Douglas Premieres Event, acting like they’d just been to a Hollywood premiere.

“The Pebble is AMAZING!” said Beth from the Woodbury Hirshfield’s. “It’s the first artfully inspired remote control I’ve ever seen.  It’s ergonomic, fits comfortably and beautifully in your hand.  It will look great sitting on a table top.”

Hunter Douglas Pebble Remote

Introducing the Pebble Remote

They were raving about the new PowerView Motorization System that automatically moves your shades to your favorite settings throughout the day, and the sleek, stylish PowerView Pebble Remote that controls it. Read the rest of this entry »

{finding the right temperature to paint outside}

As most people know, painting in the winter and cooler months is a big no-no. Once the temperature gets too low, we have to put off our outdoor painting projects until the next spring or summer. So now, as we enjoy the warm weather of summer, a question is raised. Can it also get too hot for exterior painting? In other words, what is the right temperature to paint outside?
Hirshfield's provides high quality exterior paint.

Timing is Everything

Here is what our experts at Hirshfield’s suggest for the best time to take on an exterior paint job.
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{bits & pieces: wallpaper as table runners}

Wallpaper table runners? What a brilliant idea. When I saw this tablescape posted by Design By Color Wallpaper I had to see what else was out there. I found a few, but this one is my favorite as I’m a sucker for anything faux bois, especially wallpaper.

gold chevron wallpaper table runner

Original Content via Indigo Crossing / Adore Home Magazine

geometric wallpaper table runner

Mochatini | Enhancing The Everyday

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Vintage wallpaper used by Cherry Hill Cottage

geometric wallpaper tablerunner

Mochatini | Enhancing The Everyday

Whether you spend hours setting a splendid table or you’re just happy your napkins get ironed, using gorgeous wallpapers as part of your tablescaping adds “the unexpected” to any tabletop, formal or casual. Happy entertaining and bon appétit.

P.S.  Trend prediction – EGGS!

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{independence day inspiration: patriotic bedroom ideas}

With 4th of July just around the corner, I’m reminded how lucky we are celebrating our national pride and freedom. In fact, most of my friends are as prideful in January as they are in July, and decorating with a patriotic theme never goes out of style.

4th of July Quilts - Homedit

4th of July Quilts – Homedit

But it’s summer and the red, white and blue seems to be everywhere. From table decorations to home design; it’s fun and whimsical to add some colors to the mix. I did a quick Google search for patriotic bedroom ideas when I decided to redo my son’s bedroom last week (I must’ve been feeling the pull of patriotism as I nudged him to consider a star-spangled banner theme).

With a few quick keystrokes, I found some great ideas:

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{friday finds: 4 simple steps for staining your deck}

Staining your deck is quite a process. However, it does not need to be an ordeal. In fact, it can be a simple process as long as you’re able and willing to do a little work. Trust me, I just went through the process. Perhaps you’ve heard the stories of power washing, sanding, staining, applications of lacquer followed by more sanding, staining, and more lacquer. While you can approach your project with this level of elbow grease, here are four simple steps for staining your deck.

sanded deck

Ready To Go

Evaluate the condition of your deck

What was previously on your deck? Had it been stained or was it painted? Typically, a deck that’s been painted will show signs of peeling, flaking and chipping. A deck that has been stained may need to be power washed or sanded. If there are loose boards, try to secure them or if necessary, replace them.

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{window treatment thursday: why solera shines so bright}

When Hunter Douglas introduced Solera window treatments in 2012, they were an immediate hit – an exciting new alternative that combined the soft folds of roman shades with the efficiency and practicality of honeycombs. And now the soft shades known for their beauty and versatility have even more options, with more colors, textures and fabrics available this year – along with a new motorized version.

“It’s just an upgraded look from honeycomb shades,” says Bonnie West of Hirshfield’s Shop at Home. “It’s just a much richer look than a honeycomb shade and less expensive than a roman shade.”

Sloan Light Filtering – Solera by Hunter Douglas

It’s also a finished look. “If you just have a honeycomb shade, you still need a valance or side panels to finish the room off,” she notes. “But with the Solera, it looks nice on its own. You don’t have to add any treatments to make it feel finished.”

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{friday finds: new thibaut book with natural beauty}

After the success of its Natural Resource book, it’s no surprise that Thibaut Design is back with more.  Natural Resource Volume 2 is now in our stores, encompassing raw materials and specialty papers like printed corks, sisals, paperweaves and metallic linens – a new Thibaut book with natural beauty.

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Taza Cork – Thibaut Design

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