New York -- Koncept, a new trade fair focusing on textile and surface design for the interiors product market, will debut Oct. 23-25 at the Metropolitan Pavilion here.
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Interior design is experiencing a surge of optimism, regardless of the woes in real estate. Color trends are bursting with life, excitement and sophistication.
In 2007, there is a "new elegance" found in soft window treatment designs. You will see designing with a touch of elegance and gorgeous glamour, but kept on a modest scale. Most of us want to live, feel and experience the good things of life, including beauty and loveliness on a daily, personal basis.
PJ Bremier - Article Launched: 09/28/2007 09:55:18 PM PDT
What's there to like about this year's Marin Designers Showcase house, a fundraiser for the Auxiliary of the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership? Plenty. A vintage, classically styled home, swathed in gorgeous colors and sleek finishes; some eco-sensitive decorating choices; and a savvy new design lecture series at noontime.
The six-bedroom, brown-shingled home, on the market for $5 million, perches on five secluded Dominican-area acres that border thousands of acres of open space.
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When you think about draperies (or curtains) or window treatments, what is the first fabric choice that comes to mind? For many people, it is probably silk. It is usually fairly lightweight and allows lots of natural light to fill your room, and in the South, it's usually not necessary to have heavier fabrics to keep out cold drafts.
Never before have we been so interested in making these long-overlooked spaces in our homes into something higher: places to be decorated and enjoyed like any other part of the home, with amenities that make us feel pampered, invigorated, and even more relaxed. Today we pay a lot more attention to the materials we choose in creating these personalized spaces than ever before, and the window areas should be no exception!
You've decided to update a room in your home. Now what? Ignore your first instinct to call an interior designer and try the bookstore or Internet.
Collecting pictures from design books or Web sites really helps the designer understand your vision, says Celia Welch, owner of Celia Welch Interiors (301-654-4728) in Bethesda. Flipping through photos is one of the first things Welch does with clients to get a sense of their style. We asked Welch to share her favorites.
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