Summer is coming up quickly! With my two daughters living away from home, it's not quite as much of a dramatic change in schedule for Rob and I. However, I am a fan of the extended sunlight hours.

That being said, clients often ask me about the best way to manage the increased sunlight in their homes. So, this month we're covering one of my favorite types of window coverings - automated ones. Beyond convenience, they offer energy efficiency and home safety (an important consideration during summertime vacations). Read on to learn how adaptable the options are to your home.

Finally, the savings continue with Hunter Douglas' Celebration of Light rebate through mid-June, followed by the Smart Shades Savings Event for rebates on motorized shades. It’s a great time to save on several light filtering shades like the ever popular Silhouettes, Pirouettes and Luminettes. 

Kindest regards,

Owner, Sew Beautiful
July 2017
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Did You Know?
The Pantone Color Institute, a color consulting firm that specializes in brand palettes, annually chooses a “Color of the Year.” What did they choose for 2017? Greenery. More specifically, Pantone 15-0343. The Institute describes the springy color as, “the color of hopefulness, and of our connection to nature. It speaks to what we call the ‘re’ words: regenerate, refresh, revitalize, renew.” How are you using this color in your own home?

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Home for the Holidays
If you’re like me, there's nothing quite as motivating as a deadline to get a project done. Thinking ahead to the holidays now gives you plenty of time to fully prepare your home for company by Thanksgiving. Whether you’re considering a full room remodel or just a quick and easy update, it’s not too early to start planning. Fall is a busy time for everyone, especially contractors and design professionals working diligently to meet their client’s holiday deadlines. When you consider lining up contractors, design time to make selections, and lead time from order to delivery, planning now makes good sense.   
Comfortable Seating  
New cushions and pillows are a simple and stylish way to update a dining area. Here the kitchen banquette and dining chair cushions are dressed in a striking Schumacher plaid. The pillows in bold, bright fabrics, embellished with fun fringe and cord trims perfectly complete this dining ensemble. 
Table Runner  
A table runner can be simple or ornate. It can be the pop of color your dining table needs or a statement on its own. Add a botanical centerpiece and your table will be ready to be filled with family, friends and food. 

Window Treatments 
Of course window treatments are our favorite way to update any room. With bare windows, a room just doesn't feel complete. Here a simple arch shaped box pleat valance in an embroidered linen softens the angles of this bay while framing the window and the view. Simply beautiful!
Need help with a decorating project?

Please contact us for an in-home consultation. We help homeowners dress their windows and complete their rooms with well designed and beautifully made custom window treatments, pillows, cushions, bedding, upholstery and more. To schedule an in-home consultation, call  (410) 544-3300 or email  margaret@sewbeautifulwindows.com .
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