Tips for choosing Relaxed Roman Shades

By April 18, 2015 Shades Panels and Pillows
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A few weeks ago, we did a blog post on the classic flat roman shade.  These shades are best know for their clean, tailored look.  We thought it would be a good idea explain the different types of roman shade options available.

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Tips for hanging Ready Made Drapery Panels

By March 19, 2015 Projects

So, last Saturday, I was having a little “rerack”  after a very first busy week back after vacation.  You know those weeks, right?  You are still in slo-mo for the first few days back. Then pow, you kick into overdrive realizing all the things piled up from vacation, and also piled up from those first days back; those first days when all you could really think about was the sand between your toes.

Well, I was just closing my eyes drifting back into beach mode, when an urgent text came across my iPhone.

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Window Treatments 101: Choosing your Style

By March 13, 2015 Inspire, Shades Panels and Pillows
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Roman shades are one of the hottest custom window treatments out there today.  They soften a room with fabric, rather than a harsher blind.  Yet, they function in a similar way.

Of course, it can get a little confusing because there are different types of roman shades, from flat to relaxed to london;  all a little different depending on the type of look you are trying to achieve.

So, in the next several blog posts, we are going to break it down for our readers.

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Spring Pillow Giveaway!

By February 20, 2015 Giveaway

Baby, its cold outside!  Even in the Carolinas!  So, what better time to have a Spring pillow giveaway~we can all dream of warm sunny skies and bright cheery colors.


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We have teamed up with Jenny, from BohoStyleFile, who has an awesome fashion and style blog, right here in Greenville, SC.  She is a pharmaceutical sales rep by day, blogger by night. She has it going on.


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If you are a winner, you will get the pillow color and size of your choice!


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Who couldn’t use one of these  geometric linen/chenille  raised eye poppers to spruce up your decor?

Better hurry, though.  Giveaway ends Feb. 23rd!

To enter:

Head on over to instagram:  bohostylefile

Or make a comment on this post and we will enter you, too.  If you don’t win, we will send  you a coupon:)


Stay warm,



Happy Valentines!… the hack is over

By February 14, 2015 Uncategorized

Screen Shot 2015-02-14 at 10.13.27 AM Do you ever get that feeling that sometimes its one step forward, three steps back? Here we are, just two mature women (the only other word we can think of is middle-aged and we hate that word. It sounds so old) trying to learn a little about social media, help our clients recreate their homes and hoping all this journey is a fun way to enjoy life and help keep us young!

So why in the world would someone want to hack us?? We don’t have any top security secrets. We don’t know much about what the Chinese are doing? So, you can imagine our surprise when Kim’s 73 year old mother asked her a few weeks ago why we were selling Cialis on our website. That’s right….Cialis. We probably shouldn’t even write that name. We will probably get hacked again.

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Happy New Year, A Year in Review and The Ellen Show

By January 13, 2015 Inspire


Happy New Year, the year in review and The Ellen Show:  keep reading to see how, yes, even Ellen, influenced our first full year in “blog”land.

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A Christmas Miracle and a Giveaway

By December 12, 2014 Giveaway, Lifestyle

Best laid plans……isn’t that the way it always is?  So, our plan was this:  Jeanne wanted to take pictures of my holiday decorating this year because I love to do it.  Should be easy, right?  And fun, because I had some great ideas I got from Market to create a very “traditional theme” this year.  Little did I know it would be A Christmas Miracle to pull it off.

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Brussel Sprouts with Caramelized Scallions and Pancetta

By November 27, 2014 Cook
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Okay, it’s time for the carb fest.

We all know it.

In a just hours we will be flat-lined on a sofa, wondering why we choose that last helping of mashed potatoes or stuffing.  Or worse yet, why we piled two heaping ladles of gravy over our turkey and potatoes.

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Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

By November 15, 2014 Cook


In case anyone was wondering,  yes it is still November.  Its not technically the Christmas season, although you wouldn’t know it.  Christmas music fills the airwaves, Santa is already at the mall and lights are everywhere.  So, when my youngest daughter asked me to make her favorite Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins, I was thrilled.

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Updating with Trims | Fall Pillow Giveaway

By November 10, 2014 Giveaway, Inspire

One of the easiest ways to add impact to your home decor is by adding trims.  There are so many options available today and different ways to enhance fabrics.  And because we are still adding accessories and accents to our fall decorating, we are teaming up with Kristen Forgione of The Lifestyle Company for a fall pillow giveaway!  The pillow we are giving away is a great example of decorating with trim.  This orange and oatmeal greek key pillow is an original design using grosgrain ribbon on an oatmeal linen fabric.


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We met Kristen through Etsy.  She was in a rush to get a roman shade made for a client and we were able to accommodate her.  She is so talented!  Check out her blog to enter the contest, and also see all of her awe inspiring designs.  She has got it going on:  The Life Styled Company.  Don’t wait!  Giveaway ends on Friday, November 14!

So, getting back to our new obsession with trims.  There are so many new awesome looking products in the market now!  Check out our latest company we came across on instagram, The Fringe Company.  Here’s a peek at some of their latest product offerings:


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Aren’t these incredible?  They could take a solid cotton or linen pillow or window treatment from drab to fab in about two seconds.  We can’t wait to feature these in some of our custome treatments in our Etsy Shop.  The design possibilities are endless.  For more inspiration, check out their website at The Fringe Market.


Now, here a few of the more recent trim and banding we have done:


Fall update: Navy geometric banding on orange suede pillow

Fall update: Navy geometric banding on orange suede pillow



This navy modified greek key banding makes this orange suede pillow pop.

And we just love this window pane drapery panel we did for an Etsy client.  Burlap banding accents a white washed twill fabric, making for a distinct window treatment.






There are so many ways to use tape, banding and trims to enhance pillows and window treatments.  The possibilities are endless.  It is only limited by your imagination and creativity.

Have a great week and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!


hogs and kisses,