Distinctive Window Treatments From Hunter Douglas On The Windows Of Your Barnstead, NH Home, Will Give Every Room A Fresh New Look!
We are a full service Hunter Douglas dealer that sells, installs and repairs these high quality window treatments, Not only in the greater Barnstead New Hampshire area, but anywhere in Belknap, Carroll and Grafton and Merrimack counties. We have a variety of other quality companies to choose from, such as Alta Window Fashions, J,Geiger, Graber Blinds and Shades, and Norman Shutters.
We have partnered with a skilled artisan and fabricator who creates beautiful custom-made soft furnishings in her workroom. This gives our customers the unique ability to choose from either the standard catalog of Hunter Douglas products, or opt for unique, one of a kind treatments that are created from your vision.
We’re in the window treatment business for over 40 years, but still love to meet new clients. We would like to come out to your Barnstead, NH home and discuss your window decor needs Our consultation and measuring services are always completely free with absolutely no obligation.
Our window coverings include the following, and most of these products can be easily motorized:
- Window Blinds
- Vertical Blinds
- Venetian Blinds
- Wooden Blinds
- Window Shades
- Roller Shades
- Custom-Made Drapery
- Faux Wood Blinds
- Pleated Shades
- Roman Shades
- Solar Shades
- Room-Darkening Shades
- Custom-Made Valances
- Custom-Made Cornices
- Cellular Shades
- Woven Wood Shades
- Plantation Shutters
- Custom-Made Curtains
- Custom-Made Sheers
- Custom-Made Roman Shades
- Drapery Hardware
…And let’s not leave out the many kinds of complimentary bedding accents we can make for you including Duvet Covers, Shams, Tufted Coverlets, Bed Skirts, Pillowcases, et al. AND…Table accessories like Table Cloths, Runners, Placemats, etc. Whatever you need, we can do it
A look at New Look Cornices
Many of us remember the wood cornice of long ago- a heavily upholstered board with geometric shaping along the bottom edge. Cornices are making strong design statements again, updated to reflect the beauty of the new generation of windows in today’s homes.
Cornices are often referred to as hard or soft window treatments. Hard cornices are made from wood or a wood-like material. and can stand alone when stained or painted, adding architectural detail to a window.Padded cornices (boards covered with quilt batting and then fabric), often feature shapes sculpted into the bottom edge. Soft cornices are made from fabric only, and their simple lines make them a perfect window treatment when styled in a beautiful print fabric. Both padded and soft cornices showcase fabric boldly, so it is important to choose a fabric that makes the kind of statement you’re looking for in your room
Many of the new looks in wood cornices include creatively designed shapes cut into the lower edges, highlighted with decorative painting, wallpaper cutouts or unique fabrics. New materials used to make the new cornices include thin plywood composites, which are pliable enough to bend around corners
Positioning Prints for Maximum Impact
Soft cornices are the perfect window treatment for prominent print fabrics. If you are working with a designer, picking out store samples, lay it out in the store, as if you are creating the cornice so that you can visualize the way a flower or stripe will look in the finished treatment. Fold the fabric around a pleasing motif in the flat expanses across the cornice, be sure that the print is not too overwhelming. Sometimes it’s better to pick out two prints in a fabric and alternate their appearance across the cornice
Ideas on Combo Treatments
Draping a swag treatment over a straight cornice instantly transforms a plain window into a style worthy of showhouse status.
The Cornice- Start with a simple cornice as a backdrop for the swagged treatment. For existing wood cornices, you may choose to refinish the wood with a beautiful stain or paint it to maatch the wall color. To make a soft cornice backdrop. first decide how deep you want the cornice to be. Purchase decorator fabric, drapery lining. and a stiff interfacing to interline the treatment, which will help the treatment hold its shape. Stitch the 3 layers into a lined rectangle, adding decorative trim to the top and bottom edges if desired. Staple the treatment onto a 1″ x 3″ pine mounting board.
The Swags- Purchase a commercial sewing pattern from a local fabric store (or through your designer). Make the individual swags, highlighting the bottom curved edges with decorative trim. Staple the swags to the top of the cornice board
The Rosettes- Add rosettes from matching or contrasting fabric. Staple or pin the rosettes to the cornice where swags intersect