'Windows'

Best of Tabulous Design~The Leading Edge

August 10, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Draperies and window treatments are one of the easiest ways to add color and drama to a room as well as allowing you to control the amount of light and in some cases helping you control noise. The simplest of fabrics can be dressed up and turned into beautiful drapes by adding an edge to the drapes. Join me today we look back at The Leading Edge here and check out beautiful ways to trim your window treatments. Enjoy!!!

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Modern Farmhouse: Black Windows

May 22, 2017

By Tab Byrum

This week we are looking at Modern Farmhouse home design and one area that we recently covered was using black windows on homes. Black windows are very popular when building a Modern Farmhouse or remodeling a home. Here’s a look at the post I did last week on Black Windows, check back tomorrow as we step into the Modern Farmhouse and check out the interiors of this popular type of home. Enjoy!!!

Modern Farmhouse: Exteriors

May 22, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I have a weakness for a beautiful farmhouse, you know the type, a two story house with a beautiful front porch that’s usually painted in a light color or white. Many times they’ll have lots of windows, remember there was a time when homes didn’t have AC and in the Summer opening up the windows on the house to the breeze was the only way to cool off and move the air. This week we are going to take a look at Modern Farmhouse, a trend where people are taking the classic farmhouse look and style and bringing it into the 21st century with finishes and ideas that are both modern and timeless but still make us think casual and earthy. Today we’re going to start by looking at Modern Farmhouse Exteriors and what it takes to attain the look, when I started looking into this for the blog I was amazed at how many trends I had already covered on Tabulous Design and we’ll also look at many of those trends. (above image via)

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Windows Of Black

May 18, 2017

By Tab Byrum

We want to install new windows in our home for both economic and aesthetic reasons and I keep finding myself coming back to black windows, I look how they look both inside the house and outside. Black windows offer some drama to a home’s look and decor without being overly dramatic and I especially like black windows against a home that’s done in a lighter color on the outside and inside, I have some images that show that today. Now, who knows next week I may decide that white windows are the way to go, I know that makes me sound fickle but let’s face it we’re fickle creatures by nature. Here are several images to illustrate why I like black windows, let me know what you think. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Greenery~Pantone Color of the Year 2017

January 3, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Let’s start off the new year with some color, Greenery to be exact. Greenery is the name given to the green color chosen by Pantone as the Color of the Year for 2017, every year Pantone names a color of the year according to what they see taking place in the world as well as moods and attitudes. Greenery is a bright shade of yellow-green that will definitely help you bring the outdoors in if that’s your goal. Greenery is meant to mimic the first days of Spring and a new beginning. Green is one of my favorite colors, it pairs so well with other colors and as I’ve said before it’s almost like a neutral color. Join me for a look at Greenery and see if it inspires you, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Getting Horizontal

March 8, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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There are always rules for everything, don’t run with scissors, say please and thank you and don’t wear horizontal stripes but that doesn’t necessarily apply to our windows. I keep coming back to window and drapery treatments that are done in horizontal striped fabric. I’m not quite sure what it is that appeals to me, I’ve always loved stripes, whether vertical or horizontal and big stripes in bold colors. It is possible to find striped fabric to make the window treatments, but if you can’t find the color combination you’re looking for you can always have a reputable seamstress/tailor or a fabric workroom make the drapes using fabric in the colors you want. I also think it would be fun to have a pattern on one of the colors, you know a navy and white horizontal striped drape with a navy pattern on the navy portion of the drape. I think the horizontal stripes are fun and dramatic and the bigger the stripes the better. Here’s a look at some examples of horizontal striped drapes, I definitely need these. Enjoy!!!

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Window Dressings 101

February 24, 2016

By Tab Byrum

I had a meeting with a client yesterday whom I’ve been helping with a new office, we were working on picking something to cover the large windows at the front of his offices. He needs something that will block out a lot of the UV and heat from the sun, the office faces south and gets a great deal of light for much of the year. While I was getting ready for this meeting and researching different types of window coverings it got me to thinking about all the different types and before I knew it this post was writing itself.

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There are so many choices when it comes to ways to dress a window, do you want to simply make it attractive or do you need something that is utilitarian and serves a purpose, or perhaps a combination of both looking attractive and being functional? My client and I are leaning towards sun blocking blinds on the windows and fabric window panels to soften it and dress up the windows. Let’s look at the myriad of choices in how to dress windows, from blinds to shades and drapes, we’ll cover them all and hopefully give you some “enlightening” ideas. Enjoy!!!

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The Leading Edge

August 10, 2015

By Tab Byrum

Leading edge detail is when the vertical inside edge of draperies are decorated with a ribbon, a decorative tape or some type of fabric that is in contrast to the drapery fabric itself but coordinates with the decoration of the room. There are some gorgeous decorative trims and tapes out there that are available at fabric and craft stores.

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When I was a kid I remember everything had ball fringe on it, and ball fringe is still popular today. There are some trims that are very elegant and bring in very classic themes like a Greek key or a floral element. Leading edge detail is a great way to embellish store bought window treatments, if you find something that goes with your room in a store but you feel they are too plain or simple have a decorative edge added, this also applies if you are having drapes specially made for a room, purchase a less expensive fabric for the drapes themselves but then splurge a little on a trim for the leading edge. (above image via)

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Change Of Plans

April 30, 2015

By Tab Byrum

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Last fall I told you that we were planning on doing lots of work to our house here in Oklahoma City, at that time we had just met with someone and discussed remodeling our kitchen, we even picked out cabinets, granite and worked out the layout of the cabinets with him. After a lot of thought we’ve decided to postpone the kitchen remodel and do some other things to our house that aren’t as glamorous but very important, we are getting a new heating/AC unit for the house, new windows and if there’s money left in the budget we will be getting a storm shelter.  The heat/AC unit is being installed this week and we’ve met with the window people, picked everything out and are waiting to hear back on cost of what we picked.  We’ve been very lucky in that our air conditioning unit has lasted as long as it has, it’s about 20 years old and we’ve lived in fear it would die during one of our 100+ degree Oklahoma summers.  While these things aren’t as fun as a new kitchen and floors they need to be done and will save us a lot of money in the long run on our utility bills.  So far making decisions on what we want hasn’t been too difficult to make, but there are certainly a lot of choices, especially as far as windows are concerned.  Today I’m sharing some of the beautiful window choices that are available in today’s market, let me know what you like and if you’ve already been through this. Enjoy!!!

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