Once the renovations are complete, and the doors and windows have been replaced, most of our clients feel the need to refresh their window dressings. It’s a great way to complement their investment and to add the finishing touches to their décor.
While some people have a clear idea of the style and materials they are looking for, others look for inspiration from television shows, magazines or different decoration or design blogs. However, there are a growing number of consumers who choose to call on the services of a specialist.
For Émilie Beaucage, a designer at Mobilier Philippe Dagenais, window dressings are an integral part of daily life in our homes. They can be both elegant and practical, and she recommends spending a little more to get a product that will last.
“More and more people are realizing the importance of proper window and door treatments. In addition to adding value to their homes, window dressings can extend the life of windows, doors and furniture by providing protection from the damaging rays of the sun,” she says.
In keeping with recent trends, designers work with suppliers who tend not to deal with the general public. One such supplier is J.F. Fabrics, a family business in Ontario founded in 1977 that offers an impressive array of environmentally friendly materials.
“To meet the growing demand for high-performance window dressings, we are working with products from HunterDouglas, which are made in both Canada and the U.S.,” adds Ms. Beaucage.
Stylish and innovative, these products are designed with a focus on child safety.
“People are increasingly concerned about the future of our planet, which is why we choose suppliers who reflect these values. The Robert Allen company, among others, offers ecological fabrics produced with dyes and finishes that respect the environment,” states the designer.
Regardless of your budget, there is a window dressing to satisfy your personal tastes and needs. And you’ll be happy to know that the designers at Mobilier Philippe Dagenais offer free in-store decoration consultations.