Wish you could throw off those winter blues and get ready to welcome spring? You can, with Designing Women.
Professional interior designers, Debbra Bender and Dawna McQuarrie, specialize in design consultations, space planning and choosing fabrics and window coverings to help create your own personal style of living.
"Home is about harmony," says Debbra. "It should reflect who you are and, at the same time, give you a haven to retreat to."
"Often people think that working with a designer is expensive," Dawna explains, "when, in fact, it can actually save you money by eliminating costly mistakes."
"A window treatment in any room is extremely important," say Designing Women. "It can emphasize colour, the proportion of the window and room or can even create an ambience."
Regardless of the treatment, what it all comes down to is using light as a decorating tool. Not only can an effective window treatment let in light but it can also help to create a calming affect. The purpose of the window treatment will also help to determine how much should be budgeted and Designing Women will then work with their client to remain within that budget.
Debbra and Dawna, who design in both residential and commercial applications, will bring their expertise and sample books right into your home or office. "We want clients to enjoy the experience of making their selections in their own environment and to realize that working with a designer should be fun, not stressful."
With window coverings by Hunter Douglas, Shade-O-Matic wood, vinyl and metal shutters and Levolor, through custom ordering, Designing Women are able to provide the perfect treatment for every shape and size of window
"Shutters have, in fact, become an elegant way to add drama, elegance and practicality to a room," Debbra says. "They are actually like creating architecture on your windows."
For those who like a more traditional look however, Designing Women also carry a wide assortment of fabrics for custom draperies. "Whatever choice the client makes," they explain, "all window treatments are professionally installed by a certified installer."
"We're also finding that more people today want to recycle some furnishings and, therefore, we offer a professional reupholstering service. We'll also help our clients make the perfect choice of materials from our many fabric samples including, designers William Morris, Robert Allen, Sanderson, Laura Ashley and many others."
Whether it's home decor, choosing accessories or a custom floral arrangement or, for a gift certificate for someone else, call Designing Women.
As members of the Association of Registered Designers of Ontario (A.R.I.D.O.), Designing Women have opened the window of interior design for many homeowners throughout Southwestern Ontario for almost 20 years. "We can design everything a homeowner could ask for and help alleviate the stress that sometimes comes with having to make choices."
Visit Designing Women at 155 High Street, Southampton or phone (519)-797-1869 or toll free at 1-888-749-5223 or visit:www.designwomen.ca