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Window Treatments for a NYC Brownstone

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NYC BrownstoneWhen you think of NYC architecture, the quintessential brownstone may come to mind – classic townhouses and row houses many of which still reflect the historical style of periods such as the Gilded Age.  Whether you live in a brownstone that has been restored to its 19th century roots or one that has been modernized with glass walls and aluminum sheathing, your choice of window covering is a key element to the interior design of your home.
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Can Your Choice of Window Treatments Help with Seasonal Affective Disorder?

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Seasonal depression As the days begin to get shorter, many people begin to feel sluggish, finding it harder to concentrate and maintain their motivation.  Commonly this is referred to as the winter blues.  For some people, the decrease in daylight hours leads to more extensive depression, known as seasonal affective disorder.  This condition often begins in September or October and lasts through March or April, and the American Academy of Family Physicians estimates that it is experienced by 4% to 6% of the population. Read more »

How to Pick the Right Window Coverings for Your Next Remodeling Project

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Window coverings are one of the most noticeable design elements in any room in the home.  Ranging from the most high-tech, motorized systems that are used in home theaters to drapery systems that take their design cues from the world of fashion, custom window treatments attract much attention.  If you incorporate window coverings during the planning stage of your remodel, it is much easier to design the perfect solution. Read more »

How to Update The Exterior Look of The Home

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Window AwningNow that spring is here, homeowners are turning their attention to the exterior of their homes.  With the harsh winter over, everyone is ready to head outside and enjoy parties, dinners with family and friends, and spend some time relaxing in their yard.  Spending all of that time outside is sure to lead any homeowner to notice things that they may want to improve about the outdoor spaces adjacent to their homes.  While major home construction and landscape projects require much planning, the option of incorporating awnings into your New York City home design has many practical and decorative benefits. Read more »

Window Treatments in NYC West Side Apartments

Posted: Sunday, December 21st, 2014 | Filed under: Home Design, nyc apartment, window treatments
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023Not only have you landed your dream job in New York, you have also just signed the lease to your swanky new apartment. Congratulations! You already have plans to throw a housewarming party and invite everyone you know over but first you need to tend to the furnishings. You need chairs, tables, rugs, appliances and so on. But what you also need are window treatments, specifically blackout shades. There are three types to consider: room darkening shades, blockout shades, and light-tight shades. Read on to learn more about them. Read more »