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Designing With Carol

Carol Collins, WFCP-Expert Recently I have been asked to “repair” window treatments that were less than satisfactory. What I have discovered is that there are “decorators” out there that, to put it bluntly, don’t know what they are doing. I take pride in the professionalism and quality of our products and services, and if I…

Designing With Carol: Spring is here

This gives you an idea of what you can do on your patio: flowers, pillows and rugs.

Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Wow! Spring is really here. Summer seems to be following quickly. But this is my favorite time of year. Everything is new and fresh with exciting colors exploding all around us. How can we incorporate these colors into our décor? Let’s start with the patio. Incorporate fabrics with all the…

Designing With Carol: Tips for decorating blank walls

As always, happy decorating

Carol Collins, Texas’ only WFCP Expert Sitting in a waiting room for over an hour this week, I found myself staring at a television on a blank wall. The experience started my creative juices flowing. There is nothing more boring than being surrounded by blank walls no matter what color they are. Walls are the…

Designing With Carol

2017 color of the year Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Since 2000 the Pantone Color Institute declared a particular color, “Color of the Year.” For 2017 that exciting color is “Greenery.” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, suggests that “Greenery burst forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn…

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The new location of Carol’s Custom Draperies

Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Happy New Year The New Year has begun; what does 2017 bring for you and your home? Well, for Carol’s Custom Draperies comes a wealth of new changes beginning with a new location. Yes, we are moving away from the Downtown Square. Our new location will be at 535 South…

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Decorated for Christmas

Merry Christmas Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies By now the stockings are “hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nick will soon be here.” The turkey is ready to be thawed and dressed for your very special dinner. The decorations are just as perfect as you hoped they would be. Now, are…

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A Thanksgiving themed tablescape

Holiday Tablescapes Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies There is nothing more elegant than a white and silver tablescape that will complement any color scheme. For Thanksgiving add real pinecones and chestnuts to a white pumpkin centerpiece. Adding a few fall colored leaves won’t spoil your theme. They just add that speck of color and spark.…

Designing With Carol: Fall is in the air

Design for fall

Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies My daughter sent me a picture this week of a pumpkin bundt cake that she had baked over the weekend. Oh, how delicious it looked. Thoughts of fall started to flow through my mind, and I began to visualize what I could suggest to you to help bring the sights…

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Ideas to spruce up your bathroom

Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Have you stood in your master bathroom recently and thought that you would like to make a change but don’t really want to spend a lot of time or money on the project? I’d like to offer a few suggestions that will keep you from emptying your pocketbook of money…

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Marie Mouradian of Windo w Designs, Etc.

Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Do I really need window treatments?” I find myself looking as I drive through a neighborhood to get ideas of what others have done with their windows. When I spot a home that has done nothing I try to put myself in their…