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Designing With Carol: Small space organizing

Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Don’t have a dedicated office? No worries. Carve out a small workspace in a guest bedroom, sitting room or even in the corner of the kitchen. Select a table of appropriate size for your space and make sure it has a drawer–preferably a drawer large enough to fit your laptop…

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Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Silver Bells, Silver Bells, I heard the Bells on Christmas Day, and then there are the words and music by Meredith Wilson, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Soon the bells will start. And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that…

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Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies It’s time to think about decorating for the holidays. As we ponder where to start, let’s start “simple” and “made with love.” As time goes by I think more and more about American made. To break it down even closer to home, why not make your decorations yourself and even…

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Carol Collins WFCP, Expert Carol’s Custom Draperies & Interiors October 15, fall should be in the air and winter just ahead of us. It’s time to start thinking about keeping our homes warm and toasty for the winter months and inviting for the holidays. Where do we begin? Let’s begin with a few simple tasks…

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Carol Collins, WFCP, Expert Window Coverings Association of American recently posted, “Most consumers don’t know the benefits that eco-friendly window treatments can introduce to your home. In addition to beautiful design, window treatments that aim for reduced energy consumption can also lead to greater savings. “Without energy-efficient treatments, as much as 50 percent of heating…

Designing with Carol: A lesson in modern art

Carol Collins Modern art includes artistic works produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s. The term is usually associated with art in which the traditions of the past have been thrown aside in a spirit of experimentation. Some examples are: The Impressionism Movement, which flourished between 1873 and 1880 and…

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My view of Monet’s garden

Carol Collins, WFCP, Expert Claude Monet (1840-1926) was not only a leading impressionist painter, but also a master interior decorator. In his own home in Giverny, France, he chose to color his rooms in vibrant and innovative hues. I had the pleasure of visiting Monet’s home and gardens in 2013. As the song lyric says,…

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Visit Carol’s for personalized, one-of-a-kind decorating.

Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies I recently read an article written by Tracy Matthews, jewelry designer, listing seven things you didn’t know about handmade jewelry. As I read the article it made me realize I could apply most of these things to custom draperies and bedding. So here is what I believe you should know…

Designing With Carol: Leave winter behind

Carol Collins After the wet, cold weather we’ve had this winter, leaving winter behind is on the top of my list! Driving around town this week I’ve seen daffodils and Texas blue bonnets sprouting up everywhere. The vibrant colors of these beautiful flowers give me inspiration for the interior of my home. It’s time to…