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Summer Falls into Autumn

“And all at once, Summer collapsed into Fall” – Oscar Wilde In the past, at the beginning of the autumn season, many families had a tradition of switching out sheer drapery for heavier drapery, like many people do now with packing away summer apparel and bringing out winter clothing. The cooler fall weather and the upcoming holiday season gets us thinking about family gatherings and preparing for comfort and warm aesthetics in our homes. We at Crosstown Shade & Glass have a long tradition of helping families make these seasonal transformations. From helping with the re-upholstery of a treasured family   [READ MORE]

Choosing the best window treatments – Shades

Bedroom Shades Shades are also known as “soft” window treatments because they are made of fabric including linen, cotton, silk, and other natural and synthetic fibers. Although they don’t have any light-filtering adjustments, they do come in different levels of opacity to allow various amounts of light flow through. If you’ve decided that the best window treatments for your home are shades, then the next thing to do is to decide on the right type of shades for your specific room(s) and requirements. There are three main types of shades to choose from. Roller Shades Roller shades pull   [READ MORE]

Choosing Wood vs. Faux Wood Blinds

Wood adds a special warmth and innate elegance to a room, which is why the look of wood is so popular for window blinds.If you’re trying to decide between wood or faux wood blinds, consider the following: True Hardwood Blinds True hardwood blinds look lovely on any window and come in many different stains and colors, making them incredibly versatile from an interior design standpoint. Faux Wood Blinds Faux wood resembles real wood but holds up much better in high moisture conditions, such as bathrooms, and near beach locations. Do keep in mind that faux woods are heavier than real   [READ MORE]

Color Decorating

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” – Wassily Kandinsky When it comes to decorating your home, color trends are constantly changing from neutral colors to edgy hues and bright tones. With 2018 now upon us, an array of new color trends are unfolding. One of the hottest trending colors is Sherwin Williams’ 2018 Color of the Year- Oceanside, a deep Teal. Shown here are how fabrics can be paired with Hunter Douglas window treatments to create a whole new environment. Using fabrics for drapery, valances and pillows can add a dramatic change. Stop by one of our   [READ MORE]

Smart Phones, Smart Televisions and Smart Shades!

PowerView app Life is about convenience. Wouldn’t you like to schedule your window treatments to raise and lower on a set schedule, without having to lift a finger? Or be able to open and close multiple shades at once with the simple touch of a button or from an app? Here at Crosstown Custom Shade & Glass, we offer one of the most innovative window treatment systems in the industry, Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization. Through their innovation and design, Hunter Douglas has created a motorized window treatment system that works with many home automation systems including Amazon Alexa,   [READ MORE]

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