Over time, anything that is touched by direct sunlight can be affected by damaging UV rays—especially here in Colorado, where we have so many days of sunlight, the effects can mean dulling colors of drapery, flooring, furniture, and accessories in your home. If you’ve invested a lot in your home, you’re bound to want to keep it intact. That’s why, here at Bretz Interiors in Lakewood, we’re happy to show you high-quality window treatments that can block the sun’s dangerous UV rays. [Read more…]
Hunter Douglas Luminette & Silhouette Shades Offer Light and Privacy Control
Pat and I recently had an opportunity to stop by a client’s home and photograph the final look of their new home. It was a dark, dreary day when we stopped by and most of the areas surrounding Denver, CO were dealing with powerful floods. Even though the day was gloomy, this home looking beautiful and welcoming inside and we were so glad to be able to snag a few “after” pictures! [Read more…]
Does winter make you want to curl up and enjoy a good book? Think about creating a cozy place in your home to read, whether you have an entire room to devote or just a small nook or bay window.
A home library is different than a home office because it’s a place for enjoyment and relaxation, while you may need to actually work in a home office. A home library is a retreat from the stresses of your life and your home. You can quietly read a book while sipping a glass of port or a warm cup of tea.
Key to a home library is a comfortable place to sit and put up your feet. And good lighting is critical. Purchase a lamp that provides enough light to read small print comfortably and position it over your shoulder.
Creating a cozy place to read in your home will give you hours of quiet pleasure while you’re improving your mind!
I love living in Colorado. We have the beautiful mountains, the wide open plains, and great city life that give us a long list of activities that you can do, no matter what the weather is like.
Hunter Douglas has a great product called “Silhouette” which allows great see-through, a vane tilting option that allows privacy, and the two layers of sheer fabric also provide 88% ultraviolet protection (Up to 99% when the vanes are closed completely!).
Silhouette has a S-Vane that is suspended between two sheers which diffuses softened light deep into the room. The vanes can be tilted and closed to provide privacy. Silhouettes are great whether you have a view to die for or you just want something that will help you keep track of kids playing outside all while keeping the UV damage to your furniture or flooring at bay.