Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Matching Finestra Embellishments and Hardware

Isabella Finials with Flower Medallion Buttons
Betty Martinez
Elegant Interiors
Chesapeake, VA

Coordinate your embellishments and drapery hardware with custom hand finishes and unique designs!

This beautiful treatment by Betty Martinez with Elegant Interiors uses a custom twist on our Walnut Burl finish. Betty requested the finish without the swirled or burled pattern on it. The result was spectacular! Both the finish and designs anchor this treatment with heavy fringe in a tonal, light and airy room.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

$50 Gift Certificate Offered from Finestra

You have a chance to win a $50.00 Finestra Gift Certificate if you sign up for our webinar on September 8, 2010 at 11am!

Meeting Deadlines is Easy with Quick Ship Hardware
Imagine designing a window treatment, selecting hardware, fabric and trims and then receiving the custom, decorative hardware in only 5 days!

Finestra® Decorative Hardware is excited to announce the new 15/10/5 Quick Ship Program. Choose from 15 of the most popular styles, in 10 beautiful, hand-rubbed finishes and receive your order with a 5 day lead-time. In this webinar you will learn about the styles and finishes available for Quick Ship including finials, pole rods, rings, brackets, end caps and medallions. Finestra® Decorative Hardware is available exclusively from Rowley Company, and has always provided unique custom designs with the highest attention to detail and quality.

Now with our Quick Ship Program we have made it even easier to you to meet deadlines and create customer satisfaction.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Architetural Design Details

Photos courtesy of Beaux-Artes
The architecture of a room plays a key role in the decor we choose, the color palette, and even the way we install our draperies. A cohesive design incorporates all of a room's grandeur and detail. Adding decoratively carved air return registers, light rings, and wall panels separate ordinary design from the extraordinary.
Finestra casts many of these architectural pieces for Beaux-Artes. The pieces include speaker grilles covers, fire alarm medallions, light rings, and grilles and air return registers.
Speaker grille cover.

Fire alarm cover.

Decorative light rings for recessed lights with or without crystals.

Decorative Wall Panels

Decorative Air Return Registers

Visit Beaux-Artes.com for more information!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Decorate with Finials in Unusual Ways

Barry Dixon Interiors Photographs Copyright Brian D Coleman

Use finials to top cornices as shown above to enhance and bring dimension to your design like our #14 Ragsdale Finial.

For an upscale look in a Great Room, try adding finials to your love seat or sofa. Decorative tassels add a finishing touch to this design.

Finials make fabulous bathroom and kitchen accents. Use them as towel bars, or hooks for robes and towels.

Finials on bookcases or furniture accents complete mill work or fine furniture details. Bed top finial accents can give a royal or whimsical feel like these hand painted dragonfly finials.
Use finials as toppers for your pelmets and a swag designs.

Newel Post accents or fence post accents are a wonderful way to tie in trim finishes and finish off plain caps. How about an elegant entry to your garden?!

These animal finials are a fun way to add to your design! Use them as coat racks, door pulls, towel bars or even bookends.

The possibilities are endless!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Decorative Traverse Rods

Treatment by Karen Downey with Custom Interiors.
Finestra Designer Finish: Dark Bamboo with brown tracking system.

Traverse rods can add functionality and decorative aesthetics to your window treatments. If the window treatment is going to be opened several times a day or in high traffic areas of the home, traverse rods are the solution for ease of movement.

Decorative wood fascias offer an aesthetically pleasing design option with over 36 hand rubbed finishes. Custom finishes are also an option like the treatment shown above, created by Karen Downey with Custom Interiors. She has chosen a hand rubbed and antiqued red finish to compliment her drapery fabric. Simply beautiful!

Options for traverse rods include 2" or 3"D wood fascias with or without C rings. You may also choose between ball bearing hand drawn tracks or cord drawn systems. The ball bearing track is optimal for ease of use. Either system may also be used as a double track system in order to layer your treatments or place sheers behind the draperies. Brown or white track colors are offered to blend in with any custom hand rubbed finish.
Please contact Finestra Decorative Hardware for help on any traverse solutions 1-888-443-8182. Or, visit us online http://www.finestradecorativehardware.com/03_rods.asp.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ragsdale Tassels as Shade Pulls

Barry Dixon Interiors
Photographs Copyright Brian D Coleman
Barry Dixon Interiors
Photographs Copyright Brian D Coleman #26 Tassel Ragsdale Collection

This beautiful design by Barry Dixon Interiors is accented with one of our Ragsdale tassel embellishments. High design and attention to detail go hand in hand. It is amazing what kind of impact a small subtle piece can add to the finishing touch of a design.