Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Polka Dots in Design

Polka dots are fun! Usually when we think about using polka dots in design; we think of a child's room. Polka dots first became popular on clothing in Britain in the late 19th Century and were associated more often than not with designs for children. These patterns consisting of circles can be used on any variety of decorative objects: bedding, floor covering, fabrics, wall covering, lighting, drapery treatments and even drapery finials.

Finestra offers a hand painted "polka dot option" on all sizes of our plain ball finial. They are offered to fit 1 3/8", 2", and 3"D poles. There are 12 colors in our Children's Palette to choose from: 6 pastel colors and 6 primary colors. The color combinations and effects are endless!

Don't see a color that coordinates with your design? No problem! Choose any Ben Moore or Sherwin Williams paint color and we will purchase the paint and customize your finials, poles and brackets for you!
Using the Children's Color Palette can also be helpful when accenting polka dots as seen above. This bed corona was constructed with Firma-flex and has three of the Finestra button swirl finials on top to accent the polka dot fabric in a whimsical way.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Installing Button Borders

Button Borders are a fabulous new way to accent your draperies, pillows, bedding and fashion accessories! Here are a few tips for easy installation...

Button Borders work with any #60 or #75 button form or pin clasp.

The upholstered button will need to be tacked to the border by using fringe adhesive or a glue gun. Fringe adhesive is shown here and may be the quickest way to attach the borders.

Place button inside border rim.

Clamp together or lay flat to dry.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Button Borders and Tassels for 2011

Bring luxurious details to pillows, drapery panels, valances and more with Finestra Decorative Hardware Button Embellishments, Button Borders, and Tassels. All new designs are offered in three custom hand finishes of Theatre Antique Gold, Old World Gold, and Pewter.

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