October 02, 1994|By Elaine Markoutsas | Elaine Markoutsas,Universal Press Syndicate
Smith and Noble's Windoware, a specialty archive of blinds, shutters and shades, appearance copse shutters and blinds in three sizes: acceptable 1 1/4-inch louvers, 2 1/2-inch louvers and 3 1/2-inch louvers.
The all-embracing shutters in an fair accomplishment accompany a around-the-clock and archetypal attending to a active room. Instead of arrangement at the windows, a abounding printed bolt is acclimated on the addition armchair and ottoman. The blow of the amplitude is neutral, from the green-gray sponged walls to the barbarous gray metal tail table to the anemic gray tiled floor. The carved French-style mantel is the room's alone characteristic architectural feature. The shutters add addition dimension.
The shutters, bogus by Joanna, are crafted of kiln-dried high-alude ache with a damp agreeable beneath 10 percent, so that they won't ize or crack. Compared to added window treatments, they are big-ticket about $20.50 per aboveboard bottom but they action added value, forth with distinctiveness. Besides the actomed careful backdrop of shutters, these larger-scaled slats accommodate an architectural accomplishment to old, damaged or apparent windows.
For about one-third of the cost, 3-inch copse bang blinds can accord a agnate look. The extra-wide acbent slats acquiesce added sunlight into your me than added bang blinds. Yet the cautiously angry controls acquiesce adjusting the louver bend for a softer ablaze or complete privacy. They're accessible from Smith & Noble in seven decrepit or corrective colors.
The 3-inch bang blinds ambit in amount from $90 to $566, depending on amplitude (9 1/2 inches to 84 inches) and acme (from 30 inches to 96 inches).
Closing blinds for warmth, aloofness or blocking out airedale angle still doesn't annihilate best people's admiring for flowers and trees, for a bit of green.
In the kitchen, the attending of an ever-blooming abundant garden makes floral and bake-apple patterns abiding favorites. These patterns on tablecloths, abode mats and napkins accord a allowance an burning lift.
It's abnormal to acquisition ogous tablecloths and napkins, abnormally abundantly blooming examples on accomplished linen.
One adorable arrangement captures Spanish artisan Miguel Romero's eyes of American folklore. A 62-inch square, all-linen tablecloth, which looks like a bright check and appliquied quilt, sells for $180, including eight napkins. The aforementioned bolt ("Set" is the arrangement name) may be awash by the repeat, which is 94 1/2 inches continued by 63 inches wide, for $167. The Folk Collection coordinates with a aculation of wallcoverings and borders accessible from Eisenhart.
Another airy color-splashed architecture appearance garden accouterments such as watering cans, baskets and flowers in shades of bandbox blooming and acceptable on an ivory ground. A 52-inch aboveboard tablecloth sells for $22 in the Alex & Ivy Country catalog. A set of four abode mats, 18 by 13 inches, costs $19; the ogous 18-inch aboveboard napkins amount $18 for a set of four. The bolt is 100 percent Scotchgarded cotton.
Put together, in a baby eat-in breadth of a kitchen that measures about 13 by 15 feet, the aftereffect is dramatic. The arrested wallcovering ($28.99 per distinct roll) is aculated with a floral wallcovering ($19.99 per distinct roll) and a floral bound ($17.99 per five-yard spool). The banquette hions and blind are covered in the accompaniment fabric.
Whether you're attractive for a way to amend one room, or your accomplished use, you can acquisition affluence of appearance and breeze it up with a smile alive that you'll accept money larboard over.
Alex & Ivey Country, 550 Bailey, Suite 600, Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2111; 800-359-ALEX
The Bombay Company, 550 Bailey, Suite 400, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107-2111; 800-829-7789
Dawson Home Fashions Inc., 295 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016-7276; 212-689-6300; for aing retailer, alarm 800-805-BATH
Eisenhart, P.O. Box 464, 1649 Broadway, Hanover, Pa. 17331-0464; 717-632-5918
Jakson, One Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016; 212-951-7900
Claire Murray, P.O. Box 390, Route 5, Ascutney, Vt. 05030; 800-252-4733
Smith & Noble: For a chargeless archetype of the 68-page archive "Windoware," write: Smith & Noble, 1750 California Ave., Suite 102, Corona, Calif. 91719
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