Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face by Jack Prelutsky
Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.Imagine if your precious nose
were sandwiched in between your toes,
that clearly would not be a treat,
for you’d be forced to smell your feet.

Your nose would be a source of dread
were it attached atop your head,
it soon would drive you to despair,
forever tickled by your hair.

Within your ear, your nose would be
an absolute catastrophe,
for when you were obliged to sneeze,
your brain would rattle from the breeze.

Your nose, instead, through thick and thin,
remains between your eyes and chin,
not pasted on some other place–
be glad your nose is on your face!

This poem was way too funny to share just part of it. I do believe I read it a time back, but really enjoyed it again and hope you can too.
Many times in design a room will have some “quirk” that may make it a bit difficult. This room’s “quirk” actually is a fairly easy solution compared to some “design dilemmas” but still must be solved.

Before

 

One whole side of this main level living room is a wall of windows,which makes a beautiful dramatic statement (just like your nose!) but can also create immediate in- balance in a space. However, this “nose” is in the right place and all it really requires is a “little makeup” to balance which is what we did with the interesting art along with the sconces and television. This also made a much lovelier way to not only watch television, but have a great conversation.

“I liked the way Debbie listened to my ideas and then made them happen in the design. It is truly a skill. She is passionate about design and is able to provide her services using that passion.”

Linda R. / R.N.

 

October is National Window Covering Safety Month

…and your child’s safety is our top priority

Blinds and shades with cords can be dangerous to children.  The Window Covering Safety Council, a group of major U.S. manufacturers, importers, and retailers of window coverings, provides education about window cord safety.  Check out their website for up-to-date information and advice:

http://www.windowcoverings.org/safety_design_tips.html

Because young children can become entangled in window cords that are within their reach, the Safety Council urges parents and caregivers to follow these safety rules:

Safety Checklist:

□       Keep cribs and beds away from windows.

 

□       Make sure all window treatment cords are short enough to be out of the reach of children.

 

□       Securely anchor all continuous loop cords to the wall or window frame.

 

□       Repair blinds and shades manufactured before 2001 with “retrofit cord repair devices,” or replace them with today’s safer products.

 

□       Opt for cordless treatments in children’s bedrooms and play areas.

 

Using safety in window coverings will help protect your pets, as well.  Educate yourself and protect your family.

Relaxed Roman Shade

When considering window treatments, we offer the best in Hunter Douglas as well as other great window covering companies with not only many wood and fabric options but options in bamboo, reeds and grasses. And of course there are also endless choices of great custom fabric and trim selections for draperies to dress those windows up…not forgeting we can create custom pillows and bedding that will add that special touch you are looking for! This relaxed roman shade pictured is from The Shade Store.

Give us a call to help you get started!