Custom Window Treatments enhance Contemporary Family Rm; Fairfax Station, VA

Custom Drapery Swags, Fairfax Station, VA, golden interiors inc

Elegant Blue & White Toile

Custom drapery finishes a room design more than any other design element. This very contemporary Family room and Kitchen dining area feel so much more inviting once the window treatments are installed. Drapery adds acoustical and visual softness and character to the rooms. Expert drapery designs are custom sized perfectly for the windows allowing for maximum viewing area and setting off the style of the room to match the homeowners taste.

Custom Drapery Swags, Fairfax Station, VA, golden interiors inc

Elegant Blue & White Toile with solid blue banding showcase the windows perfectly in this Contemporary Family Room Design; decorative pillows soften the leather sectional sofa

before photo Contemporary Family Room, Fairfax, VA

Before Window Treatments & Decorative Pillows

Contemporary Family Room Interior Design, Modern Drapery Swags

Contemporary Family Room with Modern Drapery Swags

Kitchen Bay Window before drapery valances,

Kitchen Bay Window before drapery valances

Kitchen Bay Window Drapery; Valances; Fairfax, VA

Bay Window Valances – London Shade detail; just enough to add the finishing touch

Custom Drapery and pillows, Interior design, golden interiors inc

Blue and White Toile Fabric Drapery Swags with Full Length Panels banded with solid blue fabric and decorative accent pillows enliven the all white leather sectional

Bathroom Remodeling, Elegant Powder Room Transformed; Fairfax, VA

Transformed in just under 1 month’s time – Blue and White Powder Room with custom marble vanity, floor tiles, beadboard wainscoting, crown molding, glass tile backsplash, new wall sconces and mirror.  Elegant Blue Glass Vessel Sink started the design scheme.  Marble floor tile pattern is detailed with satin nickel 2″ x 2″ accent tiles adding more character for this small room – the flooring pattern helps make the space feel bigger.

Custom Marble Vanity  Detail

Custom Marble Vanity and floor with nickel finish accent tiles

White Marble Vanity, Blue Glass vessel sink and backsplash

White Marble Vanity, Blue Glass vessel sink and backsplash

Blue Glass Sink, Glass Tiles Backsplash

Blue Glass Sink, Glass Tiles Backsplash

Before Powder room Vanity and sink

Before Powder room Vanity and sink

Powder Room Before hallway view

Powder Room Before hallway view

New Fabric Collection – Coastal Colors inspiring calm and peaceful interiors

Designer Fabrics from fabricut

Light and Airy Fabrics to inspire beautiful window treatments

Beautiful windows start with stunning fabric selections, timeless, classic and livable.

From warm, inviting tones to soft, blue-grey hues, Fabricut’s Vignettes – Volume XII collection features a variety of prints, wovens and embroideries. This season, we’re introducing seven new color palettes in classic and contemporary designs.

Summer Fabrics – Crisp, Clean, Refreshing Design Ideas

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new from Kravet – coastal colors: blues, white and creams

New fabric fashions for inspiring window treatments and upholstery selections, blue colors still prevail as homeowner’s favorite providing a calm livable quality to any space. Think bedrooms, family rooms or any space you wish for a relaxing retreat from the non stop world we live in.

New exotic collection from Kravet
New fabric fashions for inspiring window treatments and upholstery projects. Blues still very much in demand for home furnishings.
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New design patterns from Fabricut
Handsome new collection with coordinating floral, stripes and Ikat patterns.
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New sheer fabric designs from Kravet
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Kitchen Remodeling on NBC House Smarts

We were fortunate to have House Smarts Michael Ayala interview us and our client for an upcoming episode of House Smarts airing on NBC this weekend, May 11th and 12th.

Small Kitchen Remodeling, Centreville, VA – maximizing storage space and finishes that create an old world Tuscan Charm. The slate floor was installed years earlier with a home remodel and the Kitchen was fully redesigned recently. Kohler’s smart divide sink is one of the client’s favorite features with graceful curves making clean up a breeze.

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Kraftmaid distressed maple cabinets, granite coutners and stainless steel Jenn Air appliances – a greenhouse window was added above the sink to allow for more daylight into the small kitchen space. Adding a new window above the sink with great design adds positive energy to your daily life where you stand many times during your day.

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Uplighting fixtures from Kichler add height to a normal 8′-0″ ceiling and reduce glare and overhead heat from down lamps.

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The refrigerator was moved over from the entrance and allowed a landing counter at the entry to the room which opened up the space dramatically. A tall pantry storage cabinet was banked with a counter depth refrigerator creating much needed storage.

Small Kitchen Beautiful Backsplash Detail
Italian crackle glazed tiles with intaglio and glass tile accents add classic timeless elegance; backsplashes are the jewelry of Kitchen design.

Small Kitchen Kohler Smart Divide Sink Centreville VA
Kohler’s smart divide porcelain sink in Sandbar color, stylish and functional – graceful cureves are easy to clean over the newer model zero radius sinks.

Fabrics to Inspire – Fresh Design Patterns and Styles for Spring

Built in Bench Seats add charm and character to a room setting

Built in Bench Seats add charm and character to a room setting

Clean colorways add freshness to older furniture - think reupholstery

Clean colorways add freshness to older furniture – think reupholstery

Fresh clean design styles, classic patterns you will never tire of, coastal elements are still trending. We love the crisp color combos, IKAT designs and the clean whites being used with one accent color.

Casual Drapery Designs – House Photo Tour from Southern Living

Simple Pinstripe fabric in neutral and white is light and airy - stripe adds height to the room;  

Simple, sophisticated panels with clever rope ties makes panel fabrication easy using buttonholes at the top edge.  Elegant oxford style stripe adds classic charm with coastal sand dune beige and white, a warm colorway you will never grow tired of.  Standard 3/4″ or 1″ metal drapery hardware is available from several retail sources at reasonable prices.  Although skimpier than we usually work with it feels right with the simple panel designs illustrated here.

Casual Drapery Design - Front Entranceway
Casual Drapery Design – Front Entranceway
 Beautiful entryway using unlined canvas fabric hung with pinch clips makes for easy panel fabrication with flat band header.  Semi sheer fabric is perfect for the doorway providing privacy with all the glass yet still allowing daylight to pour thru.

Living Room < Idea House Photo Tour – Southern Li

Living Room < Idea House Photo Tour - Southern Living


Rope tie detail – up close.  Works beautifully for fixed panels – not a good design detail for traversable drapery panels.

Robert Allen – New fabrics from Larry Laslo


Beautiful new collections, great colors, harmony and pizzazz to

spice up a dull sofa with comfy throw pillows.

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     Neutral collection has historic pattern elements adding timeless classic patterns to work with for your next

project.  Any one of these fabrics would make an incredible bed spread,

quilt or comfy throw for the Family Room.


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Cheerful, colorful patterns to inspire your room redecorating projects.

Let the fabric begin your journey to a new, fresh, clean sophisticated look.


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Kitchen Remodeling Toe Kick Drawer

The best options for base cabinets in Kitchen design today are drawers. Drawers provide more useful storage, are easier to use and cost less than door cabinets with roll out shelves. Roll out shelves are designed to retrofit existing Kitchen base cabinets when you are not replacing your cabinets. If you are purchasing all new cabinets for your kitchen definitely think drawer storage.   Highlighted in this photo is the hidden baseboard toe kick drawer.  A great place to store place mats and grill accessories. Provide them where ever they make sense and you will find they are very useful for dining table linens and much more.

Above the toe kick drawer are (2) 36″ width base drawers.  Vertical dividers are used to separate the interior space for storage coffee mugs, tall to go water bottles, coffee, teas and K-cups for the buffet bar area with the smaller prep sink.   30″ width drawers are in the Center Island with a custom insert for knives in the top drawer.  The lower drawers are utilized for colanders, small tray storage and dog accessories.  Drawers can be outfitted with peg board inserts for dinner plates, bowls or pots and pans storage.

This custom Center Island is finished with a Teal Gray Metallic Industrial spray paint that wears like iron.  The paint finish is also used on the light trim molding below the upper cabinets and as an added flat pyramid shaped embellishment on the cabinets which end on the countertop.  This keeps the color flowing throughout the otherwise white kitchen and adds a soft timeless finishing touch to the custom cabinets.  The baseboard is actually plastic laminate finish that coordinates perfectly with the teal painted finish.  No one can tell the difference and the plastic laminate is perfect for maintenance issues.

Ordering new cabinets – think drawers, drawers and more drawers!  Multi-purpose, customizable, easy to use, practical and budget wise drawers win out.