4 Top Questions Asked of our Interior Designers in December

  As our Interior Designers are meeting with client’s in their home or in our Design Showroom, we will often be asked questions that seems to be common among our clientele.  We have gathered four of the top questions asked in December and compiled them here with the answers to help you with your personal design. Question 1:  How long should my draperies be? Drapery length is really a matter of personal opinion and there is no set rule of thumb.  The majority of draperies we make in our onsite Workroom just kiss the floor according to our designers.  However, …

Vintage Wood Flooring is Perfect for Ventura County

Why is it that people love older houses in Ventura County? It may be a sense that these homes were built more superior and made to last longer. Or they like the floor-plans of old homes and the many little character elements that add charm to an older home. It could possibly be that older homes were unique and offered a different look from one another, in contrast to the way homes are being built today. The phrase “hardwood flooring throughout” today can make a property more likely to sell, because the look and feel of hardwood enriches a space …

Is My Laminate Flooring Safe?

The television show 60 minutes and Anderson Cooper did an investigation into Lumber Liquidators and their inexpensive Chinese laminate flooring regarding formaldehyde emissions, a known cancer causing chemical, from their laminate flooring. As noted during the segment, 60 minutes purchased more than 150 cartons of laminate flooring around the state of California and tested it for emissions. The only products failing the test were Chinese produced products sold by Lumber Liquidators. While laminate flooring from Home Depot and Lowes had acceptable levels of formaldehyde, as did Lumber Liquidators American-made laminates, every single sample of Chinese-made laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators …

10 Steps to Make Your Houseguests Feel At Home

The holidays are here and your guests will be arriving very soon.  Having guests visit can be good and bittersweet.  It is great to visit with family and friends, but it can also be bittersweet and stressful ensuring they are comfortable and feel at home.  Here are ten steps to ensure your guests feel at home and ensure they will rave at how great of a hostess you are. 1.  Prepare for Your Guests Needs:  Have a small basket with toiletries, display an extra towel or pillows.  Your guests may have forgotten their toothbrush, or would love to have an …

Help Needy Families This Year in Ventura County With Toys For Tots and Drapery Affair

Once again this Holiday Season, Drapery Affair / Floor to Ceiling Interiors has joined up with the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation in Port Hueneme to be a designated drop off location for toys.  The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. SUPPORT NEEDY CHILDREN IN VENTURA COUNTY They are in need of unwrapped new toys for distribution to needy children this holiday.  The …

Ventura Collection by Hallmark Hardwood

We proudly feature Ventura Hardwood Flooring Collection by Hallmark Hardwood which features their NuOil Finish.  It is finished with NuOil® which employs a revolutionary new technology. The finish has unique performance characteristics and durability that make it a great choice for someone who wants the visual character that only oil can provide. Oil finishes have been used for centuries on floors and furniture. NuOil® uses proprietary technology in the application of numerous coats of oil finish in the factory that make it the industry leader in wear-ability and stain resistance in oil finish. Due to the unique hybrid multi-coat technology …

Six Easy Tips to Organizing Your Pantry

  Your Pantry is an easy area to get messy quickly.  It is one of the busiest areas of your home.  Most often, we are spending more time unloading the perishables in the refrigerator, and not organizing the cans of corn or the spices.  Here are six tips to organizing your pantry and keeping it clean. Purge Once a Month:  Before your shop for new groceries, purge your expired items and add to your shopping list what needs to be bought today or in the future to replace those items.  Throw away spices that are older then three years of …

Window Coverings and Child Safety

  As Window Covering Professionals, it is our responsibility to have a conversation with you about Child Safety to ensure you have the knowledge to make the right decisions for your family and lifestyle. In addition, we try to set the expectation in regards to specific choices and installation options and requirements.  This is especially important with a looped operating cord that requires a hold-down device to secure the loop to the windowsill, window frame, wall , or floor under tension. Child Safety Federal Standards The current Window Coverings Manufacturer Association (WCMA) standard requires every business to properly install the …