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  • How Should Your Drapery Measure Up?

    When it comes to custom drapery, one size does NOT fit all. Unlike box stores where the size is pre-determined for an “average” window, custom drapery is created just for your exact window. Because the thing is: there is no such a thing as an “average” window, and your style doesn’t have to fit under “average” limitations! You can achieve the perfect length and width based on your own style and taste. Furthermore, custom drapery help to give you privacy, reduce heating or cooling costs, and improve the overall look of your room by making windows appear larger.

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  • Seven Decorating Mistakes to Avoid in Your Home

    Let’s face it. The design catalogs make it look so easy and effortless, but putting together a cohesive look for the décor of your own home can be difficult. Some folks are better at math or cooking than design, and you know what? That’s okay. The world needs all sorts. It just so happens, however, that design is our area of expertise, and in our time in homes all around the Chicagoland area, we’ve seen the same design mistakes made over and over. Today we’d love to share seven common design mistakes and the steps you can take to avoid making them yourself.

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  • A Lady Walks Into A Store…

    Okay, there is no joke…just me and my unique sense of humor!
    What I really want to talk about today is the difference between walking into a store to purchase
    window treatments, vs having an experienced designer (such as myself), come to you for an in-home
    What you can expect from purchasing window treatments from a store or online on your own:
    • Window treatments that don’t fit the space or hang right
    • Finding out you bought a color that clashes with the rest of the room
    • Poor quality
    • No “wow” factor

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  • To Ripplefold or Not?

    What is a ripplefold? I know what you’re thinking. No, it isn’t what happens to your stomach after you eat a big, satisfying meal. A ripplefold is a modern style of draperies that eliminates the use of drapery pins, while also always holding the shape of a wave (whether open or closed). Also known as the S-fold, this design creates uniform and consistent waves, which gives the curtains a soft and flowy feeling. How do these operate with no drapery pins, you might ask? Instead of drapery pins, there are little snaps sewn into the top hem that fit into the rod carriers.

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  • Don’t Get Bent Out of Shape: Choosing the Perfect Table

    You went over to your friend’s house and she showed off her new live edge table for her living
    room. You can’t help it—you’re jealous. You haven’t gotten a new table since 1997! Yet you
    find yourself panicking…”where do I even start?” Whether you are trying to select a dining
    room table or just a simplistic coffee table, there’s no reason to feel daunted. There are many
    shapes, sizes, and styles that can fit your needs. When it comes down to it, the most important

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  • And the 2019 Pantone Color Goes to…

    Think of how you feel when you drive past a field of blooming flowers on a summer day, or the calming feeling you have as you watch the rainbow of colors in the sky during a setting sun. Colors are so captivating and inspirational, and we just can’t get enough of them! So naturally, since it’s that time of year again, we wanted to share Pantone’s color of the year that inspires trends in 2019. Pantone’s colors help to marry a variety of industries, from designers, manufacturers, retailers, and you: the customer.

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  • Defeat Your Old Wallpaper with the Four S’s

    The peeling piece of wallpaper at the corner of my shower had been bothering me for weeks. When I moved into an old house covered floor to ceiling in wallpaper, I knew the battle would have to begin sooner or later. The steam from the shower had expedited the process in the bathroom--who was I to argue with that? As I gripped the corner and pulled, the wallpaper popped off easily and without resistance. This won’t be that bad, I thought to myself, maybe I should just continue with this wallpaper removal right now!

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  • “Touch it Once” Philosophy

    Have you ever come home to your house and kicked off your shoes at the front door, tossed your coat and scarf onto the bench in your hallway, and walked away? I know I’ve been guilty of that more than once myself! This concept can be especially difficult with kids, as well. The problem is your shoes and winter items have a home elsewhere. Now your initially clean hallway shows signs of clutter, and it all happened in one fell swoop. You were so tired after your work day, the easiest solution was to drop it at the door.

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  • But, You Followed the Instructions…

    Have you ever purchased a box of hair color from the store thinking, “I can do this?” You read the instructions and they made perfect sense. So, you thought “why not?” And you did. And then you realized too late…you shouldn’t have!

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  • When Color Meets the Eye

    When we enter a room, our emotions are subconsciously being triggered by what our eyes take in. For example, we can get a sense of openness and lightness in a room that offers natural sunlight, and reflects neutral colors.

    According to research, the colors we chose throughout our home can release chemicals that can influence our emotions and quite possibly, trigger a physical response as well.

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  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Can Make a Room Appear Less Small

    The goal of a strategically placed mirror is to provide the illusion that the room is larger, brighter, and wider. By using a mirror as the focal point in a small room, or one without windows, you can create the illusion of depth and lightness, in a space that’s dull, and somber.

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  • Custom Motorized Shades….Why Not?

    Custom motorized shades aren’t a fad…they are the future! Seriously, when was that last time you rolled your car window down by hand? Or, got up from the couch to turn on the television? I know I can’t recall a time without my automatic garage door!

    Motorized shades are custom made for beauty and function…and let’s not forget convenience! Think of how nice it is to reach over, grab the remote and adjust the lighting of any room. Or, wake up in the morning and let the sun shine in, without having to get up to open the shades…

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  • Why We Celebrate Ground Hog Day

    Ground Hog Day is a popular tradition celebrated on February 2nd. It is believed that the tradition of Ground Hog Day originated from an ancient Christian celebration known as Candlemas Day, in which local clergy would bless candles needed for winter, and distribute them to the people. The celebration marked the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. According to the legend; if Candlemas Day was sunny and the skies were clear, a long, rough winter would ensue. But, if the day was cloudy, spring would soon be there.

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  • Readymade Madness

    Here are two different scenarios for purchasing draperies:

    Readymade Draperies:

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  • Fat Tuesday Recipe

    Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake

    If you are looking for a sweet treat to celebrate Fat Tuesday, you might enjoy this delicious recipe for Bananas Foster Upside Down Cake. It’s easy to make and is guaranteed to be a family favorite! This cake has a homey feel and a rich, deep banana flavor. Serve it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

    What you need

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  • Winter Weather…Staying Safe on the Road

    When I said “I’d rather have more cold, than snow,” I wasn’t asking for NEGATIVE FIFTY FIVE DEGREES! But, living in the Midwest, we don’t get to decide what Mother Nature wants to throw our way. Here are some tips that might help you, and your family, stay safe while traveling during these harsh winter months:

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  • Vinegar & Oil…The Natural Way to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

    I try to eat clean…so why wouldn’t I want to “clean” clean? Oh, I’ve watched a ton of video’s touting the best products to clean my stainless steel appliances, and you know what I found; that vinegar still works the best.

    I can remember my mother using vinegar and water to clean our windows, when I was growing up. She’d spray the windows, and then wipe them down using last weeks’ Sunday paper to make them shine. Times may have changed as technology has forged ahead, but sometimes, the simple ways are still the most effective in getting the job done.

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    I love… love… love… essentials oils and use them throughout my home and in a variety of ways. I have beautiful diffusers in several rooms that are pretty to look at, and make my entire home smell wonderful.

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  • “Living Coral” by Pantone is THE Color of the Year for 2019!

    Each year the leading authority on color, The Pantone Color Institute, declares their much anticipated Color of the Year, and I’m excited about “Living Coral” for 2019. As the owner of Curtain Call Creations, and an experienced interior home designer; I like where this trend is leading. The possibilities “seam” endless!

    “Living Coral” has been described as a muted shade of coral, boasting vibrant tones of orange-red. Inspired by nature, this color easily creates a calming energy that can bring the “happy” into our everyday lives.

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  • Vitamin D…1, 2, 3!

    I’ve heard vitamin D referred to as the “Sunshine Vitamin” many times, but never gave it much thought…until now. Vitamin D is comprised of D-1, D-2 and D-3, and is produced naturally in our bodies when our skin is directly exposed to sunlight. We can also get it through the foods we eat and if needed, through supplements.

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  • Grandmother’s Know Best

    Growing up in the Midwest, I’ve come to love all the seasons that nature brings. I get excited every year once the Christmas season rolls around, but this year was extra special. This was my first grandchild’s Christmas! It was a joyous occasion and we made some beautiful memories.

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  • Homemade Snow Globe

    Who amongst us doesn’t smile a little when you see a display of snow globes? Perhaps you’re like me and you can’t resist going up and shaking a few of them to see the glittery snow swirling around the winter scene. Snow globes manage to bring a holiday smile to faces young and old, but not all of us are lucky enough to have snow globes to display for the season. So…why not make your own faux snow globe display? It’s true—this version isn’t shakable—but it sure is easy on the eyes, nonetheless. And it’s so easy and inexpensive to make!

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  • Easy Kitchen Renovations for the New Year!

    Now that you’ve had your family and friends over for the Thanksgiving holiday, you’re probably noticing there are a few areas in your kitchen that could be given some attention. Perhaps your kitchen is outdated in general, or maybe it’s just a little out of trend. Either way, there are a few things you can easily do that will make a large impact on the overall look of your kitchen. Read on to hear five ways you can update your own kitchen for the New Year without breaking the bank!

    New Tile for Backsplash

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  • Form Versus Function…Or Why Not Both?

    How do you approach decisions about home improvement projects? Do you think about function, meaning your goals and expectations for how a product will WORK? Or do you think about form, meaning your goals and expectations for how a product will LOOK? We at Curtain Call Creations ask you this: why can’t it be BOTH?

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  • Make Your House Smell Like Fall!

    Have you ever gone into someone’s home and the smell was so fantastic you wished your own home could smell the same way? If so, you’ve come to the right place! We have several ideas and concoctions that will make your home smell absolutely wonderful this fall season. This is one DIY that is super easy. The best part? These options are free of the synthetic fragrances that many scented products contain (read: harsh artificial chemicals).

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  • Ultra Violet: Pantone Color of 2018

    New year, new color! Have you heard of that annual tradition from the folks at Pantone? Pantone chooses a color of the year, which is meant to be a symbolic choice that is representative of what is happening in global culture. Their colors help to marry a variety of industries, from designers, manufacturers, retailers, and you: the consumer. Pantone provides a communication across fashion, architecture, photography, and more—all using color.

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  • Creating a Non-Traditional Holiday Mantle

    We were recently given the challenge of creating a non-traditional holiday mantle for a client’s family room, and we had so much fun! Our clients spend a lot of time in this room—it is in the heart of their home and is set just off of their kitchen. They have three young children that also share and enjoy this space. Our client’s family room is both elegant and comfortable, with pops of rich purples and greens set against neutrals. We selected a purple, green and teal color palette for the mantle to help pull in the color schemes of the surrounding rooms.

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  • The Search for the Perfect Sofa

    When you begin your search for a new sofa for your home, you probably aren’t thinking about it in the same way as a long term relationship. Reality is: you probably should consider it just as carefully as you would a life partner. Did you know that most people hang on to a sofa from six to fifteen years before buying something new? The sofa may just outlive a family pet, car, or a trendy hairstyle! This means that it is very important to pay careful attention to the quality elements that give a piece its lasting power.

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  • Décor Options for Renters

    Dorm rooms…rentals…your in-laws’ basement…Whatever the residence you won’t live in permanently, the rules remain the same: you are “borrowing” the space and cannot make any big changes to how it looks. Though I am currently a homeowner, many years of my adult life were spent in rental properties. There are, of course, pros and cons to renting. One pro for me was that if something broke, I could call someone else to deal with it. Yet my major, glaring, unavoidable con: I couldn’t do anything permanent to decorate it. No paint. No knocking down walls or elaborate shelving installations.

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  • Dry Erase Paint

    This is a awesome product that allows you to write on your wall. I doodle sketches everywhere so I will be asking my painter to add this to my office walls. You can apply premium performance Notable™ Dry Erase Paint to almost any surface. Opt for Classic "whiteboard" Notable White or Notable Clear, which transforms any paint color on the wall into a dry erase board crazy cool . Check out the video

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  • Why Shop Local?

    Shop Local. It’s become a very popular concept in our society of late; it’s written all over billboards and t-shirts. But what does it really mean? Why is everyone telling us to shop local? It’s a simple, concept, really: we vote with our money; that is, how we choose to spend it. By investing your money in your local community, you are ultimately voting for the success of your community. Don’t we all want our own communities to be successful? Read on to see how shopping in your own backyard is helping your own economy flourish.

    Building a Community

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  • Decorating One Space with Two Opinions

    Moving is difficult enough, but when you also have the task of combining two people’s tastes, things can get…complicated. It doesn’t matter if you are about to move in with your best friend or your life partner: both parties will have items they want to bring into the space, and those items won’t necessarily match. Maybe you both share the same music and love tacos, but that won’t make that whimsical wagon wheel coffee table look great next to her teal velvet sofa.

    Before you let the relationship or the furniture go up in flames, try some of the following ideas:

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  • Seven Ways to Make a Statement

    Have you ever found yourself loving a paint color, but thought an entire room of it might be overwhelming? Sometimes you can make even more of a statement by scaling back and focusing on one wall. By incorporating a fresh look on that one wall, your entire room will look like it went through a makeover. Another added bonus: you’ll have a fabulous backdrop for the photos you and your friends will take at your next party.

    Here are seven exciting ways to accent one wall in your home:


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  • Luxury Recycling with Renovation Angel

    Have you ever wondered what happens to the luxury kitchens of the world when their owners decide to renovate or tear down their homes? We recently learned about an amazing team of folks at Renovation Angel who have an answer to that question.

    What is Renovation Angel?

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  • Be Our Guest: Tips & Tricks to a Welcoming Home

    We’ve all done it. We’ve all stayed over at someone’s house and found ourselves longing to just go home to our own bed. It isn’t because they aren’t welcoming hosts—it’s because the typical comforts of home that you’re used to aren’t there. Maybe for you, this means a late night snack, or perhaps you like to watch a show before bed…but since it isn’t your house, you don’t feel right about imposing. We happen to think there is a solution to make your guests feel more relaxed that requires minimal effort: model your guest space after a five-star resort.

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  • Furniture Placement & Selection

    Selecting and arranging furniture is a hobby that can be seen as therapeutic to most people; however, with little preemptive thinking and vision, this task can easily become a nightmare. Here are a few important tips to consider if you want to avoid the headache.

    Don’t Forget the Television-

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  • Wow with Wallpaper

    DECOR TIP: So many of us have memories of gold dated floral paper in our childhood homes, but heads up wallpaper has come a long way baby. Wallpaper has bold, modern prints that are anything but dismal make up the wallpaper scene of today. Add punch to a room with a black and white scheme or introduce texture with tone-on-tone papers.

    TRY THIS: Wallpaper just one accent wall of the room and paint the remaining walls in a complementary shade add some custom drapes and BAM you have a outstanding room.

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  • Reflection Selection: Bring Mirror into Your Design

    What if we told you that hanging one item on your wall could heighten the style and design of your home? Seems too simple to be true, but in this case, it is. Bringing mirrors into your home design can do wonders, especially if you have limited space or light. Why mirrors? Mirrors enhance light and provide reflection, which can help improve the way your house looks and feels. Mirrors also help to simulate depth in small rooms. With the New Year underway, we’ve compiled a list of ten ways to incorporate mirror into your home décor this year.

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  • The Ins & Outs to your Odds & Ends

    You’ve already done the easy part: you have an amazing collection of accessories that you cherish and want to display. Now, you have to tackle one of the biggest decorating dilemmas…how to arrange your accessories in your space. We don’t want to put too much pressure on you, but how you choose to display them could make or break their presence in your design. Whether on a bookcase, shelf, or tabletop, improperly placed accessories can look cluttered, sparse, or out of place.

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  • What's a Spoonflower?

    Have you ever gone to a fabric store and felt like Goldilocks with the three bears? You have a project to work on that requires a specific color or pattern, but you find that "this fabric isn't teal enough" and "that fabric isn't textured enough". You wander the aisles in frustration and begin to think about changing your design. What do you do when the fabric you need only exists in your brain?

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  • The Right Choice!

    The Window Covering Safety Council urges parents and caregivers to check all windowed areas of the home for potential window cord hazards .

    Install only cordless window coverings in young children's bedrooms and sleeping areas. If you want to see options in your home call Curtain Call Creations 630-737-1510.

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  • Gusto for Greenery: Pantone Color of 2017

    The first few new blades of grass in April…a crisp and tart Granny Smith apple…and even Curtain Call Creations’ logo. All of these things came to mind when we saw Pantone’s new color of 2017. Greenery, described on Pantone’s website as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring; Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings”. It evokes feelings of life, nature, and growth. Quite an inspirational color to welcome a new year!

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  • Woven Wood Blind

    Veranda magazine is featuring an image of woven wood blind on their cover this month. If you are interested in these shades, a design consultant from Curtain Call Creations will be happy to bring samples to your home or office. To schedule your no obligation appointment call 630-737-1510.

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  • Halloween Sale

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  • Care and Maintenance for Butcher Block Countertops and Kitchen Islands

    Granite, quartz, and stainless steel: so sleek, modern…and maybe a little bit cold. This might be why many homeowners are adding some natural warmth by installing butcher block countertops or kitchen islands. Butcher block is an affordable and ecological option; wood is widely considered the healthiest building material in the world. It is reliable, sturdy, and can last a long time without requiring excessive protection.

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  • Seven Tiny Kitchen Hacks

    Your kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house. Being limited in space can lead to stress, chaos, losing things and more. Use these Tiny Kitchen Hacks to make the most out of your limited space!

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  • Can Getting Rid of Stuff be Life Changing?

    By now you've probably at least heard about Marie Kondo's book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, otherwise known as 'Konmari' or 'The Konmari Method'. In case you haven't, I'll give you a little summary. It's about learning to spot which of your belongings 'give you joy' and which you need to get rid of. The story goes that getting rid of the things that no longer gives you joy is life changing.

    But is it?

    From an interior design perspective, it's a definite possibility.

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  • Choosing the Right Area Rug

    Area rugs help bring a space together and unify the furnishings. They add visual interest and make your room feel complete. From a functional perspective, they can help warm spaces with hardwood or tile flooring. Finding the perfect area rug for your room or space can be challenging, but we are here to help.

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  • 7 Things to Consider Before a Kitchen Remodel

    The kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where the kids come in after school and tell you about their day while you make them a snack. On special occasions, everyone gathers in the kitchen to see and enjoy the delicious creations you have for them. Holiday meals are often spread across countertops. It’s one of the most used spaces in your home!

    Here is a checklist of things to consider before planning your new kitchen:

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  • 9 Ways to Entertain Kids Over Summer Break

    Summertime is coming at us like a freight train. School will be out soon! Your mind is on one thing and one thing only: What to do with the kids! It’s the same dilemma every year. You have your outdoor games, and indoor projects for rainy days, but the kids will only get excited over so many construction paper and macaroni art projects.

    You need to tackle this before the kids tackle you! Here are a few tips and life-saving ideas that will keep the kids busy and keep you sane!

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  • Custom Wedding Pillows that WOW

    Wedding season is rapidly approaching. It’s time to start thinking about gifts for the adorable couples in your life that are getting hitched! This is especially true if you’re going with a custom gift, like these gorgeous pillows from Eastern Accents.

    Custom gifts are a wonderful way to think outside the box with your gift giving. Stylish custom pillows are something they can proudly place in their living room or bedroom. They serve as a reminder of their special day for years.

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  • 4 Tricks For Getting Kids to Declutter

    Convincing kids to get rid of items they no longer use is nothing short of painful. Whether it's a stained shirt, broken toy or random things they decided to make their own … kids are pretty attached to their stuff. These tips and tricks will help you loosen their death grip from that item that's ready for retirement.

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  • Chalk Paint: The Latest Trend in Furniture Makeovers

    Chalk paint has quickly become a major product for revitalizing old items and making dated, 'ugly duckling' furniture pieces gorgeous. Requiring little to no prep, no priming, and a very forgiving finish, it's a DIYers dream come true.

    How is Chalk Paint Different?

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  • Mother's Day Hangover Special

    Moms, Are you hung over from trying to play catch up from taking the day off?

    Curtain Call Creations believes moms should be celebrated all month long! Let us offer you a FREE in home no hassle appointment to give you what you really want this year...SOMEONE to do all the decorating for you.

    What Mom really wants is a Decor Makeover!

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  • National Teacher Appreciation Week

    National Teacher Appreciation Week provides an opportunity to recognize and show appreciation for the enormous impact that our nation's teachers have made and continue to make on all of us.

    Special Discount for the Month of May to all Teachers and former Teachers 15% off every custom Window Treatment.

    Just our way at Curtain Call Creations to say thank you! Schedule your free in-home no obligation appointment today!

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  • Custom Graphic Shades for Your Business

    Your storefront and interior windows are a blank canvas, just like your walls. Custom graphic shades are an excellent way to tastefully use this space to make a bold statement. They can feature art or paintings that align with your decor, your logo, photos and virtually any other image, writing or graphic you can think of.

    Benefits of Custom Graphic Shades

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  • Fresh, Bright Bedding Made in Chicago

    The sun is in the sky just a bit longer each day, gardeners are preparing for their early Spring plantings, and the return of clean, fresh home décor colors is just around the corner. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to tuck away the extra blankets and thaw out!

    If you're ready for some Spring interior decorating ideas, you're in for a treat. Let's take a peek at a few of the customizable bedding sets in the Niche collection from Chicago's own Eastern Accents. These stunning textiles are created by artisans using high quality textiles in our local area.

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  • Hot Decor Trends for Spring 2016!

    There are some swoon-worthy decor trends coming this Spring, so get ready! These are going to brighten up everything from your home to your attitude. It’s time to pack away the warmer hues of Winter and re-energize your home with the latest fresh accents.

    Blue is IN!

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  • How to Grow Vegetables and Herbs Indoors

    With just a few key supplies, you can grow lettuce, broccoli, spinach, kale, cilantro and a list of other herbs and vegetables indoors year-round without digging or battling pests.

    The process begins with a Tower Garden Growing System. These vertical hydroponic gardening systems are fantastic both indoors and out. They allow virtually anyone to grow fresh veggies, fruit and herbs with minimal effort. Bringing this system indoors requires no additional labor to grow.

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  • Is Diffusing Essential Oils better than Air Freshener Sprays and Plug-Ins?

    People have been looking for ways to mask odors and create pleasant room scents for centuries. Only since the 1950's have we been doing so with toxic chemicals. Wait! I know what you're thinking. This is another one of those all-natural gurus trying to convince you that everything is going to kill you. It's not.

    Do Air Fresheners Contain Toxins?

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  • Stylish, Simple Kid-Friendly Cordless Window Shades

    It's no secret that window treatment cords are a hazard, not to mention unsightly. That doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style for function. There is so much variety in cordless shades, from roller shades, roman shades, Lift & Lock, motorized and more. Let's explore a few of our favorites from Comfortex, an innovative custom window treatment manufacturer. Their window shades are as attractive as they are durable and functional.

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  • Styling a Kid-Friendly Living Room

    You try to keep the mess contained, but kids will be kids. Toys wind up in the living room. Drinks get spilled. They flip and flop all over the place, knocking things over and snagging fabrics. But kid-proofing your home doesn't have to mean sacrificing style. Some tips I've seen on the internet are borderline tragic. Here are some outside-the-box ideas for creating a living space that is both functional and attractive.

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  • Fading Trends in Home Design

    Are you looking at your room, wondering if it's still as in style as you think? Wondering if it's time for an update? Let's take a look at some of the trends in home design that are fading or already dated. Warning: You may not like what you're about to read.

    It's almost universally accepted that chevron-print-everything has come to pass. Its popularity peaked several years ago and quickly overtook every retail store. It's done. Let it die.

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  • Elegant St. Patrick's Day Decor

    St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner! Curtain Call Creations has curated these classic, inspiring ideas to seamlessly bring the holiday into your décor.

    St. Patrick's Day Wreath

    This initial wreath from is an easy way to pull the classic green, white and gold hues into your décor.

    St. Patrick's Day Tablescape

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  • Advantages of Custom Built-in Bookcases

    From architectural appeal to superior functionality, it's no surprise that custom-built bookcases and built-in shelves have maintained their popularity for decades. They serve as more than a piece of furniture. They blend into the space and become part of the home itself.

    Custom designed shelving and bookcases provide ample storage without overwhelming the room. This helps keeps rooms more organized, clean and functional. It also eliminates the need for free-standing bookshelves that consume space and don't always blend into the room very well.

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  • Letting Go of Dated Sentimental Décor

    You’ve tucked it into guest rooms. You’ve tried to blend it in with the rest of your décor. You may have even tried to convince one of your kids to like it. But the sentimental décor you keep moving around is weighing you down personally and taking away from the overall appeal of your space.

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  • Stay Warm Chicagoland!

    Winter is definitely upon us. With below freezing temperatures and a painful sub-zero wind chill, keeping warm can be difficult, even in your own home. I'm here to share a few tips to keep your home warm without sacrificing style.

    1. Area rugs. Depending on the type of flooring in your home, as much as ten percent of heat is lost if they aren't insulated. Area rugs provide a layer of insulation and add style to your space. > Learn more about selecting the right area rug for your room.

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  • Choosing the Right Kitchen Counter Surface

    With so many options on the market, it's hard to know which counter top material is best for your kitchen. One may look amazing, but not meet your needs. Let's take a look at a few of the most popular options on the market.


    This option has become an industry standard. Granite is available in a variety of colors and gorgeous patterns. It stands up well to heat, accidental nicks, splashes and other types of wear. It needs to be resealed periodically to avoid stains. Due to its weight, granite must be supported by very sturdy cabinet boxes.

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  • How To Beautifully Arrange Supermarket Flowers

    Have you ever bought a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the supermarket, or received one from a loved one, only to find that it doesn't look a pretty when you put it in the vase? Follow these pro tricks to beautifully arrange your bouquet of flowers in a vase every time.

    The Right Bouquet

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  • Using Paint Samples to Choose the Perfect Color

    Have you ever painted a room, only to realize that you really don’t like the color? Choosing the perfect color goes far beyond holding a few paper color chips against your wall. Paint chips never look the same as a painted wall. Virtual paint colors are highly inaccurate.

    Applying inexpensive paint samples in your space is the only way to choose a color you’ll love. Following this process will save you the expense of repainting your room or the pain of looking at a color you dislike day after day.

    Where and How to Buy Paint Samples

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  • Playroom Window Treatments by Curtain Call Creations

    Window treatments for the playroom require a different perspective than most rooms of your home. The playroom often takes a bit more abuse than other rooms, and safety is especially important here. You want to have a room that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional for the kids.

    Window Treatment Length

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  • Proper Care of Natural Wood Blinds and Shutters by Curtain Call Creations

    Natural wood shutters require special cleaning in order to prevent damage. You cannot clean them using the same method you would other blinds. Additionally, wood blinds should be cleaned more frequently than metal or plastic as they attract more dirt and dust.


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  • Choosing the Right Area Rug

    Area rugs help bring a space together and unify the furnishings. They add visual interest and make your room feel complete. From a functional perspective, they can help warm spaces with hardwood or tile flooring. Finding the perfect area rug for your room or space can be challenging, but we are here to help.

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    Now that the summer in Chicago is over and we had just a handful of weeks where we didn't have to run our Air Conditioning or Heat. Chicago’s main electricity provider, ComEd is offering some remarkable rebates on Smart Thermostats. Take a look at what Curtain Call Creations has researched for you.


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  • Are you in the market for a glass table?

    Are you trying to decide if a glass coffee table is right for you? There are limitless glass coffee tables available in an even larger number of sizes, shapes and styles, so deciding on just one can often be difficult. Having a glass coffee table still shows a sign of elegance and style.

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  • Curtain Call Creations explains why furniture selection and placement are key.

    Selecting and arranging furniture is a hobby that can be seen as therapeutic to most people; however, with little preemptive thinking and vision, this task can easily become a nightmare. Here are a few important tips to consider if you want to avoid the headache.

    Don’t Forget the Television

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  • Remaking An Empty Nest Into A Dream Room

    A child going away to college may be a sad time, but you can lift your spirits by turning your empty nest into a dream room!

    Empty nest syndrome can be quite depressing for parents who have kids going off to school for the first time. But melancholy moms and dads can now rejoice. When your child leaves for college, you can renovate his/her room and turn it into your own private sanctuary or workshop.

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  • Window Treatments

    Curtain Call Creations is the one point solution for all your Interior Designing needs. We provide state of the art facilities and custom made solutions for all your Interior Design problems according to your needs and desires.

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  • Is A Professional Interior Designer Worth Hiring?

    When people think about interior designers, they imagine some officious individual who steps into a home and immediately says something ridiculous like, “None of this is working. We’ll have to get rid of everything!” Believe us, we find this completely absurd as well. At Curtain Call Creations, we hold a different philosophy.

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  • Motorized Window Treatments

    Motorized shades are a modern and functional choice for any home or office space. Whether you’re looking for a sleek and subtle option or something that stands out in a room, it’s guaranteed we have the perfect motorized shades for you.

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  • How to find the right drapes for your home

    Practically every house-proud homeowner wants to make the most of their home in terms of décor, and an integral part of achieving the perfect look for your property is getting the right drapes for each room. Because the theme and décor in a home can vary from one room to the next, it is important to consider a number of factors before selecting your window coverings. Some of the factors you need to consider when selecting drapes is the type of room you are buying for, the size of the windows, the type of ambiance you wish to create for the room, and the design and décor of the room.

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  • Major League Baseball™ Cellular and Roller Shades

    It's what your windows are rooting for!

    Major League Baseball™ Cellular and Roller Shades by Curtain Call Creations. Showcase your team pride by outfitting any room with your favorite club's logos.

    We have all 30 major league teams, all the colors and all the excitement.

    Any Chicago Cub fan would be proud to have these window shades!

    #Chicago #Cubs #baseball

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  • Veteran’s Day Nov 11 , 2014

    Veterans Day is an important day for me . I have a son, Brock who served in the US Army. I am thankful he showed the courage to serve and grateful for his return home to me.
    I would like to show appreciation to members of our military, past and present. If you're looking for window treatments in this month of November 2014 my company Curtain Call Creations will discount 25% off retail to you. As a thank you for your service.

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  • Cord Safety

    Homes can be full of hidden dangers, and one of the most overlooked hidden dangers present in almost every home is lurking right inside the window: window cords. Window cords make opening and closing your window blinds and curtains much easier and faster, but they can also present a danger to young children, especially infants. Young children can easily become entangled in window cords, causing strangulation and even death; every year, multiple children and infants die from window cord related accidents.

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  • Designer Find

    Curtain Call Creations " DESIGNER FIND "

    All natural hand made soy candles available in a variety of scents.
    Would make perfect Christmas gifts!

    Barking Brothers Candles Co

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  • Design Your Own Shades

    Here at Curtain Call Creations, we do all that we can to provide the widest assortment of quality products at the lowest prices possible. But, we know that even with our wide assortment of products, some of you might want something different, something extra, something that speaks to you as an individual. That is why we have revolutionized wall coverings with a service that we provide for you which allows you to design your own shade!

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  • Roman Shades

    If you have been looking for the most exquisite and modern way to update your home or office, then you have come to the right place here at Curtain Call Creations. Here at Curtain Call Creations, you will find the most beautiful window treatments available, including state-of-the-art roman shades, which are sure to brighten up your home immensely. Roman shades exude a special elegance and look stunning as a decor choice in any environment.

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