Workroom Wonders: When In Rome[n Shades]

Workroom Wonders: When In Rome[n Shades]

If you’ve been following this blog, you may remember when we ROCKED YOUR WORLD by revealing we are, in fact, a fabric company, and therefore ~maybe~ a little biased towards fabric treatments. Well, here we are again, ready to change your life, this time by telling you that you can have Custom. Fabric. Window. Treatments.

 

You’re thinking “duh,” aren’t you? Obviously you can have fabric window treatments! It’s called draperies and most windows have them. And you’re right! But fabric window treatments can go way beyond draperies. Many times, homeowners and some designers think window treatments and window coverings are mutually exclusive. Window treatments, like draperies, can be fabric, and are there to make the room ~pretty,~ but for functionality and privacy purposes, hard window coverings, like blinds or shutters, are the only solution. And that’s it, the whole story…or is it?

 

We’re here to remind you of, or maybe even introduce you to, soft window covers! Everyone say hello to a favorite of ours, Roman Shades!

 

Roman Shades combine the decorative elements of window treatments with the privacy and functionality hard treatments provide a room. Whether you’re looking for blackout lining or a light filtering sheer, Roman Shades are a great investment and alternative to those hard treatments, especially with the added motorized features.

With today’s design trends, soft window treatments are making a comeback, with a variety of traditional, transitional, and classic looks. Using RM COCO’s Custom Creation Workroom, you can create your perfect style of Roman Shade in exactly the pattern you’re looking for. Here are just a couple of our favorite styles and combinations that we offer!

Layering a Look

 

Roman shades can be layered with draperies, just like traditional blinds! This creates a softer touch, with a more elegant look while still providing that bit of privacy for the homeowner without obstructing the view.

 

This shade is shown here in our A0408 Latte fabric.

A Bold Take


A bold pattern like our Harding can really emphasize the new modern take on Roman Shades, creating the perfect balance of the traditional and masculine styles.


Whether you go with a pleated or relaxed style of shade, you’re sure to create interest with your fresh take on the room, especially if you add a valence top treatment like you see here!


Our Custom Creations artisans always take great care to match up the repeats when creating these custom shades, which gives the room that final, polished look.

Like we said in the very beginning, we’re a little biased towards fabric window coverings. Roman Shades, however, truly stand on their own. We can’t say anything about them that they can’t prove for themselves! Try them for yourself, and you’ll realize…when in Rome, use Roman Shades!


Have a project that needs that final soft touch? See all the fabric shade styles we offer in our Style Guide, or call our Custom Creations workroom today to get started on your custom Roman Shades!

Workroom Wonders: Workroom Introduction

Workroom Wonders – Workroom Introduction

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Full disclosure: we’re a fabric company. Did we just rock your world? Change your whole perspective on life? Really though, hopefully that’s not new information to you! But, being a fabric company, we have a little bit of a bias towards décor that uses fabric. We just wanted to address our partiality right off the bat. Really though, sometimes a room NEEDS that soft touch to bring it all together, to turn a room into a living space. So, 50 years ago, we combined that passion for textiles with the knowledge that a custom fabric treatment can be the perfect finishing touch to a room, and our Custom Creations Workroom was born.

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For all you imaginative designers out there, if you’re looking for something unique, rest assured it can be done with us! From draperies to bedspreads, top treatments to headboards, we offer a full line of workroom services. Whether you have your own fabric, or you find the perfect pattern in one of our collections, our goal is to help turn your vision into a beautiful creation.


Now, hopefully we’ve gotten your attention! If you really want to get into the nitty-gritty of what our workroom can do (which is basically everything!), check out our Custom Creations Style Guide for all of the details you could possibly need.


But for now, we’ve got some down and dirty explanations of the types of services we provide.

ALL the Bedding Things

Do you wrap up in 5 quilts at night? Or maybe you change your duvet cover for every season? Whatever your bedroom basics are, now you can customize your happy place to look and feel exactly the way you want!


– Coverlets
– Duvets
– Comforters
– Throws
– Quilts
– Dust ruffles – Even upholstered headboards!

Treat those Windows!!

Treat yourself and your windows with custom window treatments. With quite literally hundreds of customizable options, your windows will never be better dressed!


– Draperies — Rod Pocketed, Flat, Grommeted. Accordion, Ripplefold, Banded.
– Swags and Cascades
– Valences and Throw Swags
– Cornices
– Fabric Shades

Pillows, Pillows, and More Pillows

Personally, I have approximately 75 throw pillows, and 74 of them are on my bed right now. But really, you can never have too many throw pillows. Right? Right?


– With over 20 throw pillow styles, with multiple customizable features, such as covered buttons or ruffling available for each, you’re sure to get exactly the look you’re going for! Brb, I’m about to go add to my collection!
– Shams for every size and every style – get the perfect match to that custom comforter you just picked out!

Tablecloths, and runners, and placemats, o my!

Set the perfect scene for your dinner party with custom table settings (plus, from my own experience, when everyone’s talking about the beautiful table, they’re less likely to notice that you’re serving what was supposed to be blackened salmon, but what is now charred black salmon).


– Round, square, rectangle – any table, any size
– Napkins, placemats, table runners…everything you could need for your ideal place setting!

And so much more!

No matter what your vision, we here at RM COCO’s Custom Creations Workroom want to help it come true. Bring your own fabric, or use one of ours…all we really care about is making your world a more beautiful place.


Reach out today to our knowledgeable representatives to talk through your ideas, and plan your custom project today!

Workroom Wonders – Workroom Introduction

Full disclosure: we’re a fabric company. Did we just rock your world? Change your whole perspective on life? Really though, hopefully that’s not new information to you! But, being a fabric company, we have a little bit of a bias towards décor that uses fabric. We just wanted to address our partiality right off the bat. Really though, sometimes a room NEEDS that soft touch to bring it all together, to turn a room into a living space. So, 50 years ago, we combined that passion for textiles with the knowledge that a custom fabric treatment can be the perfect finishing touch to a room, and our Custom Creations Workroom was born.

Workroom-Wonders-Workroom-Introduction-banner-image

For all you imaginative designers out there, if you’re looking for something unique, rest assured it can be done with us! From draperies to bedspreads, top treatments to headboards, we offer a full line of workroom services. Whether you have your own fabric, or you find the perfect pattern in one of our collections, our goal is to help turn your vision into a beautiful creation.


Now, hopefully we’ve gotten your attention! If you really want to get into the nitty-gritty of what our workroom can do (which is basically everything!), check out our Custom Creations Style Guide for all of the details you could possibly need.


But for now, we’ve got some down and dirty explanations of the types of services we provide.

ALL the Bedding Things

 

Do you wrap up in 5 quilts at night? Or maybe you change your duvet cover for every season? Whatever your bedroom basics are, now you can customize your happy place to look and feel exactly the way you want!

 

– Coverlets
– Duvets
– Comforters
– Throws
– Quilts
– Dust ruffles 

– Even upholstered headboards!

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Treat those Windows!!

 

Treat yourself and your windows with custom window treatments. With quite literally hundreds of customizable options, your windows will never be better dressed!

 

– Draperies — Rod Pocketed, Flat, Grommeted. Accordion, Ripplefold, Banded.
– Swags and Cascades
– Valences and Throw Swags
– Cornices
– Fabric Shades

Pillows, Pillows, and More Pillows

 

Personally, I have approximately 75 throw pillows, and 74 of them are on my bed right now. But really, you can never have too many throw pillows. Right? Right?

 

– With over 20 throw pillow styles, with multiple customizable features, such as covered buttons or ruffling available for each, you’re sure to get exactly the look you’re going for! Brb, I’m about to go add to my collection!
– Shams for every size and every style – get the perfect match to that custom comforter you just picked out!

Tablecloths, and runners, and placemats, o my!

 

Set the perfect scene for your dinner party with custom table settings (plus, from my own experience, when everyone’s talking about the beautiful table, they’re less likely to notice that you’re serving what was supposed to be blackened salmon, but what is now charred black salmon).


– Round, square, rectangle – any table, any size 
– Napkins, placemats, table runners…everything you could need for your ideal place setting!

And so much more!

No matter what your vision, we here at RM COCO’s Custom Creations Workroom want to help it come true. Bring your own fabric, or use one of ours…all we really care about is making your world a more beautiful place.


Reach out today to our knowledgeable representatives to talk through your ideas, and plan your custom project today!

Ten on Trend

Color Predictions for 2021

Ten on Trend

It is that time of year when trend forecasters start to unveil the colors they predict consumers will crave for their homes over the next twelve months.  It used to be that Pantone’s Color of the Year announcement was the be-all-end-all word on the new “it” color for the coming year, but that is not the only indicator trend-spotters use any longer.

 

Fashion runways for years have heralded colors that we would eventually see in our homes.  That is still the case, although the time frame from apparel to home furnishings has shortened considerably.  Paint companies are now also relevant indicators of color trends, and most of these companies have their own “Color of the Year” predictions.

 

In past times, these predictions tended to be the ultimate word on what color(s) were in style. Today that is no longer the case as consumers are not willing to “go along” with color and style predictions. Today’s consumer demands that their homes reflect their style, which does not always sync with predicted color trends.

 

We have not even reached the New Year and already have five predictions for colors that forecasters believe will turn up in home interiors in 2021. Pantone has announced two very different colors for the coming year in Ultimate Gray and a yellow tone they are calling Illuminating.  Benjamin Moore has selected Aegean Teal as their pick for the coming year. Sherwin Williams is banking on a rich color called Urbane Bronze.  Rust-Oleum favors a more vibrant color in Satin Paprika, and Glidden is siding with Benjamin Moore in predicting Aqua Fiesta will be all the rage.

 

RM COCO’s design studio searches world markets to understand coming trends assuring that our product line contains the most current colors and styles before our customers even ask for them.  While we have color palettes that highlight the already predicted colors, we have included additional color families, such as plum, that our design studio feels will be important in 2021.

 

We have created a trend-spotting collection of colors for 2021 entitled “Ten on Trend”.  Each color family includes a color and pattern collage and an assortment of products from our line that fit these groupings.

 

Ultimate Gray and Urbane Bronze shades are in our “Naturally Speaking” and “Around Midnight” collections, Aegean Teal and Aqua Fiesta are featured on our “Make Mine Aqua Mist” board.  Satin Paprika can be found in our “Citrus Splash” grouping, and Illuminating takes flight on our “Mustard Yellow, The Sunniest Color of the Year” assortment. You may see our predictions for plum in “A Passion for Purple”.  We have included  predictions for reds, blues, pinks, and greens as well!

Our Ten on Trend Collections

Interior Interests: A Seasonal Shift

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Transitioning Your Home Décor from Summer to Fall

Summer has all but faded away, and the holidays are quickly approaching. The weather is changing, the leaves are changing, and your décor should be changing too! An update to your space helps you mentally transition to fall, while also keeping things fresh and fun in your home, which is especially important in these times, when the cold weather and social distancing is keeping many of us inside our homes. There’s a variety of ways to vamp up your space for fall, and it’s up to you to decide which you’re feeling! Here are some of our favorite fall finishes!

Add a Pop of Color

There’s several ways you can add a pop of color to your home! Adding fall foliage is an easy and quick way to add some festivity to your home, both inside and out. Mums are the quintessential fall flower, and lend themselves perfectly to that pop of color needed. Plus, pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween! Pairing pumpkins with mums and the right luminary lighting can give your front porch the perfect fall presence.


For the ambitious, another great way to add some color to the front of your home is painting your front door, and adds a very physical transitional element from your outdoor space to your indoor space! Oranges and reds make for great entry doorway colors! Or, if you’re not set on the permanence of paint, add a wreath or garland to your entryway or foyer!

Throw in Some Throw Pillows

Swapping out your pillows and throws is an easy change that makes a big impact. Faux fur throws and pillows with autumn colors, sweater stitches, or phrases brings that cozy fall feeling to its peak! Here are some of our favorite fall accent colors from RM COCO that are perfect for throw pillows!

Dining Digs

Whether you spend more time in the kitchen or the dining room, bring some more fall colors into the space with centerpieces and table settings! Custom fall colored tablecloths, napkins, and placemats help set the tone without being too obtrusive or getting in the way of the practicality of the space. You can create a more “designer look” by setting the table with dishes and table runners, and some pumpkins and garland along the center. These patterns are some of our favorite for kitchen and dining accents!

Make the transition from summer to fall easier with these few quick ways to add some fall festivity to your home! Tag us in your fall décor projects us on Instagram so we can share your work as inspiration!