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Are Your Windows Underdressed?

Have you ever shown up for an event and felt like you chose your own apparel unwisely? It isn’t the end of the world when this happens, but you do tend to remember how you felt being the only person there who “didn’t get the memo”. Almost the same thing happens when your windows aren’t well dressed… it’s not so

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The King proclaims, “Bold color is back!”

2012/13 Colors Inspire Intensity for Life and Unplugging from It All The need for hope and happiness is drawing us to richer, brighter colors. Backgrounds can still be neutral but we’re adding some “pop” or accents to remind us that we’re alive, well and moving toward a more joyful future. Bright colors bring happy times. Muted colors are softer and

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The King decrees, “Let there be color!”

Did you ever wonder why so many of us have white or off white walls in our homes?  Truth be told it’s because most of us are scared of making a mistake of choosing the wrong color.  When was the last time you even thought about color?  What effect do different colors have on you?  Did you even know that

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To a Real “King”

Today started out like all the rest, with a little extra traveling to boot. I traveled to west Los Angeles to see two clients in the morning. They were remarkably on the same street about 3 blocks from each other. The first client I visited remembered me from seven years age when I had done some window treatments for them

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The coronation of the king…

This whole king thing started many years ago. In fact to explain it properly I have to go all the way back to my childhood. I was a “perfect child”. I know, it’s about as pretentious as referring to me as the king. My mother will confirm this fact. She will tell you that I never gave her a hard

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The Kings Speech…

In the middle of last year I joined a group called Exciting Windows! It is an organization that helps support window covering businesses throughout the United States and Canada. I am on my way to their annual conference. I am writing this blog thirty eight thousand feet over the Grand Canyon, on my way to the chilly confines of Baltimore

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The King And His Spare Tire

I’m not one that you would describe as a believer in mystical or magical powers. But looking back over last weeks series of events, it makes me sit back and say “hmmm….” In the beginning of the week I received my friend Helen’s e-newsletter. I met Helen a few years ago and quite frankly while I admired her as a

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The King of my Castle?

2012 brings many changes to Galaxy Draperies, the first of which is this blog.  My hope is to inform and educate about the wonderful world of window coverings and share a little humor about things that happen throughout my daily life. A wise and wonderful woman whom I greatly admire (and it’s not my wife) has repeatedly told me over

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