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The role curtains play in a good night's sleep

Although a fundamental factor in our morning and bedtime routine, curtains are not usually something which inspires much consideration beyond color coordination in bedroom design. Needless to say, your curtains have more functionality than complementing your bedding’s color scheme. Not only do closed curtains help add a little extra warmth to your bedroom and prevent onlookers, they have a strong …

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Let's talk drapery hardware

Decorative curtain rods should relate to the style of the room. Those that are completely hidden from view can be chosen based on function alone. Let’s visit some common options. Let’s start with curtain rods. The curtain rod will serve as the main support for your drapes and serve as the central focus of your hardware. There are several different …

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DIY fabric wall treatment

Fabric wall treatments are along the same lines of wallpaper, except it’s more versatile, and the end results is stunning and tasteful. You can cover a whole room in fabric, just one wall, or part of a wall for a mural-like or wainscoting effect, or use stencils and cut the fabric out into different shapes for removable decorations. Fabric wall …

Fabric – the heart of a good suit

There’s nothing quite like a nice suit. A nice suite conveys an aura of authority, professionalism and success. Whether at the office, a wedding, a baptism, or a formal night out, people take notice of a good suit. The cut of a suit is a good indicator of quality, but at the heart of any quality suit, is the fabric. …

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Textile trends to look out for this spring and summer

Textiles are one of the most important aspects of a space after wall colour. It’s no surprise that textile trends are always ever-changing. Here are 3 textile trends that are making the rounds for spring and summer of 2016. Monochrome One of the latest trends is the move towards monochromatic textiles and prints. Strong black & white motifs are a …

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Upholstery fabrics

When taking on an upholstery project, the fabric of the piece is the most visible sign of quality and style. When selecting the fabric for your project, it’s important to consider its durability, resistance to stain and fading, and how easy it is to maintain. Your fabric selection for the project should also be based on the type of furniture …

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Custom window treatments

Custom window treatments can add personal flair to a room and help set the tone of a home’s interior. Window treatments can take many different forms such as valances, drapes, curtains, blinds, panels, swags, Roman shades, shutters, and cornices. Window treatments go beyond just beautifying a home. There’s added benefits like energy savings. Carefully selected window treatments can even reduce …

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Boutique decor

C&M Textiles is proud to be working with some of the trendiest boutiques around, entrusting us with design elements. We wanted to take a moment to share some design ideas for commercial properties, particularly boutique type spaces. To the untrained eye, the decor of a boutique may seem to consist merely of mannequins and perhaps a few set pieces, but …

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Somfy's myLink app

Have you ever heard of the Somfy myLink app? This is a smartphone app that allows you to control your motorized Somfy shades. Available for both Android and iOS platforms, Somfy’s myLink app truly transforms your home into a smart home. MyLink provides benefits, such as energy savings, privacy, comfort and convenience. MyLink puts you in control, so that you …

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Easter crafts

Easter is a wonderful time to get the family together for some fun craft projects. Let’s take a look at 3 of our personal favorite Easter crafts, which we hope will be a hit with your family too! Fabric carrots Why not start the craft projects with some fabric carrots. You’ll need some orange fabric, which you’ll then have to …

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The many shades of blinds

At C&M, we know our blinds. We love helping our customers determine the best look for their home, or business space. We work with some of the best suppliers in the industry, Shade-O-Matic, Graber, Levelor, Hunter Douglas, Somfy and have created some dramatic results over the years. We thought it would be worthwhile to list the most common blinds and …

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Blinds – versatile window treatments

It’s February in Montreal, and as we all know, that means it’s cold! We do our best to stay warm and toasty in our home during Montreal winters. The main source of cold air leaks in my house was the windows. This winter, I decided to beat the cold and decorated all my windows with insulated blinds. Insulated window blinds …