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The art of layering

 The art of layering with Jen J.


In Vermont, it’s cold, so we layer our clothes. Wouldn’t it make sense to layer our windows too? We could all use some extra warmth in our home! Layering can also add texture, dimension and pops of color while making the room look elegant and well put together. Here are some of my thoughts and tips for layering your windows.Layered window treatments can work in any room of your home and can done thoughtfully to be functional, for instance in your kitchen a wood blind or a roller shade (easy to clean) for function and a valance to add depth and color (and also out of the way).

Or another kitchen idea, is a fabric Roman with a detached operable privacy liner behind it. Which gives you light filtering options and a modern Roman look.

Layering in a Nursery, I would recommend using a cordless shade (woven wood, cellular or roller) for safety, drapes with a blackout lining (for longer sleeping time) and a stationary valance.

Drapes, valances and Roman shades do not have to be the same fabric, but should coordinate for a cohesive look. If the drapes are a solid, you could do a patterned valance/Roman or vice versa.

In bedrooms I love the texture of a woven wood shade (with a privacy or blackout liner) and long, solid color side panels. This is a very simple and warm look that can work in any bedroom (or living room). The panels can be stationary- the woven wood shade will block the light, so you don’t have to pull down a shade and close the curtains every night. Unless you motorized them, then it’s just fun!

You do not have to continue the same layered look throughout your home or even in the same room, different treatments can create a contrast or can even break up a room. For example in a living area you may have a pattern that you just love, but know it’s too much for every window. So an option is to put the patterned draperies with sheers and a shade (preferably a sleek roller shade) on one wall and just that same shade (sheers with it would work too) on another wall.

These options coordinate the windows, without making the room too busy. One of the many great things about Gordon’s is that we’re not just cellular shades- we do it all-

One stop shopping for layering your windows, and we’ll even install it for you!

Give me a call 802-861-3179 or email me directly  [email protected] to schedule your FREE shop-from-home with me, Jen or another of our talented designers.

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Gordon’s Window Decor voted Best of Houzz 2017


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of Williston, Vermont  Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

January 19, 2017  Williston, Vermont.

Gordon’s Window Decor has won “Best of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.

Gordon’s philosophy is, “Our principle, that dollar for dollar, window treatments do more to enhance the comfort, appearance and operating costs of your home than any other element.” In 2016, GWD celebrated their 30th year as a family-owned & operating window decor design firm.

The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best of Houzz 2017” badge appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“We’ve been designing, manufacturing and installing quality custom window décor for 30 years. Made by Vermonters for Vermonters.” aid Kelly Conklin, President of GWD

 “We’re so pumped to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Gordon’s Window Decor,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

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“There are so many facets to window treatment selection that the process can get overwhelming meaning homeowners often end up “settling” on window shades rather than getting the proper treatment for their home and lifestyle. We offer free shop-from-home experiences, bringing the showroom to our clients.”

About Houzz-Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit

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WCAX filming NEW Commercial!


Stay tuned to see for yourself…allllll the magic that was documented for Buy Vermont First!


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2017- Colors & Trends for your home.

Home Trends That Will Shape Your House In 2017.

For the past 17 years, Pantone has chosen a color that reflects the current cultural climate. In the following year, the color has historically influenced trends in all facets of design—architecture, interior décor, fashion, & even food.

pantone-color-of-the-year-2017-greenery-15-0343-leaves-2732x2048-1200x900Greenery signifies beginnings: a fresh New Year! Most obviously, “environment” today refers to the “go-green” movement—which, while not a revolutionary idea in 2017, has reached a crescendo this year. Pantone has even partnered with Airbnb to create an experience in nature inspired by the color.

“At New York Fashion Week, the designers were explaining how we live in this modern world where technology will always exist, but there’s this need to turn to design to go to the opposite side, to Nature,” Pressman said.



Benjamin Moore’s choice for 2017 “Shadow”bmc_coty_video_01_shadow_desktop“It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life. Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal. Indulge your mysterious side. Let Shadow set the mood.” —Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director


Sherwin Williams- “Poised Taupe”sw-img-diy-coty5-17-lp

Sherwin-Williams: The color they anticipate defining 2017 is Poised Taupe SW 6039. It creates a cozy lifestyle and brings a sense of sanctuary into our homes. It diffuses the stresses of the world outside our doors — so much so that we feel restored and in balance when we walk across our threshold.

And after the year we just had, we ALL need a bit of calm.

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Butterflies. Yes, butterflies.b2b5a6aaff15b84dbb7235509f2fb772

Butterflies are increasingly appearing as a buoyant, happy motif in home design and products like these butterfly containers.

A symbol of both grace and optimism, the butterfly is no longer designated to children’s rooms — but rather celebrated in a variety of spaces with sophisticated accents.

Be it preserved under glass, or painted on walls or accent pillows with a butterfly design…let their wings lift us up in 2017!

Faux Finishes: 

Apparently, faux decor isn’t just a thing; it’s a trend homeowners are embracing, according to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal. The WSJ interviewed builders and homeowners who have opted for faux barn wood, marble, and foliage over the actual materials – and it’s fascinating. (not to mention cost friendly for everyone)


Terracotta:(Thanks to Domain)

It’s baaaaaaaack…..

“Unlike in the 80s, they aren’t used as border tiles. Instead they will have a natural matte finish and be used as feature walls in bathrooms or for cladding fireplaces,” says Lauren Macer of Sisalla Interior Design.


Warm materials such as terracotta tiles will replace currently popular cool and white tones.

“I think that by avoiding terracotta tiles that are too rustic and keeping with a matte finish, this trend could add character and warmth to interiors again.”




No no, not the area in Ireland. You heard it here first – cork is making a comeback!!!!!

Not only is cork a stylish material idea that adds warmth and texture to spaces, it’s also ideal for absorbing noise in our increasingly large, open plan homes. (Which is also a trend for 2017.)

“It’s used in coffeetable bases in combination with stone tops, and as solid cork stool or side table,” Macer says. “I predict cork could be used to clad entire walls in the home office and used to pin notes to.”

Upholstered headboards: (Call us! We can help you with this trend!!)308588546c8d4396aa1da10054cc1ad4

Beds will change dramatically in 2017, with upholstered headboards set to replace the timber bed frames currently dominating the market.

“They’ve been a staple in luxury hotel bedrooms and celebrity homes for a while, but now we’re all falling head over heels for the bedhead trend,” says Emma Blomfield. “Whether you opt for the classic model in neutral color with buttons, or a plush one in velvet, a bed headboard is an easy way to update and add instant glamour to a bedroom.”

To go hand and hand with the Terracotta trend….


“As a material, copper is beautiful and will always be in style in some way or another,” says the Nathan + Jac team. “However, the over-saturation of cheap and shiny imitation copper just ends up looking like you’ve tried too hard, and by doing so, you’ve already missed the boat.”

“Warm metals like copper, brass and rose gold will continue to be on trend for autumn/winter 2016, but as we move into summer 2017 you’ll see a shift away from this super polished look,” says Diane Cocksey, Senior Interior Decorator at Freedom.

“I expect you’ll see a more industrial aesthetic, with black steel and burnished metals taking over the home.”

Moscow Mule anyone?


To make your own, here are the ingredients: 
1/2 oz. lime juice
2 oz. vodka
4-6 oz. ginger beer
Squeeze lime juice into a cold copper mug) and drop in the spent shell.
Add 2 or 3 ice cubes, then pour in the vodka and fill with cold ginger beer (not ginger ale, although, what the hell.)

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2016 Holiday Hours!


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We decked our halls

It was like something out of a fairy tale, came into our showroom on Monday morning and *MAGIC*

A lil holiday elf decorated the entire showroom!

Be Merry!

Annnnd left candy canes for all to enjoy! Pop in and see for yourself!


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COTS- Giving Tree

Our Committee on Temporary Shelter tree is UP! And it’s covered with ‘mittens’ with children’s wishes and hopes for gifts this year. We are collecting gifts until December 19th! Let’s do our part to make their holiday a joyous one!

Come on into our showroom, pick up a ‘mitten’ or two, and we’ll fill you in on the details.


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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours!

Thanksgiving Hours

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Ooohh this shade is Allure-ing!

New, bold and modern, sheer shadings offer the light control of a blind, and the light filtering effect of a shade. Made from two layers of fabric, each with an alternating sheer and translucent horizontal striping pattern, these shades can be adjusted to provide complete privacy or a partial view out.l_lif_allure_102_lr2

Horizontal sheer shadings are ideal for large windows, places where superior light control is needed, and rooms with modern decor. Shades are operated with a continuous cord loop, and can be adjusted to align in closed or open position at any level. When raised, sheer Shading disappear into a metal cassette headrail.


Transitional Shades magically transition natural light into the best light of your life.  You’ll delight in the nearly endless variety of light control and viewing options at every level. Close your Allure Transitional shades to create the privacy you desire or transition your shades to enjoy exceptional view-through while gently filtering harsh daylight.


Room-darkening fabrics blends beauty with privacy. Your transitional shades can transform from light filtering to total room darkening for ultimate privacy or to block the sun’s harsh light from your furniture, floors or artwork.


Horizontal sheer shading option offers two shades in one – an shade to the room side and a privacy shade to the street side!l_lif_allure_114_lr2

The VERTICAL orientation is also another option. It’s versatility for use in windows or patio doors is unsurpassed. When installed on a patio door, the rollup into the fabric covered headrail is great for tight spaces where normal vertical blind stacking off the window is an issue.


During the day, keep your sheer shades open, and enjoy a veiled view to the outdoors. At night enjoy the benefit of privacy. The change in privacy and light control is easier than you’d expect, thanks to a continuous cord loop control, which allows the vanes of the 2 fabrics to work in unison and be open or closed at any level.l_lif_allure_143_lr2To learn more call us toll free 800-896-2199  


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