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October 2010 Newsletter

October 2010 Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE

A Note From Wendy
Feature Article: October is National Window Covering Safety Month
Color Of The Month: Orange
About Wendy Interiors

A NOTE FROM WENDY

There is nothing more important than the safety of your family.  Luckily, today’s design products make it easy to create a beautiful home that is also safe.

This month is National Window Covering Safety Month, and I want to take the opportunity to remind you and make you aware of important information so you can keep your children safe from potential window-cord hazards. I urge you to read the article below, and follow the basic safety tips.

Wishing you safety and beauty!

FEATURE ARTICLE

October is National Window Covering Safety Month
…and your child’s safety is our top priority

Blinds and shades with cords can be dangerous to children.  The Window Covering Safety Council, a group of major U.S. manufacturers, importers, and retailers of window coverings, provides education about window cord safety.  Check out their website for up-to-date information and advice:

http://www.windowcoverings.org/safety_design_tips.html

Because young children can become entangled in window cords that are within their reach, the Safety Council urges parents and caregivers to follow these safety rules:

Safety Checklist:

Keep cribs and beds away from windows.
Make sure all window treatment cords are short enough to be out of the reach of children.
Securely anchor all continuous loop cords to the wall or window frame.
Repair blinds and shades manufactured before 2001 with “retrofit cord repair devices,” or replace them with today’s safer products.
Opt for cordless treatments in children’s bedrooms and play areas.
Using safety in window coverings will help protect your pets, as well.  Educate yourself and protect your family.

Call me if you need any help.  Your child’s safety is important to me!

COLOR OF THE MONTH

Orange

Orange is definitely a color that draws attention. It evokes feelings of excitement and enthusiasm. Orange increases the body’s metabolism and heart rate, making you feel happy and energetic. There is nothing even remotely calm about orange.

Despite its cheerfulness, pure orange is often too bold and brilliant for use in interior design – at least as a main color – but it’s a wonderful color to use as an accent. Toss some orange pillows on a subdued couch to brighten up a room. Add a vase of bright orange flowers to enliven a space. Paint one wall orange as an exciting focal point.

Tints of orange are very popular in home design. Think peach, apricot, and terra cotta. These orange shades create warm, welcoming environments.

When you’re ready for more fun, think orange!