urban loft window treatments wins Houzz award

Hi all!  Today has been a very exciting day.  After spending this morning with an architect measuring a beautiful custom home in Chestnut Hill, I came back to my studio to find an email from Houzz.com saying that I won a Best of Houzz Award for Service 2015.

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Here is my window treatments page.  Now I am really motivated to get a professional photographer to shoot my projects.  I have never made this a priority.  I must make the time in 2015. That is one of my goals!  Have an awesome day! xocc♥

click here to browse site… 

By, Claudia
January 19, 2015
modern drapes, shades, blinds in philly + the main line

Hello all!  I have been very very busy lately decorating my new studio URBAN LOFT WINDOW TREATMENTS in Bala Cynwyd.  I took over this charming little space in May and have been working on it since.  I love having an office and creative space to go to daily; it has re-energized me professionally!

It may sound weird, but the energy of having a new studio has opened up the ‘door’ for lots of new business, both direct clients and partnering opportunities with interior designers, architects and engineers who want a window treatment specialist to take care of that side of the project.

Pinterest is where I collect my fave design ideas, please follow me if you don’t already.  It is really fun.

Beautiful rich color…

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Serene and understated…

hip and modern…

sweet and playful…

Residential or commercial, I am trained to find the best and most stylish solution to cover your windows in a modern, fresh new way!  I have tons of textiles, Hunter Douglas, Graber and many other brands.  I also support the best workrooms and independent seamstresses in Philly!

I hope you guys are well.  I have missed you but duty calls and I am ready…xocc

Go here to view my boards… http://www.pinterest.com/claudiae/ 

Urban Loft Window Treatments open in Bala Cynwyd at 136 Montgomery Avenue…610.664.3231 or 610.212.9897

Fabrics + wallpaper, custom drapes, shades, upholstery.

 

By, Claudia
August 9, 2014
urban loft window treatments + pinterest = happiness

Well hello!  Pinterest continues to gain momentum and I’m in for the ride…here are some current faves…

Stonehouseloves…

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COLORFUL…

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MERCANTILE…which is particularly alluring since I am opening a new shop and studio very soon…

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Have a great tuesday…off to center city to meet my installer + a long-overdue trip to my new workroom.  xocc ♣

 

 

 

By, Claudia
April 8, 2014
hunter douglas philadelphia

Spring is here and so are the nice savings by Hunter Douglas…beautiful new styles and colors…call today for a free consultation 610.212.9897

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By, Claudia
April 2, 2014
Modern Window Treatments Philadelphia

Networking on the web is amazing…the doors that it opens and the people that you meet!  I just joined Thumbtack and got my first lead…a client I would not have otherwise met.  One simply can’t argue with that…here’s a peak at my profile…

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Call me if you live in the Philadelphia area and need my decorating services…I do everything interior…have a great day xocc.

By, Claudia
January 18, 2014
Drapes Philadelphia

I want to thank all my clients for making my new company Urban Loft Window Treatments a success in such a short time.  My recipe for success is simple:  Deal only with positive people who are kind and respectful and treat everyone, rich or poor, with respect and dignity.  Yes, I am in business these days to make a profit, but my job is so not about the money; it’s about the relationships I have built!  Thank you!

…drapes that I want to design in the near future…a beautiful combination of relaxed roman and drapes…

Have a great Monday! xocc

 

 

 

By, Claudia
November 11, 2013
window treatments philadelphia

I have 2 new boards on Pinterest…Window Treatments Philadelphia and Urban Loft WT Inspiration…here are some shots that I love…

this style is called Stria…

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love sweet styles for kids’ rooms…

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and who doesn’t appreciate the beauty and simplicity of a roman shade…

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and don’t forget lovely sheers, done right…

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Have to go fabric shopping for a client and to the workroom to pick up drapes…happy Saturday xocc

 

 

By, Claudia
October 19, 2013
hunter douglas philadelphia

Have you ever had a consultation with a Hunter Douglas expert?  You will be so happy once you see what the premiere window covering co. has to offer in every category imaginable…Silhouettes are one of my faves because they can transform the harsh sun into soft filtered light.  The beauty of these shades are unmatched in my opinion.

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Hunter Douglas is offering amazing rebates: $100 when you buy 2 and $50 each additional shade…call me today and I will show you in person what it’s all about!  xocc

 

 

By, Claudia
October 17, 2013
urban loft window treatments philadelphia

Okay dokey…I am thrilled to introduce my latest venture…URBAN LOFT WINDOW TREATMENTS!  I am focusing on drapery design using beautiful fabrics and Hunter Douglas blinds, shades, and shutters, all at value pricing since I am doing this myself and keeping it small (except for the installation, mind you, oh and the sewing, just a little detail).  I actually know the best in the business (a gem) as far as drapery fabrication goes and she’s right here in Philly!

I also want to thank my good friend (and client with amazing taste and style), Dorie Griffith, for designing my new logo, which I love-I told her simple and cool-and she delivered…I love all of the versions, check them out!

I am already sooo busy with new clients and getting my textile libraries all done up!  I just loVe my job (and my hubby for all his support).  Welcome you guys…xocc

By, Claudia
September 7, 2013
treasure trove

Well hello there! I have been busy doing all kinds of cool things over the past few months…i have an amazing new interior design job in Philadelphia and i am planning on moving to center city as soon as my beloved StoneHouse sells.

Lots of great design projects in the works and I literally feel like i am in heaven with the exquisite fabric library I am surrounded by every day…

Today I am looking for unique wallpaper for a client and came across…trove

 …and printed wood veneer…

…and printed window film…

Really beautiful…have an awesome Tuesday…xocc ♥

By, Claudia
February 19, 2013
Eden Rocks

Hello! Just got back from a wonderful long-overdue vacation with my hubs (no kids) in Miami Beach and Key West.  It was awesome and Miami Beach was more beautiful than ever. We did a lot of non-touristy stuff all over the city and discovered how much we both love the place…

Our stay at the historic Eden Roc Resort & Spa, totally redone and a dream, was unforgettable…the food, all farm-to-table fresh at the renowned 1500° restaurant, was simply succulent…the grounds amazing with 3 infinity pools, 2 hot tubs & the Atlantic Ocean everywhere you turn…the gym gorgeous with an ocean front view…and best of all was the luxurious bed, with the top-notch mattress, crisp white linens and tons of fluffy down pillows, just the way we like it!

My hubs went to the University of Miami and I think he left his heart in South Florida many years ago…and I also have fond memories visiting Miami in the summers on my way to Colombia.  Scott loves the Spanish culture and so do I, of course.  With so much to offer (to-die-for real estate, relaxed lifestyle & gorgeous weather), we are considering a move there after our kids are all off to college…

I’ve been busy working with my private clients and at Restoration and planning my return to school (hopefully in the fall) to study graphic design at the Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. I already have a degree, but I’ve always been interested in exploring other areas of design, so I’m gonna go for it!  Hope you all are well…see you soon xocc ♥

~all photos Claudia Clobes for stonehouselove~

By, Claudia
April 26, 2012
i gotta have…

1. double bracelet/heart necklace/metal bracelet

 

 2. james salomon photography via willow decor

 

3. photography by the talented elizabeth messina via style me pretty

hi! off to visit a client and then more spring cleaning…have a great wednesday xocc ♥

 

 

 

 

By, Claudia
March 21, 2012
i gotta have…

this a-mazing Japanese towel…by Rikumo via Remodelista

 

these luxurious {linen} bed linens by Cisco Home

 

these Warby Parker sunnies…for every pair they sell, they give a pair to someone in need…my kind of company…

 

 these beauties by OTBT via endless.com

this necklace for my cool guy…by Scosha

 

Have a great Wednesday everyone…xocc ♥

 

By, Claudia
March 7, 2012
Filed Under: Decor, Design, Handmade, Home, Indie, Lifestyle
hard graft

I am crazy for nice leather goods, just crazy…and this company exemplifies why…seriously, need I say more?

Hard Graft is an old English term meaning real hard work…move over, honey, I’m in loVe! xocc ♥

By, Claudia
March 6, 2012
i gotta have…pinterest

this outfit…down to the broken-in boots…

this offfice…

these belts…

1. rabens solaner {via counting stone sheep} 2. Line Klein {via LUIZA} 3. rabens solaner {via stonehouselove}

I’m sure you guys have heard (WSJ)…if not, block out a large chunk of time and go to town on Pinterest…simply put, i’m obsessed…have a great wednesday…nice to be back xocc ♥

 

By, Claudia
February 22, 2012
Filed Under: Decor, Design, FASHION, Interiors
happy holidays…

Hi everyone!

{flickr, my little brown pen and check out Nichole’s awesome blog here}

I know, I know I’ve been MIA but there are reasons!  Firstly, my son is going off to Penn State, State College, in January and I’ve been getting him outfitted which has been a lot of fun.  He is taking his navy blue plaid duvet I had made for him when he was 3 and moved into a big boy bed.  I used that as the foundation for his dorm room decor (his 1/2 anyway) and it’s rather college-worthy I must say.  Secondly, I started working a few hours a week as an interior designer for Restoration Hardware and I love it!  I still have my private clients also so there you have it…great reasons for my being a stonehouselove slacker lately…i miss you guys and wanted to wish you a very happy, healthy holiday season…thank you so much for reading…xocc ♥

 

By, Claudia
December 21, 2011
Filed Under: Design, Family, Photography
i gotta have…

Anything VINCE…especially this blanket sweater coat…and these cool boots by Juicy Couture

These cosy interiors by 8MOOD, styled by the awesome Eva Lindh

One (or more) of these luxurious faux fur throws…by spot-on revamped brand, Restoration Hardware

Lovely to check in…i hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather…off to my seamtress in Bucks County and then to grab my son at school…have a great wednesday…xocc ♥

 

By, Claudia
November 9, 2011
i gotta have…

1.  Annette Tatum’s new paint range…

I used to carry Annette Tatum’s line of beautiful bed linens and yard goods at Hey Little Diddle and was delighted to see her doing paints…AND she has a Premier Designer Membership Program, click here

photo via Simply Grove.

2.  Restoration Hardware’s Cast-Iron Barn Door Trolley Pendant…

Cool or what?  Have you seen their new 600-plus page catalog?  Their Baby & Child Collection? AMAZING…they even have an app for your i-phone…genius…read WSJ article about CEO Gary Friedman here

3.  S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water…

My husband buys it for me by the case…thanks honey!

photo via Lonny Magazine Sept/Oct 

Have an awesome thursday…have to get to work! xocc ♥

By, Claudia
October 13, 2011
frye it up!

Well hello there! That was some fishing trip! Actually I didn’t catch any real fish, but I have been working since the summer on an awesome new professional project that is taking up a lot of my time. Everyone is doing great, thank goodness…i have missed you guys though, very much, and I’m happy to be back…

I’m ready for fall and I’m dying for a new pair of Frye boots to keep my black “harness” pair company…hmmm so many to choose from…and i LoVe this shoemaking company, with a rich heritage rooted in a small New England town…

beautifully crafted footwear that lasts a lifetime and only gets better with age…mine are 5 years old and are yet to be broken in…i’m only getting started…

these ‘Dorado’ ones are sweet as well, crafted from gaucho leather…and the sole is to die…soles, my friends, really do matter…

so many boots, so little time…how does one choose?

it’s hard to commit since they will last forever, right?…which ones are your faves? Nice to be back…enjoy this lovely day, xocc ♥

By, Claudia
October 11, 2011
gone fishing…

Hi Friends.  Just popping in to let you know that I am taking some time off this month to focus on family and some work obligations. Summers are slow around my area with everyone at the shore so it’s a perfect time to restore and regroup…

 claude fletcher.

Enjoy! xocc ♥

By, Claudia
July 8, 2011
Filed Under: Photography
happy tuesday with jeanette lunde!

…and welcome back from a great weekend. my hubs and i had fun sharing the holiday with family and good friends. now that my 14 year old son is off for 6 weeks of camp, i must focus on work again…lots to do in the blog world, with clients (i have 2 new ones) and i have an awesome business opportunity that i can’t wait to share with you guys when it becomes official…but for now i will share some lovely images from one of my fave blogs…by FRYD…which i’ve featured twice before, here and here…trust me, if you need a pick-me-up, take some time and browse this beautiful blog…

i don’t know the brand, but this sham is divine…

and i must get my hands on this book…

no words except love…

i must go…so much to do, but i’ll be back…xocc ♥

By, Claudia
July 5, 2011
flickr friday

Happy fourth of july! Hope you are celebrating with family & friends…

Flickr, Erica, E.M. Ricchini.

Flickr, Sam, Isr3q.

Flickr, Derry88.

loving the abstract photos of fireworks…have an amazing weekend everyone, thanks for reading, xocc ♥

By, Claudia
July 1, 2011
Filed Under: Family, Photography
olga guanabara

Another Brooklyn gem, this company is all about the handmade, return of the craft & one-of-a-kinds.  Olga is actually a dog, the gorgeous chocolate lab that you see in the photos, and then there’s the humans behind the operation, Brazilian-born Richard and Renato.

Some of their beautifully hand-crafted goods…

Olga Guanabara welcomes custom work…you can also check out their blog here…i’m seriously drooling over all of these amazing pieces, the jewelry especially.  i’m back from my little beach get-away with my girlfriends and our sons and i’ve had 3 client appointments and several meetings…not complaining since it’s good to be busy except that i’m trying to get my 14 yo son packed and off to overnight camp :)…enjoy your thursday, xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 30, 2011
happy monday!

I’m off to the beach with my son and some friends for a few days…see you when I return…

via Cuba Gallery’s Flickr.

Enjoy! xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 27, 2011
{primele paperlove —> fawnsberg friday}

Recently debuted at the National Stationery Show, Patricia & Rachel, the sisters of Primele, bring us their new paper line FAWNSBERG

letter sets…

stamps…i love Patricia’s handwriting and have one of her stamps as well…

here’s mine…

accessories…

You can shop either here at Fawnsberg or here at Primele on Etsy or go here to visit comprehensive website …have a great weekend & happy friday, xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 24, 2011