Designer Resources

Homestories

Home – for some, it is the city where they live, for others, it is the warm embrace of a loved one. Some people feel most at home on the road, while others are most comfortable within their own four walls. Home can be anywhere – which means that all sorts of wonderful experiences worth retelling can happen. Because we all have such different experiences, each one of our stories is different. ADO is here… Read More

Silhouettes

Silhouettes cut a familiar figure. They can pack a real emotional punch, too – they are the only kind of outlines that can convey the charm of an entire landscape. Artful cut-outs impress, such as when they’re used to put a unique spin on a beautiful skyline. Silhouettes vary in terms of their shape, but they all have one thing in common: These abbreviated forms have a symbolic, storytelling nature, captivating us with their mysterious,… Read More

Celebrate the Moment

For daydreamers and night owls Don’t you just love enjoying the first peaceful rays of morning sunshine as they gently stir you from your sleep? Or watching the colors around you come to life in the radiance of the midday sun? Isn’t it wonderful to watch the sun slowly disappearing, along with the cares of the day, into the endless blueish tones of twilight? To feel the evening slowly being transformed into the pulsating, exhilarating… Read More

Drapery Trim and Banding: What You Need to Know

Adding drapery trim and banding is an easy and affordable way to enhance your custom window treatments. While the styles of decorative trim and banding have certainly changed over the years, these upgrades are still as popular as ever. Adding decorative trim or coordinating fabrics is an easy way to add character to your custom window treatments. Use drapery trim to create an element of visual interest, add a pop of color, or hide seams on the… Read More

Perfect Getaways

  About this Collection As refreshing as a day by the sea or in the mountains, picnicking by the lake or in an elegant metropolis — you decide where your short escape from everyday life takes you. Perfect Getaways, ADO’s latest collection, provides the perfect textile companion for any destination. With charm and versatility, they open up new perspectives and bestow moments of joy all year round, just like an unforgettable weekend getaway. What’s your favorite getaway?… Read More

‘Colors of Light’ — Textile Facets of Light

Color and light go together like day and night. The constant change throughout the day controls our way of life and affects how comfortable we feel in an environment. This makes light control one of the most important factors when it comes to decorating. We use light to brighten and clarify activity. In contrast, the absence of light invokes nocturnal peace and elegance. The fabrics and colors in the new ADO autumn collection play with light in a variety… Read More

Window Treatment Dictionary

Whether you’re a designer or a consumer searching for the perfect custom made window treatment, there is a lot of jargon that gets thrown around. Below is a list of commonly used terms to help you speak the lingo and realize all of your options in the search for the perfect window treatment.

Fabric Dictionary: A Complete Guide for Interior Designers

Forget the jargon, keeping up with the latest trends is hard enough. That is why we put together this reference guide of fabric information—to help you keep your sanity! This guide can also help you identify your favorite types of fabric, so you can easily find them for future projects. You can even geek out with us, and leave your ‘fun fabric facts’ in the comments section!