Monthly Archives: November 2010

Customer Recommendation for Danielle Marcetti

This was the third time that we have used 3 Day Blinds. We are very pleased with the way everything turned out and love the new look for our windows.

Danielle Marcetti was a big help to us. She is professional, knowledgeable, courteous, on-time, helpful, and patient (my husband and I had a slight difference of opinion at one point and Danielle waited patiently for us to work it out). She found the pattern we ultimately went with for the entire house and the windows look fabulous. If we ever decide to get new blinds or replace our existing blinds, we will definitely go with 3 Day Blinds again and ask for Danielle. She knows what she is doing and knows the product.

Sharon and Mark,
Reno, NV 

Danielle Marcetti is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Reno, Sparks, and Lake Tahoe, NV areas. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

3rd Quarter President’s Club Members Announced at 3 Day Blinds

Today, our President & CEO, Kevin Rabbitt and SVP of Sales, Scott Pickard, hosted a conference call with our senior managers and the Design Consultants that were recognized as 3 Day Blinds President’s Club Members for the 3rd Quarter of 2010.  This prestigious honor is bestowed on the top 35 Design Consultants among the 200 that serve our clients with free in-home design consultations. 

Kevin provided everyone with an overview of company direction for 2011 and solicited questions and suggestions on how we can improve in marketing, product design and communications.  It was a great discussion.

If you’re lucky enough to live near one of our top designers, you can contact them directly by clicking on their name below, or you can call us at 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home consultation.  You can also find your local designer if you  visit our website and type in your zip code.

Gary Gilbert:  Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale 
Kathy Trojan:  Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree 
Kimberly Brock:  Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek 

California (Northern)
Cheryl Pilkington:  Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga  
Corinne Mar:  San Mateo, Palo Alto, Redwood City 
Dane Tasaka:  Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Folsom        
Jeffry-Wynne Prince: Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay 
Lisa Ome-Wilhite:  Walnut Creek, Danville, Lafayette 
Maria Curtis:  Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Sebastopol
Susan Gwin:  San Francisco, San Mateo, San Bruno
Tamara Ongaro:  Petaluma, San Rafael, Mill Valley

California (Southern) 
Alan Blankenbaker:  Pasadena, Altadena, Arcadia 
Andrea Pocquette:  Redondo Beach, South Bay
Angela Helton:  Bakersfield, San Fernando Valley
Barbara Howell:  Malibu, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica
Cindy Julia: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pacific Palasades 
Georgia Moore:  Brea, Placentia, Fullerton
Helane Kramer:  Los Angeles, Hollywood, Pasadena 
Kelli Brian:  Carlsbad, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe    
Nicole Donovan:  Sherman Oaks, Valley Village, Studio City
Ray Soltani:  Long Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Lakewood 
Richard Walther:  West Hollywood, West LA, Santa Monica 
Shannon Helling:  Porter Ranch, Glendale, Burbank   
Sharlene Lockwood:  Malibu, Santa Monica, Los Angeles 
Sharon Taylor-Ralphs:  Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills
Sheri Moody:  Mission Viejo, Trabuco Canyon, Rancho Santa Margarita
Tamara Swanberg:  Oceanside, Encinitas, Carlsbad 

Eric Horan:  Denver, Lakewood, Golden
Judy Benson:  Denver, Englewood, Greenwood Village

Cynthia Atkinson:  Orland Park, Frankfort, New Lenox

Jennifer Fortney:  Cleveland, Akron

Heather Theiss:  Portland, Vancouver, Salem

Kyle Gilbert:  Clear Lake, Friendswood, Pearland 
Thomas Nichols:  Houston, Galleria, Bellaire 

Jennifer Yun:  Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland

Congratulations to our Design Consultants who have earned the recognition of being President’s Club Members!

Developing New Window Shades from Natural Materials

I’ve know Gin Huang since 1988 and we have worked together on many projects over the years.  His company, Evashin, was founded by his father in 1975, and they specialize in creating and producing the materials that we use to fabricate our Woven Wood Shades

These beautiful, eco-friendly materials are woven from bamboo, jute, flax and wood on hand-fed power looms at his factory, which is located in China near Shanghai. 

At 3 Day Blinds, we import the material on rolls that we keep on it hand in our factory, ready for manufacturing into finished shades.

We love making Woven Woods because each shade that we produce is unique in it’s own way since there are slight variations in the natural materials.  Yet each shade is lovingly hand-fabricated by artisans in our factory to the client’s exact specifications, so that it will fit in the window perfectly. 

Last Thursday, Jenni Su, Merchandise Manager, and I spent the day at Evashin’s US headquarters to finalize our Spring 2011 collection with Gin, Eunice and Kevin.  It is exciting to brainstorm new ideas and to continue to innovate and evolve the assortment.  “Our clients love our Woven Wood collection, especially those who want to make a design statement in their homes.  We offer looks that span from tailored to exotic, and Woven Wood Shades complement rooms ranging from traditional to modern,” said Jenni. 

These sentiments were echoed by Cheryl Pilkington, one of 3 Day Blinds’ top designers in the San Francisco area.  “My clients love the way Woven Wood Shades look in the window and the way the light gently filters through the natural slats, reed, and yarns.  It seems that I can always find just the right material to pick up on the wood tones or other colors in a room to provide a timeless look.”

How can you review 3 Day Blinds’ line of Woven Wood Shades?  Give us a call at 877-614-3329 to schedule an appointment with your local 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant.

Customer Recommendation for Lisa Pettibone

Dear Lisa,

The new wooden blinds are great. Thanks for your help and design-eye in choosing the appropriate tone for my office. It really warms up the space and gives it a cozy feel. Also, a big improvement to have the wands where I can reach them. My existing blinds were nearly impossible to operate. 

3-Day Blinds gave great service at the right price and you were a pleasure to work with.

Thanks again,
Lisa Pettibone is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Los Angeles, CA areas. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

Customer Recommendations for Kathy Trojan

I would absolutely refer my friends and neighbors to Kathy Trojan at 3 Day Blinds for great window coverings, innovative ideas and fantastic interior design skills.  My house was big, empty and way too sunny.  Kathy spent a lot of time with me going over ideas and ways to cover a lot of large and odd shaped windows.  Then she brought me swatches and samples of tons of fabrics and textures until we ultimately got it right.  We are VERY pleased with our windows and really enjoyed working with Kathy.


Kathy Trojan is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Scottsdale, Cave Creek, and Carefree, AZ areas. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.