Yearly Archives: 2010

Customer Recommendation for Northern California Designers and Installers

Our shutters and shades were installed last Saturday. We are very happy with the results! Anton did a great job installing both the shades and the shutters.

We are very happy with the service we received and we will be happy to recommend you, Anton and 3 Day Blinds to our friends.

Thank you!

3 Day Blinds Design Consultants covering the Lafayette, Orinda, and Moraga, 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.

How to Choose Window Treatments: 7 Secrets from an Industry Insider

Your 3 Day Blinds Blogger was recently interviewed about how to choose the right window treatments for your home.  Below is the article:

After working with window treatments for 20 years, Karin Miller, SVP, Merchandising and Product Development for 3 Day Blinds, is an expert on how to frame windows with the newest fashions, affordably. There are so many tips a homeowner needs to know before making a decision.  Beauty on a budget can go hand in hand with lasting quality, if you know where to shop and what to buy.

  1. Should I buy window treatments custom-made or off-the-shelf? In today’s economy, homeowners want the best bang for their buck. But price tags don’t always tell the whole story. “Custom window treatments are made to your exact specifications, from a virtually unlimited array of material and option choices,” Karin explains. “Because they fit your windows perfectly, they are both beautiful and functional, unlike blinds from discount retailers that sell ready-made products that won’t provide a custom fit.”
  2. Where to buy? From home improvement centers to department stores, websites to catalogs, there are many interior design sources offering window treatment options. But when a consumer wants to combine quality and value, working with knowledgeable expert backed by a reputable manufacturer is key. “There is tremendous peace-of-mind in knowing you’re working with a product expert with solid training and real world experience,” Karin says. “At 3 Day Blinds, our Design Consultants can recommend the best product for each application, provide guaranteed measurements and a give you a custom quote on the spot.   We control the manufacturing and provide a Limited Lifetime Warranty.”
  3. How do I choose? Wondering which treatments to choose? Shutters, Honeycomb Shades and Blinds, Sheer Shadings, Wood Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds, Woven Wood Shades, Vertical Blinds, Roller Shades, Roman Shades, and Mini Blinds are just a few of the popular window treatments in demand, today. “Each treatment style provides a special look and feel to a room,” Karin continues. “That’s why my favorite tip for homeowners is to view samples of window treatments in the light of their own home. Room lighting and light from outdoors will transform colors, fabrics and textures in unexpected ways. So always evaluate window treatments in your home before you buy!”
  4. How can I get my new custom window treatments fast? Every homeowner wants style and quality, but most also need their window treatments yesterday. So how can consumers get the personal service and products they want in a reasonable time frame? “The key is to buy from a supplier that controls manufacturing,” Karin continues. “If they put your product into production the day after the order is placed and have a reputation for quick, professional installation, you’ve got it made! At 3 Day Blinds, a custom-made blind or shade that is ordered on Monday can be delivered on Wednesday and installed in your windows on Thursday.  We’re the fastest in the industry and you can choose from over 1000 products.”
  5. Is there a window treatment that provides both light control and good insulation? If your room requires both light control and good insulation, there is a brand new window treatment option. “With their cellular construction, Flexcell Honeycomb Blinds combine the superior, energy-saving insulation of a Honeycomb Shade,” says Karin. “However, the cells are designed to collapse to form vanes that provide the light control of a horizontal blind. When the blind is raised, you enjoy an unobstructed view. Flexcell Honeycomb Blinds are fashionable and will complement any décor.
  6. What about privacy? Privacy is an important factor for almost everyone. “All window treatments provide some privacy and some of ours are available with options which will provide added privacy,” Karin states. “Look for shades that offer a top down bottom up option, maintaining privacy below while allowing the light to shine in above, choose a Light-less® feature on a horizontal blind or add a lining behind shades made from your favorite fabric or material.”
  7. How can I preserve my view? If you love your view, window treatments should frame nature’s wonders or fabulous cityscapes without detracting from the vista. “If maintaining your view when your window treatment is open is an important consideration, here’s a tip,” Karin states. “Choose a window treatment that stacks tightly when opened, or an outside mount that is large enough for the product to stack above or to the side of your window. Maximizing your connection with the outdoor environment almost always can be achieved.” 

Your local 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant is an expert in all of the above considerations – and more!  Call us at 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home design consultation.  Same-day appointments are usually available.

Customer Recommendation for Kellie Proschek

Kellie was super nice when I called to schedule my free at-home appointment.  She asked some questions about my project that I never would have thought of.

I needed an appointment the next day at 9 am and it was a holiday, so I knew it was a long shot, but 3 Day Blinds made it convenient for me.  Your Designer is coming at the time I requested!  I called one of your competitors and they could not do the same.

San Francisco Bay Area

Kellie Proschek is a 3 Day Blinds Appointment Scheduling Representative, located in our Irvine, CA Company Headquarters. Call 877-617-3329  to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

Customer Recommendation for Guy Earl

Hi Guy,
It was really great how you took the time to really go through all the options with me. You really helped me stay within my budget and when the blinds were installed they looked great. I am really happy with the way the blinds look and they are exactly what I wanted.
Thank You

Guy Earl is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Temecula, Murietta, and Menifee 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 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.

Go Green with Hunter DouglasĀ® Architella Shades from 3 Day Blinds


How can you beautify your home and lower your energy bills?  By choosing Hunter Douglas® Duette® Architella® Shades, a product specifically designed to be energy efficient!  The patented “cell within a cell” fabric construction creates multiple insulating air pockets that keeps your rooms warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. 

Deborah Strauss, a top performing Design Consultant in the Chicago area raves about Architella Shades: “They are the ideal environmentally friendly window treatment solution in our market where we have extreme temperature swings throughout the year, plus they are absolutely stunning in the window. With the wide array of fabrics and colors to choose from, I can always find the perfect look for my client’s room.  Opacity levels include light filtering and room darkening, and the seamless fabric provides great privacy.   I also love how they stack tightly when opened, to preseve the view.”

These beautiful shades are available through 3 Day Blinds in a wide range of colors and fabrics, with lots of options and upgrades to choose from.  To learn more, please call us at 877-614-3329 to schedule an appointment with your local 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant.