Monthly Archives: April 2011

3 Day Blinds Attends the International Window Coverings Exposition

A few of us from the 3 Day Blinds corporate office hit the road this week and attended Vision ’11, the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE), in Las Vegas.  We met with suppliers of fabrics, components, finished products, machinery and services to look for ways to improve our products and services to our clients. We were also looking for partners to co-market our products with.

We were excited to see  a lot of visitors and fantastic new products that that will help us evolve our product lines, both in terms of fashion and technology.  We reviewed thousands of new fabrics, in beautiful new color palettes, many with an environmentally friendly story and looked at soft fabrications and new interpretations of classic drapery and soft shade styles.  Updated wood finishes and woven wood patterns ranged from exotic to tailored and classic.  Next generation motors were featured, including some that are charged by solar panels!  New inventions to make window treatments safer were also on display, and the newest machines to automate production were demonstrated as well.

When it comes to custom blinds, shades and shutters, we at 3 Day Blinds like to stay on the cutting edge of fashion and innovation.

If you’re ready to review our offering, just give us a call at 877-614-3329 to schedule a free in-home appointment with one of our Design Consultants or click here to type in your zip code and meet your local window treatment expert.

Your 3 Day Blinds Designer will show you the latest styles and newest technologies in window fashions, and help you choose the best window treatments to fit your needs and budget – plus they’ll provide guaranteed measurements, a free quote and arrange for installation. We promise that the whole experience will be easy and worry-free!

Robert Berger of Montreal Woollens, Philippa Gold of LDB Textiles Magazine, and Howard Bornstein of Montreal Woollens

Tim Secker of Turnils, Tamara Meyer of Rowley and Tom Morrissey of Hunter Douglas

Michael McCarty of 3 Day Blinds reviews the latest in roller shade cutting equipment from Sani, a division of Turnils and Hunter Douglas.

Terri McDonnell of G&G/Alkenz and Sandee Young of Skyko Shading Systems

Sari Drucker of Drucker & Drucker and Karin Miller of 3 Day Blinds

Jose Garcia and Rick Castillo of Vertilux

Tom Marusak and John Fitzgerald, Comfortex, Karin Miller 3 Day Blinds, and Shane Brunell of Comfortex

3 Day Blinds Event at Sears’ Corporate Headquarters – A Smashing Success!

At 3 Day Blinds, we love our partnership with The Great Indoors, a division of Sears.  In fact, we have a store-within-a-store in every Great Indoors location.

So, last week we took our show on the road to Sears’ corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL to introduce our custom blinds, shades and shutters, and offer a free in-home design consultation to the 6000 people who work in this gleaming, massive facility.

Our set-up included displays and photos of our products, and 3 Day Blinds personnel from both the corporate office and the local Chicago market were in attendance.

Sears Team Members gather to learn about 3 Day Blinds’ products and offers.“This event was a smashing success,” said Ronen Nandi, Manager of Targeted Marketing at 3 Day Blinds.  “There was a crowd around our display the entire time, with lots of interest and great questions.  We also scheduled 40 in-home design consultations with Sears Team Members.”

In addition to providing information and offering free consultations, we had an exciting drawing for an Apple iPad.

Scott Pickard and Judeann Glover draw the winning name for an Apple iPad.

Was the free in-home design consultation a special offer for Sears’ employees only?  Actually, we provide it for anyone in need of new custom window treatments.  Just call 877-614-3329 to schedule an appointment at your convenience, and an expert 3 Day Blinds Designer will come to your home and help you choose the best custom window coverings for your style, light control needs and budget – plus they will measure, provide a free quote and arrange for professional installation.  In most cases, your new blinds or shades can be installed in 3 Days!  Amazing!

Marcia Lecheler, 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant from Chicagoland, with Scott Pickard, SVP, Sales

We at 3 Day Blinds would like to thank all of the Sears employees in Hoffman Estates who stopped by and learned about our custom blinds, shades and shutters.

3 Day Blinds Designers Attend Hunter Douglas Premieres Events

3 Day Blinds’ San Francisco Bay Area Team: Salvador Ascencio, Rhonda Cook, Dina LaBossiere, Corinne Mar, Mindy Maciey, Sue Gwin and Jason Dela Cruz. Photo by Tony Valli.

Hunter Douglas is taking their show on the road over the next few weeks with their Premieres events across the country, and the 3 Day Blinds local teams of Design Consultants, Managers and Showroom Supervisors are there!

These regional get-togethers bring Hunter Douglas product managers into local markets in a venue where training classes take place each hour and products are on display in a trade-show style set-up. Featured are product line updates, upgrades and enhancements, including new fabrics and operating systems.

At 3 Day Blinds, we love that we have the opportunity to become Hunter Douglas experts.  With their sophisticated approach to products, the learning never stops!

The 3 Day Blinds Orange County Team at the Hunter Douglas Premieres Event in Garden Grove. Carrie Galvin (corporate), Carol Bond, Clifford Savolskis, Sheri Moody, Cheryl Abbott and Karin Miller (corporate).

Ready to check out Duettes, Silhouettes, Vignettes, Luminettes, Pirouettes or any other products from the great Hunter Douglas line-up?  Just call us at 877-614-3329 and we will have one of our Hunter Douglas product experts at your door, ready to provide a free design consultation, which includes measuring and a free quote.  We’ll even set up professional installation, so you won’t have to worry about a thing!

On the Road, Reviewing Fabric Lines

Surrounded by beautiful fabrics, Judy Key, Carole Fabrics, Karin Miller and Jenni Su, 3 Day Blinds, Leigh Swift and Kathy Moreland, Carole Fabrics. Photo by Bob Johnson.

The merchandising team from 3 Day Blinds hit the road this week to look at new fabric collections from our suppliers, along with new styles for the updated custom drapery, soft roman shade, top treatment, valance and decorative hardware collections that we will introduce later this year.

We loved what we saw!  Fresh colors and color combinations, including muted color palettes, fresh blues, combinations of darker colors, and new twists on the classic color combinations.  Patterns included bold stripes, large florals, tropicals, modern geometrics, fun novelties and traditional jacquards.  The challenge will be to edit these thousands of beautiful fabrics into a smaller collection.

We also toured factories to look at the latest technology for making these products.  The new innovations we saw improve the quality, the productivity through manufacturing and inventory management. 

It is great to get out of the office once in awhile and to see custom window treatments actually being made, whether it is in the 3 Day Blinds factory, or through one of our suppliers.

Customer Recommendation for Angela Helton

Dear 3 Day Blinds,

Wow! My sister in Minnesota had used you guys before, and thought that 3 Day Blinds was great. Boy was she right!

I was helped by Angela Helton who is so personable, and really knows her stuff. She helped us to figure out exactly what we needed for our house. I gladly refer her and 3 Day Blinds to everyone.

Thanks so much,
Nick S.

Angela Helton is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.