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Bad Poetry Day at 3 Day Blinds

Bad Poetry Day

It’s Bad Poetry Day at 3 Day Blinds!

We showed our team spirit this week with some creative poems about an industry we are proud to be a part of. Bad Poetry Day is a day to find your creative spark and have fun sharing some cheesy rhymes. We have an incredible team at 3 Day Blinds and came up with some great poems.

Here are three of our favorites about window treatments!

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Bad Poetry Day at 3 Day Blinds. Our team enjoyed creating rhymes about window treatments.

 3 Day Blinds celebrates Poetry Day with some window treatment rhymes!

This Bad Poetry Day, ignite your creative spark and start creating some fun poems of your own! As Kurt Vonnegu says:

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”

 

 

Favorite Fabric Trends from 3 Day Blinds

Favorite Fabric Trends

 Favorite Patterns

Hi I’m Reina Esperanza, Merchandise Coordinator at 3 Day Blinds. Working with fabrics and patterns every day is such a great experience. It’s so easy to appreciate the beauty and allurement that each fabric can bring. How can I pick only a few of my favorites? Well with some deliberation, here they are my favorite fabrics from the 3 Day Blinds line. I hope that you enjoy them just as much as I do!

 1.       From Sea to Shining Sea… Barrier Reef | Sea Breeze 

Color Trends and Bamboo Blinds

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 It’s finally the summertime! The beach is the best place to be this time of year.  Smelling like sun block as you enjoy the sand, surf, breeze and simply taking pleasure in relaxing along the shore. The coastal design helps bring that feeling home. The pattern Barrier Reef | Sea Breeze is a beautiful fabric that is both fun with the reef pattern and sophisticated with the embroidery. By adding a Roller Shade in Calceta | Driftwood, you’ll have all the elements you need to complete that beach feel.

 2.       Never to Tarnish… Eminence | Silver

Greys and Neutrals from 3 Day Blinds

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Don’t limit your silver to just jewelry and kitchenware! Being easy on the eyes, grays are the neutral of the season. Grays are everywhere and offer a bit of sophistication to soften the environment. Most shades of gray are absorbent colors that change with the light, so it’s easy to match with your current decor. With an intricate pattern, Eminence | Silver adds the visual interest you need to intrigue your guests with your elegant style.  In addition, metallic colors such as copper are playing an increasingly important role in modern design. Eminence | Russet embraces the copper tone with highlights of yellow and a subtle hint of clay. Aren’t these modern metals marvelous!

3.       To Expose or Not to Expose?… Ex Marks | Snow

Sheer Fabrics

Source: Christian Dior

But, soft!  What light through yonder window breaks? It is Sheers! Sheers give a whimsy and romantic feel to any space. Sheer fabrics are anything but basic. Fresh textures, patterns and embroideries subtly create drama in any space.The soft hand and flow of Ex Marks | Snow will put you in a trance as you see how the sunlight delicately illuminates your home.

4.       Where in the World?… Marrakesh | Clay 

Marrakesh Clay Woven Wood Shade

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Enjoy the wondrous world of ethnic patterns and exotic designs. See what the world has to offer! Now more than ever, people are connecting throughout the world thanks to advancing technology and social media sites like Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.  Everyone is a traveler whether it be backpacking through the rainforest or liking the latest feeds from your favorite social media site. The earthy feel of Marrakesh | Clay paired with a Woven Wood Shade in Terra Rouge | Ebony transforms the space into a place perfect for any traveler (or anyone that loves the authentic beauty of our multicultural world).

We’ve got all the trends covered! Your style is in here somewhere, I just know it. It’s been fun sharing with you the fabrics and patterns of the line. Enjoy finding your style and bringing it home!

Enter the 3 Day Blinds & Princess Cruises Room With a View Sweepstakes

3 Day Blinds & Princess Cruises Set Sail With Summer Sweepstakes

3 Day Blinds and Princess Cruises® are partnering for an incredible summer sweepstakes! Enter the Room With A View Sweepstakes for a chance to give your home a Window Makeover and embark on an exciting and fun-filled vacation.

“Room With A View”

Enter our Room With a View Getaway sweepstakes for your chance to win a 7-day Princess Cruises California Coastal cruise, PLUS a $3,500 Window Treatment Makeover from 3 Day Blinds! Voted “Best Cruises from the West Coast” by Cruise Critic, your California Coastal cruise will take you across the shores of the sun-kissed Pacific Coast, where inviting beaches, fascinating cities and exciting attractions await. Wander Santa Barbara’s historic mission, explore charming Catalina Island and savor flavorful wines from Ensenada’s burgeoning wine country. Then return home for a fabulous Window Makeover with 3 Day Blinds expert Design Consultants. Don’t miss your chance to win this unforgettable summer package. No purchase necessary. A chance to win without any risk! What are you waiting for?

Enter the 3 Day Blinds & Princess Cruises Room With a View Sweepstakes

3 Day Blinds and Princess Cruises pride themselves on providing exceptional service and relaxation. Onboard a Princess ship, you’ll be right at home without a care in the world. From sun-up to late into the night, their seasoned crewmembers will be there to anticipate your every need. And by voyage’s end, their crew will feel just like family. Unpack once and experience the best of the region you are visiting in one cruise vacation. There is nothing easier than simply waking up in the morning in the world’s most exciting and interesting cities.  Still not convinced? 3 Day Blinds recently launched a large assortment of new fabrics and materials that will give you even more gorgeous design options. We Design, We Measure, and We Install while you Relax. Choose from hundreds of design options. We have styles and fabrics that will match any decor preference.

Princess Cruises 

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 18 modern cruise ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional guest experience. Throughout 2015, Princess is celebrating a half-century of making dreams come true, where guests sail to the far ends of the earth and come back new. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to destinations around the globe with voyages ranging in length from three to 114 days. For more information, visit princess.com.

3 Day Blinds

For over 37 years, 3 Day Blinds has been an industry leader in high quality window treatments. “We can do anything that can possibly be done in the world of Window Treatments”, says Design Consultant, Gary Gilbert.  We Design, we measure, we install, while you relax. Whether you need blinds, shades, curtains or draperies, 3 Day Blinds has it all and will work with you to design your windows to fit your style and budget. For more information, visit 3dayblinds.com. 

Colorado's Best talks about 3 Day Blinds Bamboo Shades, Venetian Blinds, Plantation Shutters, and more!

Colorado’s Best: Rejuvenate Your Home with New Window Treatments

There are so many choices when it comes to window treatments. That’s why 3 Day Blinds provides free in-home consultations so you can see the products and how it would look in your home. The CW 2, invites 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, Harmony Nekvasil, to Colorado’s Best, to talk about our custom window treatments.

Rejuvenate Your Home with New Window Treatments

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Window Treatment Trends

3 Day Blinds offers over 1,000 different custom window treatments. Some of the products trending in the market right now include Bamboo Shades and Soft Roman Valances.

Bamboo Shades

Our beautiful Bamboo Shades are eco-friendly and our raw material comes from sources that are renewable or sustainable. This year we updated our line with 24 new patterns. If you want to incorporate natural elements in your home, Woven Woods, otherwise called Bamboo Shades or Bamboo Blinds, are a great way to go. We worked with our weavers to develop exclusive designs and colors that you will only find at 3 Day Blinds.

 

 

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Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation

3 Day Blinds stepped in to bring new Window Treatments to the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.  This amazing organization makes it their mission to enhance the quality of life for children with cancer and their families by providing financial and emotion support. They advocate for increased research funds and raising public awareness. We are so grateful for everything they do and were thrilled to give their office a Window Makeover.

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NNCCF Gets a Window Makeover with New Venetian Blinds

3 Day Blinds added these beautiful new Venetian Blinds to their office space. It gives it a clean, polished look and pairs well with their curtains.
See the difference Venetian Blinds can make in an office or a home!

3 Day Blinds gives the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation a Window Makeover with new Venetian Blinds

Before and After

Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation gets a winodw makeover with new Venetian blinds

Before and After

Meet the Staff at NNCCF and our Design Consultant

Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation gets a winodw makeover with new Venetian blinds

From left to right:

1) Lisa Shaffer, Community Outreach Specialist

2) Dennis Andrews, Andrews Installations – 3 Day Blinds

3) Sabrina Kennedy, 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant

4) Lauren Lake, Project Manager

5) Leslie Katich, Director of Programs and Services

 

Design Consultants

Meet Your Design Consultants

Did you know that on average, each of our design consultants has 10 YEARS of design experience? We pick the best because we want to treat you to the full experience of having your home redesigned by experts.

Meet Your Design Consultants

Heidi Ingersoll

Serving: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista

Favorite Products: Drapery and Hunter Douglas

Favorite Project: Working with Robeson Design to give their office a Window Makeover.

Robeson Design gets a window makeover 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant

 

Gary Gilbert

Serving: Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale

Favorite Part of working with 3 Day Blinds: We can do anything that can possibly do in the world of window treatments. Customers ask, “What do you have?” and the answer is Everything!

Fun Projects: When customers do multiple rooms at once and he can use different fabrics and styles as well as layering window treatments. Layering allows us to meet functional needs and get the completed look.

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Sarah Anwar

Serving: Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria

Sarah continues to be in our Circle of Excellence each year.

Favorite Part of consulting: Seeing a space before and after installation, returning for future projects, and watching a space develop and beautifying the look.

Our design consultants have about 10 years of design experience on average!3 Day Blinds Design Consultants

 

Stuart Janoff

Serving: Philadelphia, Jenkintown, Langhorne

He has been in the Interior Design Industry for over 20 years!

Favorite Product: Soft Roman Shades because other companies do similar products, but do not have the extensive fabric line that we carry.

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Soft Roman Shades

These are just a few of our Top design consultants for 2015. With an average of 10 years of design experience, they are the experts in custom window treatments and interior design. Treat yourself to a free in-home consultation to get great ideas, inspiration, and a same day quote for your window treatments.

These guys really are the experts. Schedule an appointment to chat with them about your window treatment needs.

New Custom Draperies and Roman Shades: Stories from our Designers

Custom Window Treatments from 3 Day Blinds: Draperies mounted over Simply Sheer Shades.

It’s been just over a month since we at 3 Day Blinds launched our new Custom Drapery and Soft Roman Shade program.  We are all thrilled with the number of clients that are choosing these new products, and, as always, we love to hear real stories, from our Design Consultants, who actually work with their clients in their homes to choose the perfect window treatment.

Stefanie CannizzoServing Walnut Creek, Danville and San Ramon, CA:

Two of my clients have chosen our Soft Roman Shades.  In the first order the client was moving into a new home and I talked about our fabulous fabrics that we just launched.  She wanted to see them, and lo and behold she found a fabric she loved for her kitchen valances.  She already had existing honeycombs that she was putting in these windows so we laughed that she really saved a lot of money by only doing the valances!

My second client was updating their children’s rooms which currently had room darkening honeycombs.  They wanted something more “grown-up” and able to stand the test of time as their children moved through elementary and middle school and beyond.  She loved the fabrics so much that she ended up doing 2 roman shades (in addition to the other 4 shades) on her  French Doors in the Master Bedroom.  All of these were sold with room darkening lining.

 Having these new products will greatly improve my ability to serve my clients.

Wayne StapletonServing San Grosse Pointe, St Clair Shores and Warren, MI:

I met with my client who indicated that they wanted Roller Shades for a bay window in their kitchen. During the free design consultation, they said that they needed the shades for about 1 hour during the day when the sun was at its worst. Then they said that they were going to have a Custom Fabric Valance made to cover the shades. I then showed them that with our new Soft Roman Shades we could accomplish everything they needed, both aesthetically and functionally with one product!  They could let the Roman Shades down for that hour or so while the sun was at its worst. Then just pull them up and they will look like a fabric roman shade valance for the rest of the time. We created a highly decorative look and eliminated the need for Roller Shades, saving the client money. As soon as she touched the fabric I showed her it was done. It didn’t matter what her husband said, she was getting those Roman Shades!

I love having a new product that practically sells itself!

Jeffry-Wynne PrinceServing Roseville, Rocklin and Granite Bay, CA:

The ability to offer such an incredible selection of custom designed draperies and valances right alongside our diverse offering of hard window coverings has opened up clients to a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Historically, blinds and drapes being offered by the same company was an illusion – usually one or both of the products would be outsourced and then coordinated by a designer. This meant multiple visits, multiple vendors, an unrealistically high-price tag, as well as multiple installations and a very long lead time up to several months for completion of the project. This also meant that service after-the-sale was virtually non-existent.

Now, I am able to showcase beautiful soft window treatments side-by-side with counterpart blinds and truly offer a complete project while in the home. Because these are offered by 3 Day Blinds, they come with the same selection, service, and value we’ve been offering on our hard-window coverings for over 30 years. On a personal note, as an interior designer it gives me great pleasure to work one-on-one from beginning to end with a client on their windows. I use one installer for all of the products, so they are all completed at the same time…usually within 2 weeks of placing the order. The clients that have used our soft window treatments have been immensely satisfied and impressed with the entire process, and in each case, have already referred us to their friends and family.

Vada MosesServing Houston, Katy and Cypress TX:

I am so excited to have these new products to offer my customers.  One of my repeat clients fell in love with our new fabrics and was able to add some fashion to her bedroom by adding draperies over the blinds I had previously specified for her bedroom.  The fabric looked great with her bedding.  The result is a finished look that she would have expected from a high end interior designer.  She was thrilled with the cost and the speed of delivery.  Another client chose Roman Shades for her study, which had lots of dark paneling and several book shelves.  She found the perfect fabric!  She also chose a set of custom drapes that she plans to order in a month. 

Debi BarishServing Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Fountain Valley, CA:

My Clients and I are all thrilled with the beautiful selection of fabrics we have for our Drapery and Soft Roman Shade program. We have something to fit every style whether it is modern, transitional or traditional. 3 Day Blinds makes it simple. We’re a one stop shop for taking windows from “Drab to Fab!”

So far, four clients have purchased Soft Roman Shades from me, and one has purchased Draperies.  Our fabric selection is fabulous.  Each of these clients had a completely different style challenge, and I was able to customize just the right treatment for each!  I truly believe that 3 Day Blinds hit a home run with these new products.  When I have a chance to come up for air, I intend to contact all of my client base to let them know about these new offerings.

Deborah AndersonServing Benicia, Fairfield and Vallejo, CA:

My customer was a return customer ready to address the needs in her master bedroom. She had bought  new furniture and new carpet and felt she had made the wrong color selection for her carpet. She had exsisting cellular shades on the windows and wanted to select new cellular shades with a hint of color and then mentioned to me about maybe she needed drapes which her husband did not want. He wanted to  head in a direction that was simple and a clean line.

I told her to wait a moment while I grabbed something out of my car. When I returned I had our new fabric books and my paint swatches. I introduced her to our new beautiful fabrics and told her  that if she were to do Soft Roman Shades she would accomplish two things , she would have a blind for the necessary privacy and light and the warmth of fabric for a more complete look and help her with what she felt she was missing. 

She was so excited that the fabric I had in mind tied in her carpet , we went over some paint colors for additional  warmth and the beautiful fabric we selected along with the  style of the Flat Roman Shade Style will give her a completed look that suited her needs and that of her husband’s. So much fun!  

If you would like to review our Custom Drapery and Soft Roman Shade Collection, just call us at 817-614-3329 or click here to find your neighborhood designer.  We’ll arrange for your local 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant to meet with you at your home at your convenience.  They will help you choose the ideal custom treatments for your windows, take guarnateed measurements and arrange for professional installation.  We’d love to beautify your windows while providing you with a fast, convenient, worry-free experience!