Client Photos from Designer Barbara Sloss: A 3 Day Blinds Window Makeover

Barbara Sloss, Design Consultant for 3 Day Blinds, specified a Flat Roman Shade in Savannah Titanium for her client. Cathedral Cornices added the perfect finishing touch.

Barbara Sloss, CID, 3 Day Blinds Design ConsultantAt 3 Day Blinds, we love it when clients share their photos with us, and allow us to see how our custom shades, shutters, blinds and drapes transform their homes!  We were especially excited when Barbara Sloss, CID (Certified Interior Designer), our Window Treatments Design Consultant who serves our clients in Hercules, Pinole and El Sobrante, CA sent us beautiful photos from a home makeover where she  managed the window covering update.  Considering all of the options available in our just-introduced Soft Roman Shade and Drapery Collections including the 168 hand-chosen fabrics and the variety of sizes we offer, virtually every product we make is one-of-a-kind! 

Maison Cafe au Lait fabric in an Tailored Pleat Panel with Rings.“My client fell in love with our Soft Roman Shades, Draperies, Decorative Hardware and Fabrics.  We collaborated to create a palette of fabrics that complemented her beautifully decorated home.  Ultimately, she chose 4 fabrics from our line and decorated over a dozen windows with our custom Soft Roman Shades and Draperies,” said Barbara.

“I was so excited when I saw the results of our work.  I love my career at 3 Day Blinds because it allows me to be creative, and to apply my product and technical knowledge as well.  My client truly felt that I delivered great value, she was impressed with our quick turnaround, gave rave reviews to our professional installers and she now feels that the 3 Day Blinds window treatments we designed are a core part of what brings the style to her home that she has always dreamed of.  It gives me great confidence to know that I represent a quality company with a sterling, 30-year reputation.”

We asked Barbara how she approaches such a challenging project.  “It starts with what the client is wishing for.  There are many aspects to window treatments, including aesthetic choices such as silhouette, scale, color story, pattern,  texture and how all of these components fit into the existing decor.  Then there are the practical considerations such as desired light control, insulation, privacy and how the window treatment operates,”  said Barbara.  “Each client has their own preferences.  It is my job to personalize the right solution from the more than 1000 products we offer, and to ensure that all of their needs are met.”

living and bedroom 3 day blindsShona Topaz fabric in a Pleated Drapery and Addison Verdant Fabric in a Flat Roman Shade

Any other advice?  “Don’t be afraid of pattern! The many great fabrics in the 3 Day Blinds collection can address style from modern to traditional.  Our assortment is updated, yet it offers fabrics that are timeless in their beauty.”

Barbara or your neighborhood 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant is ready to meet with you to show you these wonderful new products.  Just call us at877-614-3329 or click here to schedule online.

The assortment of fabrics that Barbara chose for her client: Masion Cafe au Lait, Addison Verdant, Shona Topaz and Savannah Titanium

Tantalizing Window Treatments from Thailand and Tokyo

windows-Untitled - 19Wood Blinds in Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand

What are windows wearing around Asia this summer?  We took a quick trip there to check it out, and we snapped a few photos for you along the way!

Call 3 Day Blinds at 877-614-3329 when you are ready for a window treamtment update of your own!  Meanwhile, scroll down and enjoy…

windows-Untitled - 20Sheer draperies in a guest room at the Shangri La Hotel soften the view of the Chao Praya River in Bangkok

windows-Untitled - 7Woven Wood Shutters filter the light at the Peninsula Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

windows-Untitled - 9Dramatic Draperies soften hard edges at the St. Regis in Thailand.
windows-Untitled - 11Thai Silk draperies in Angelini Restaurant, Bangkok

windows-P1040506Outdoor Shutters in a cheerful, weathered shade of blue on office windows surrounding the Royal Palace in Bangkok

windows-P1040544Wood Blinds with Ladder Tape at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, Bangkok

windows-Untitled - 16Sheer Draperies at the Tokyo National Museum, Japan
windows-Untitled - 15Sheer Roman Shades at the Tokyo National Museum, Japan

windows-Untitled - 21Vertical Wood Slats on a window from the Treasures from Sacred Izumo Exhibit Building, Tokyo

windows-Untitled - 18Motorized Roman Shades Framed by Tassled Draperies in the Shagri La Hotel, Tokyo
windows-Untitled - 14Solar Screen Roller Shades at Narita Airport, Tokyo, Japan

Handmade with Love in the USA! New Custom Soft Roman Shades and Draperies by 3 Day Blinds

3-day-blinds-drapes-and-shadesCustom Drapery Panels, Decorative Hardware and Top Down Bottom Up Shades from 3 Day Blinds.

We took a trip to visit the 3 Day Blinds Soft Roman Shade and Drapery Panel factory last week, and loved what we saw!  It has been 6 weeks since we launched the program, and we have been deluged with orders.  

What is so fascinating though, is to see a factory full of products that reflect the creativity of our designers and clients.  Each product is completely unique, and custom-made to the exact specifications of the window it is intended for.  We saw Draperies and Soft Roman Shades being made in free flowing sheers, classic stripes, bright, modern prints, embroideries, textures and solids, ranging from natural linens to durable synthetics.

drapery-factory-3-day-blinds-P1030694Estrella has been making custom Soft Roman Shades for more than a decade.

“What we also saw was the LOVE that goes into making each of these custom products.  Most of the people who work in our factory have been making these products for more than a decade, so they are true professionals.  Part of the beauty of the decorative fabrics we chose for our line is their variability in drapability, weight, transparency and tendency to wrinkle.  Because of that, creating these shades and drapes is both an art and a science.  They can’t be mass produced, assembly line style, like the products you might find in a big box store,” says Karin Jeske, SVP, Merchandising and Product Development, 3 Day Blinds.

drapery-factory-3-day-blinds-P1030691Surrounded! Dave Hall, CEO, 3 Day Blinds, taken out of his element, which usually involves white boards and spreadsheets….pictured here with bolts of fabric for the new 3 Day Blinds Soft Roman Shade and Drapery Lines.The 3 Day Blinds Custom Drapery and Soft Roman Shade program provides our clients with an extensive, exclusive fabric collection to choose from, and dozens of style options.

Your neighborhood 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant is ready to meet with you to show you these wonderful new products.  Just call us at877-614-3329 or click here to schedule online.

“Sell This House” designer Roger Hazard teams up with 3 Day Blinds

 

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As reported in the The Austin American-Statesman, Roger Hazard (above), star of “Sell This House” on A&E Television, worked with our Selling Design Manager, Theresa Heitmeier to transform a contemporary house for client Chris Stout in Austin, Texas.

According to the article, which was written by Michele Chan Santos, the outcome was a mixture of “rural-meets-urban, a mix of modern design and Little House on the Prairie.”  Roger has traveled the world, and recently relocated to Austin, TX after living in New York City for 17 years.  His eclectic experiences no doubt contributed to the fabulous finished product!

 

Which of our many custom blinds, shades and shutters did Theresa recommend for this project?  “We chose white wood blinds with decorative ladder tapes,” says Theresa.  “They brighten the room, provide understated elegance, and the right level of light control.  And, like all of our custom blinds, they are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and will provide many years of lasting beauty.”

Another reason that Roger chose to work with 3 Day Blinds, was because we can deliver fast.  “When remodeling a house, time is of the essence.  Roger and the team were really impressed with our ability to deliver top-quality, customized blinds fast,” states Theresa.

If you’re lucky enough to live in  Austin, San Antonio or anywhere in between, Theresa is your local designer, and you’ll get the same star treatment as Roger. To schedule an appointment with her, click here.  To schedule a free in-home design consultation with our expert window treatment designers in other regions,  call 877-614-3329.