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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!