We are seriously impressed with Dian Garbarini’s creative use of velcro tabs for outdoor draperies. Not only do they look really good, the tabs make a lot of sense outside where the wind is such a big factor.
With no pins to tear at the fabric, the sewn-on tab is secure and easy to install. Removal [...]
It is unbelievably rewarding to spend time with our existing clients and meet new friends. We also love catching the new trends from other members of the Interior Design field. I was at the IIDA UnVeiled event in Scottsdale recently and found some noteworthy items.
The event was held in The Galleria, a beautiful venue designed with [...]
Outdoor Living is the hot topic this time of year. One of my favorite outdoor treatments has no discernable function but is absolutely gorgeous. Helser Brothers client Janet Suchon manufactured and installed this asymmetrical tab top treatment to frame an arched window. I particularly like the sheer audacity of a purely decorative treatment mounted on [...]
Fans of the movie “The Last Mimzy” will be glad to know that the title character has a namesake alive and well in Scottsdale, AZ. Mimzy is a two year old Standard Poodle and the faithful sidekick of Elyse Risinger, owner of Arizona Custom Drapery Store & More. Elyse recently stopped by to pick up an [...]
I had the privilege of spending last week at the CHF School in Charlotte as a guest instructor. What a great time!
The week started with a new 2-Day Class on Specifying Custom Hardware. We shared a huge amount of information on topics ranging from the perfect template to designing truly custom hardware. Monday morning brought a [...]
We had our collective breath taken away this week by Mark and Catherine Schultz of Silk Mountain Creations in Indianapolis. The road from “Before” to “After” was paved with all of the elements of terrific design. A great concept, accurate measurements, a perfect template and beautiful craftsmanship (ours and theirs…) all combined to make this treatment [...]
What a great industry! We were absolutely overwhelmed with fantastic entries for a trip to Maisson de Objet in Paris with Deb Barrett and Susan Schultz .
The task of choosing was tough yet we were finally able to boil it down to an equally qualified group of finalists. Barring sending a whole delegation, we resorted to the “pulled from [...]
Helloooo…Tableaux Buyers! It’s getting close to the end of the year, so now is the time to check your stats! If you are anywhere near the magical 75 or 150 square foot mark, don’t miss out on our great Discount Program for our Top Tableaux Retailers!
Silver Level: 75 Square Feet SOLD = 7.5% off every order [...]
Quelle Opportunité Fantastique!
Just a little French lingo to announce a spectacular opportunity for one lucky and talented design professional!
Jay and Mark are offering a trip to the City of Lights, PARIS! As in France!The winner will join Industry Experts Deb Barrett and Susan Schultz as one of a select group of 12 at the Maison [...]
One of the best things about living in Arizona is the vibrant colors of southwest style. This beautiful hacienda in North Scottsdale is a perfect example of bold saturated colors that lift the spirits and promise a vacation life style every day. I adore the bright bedding with the soft sheers that frame the courtyard view. Picture an afternoon [...]
Jamie Odle of Odle Interiors in Matthews, North Carolina blew us away with her solution for a very tall bland wall above a fireplace. First she wall-papered the area in a slightly deeper tone that the surrounding walls. Since this area is actually inset from the fireplace molding, she used small pieces of our [...]
Gary Watson of Kerr’s Custom Draperies in Missoula, Montana recently approached us with a unique request. He was commissioned to design suspended bed curtains in a dormitory style bedroom for young boys. The high pitched roof created its own set of issues for Gary. And since boys will be boys, the rods and brackets had [...]
As aficionados of the high end shelter magazines, we have been intrigued with the small, sleek return-to-wall rods we see partnered with extra small rings. Very understated and elegant, the look is appropriate for any décor.
Ever striving to better our product offering, Helser Brothers recently purchased the equipment to make this type of rod a [...]
There are very few chores I really detest. Dusting is absolutely number one on my list. Second has to be fighting with shower curtain clips way above my head to change or launder a shower curtain.
The recent trend toward creating custom draperies for the shower area leaves a question for curtain clip-o-phobes like me. How [...]
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