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 for washing or seasonal storage is also simple. And of course, Helser Brothers’ double rings are perfect to hold the tabs. Great work Dian!
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The early reviews are in and the response is overwhelming! Helser Brothers and Jackie Von Tobel have created an alliance made in drapery hardware heaven. Clean and Classy, the Jackie Von Tobel Signature line is getting mega attention and it is all terrific.
We already had a fantastic relationship with Jackie spanning many years, so when she approached us about a JVT line the decision to collaborate was easy. I mean… Jackie Von Tobel is a big name in our little industry… and she wants to work with US! Needless to say, we were highly flattered. Mark and I said YES of course, though I think we actually said “hell yes!” or “helz yeah!” or some other exclamatory acceptance phrase.
Soon after the hand-shake and contract signing, we got to work. Jackie said that there were some gaping holes in the drapery hardware market. She told us that versatility was missing. She said that designers want clean lines, sharp angles, and rich simplicity. Mark and I are usually heavily involved in product design and have very strong opinions about the aesthetic aspects of the products that we manufacture, but this time we chose to completely relinquish that part of the process to Jackie.
So you ask, what was it like working with Jackie Von Tobel? We knew that Jackie was a hard worker with scary talent and a smokin’ reputation, and we knew that we liked her personally (pretty important), but it was not until we actually got to work that we realized how talented and hard working she really is! Ladies and gentlemen Jackie Von Tobel is an ultra-talented go-getter with mad design skills.
The amazing and enthusiastic reaction from our early release exhibitions has truly delighted us and it appears that we have officially “crushed it!” Surprised? Not us! Soon after signing up with Jackie we realized that we had forged an alliance with a true pro.
The Jackie Von Tobel collection offers a broad selection of classic shapes with a very modern twist. Finials range in size and scale but all reflect a timeless elegance. Paired with stunning finishes like Liquid Silver, the hardware fairly glows with a soft subtle sheen. The Pagoda finial with its signature Tassel and Ball ornament is striking in the aged Imperial Red finish. Whatever your taste, there is something for the most discriminating client among new the 17 new finishes like Butter Toffee, French Quarter, Heirloom, Beijing and Verdigris.
It is so easy to get your catalog and price list for this amazing new line. Current clients will automatically receive a set of literature within the next few weeks. New clients need only e-mail Info@helserbrothers.com with a copy of your state resale certificate and we will rush your copy to you.
Sincere thanks to Brittany Stiles of Brittany Stiles Interior Design for mentioning Helser Brothers in her blog post titled “French Poles.” In her post she writes “my personal preference is clean, simple, beautiful drapery hardware, and if there is one type of drapery hardware that encompasses all of those, it is the French pole.
Brittany’s Facebook page
Helser Brothers French Poles
Disclaimer: We do feel strongly that romance should be enjoyed in MOST rooms, but encourage you all to show some restraint in those rooms where it may not be considered socially appropriate
A little tip for you Tableaux fans out there is to use simple standoffs to squeeze some additional impact out of your Tableaux Traceries.
Tableaux With Standoffs
By adding a small projection to a surface-mounted Tableaux, a shadow is cast creating more depth and beauty.
If you want to crank the “wow factor” up to what we call the “helmets and smelling salts” realm, just add some art lighting which will sharpen the shadows.
The best part of this whole Tableaux standoff idea is that the stuff you need to make it happen can be found at the hardware store for just a few bucks. All you need are vinyl bushings and longer screws!
So there you have it…. Don’t say we never gave you nothin’.
PS. We will explain the “Helmets and Smelling Salts” thing in more detail in a future post…..
We are very excited to announce the release of our new table-top displays. This display system was designed for versatility and portability with a very stable solid steel base and a socket system that allows you to quickly remove the rods for an appointment. These displays are easily modified and can even be wall-mounted if needed. The best part is that they are 100% rebateable! Call any one of our drapery hardware specialists for all the details.
Now available is this beautiful and entirely rebateable Tableaux showroom display.
This package comes with a wall mounted display that is offset from the wall a quarter inch. This offset creates a nice shadow behind the display piece and draws the customer’s eye to the product. It has a Buckingham finished archway inset into the display board with our Lateral Set Screw hardware. If customers have questions on our most popular mounting hardware, you can now show them how it works! Also included in the package is a product door sticker so you can let your customers know right on your door that you are an authorized Tableaux reseller.
Contact Jocelyn at extension 103 for all the not-so-nitty-gritty details.
Available right now is our latest addition to the “Compositions” family of products. As you can see the two scrolled collars mate to form a beautiful ”cage” to embrace the elements of your choice. This can be used at the end of a rod as a finial or can be mounted in the center as an embellishment.
The Evita Pricelist is finally available! To all those who saw this at the show in Atlanta we are so sorry to tease you, but we hope you find Evita worth the wait. Click here to download the sample pricelist (no prices) and if you are interested please contact us. We will send you the real price-list after verification of your account.
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 do we fasten both curtains to the same rod? What about decorative pleats? Isn’t two separate rods over the top in such a small space? And even in seldom used guest showers, the liner does need to be laundered or changed eventually.
When faced with this dilemma, we welded an eyelet to the front of our S-Hook. The formal drapery can be attached to the same hook as the liner. The eyelet can be welded anywhere on the S-hook the designer likes. The “s” on the rear side holds the liner which can be easily removed and replaced. Hmmm, that shower door may be on it’s way out!
The Compositions line of hardware is designed around our most popular 1.25″ drapery rod. You have been requesting compositions elements for use on our 1.75″ rod fairly regularly so we have given it a part number (051001) and are officially announcing its availability.
This Adapter is especially useful in situations requiring rigidity beyond the 90″ bracket-to-bracket limits of the 1.25″ rod.The super-strong 1.75″ rod can span up to 120″ between brackets
This highly anticipated line of steel drapery hardware combines hand-textured plate-steel backplates with understated geometric finials for a progressive look and feel never before seen in our industry. In fact, it has already been awarded the 1st place distinction for 2009 in the product design category by ASID the American Society of Interior Designers.
Artefice is very comfortable in urban environments among others and shines with artistic authenticity.
Please contact us for a free brochure.
Our highly anticipated and multi-award winning line of drapery hardware “Artefice” is finally here. After teasing you guys for about a year we have decided to put you out of your misery and do what we will call a “web-only pre-release.” The catalog should be printed by the middle of next month and the main roll-out will be at the International Window Coverings Expo in Atlanta this May, but you progressive blogger types get to see stuff first because, well, you know how to use your computer!
By the way, do us a favor and tell all your interior design buddies to forsake their archaic tendencies, overcome their fear of computers, and jump on the web train so we don’t have to print so many damn catalogs!……ahem….sorry.
Anyway, this line is a tribute to our most beloved medium, iron. It sounds sappy but that is how we truly feel, durnit. I guess after working with a material for so many years you either get tired of it or you love it more and more. Well we are absolutely head over heels for iron……downright twitterpatted (Bambi).
Its about authenticity….. we feel that for the same reason you wouldn’t dream of slapping paint on an antique cocobolo trunk, this authentic forged and machined iron hardware is only available in its birthday suit. When iron is subjected to the extreme trauma and heat of forging, “impurities” come to the surface and heat spots form creating a rich look that is impossible to duplicate. Artefice is buffed and clear coated to preserve and emphasize the natural qualities of the iron.
A PDF version is available now by clicking here and a price list will be emailed to you after we verify your trade-only status and you set up an account.
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