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Hey there fellow Window Treatment professionals!! Check out the latest episode. Window Treatment Friday. Vita and I get real about the challenges created by the pandemic. We cover the increased volume in business as well as the delays in production times. Can you relate? WF VISION Magazine
I know so many of us are navigating possibly our most challenging time as window treatment and design professionals. Check out my conversation with Vita Vygovska on how we’re handling it along with some tips on things that are working for us.
Chic wall of windows sets the mood. 🌚

Viviano Viviano’s @kbshowhouse Dallas living room creates a space that’s both effortlessly casual and perfectly composed.

Shades @theshadestore
Photo by @douglasfriedman
I just received my March/April copy of the magazine. I read the article on "How to Collaborate Effectively with Your Workroom". Thank you to the authors Lindsey Putzier and Chirstinna O'Brien for a wonderful article. You hit the nail on the head and I am sure all workrooms will love this article.
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Our View from the 2019 IWCE
Plus, we have winners of the Solatech Focus sweepstakes!

The International Window Covering Expo in Nashville, TN was our opportunity to introduce Solatech Focus to the window fashions industry. Our NEW cloud-based retail point of sale (POS) software runs on leading tablets, including iPads, and laptops, and helps window fashion professionals measure, quote and close sales faster than ever in partnership with their favorite Fabricators.

While we were busy demonstrating Focus to retailers and fabricators, there were many interesting industry developments to see. We asked our friends and the editor-in-chief, Sophia Bennett at Window Fashion VISION to share thoughts about the show, including key trends. Here's what they saw:
Just sent a donation to the Grace McNamara Scholarship Fund. Congratulations to the winner selected! We need many more new people in our business and installers! Lets all contribute!
Just signed up and excited to see some of my DraperyPro friends and associates in Nashville at the IWCE in March! The Ga***rd Opryland is going to be a fantastic venue, too.
Grommet Traverse Rods by Styleli

I am looking for a Canadian drapery hardware fabricator called Styleline.

At at one time supplied J Ennis fabrics with traversing "cups" on top of the rod that grommets snap into allowing the panels to traverse easily.

Does anyone here have contact information for this company or know of a distributor? All help is greatly appreciated.
How much is early registration savings?
We need the free exhibit pass codes
Which hotel is considered the host hotel

A View of Window Fashion, Details, Materials and Inspired Design Each issue of VISION brings you the latest new products, trends, designs, business tips, and information to help you grow.

If you are a window covering professional, interior designer, or retailer selling and specifying custom window coverings, Window Fashion VISION is your magazine for inspiration and industry education. www.wf-vision.com

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 09/14/2021

Here are three colors we expect to see more of post-pandemic:
☀️ Yellow and other warm colors
🌊 Ocean-inspired greens and blues
💍 Jewel tones
Read more > https://buff.ly/3DJQjOf

Here are three colors we expect to see more of post-pandemic:
☀️ Yellow and other warm colors
🌊 Ocean-inspired greens and blues
💍 Jewel tones
Read more > https://buff.ly/3DJQjOf

Timeline Photos 09/14/2021

Are your blinds Clever? 💡 Now they can be! Somfy's new Clever™ DIY Tilt Blind Motorization Kit helps you turn your existing blinds into smart blinds you can open and close with a remote!

Learn more >> https://buff.ly/3nuefj1

Are your blinds Clever? 💡 Now they can be! Somfy's new Clever™ DIY Tilt Blind Motorization Kit helps you turn your existing blinds into smart blinds you can open and close with a remote!

Learn more >> https://buff.ly/3nuefj1

Photos from WF VISION Magazine's post 09/13/2021

The designers gave this master bedroom the swanky makeover their client desired ✨

The duo wallpapered over an unwanted window behind the bed with Arabesque wallcovering by York Wallcoverings. Stationary drapery panels in Fabricut Luxury Silk, color Midas, are accented with the same Greek key trim as the oversized bed pillows. Drapery rods and glass finials are by Contrak Drapery. Double benches at the foot of the bed are covered in shimmery Bonnaro Shine, color Gold Dust, by Fabricut. A pair of Bernhardt gold leaf oversized chests flanking either side of the bed create an expansive feel.

Please congratulate Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods, The Sisters and Company - Decorating Den Interiors, for their second-place finish in Whole Room Integration 🌟

Photos from WF VISION Magazine's post 09/13/2021

#WovenWoods on the Rise! ⬆️

During the past two years, as people have been shut in and the world locked down, soothing interior surroundings and décor have taken on new importance. As millions of people have worked, recreated and socialized within the confines and safety of their homes, they’ve wanted spaces that brought them comfort, joy and a connection to the outside world. The movement in interior design to go natural, already on the uptick a few years ago, may have been strengthened by the pandemic.

Woven woods window treatments—natural, eco-friendly, warm and inviting—are a perfect match for these changing, challenging times.

Read more in our new issue, Sept/Oct 2021 now out!

Photos from WF VISION Magazine's post 09/12/2021

Please congratulate Brenda Miller of The Miller House, Stephens City, Virginia, for her first-place finish in Whole Room Integration ✨

The great room and dining room make up most of the first floor in this Delaware beachfront property. The interior of the house has a subtle #coastal feel, and Brenda strove to create the ambiance of a day at the beach. The palette of blue and sandy colors is reminiscent of sea and surf 🌊.

Stationary pinch-pleated #draperies with blackout lining increase energy efficiency. Ticket Navy Diamond fabric by Greenhouse Fabrics makes the great room appear cozier, while the small dining room feels more spacious thanks to panels constructed of Inner Child Ivory fabric from Carole Fabrics. The beach look is completed with distressed, whitewashed 2½-inch poles and finials from the Highgate House Private Collection.

09/11/2021

#NewIssue ✨ Enjoy instant access to our Sept/Oct 2021 "Color" issue when you renew or subscribe. 🎨

In this issue, we dive deep into:

- How color impacts patterns and mood
- Reflections of the Kaleidoscope Project Showhouse
- Applying color theory to marketing
- Succession planning, the benefits of creating a business with the end in mind
- Workroom Competition 2021 Winner Showcase
- Who is the modern-day employee? What do they need from a company?
- Natural woven shades, bringing the outdoors in
- How do you know which devices will talk to each other and how they will communicate? We provide some insights
- Vision's 20 Under 40 award recipients
- Window covering industry safety update
A very special thank you to contributors

LuAnn Nigara, Roger Magalhaes, Sophia McDonald Bennett, O'D McKewan, Welton Hong, Amber De La Garza, Eileen Hahn, Rachel Gregersen, Ralph Vasami, Gail Gutsche, Rydhima Shah Brar, Rasheeda Gray, MBA, Eric Taylor, Virgina Toledo & Margie Nance

ON THE COVER: The dining room in the home of Rebekah Westover, an interior photographer in Utah. Custom draperies by Park City Blind & Design in Park City, UT.

Photo by Rebekah Westover

#NewIssue ✨ Enjoy instant access to our Sept/Oct 2021 "Color" issue when you renew or subscribe. 🎨

In this issue, we dive deep into:

- How color impacts patterns and mood
- Reflections of the Kaleidoscope Project Showhouse
- Applying color theory to marketing
- Succession planning, the benefits of creating a business with the end in mind
- Workroom Competition 2021 Winner Showcase
- Who is the modern-day employee? What do they need from a company?
- Natural woven shades, bringing the outdoors in
- How do you know which devices will talk to each other and how they will communicate? We provide some insights
- Vision's 20 Under 40 award recipients
- Window covering industry safety update
A very special thank you to contributors

LuAnn Nigara, Roger Magalhaes, Sophia McDonald Bennett, O'D McKewan, Welton Hong, Amber De La Garza, Eileen Hahn, Rachel Gregersen, Ralph Vasami, Gail Gutsche, Rydhima Shah Brar, Rasheeda Gray, MBA, Eric Taylor, Virgina Toledo & Margie Nance

ON THE COVER: The dining room in the home of Rebekah Westover, an interior photographer in Utah. Custom draperies by Park City Blind & Design in Park City, UT.

Photo by Rebekah Westover

Photos from WF VISION Magazine's post 09/09/2021

Mid-century modern elements blend with arts and crafts style to create an inviting ambiance in this living room with a view. The family cat 🐈 played a role in the choice of #windowcoverings: The clients requested a treatment that was easy to clean!

Motorized Oasis screen shades in Natural Weave by Insolroll Window Shading Systems linen fit the bill. Because hard wiring the shades was not an option, a battery pack and the drapery headrail are hidden by a Carole Fabrics -covered cornice enhanced by a Tableaux® Decorative Grilles. Neutral colors downplay the #windowfashions, allowing artwork and the Persian rug to take center stage.

Please join us in congratulating Jill Ballew with High Country Drapery Designs for her second-place finish in Combination Treatments 🌟

09/09/2021

#NewIssue ✨ Enjoy instant access to our Sept/Oct 2021 "Color" issue when you renew or subscribe. 🎨
In this issue, we dive deep into:

- How color impacts patterns and mood
- Reflections of the Kaleidoscope Project Showhouse
- Applying color theory to marketing
- Succession planning, the benefits of creating a business with the end in mind
- Workroom Competition 2021 Winner Showcase
- Who is the modern-day employee? What do they need from a company?
- Natural woven shades, bringing the outdoors in
- How do you know which devices will talk to each other and how they will communicate? We provide some insights
- Vision's 20 Under 40 award recipients
- Window covering industry safety update

A very special thank you to contributors 👇

LuAnn Nigara, Roger Magalhaes, Sophia McDonald Bennett, O'D McKewan, Welton Hong, Amber De La Garza, Eileen Hahn, Rachel Gregersen, Ralph Vasami, Gail Gutsche, Rydhima Shah Brar, Rasheeda Gray, MBA, Virgina Toledo & Margie Nance

ON THE COVER: The dining room in the home of Rebekah Westover, an interior photographer in Utah. Custom draperies by Park City Blind & Design in Park City, UT.
Photo by Rebekah Westover

#NewIssue ✨ Enjoy instant access to our Sept/Oct 2021 "Color" issue when you renew or subscribe. 🎨
In this issue, we dive deep into:

- How color impacts patterns and mood
- Reflections of the Kaleidoscope Project Showhouse
- Applying color theory to marketing
- Succession planning, the benefits of creating a business with the end in mind
- Workroom Competition 2021 Winner Showcase
- Who is the modern-day employee? What do they need from a company?
- Natural woven shades, bringing the outdoors in
- How do you know which devices will talk to each other and how they will communicate? We provide some insights
- Vision's 20 Under 40 award recipients
- Window covering industry safety update

A very special thank you to contributors 👇

LuAnn Nigara, Roger Magalhaes, Sophia McDonald Bennett, O'D McKewan, Welton Hong, Amber De La Garza, Eileen Hahn, Rachel Gregersen, Ralph Vasami, Gail Gutsche, Rydhima Shah Brar, Rasheeda Gray, MBA, Virgina Toledo & Margie Nance

ON THE COVER: The dining room in the home of Rebekah Westover, an interior photographer in Utah. Custom draperies by Park City Blind & Design in Park City, UT.
Photo by Rebekah Westover

09/09/2021

Functional #cellularshades mixed with faux stationary #romanshades are a great solution for this family room.

MOTORIZED light filtering top/down bottom/up cellular shades for the functional layer. These shades are battery operated with a hand held remote. The user can position the shades anywhere on the window for customized privacy and light filtering. They will also disappear under the the stationary faux roman in the full up position. Super easy for the user to operate.

Project by @areydesign

Photos from WF VISION Magazine's post 09/07/2021

The focal point of this #homeoffice is the French provincial writing desk, from which inspiration for the #windowtreatments was drawn. The soft colors of the desk and wallpaper dictated the neutral tones. Panels made from Texture Fabrics were hung from the ceiling to give the short windows an elongated look. A swag in the same fabric adds additional emphasis. Mirrored cornices by R Rogers Designs reflect the embossed ceiling tiles, which were individually hand-rubbed in an antique gold wash.

Please congratulate Samantha and Brandi Day of Brandi Renee Designs on their second-place win for Combination Treatments 🌟

Photos from WF VISION Magazine's post 09/07/2021

Two story, extra long panels for privacy and light control. What a beautiful fabric selection!

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Somfy partners with Samsung SmartThings 09/07/2021

Somfy partners with Samsung SmartThings

Somfy and Samsung SmartThings Partner to Provide Integrated Smart Shading Solution 💡 Learn more!

Somfy partners with Samsung SmartThings Somfy, thas announced its new partnership with Samsung SmartThings. Using Somfy’s new TaHoma Gateway, Somfy-powered shading solutions can now be fully integrated into the smart home and controlled through the SmartThings application.

Photos from WF VISION Magazine's post 09/06/2021

Congratulations Katherine Wozniak, Kathleen Glynn and Madeline Kavanaugh, Katherine Elizabeth Designs, for their win in Combination Treatments ✨

Challenges in this dramatic great room were many. Hunter Douglas Designer Screen #motorizedshades in Sheer Gray cut the glare of the eastern sun while preserving the spectacular lake view. A decorative #woodcornice covered in textured grass cloth. Romo wallpaper, then overlaid with custom metallic latticework by Tableaux, conceals the wiring and shades. Stationery #draperies frame the wall of windows in a cascade of #fabric by Robert Allen, with trim by Kravet and Fabricut. The drapery rod is by The Finial Company.

Timeline Photos 09/06/2021

From the growing importance of sustainable materials to elegant elements and a celebration of individuality and uniqueness, this 2021 trend edit will provide you with a curated look that will bring your home into the New Year with sensational style >> https://buff.ly/38yIgp1

(Image credit: Future / Jake Curtis)

From the growing importance of sustainable materials to elegant elements and a celebration of individuality and uniqueness, this 2021 trend edit will provide you with a curated look that will bring your home into the New Year with sensational style >> https://buff.ly/38yIgp1

(Image credit: Future / Jake Curtis)

Timeline Photos 09/05/2021

As the premier window coverings magazine in the North America, we offer professionals the latest information on design trends, business, and education. With your subscription, each issue is jam-packed with useful information to help you grow your business, find new inspiration, and learn from your peers.

🔥 Window treatment industry professionals can claim this $32 value for FREE. Subscriptions are available worldwide >> https://buff.ly/3BF2Roc

As the premier window coverings magazine in the North America, we offer professionals the latest information on design trends, business, and education. With your subscription, each issue is jam-packed with useful information to help you grow your business, find new inspiration, and learn from your peers.

🔥 Window treatment industry professionals can claim this $32 value for FREE. Subscriptions are available worldwide >> https://buff.ly/3BF2Roc

The Colors The COVID-19 Pandemic Brought 09/04/2021

The Colors The COVID-19 Pandemic Brought

After a year spent indoors, people in our society are emerging ready to embrace life to its fullest. With this new appreciation for the sights, sounds and textures that people associate with human connection, we are celebrating everything sensory.

Here are three colors we expect to see more of post-pandemic!

The Colors The COVID-19 Pandemic Brought Three color trends for 2021 and beyond.

Timeline Photos 09/03/2021

MotionBlinds: A Smarter Way of #Living. Coulisse sets the bar for #smartphoneintegration. Read more >> https://buff.ly/38Af7tB

MotionBlinds: A Smarter Way of #Living. Coulisse sets the bar for #smartphoneintegration. Read more >> https://buff.ly/38Af7tB

Timeline Photos 08/31/2021

Four professionals reflect on the ups and downs of working in the renovation industry during an extraordinary time. Read more>> https://buff.ly/3BgGhCn

Image Credits: Casa Schneider / Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

Four professionals reflect on the ups and downs of working in the renovation industry during an extraordinary time. Read more>> https://buff.ly/3BgGhCn

Image Credits: Casa Schneider / Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

Timeline Photos 08/31/2021

The glow. The atmosphere. The LIGHT. Rolled up in a single, beautiful shade. Let the light flow in just how your customer wants it…with view-through, privacy or somewhere in between. Insolroll’s interior light-filtering fabrics offer the colors, textures and light effects sought after by designers and customers alike.

Discover Insolroll's Interior Shade Fabrics here >> https://buff.ly/3sKz4HH

The glow. The atmosphere. The LIGHT. Rolled up in a single, beautiful shade. Let the light flow in just how your customer wants it…with view-through, privacy or somewhere in between. Insolroll’s interior light-filtering fabrics offer the colors, textures and light effects sought after by designers and customers alike.

Discover Insolroll's Interior Shade Fabrics here >> https://buff.ly/3sKz4HH

08/31/2021

🍑 season! @collins__interiors

🍑 season! @collins__interiors

How to get customers to promote your business for you! 08/30/2021

How to get customers to promote your business for you!

How to Get Customers to Promote Your Business for You! One of the best options is to start a referral program. Here’s how to do it!

How to get customers to promote your business for you! You want to grow your business. That’s a given. New customer acquisition is expensive. Another given. What a business owner to do? If you have an unlimited marketing budget, you can simply put it into attracting and nurturing new customers. But I don’t know many small business owners who have th...

08/30/2021

Window Fashion VISION is thrilled to announce the winners of its second annual VISION 20 Under 40 Awards program!🏆

Congratulations to these 10 recipients!

#interiordesign #windowtreatments #windowcoverings

Timeline Photos 08/30/2021

Forrest Group received the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021, one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. The international jury has awarded the distinction “Red Dot” to the motorized DS-XL® LED System, which stands for high design quality.

Read more >> https://buff.ly/3zuDbtG

Forrest Group received the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021, one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. The international jury has awarded the distinction “Red Dot” to the motorized DS-XL® LED System, which stands for high design quality.

Read more >> https://buff.ly/3zuDbtG

08/29/2021

Solar rolller shades 💪🏼 @bostonwindowdecor

Solar rolller shades 💪🏼 @bostonwindowdecor

Timeline Photos 08/28/2021

The July + August edition takes a deep dive into the future of the industry with a special section on motorization and home automation!

Your answers to the most common questions about motorized window treatments, key tips from manufacturers, engineers and designers about motorization and home automation—what to select and how to communicate, a look at trends in performance fabrics, columnists unveil how you can enhance your business and SO MUCH MORE!

Subscribe today! https://buff.ly/3c3gFPh

The July + August edition takes a deep dive into the future of the industry with a special section on motorization and home automation!

Your answers to the most common questions about motorized window treatments, key tips from manufacturers, engineers and designers about motorization and home automation—what to select and how to communicate, a look at trends in performance fabrics, columnists unveil how you can enhance your business and SO MUCH MORE!

Subscribe today! https://buff.ly/3c3gFPh

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....where you will find inspired views of window fashion,
details, materials & designs...

Each issue of Vision brings you the latest new products, trends, designs, business tips and information to help you grow. If you are a window covering professional, interior designer or retailer selling and specifying custom window coverings, window fashion Vision is your magazine for inspiration and industry education.

We also produce the International Window Coverings Expo.



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