Naturally Beautiful Neutrals
Environmentally inspired neutrals such as CrystalPleat« double-cellular shades by Graber« in Facets Cypress with the Easy Up control mechanism provide optimal energy efficiency and light control. The memory of the CrystalPleat fabric offers resilient beauty and can be sculpted to fit virtually any shape. Graber's
1 3/8-inch fluted wood pole and round
finials in a natural finish complete the
Versatile Brass Grommets
d÷fix No*Sew, Inc., Sanford, MI, offers unique 1 1/2-inch brass grommets and tools to set them. The large grommets can be used with regular or metal drapery rods to create a new, contemporary look. Applications include door, walls and shower curtains. Cording, rope or fabric can be draped through the grommets when used in combination with the d÷fix fabric stiffeners in soft cornices as shown. Available in four
colors: brass, frosted nickle, shiny nickel and black.
High-tech Meets High Style
Luminette[TM] Privacy Sheers[TM] from Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Broomfield, CO, offer a soft sheer with fabric vanes for light control and privacy. Softly contoured fabric folds extend from the fully integrated five-inch header to the crisp bottom finish. The
tailored header, shown, conceals the proprietary SofTrak[TM] operating system designed for reliability and ease.
New Pleated, Cellular Shade Book
Comfortex Corp., Maplewood, NY, has introduced its new cellular and pleated shade sample book. Called The Collections[TM], the new book contains all the different fabrics and colors available from the company's cellular and pleated shades lines. Along with its formidable size and story-book design, The Collections debuts 35 new colors in Symphony« double honeycomb cellular shades as well as the new Symphony Staff[TM] pattern -- five SKUs, each featuring two complimentary colors in alternating two-inch-wide vertical strips.
Convert It or Wrap It
For a custom treatment that will soften your verticals with elegance and affordability, choose ADOwrap or ADOvert from ADO, Spartanburg, SC. With more than 150 seamless fabrics and more than 2,000 colors, these treatments are guaranteed for five years to be colorfast and dimensionally stable. Machine washability also
is a plus for easy care and maintenance.
Trims Reflect Natural Leather Look
As a response to the expanding leather furnishings market, Conso Products Co., Union, SC, introduces its new Saratoga Collection. Manufactured in nine popular hues that reflect the tones of natural leather, the line combines with its popular King Cotton to produce 12 quality colorways in 10 trimmings and three accessories. Primitive and sophisticated in appearance, the new stylings include two knit braids, two sizes of cord, brush fringe, tassel fringe and two sizes of bullion fringe.
New Vertical Collection
Expressions in Fabric is the name given to a new collection from Eclipse, Ravenna, OH. Its 225 SKUs include everything from its renown quality jacquards to polyesters and stitchbonds. Arranged by color for ease of selection, the decks are removable for hassle-free matching or coordinating with furnishings. Weighs only four pounds.
Colorful, Embossed PVC Vanes
Arabel Inc., Miami, FL, offers the South Beach collection of embossed PVC in the newest decorative colors. This collection of PVCs is the first program available where orders are shipped the same day (no back orders). PVC is cut in thirds or halves for UPS delivery.
High-styled Sample Book
Verosol USA, Pittsburgh, PA, has released the new, updated version of its Crescendo sample book featuring the company's unique Roman-style shades in a wide array of exclusive dimensional fabrics. The complete collection is elegantly displayed in a high-styled sample book showing the extensive color palettes of 13 Crescendo fabrics in removable sample decks. Dramatic, full-color room-setting photography is included.
Crafted Trimmings in Updated Colors
Tassels, Braids, Cording, Ribbons and More[TM] from Brimar, Inc., Highland Park, IL. The craftsmanship is Old World, the colors say, "Today." Featuring a large selection of European crafted tassels, tiebacks and cords in exclusive colors.
Merchandising Kit for Metal Blinds
To promote the most advanced collection of metal blind products featured on the market today, Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Upper Saddle River, NJ, has created a new, comprehensive Priority Dealer Merchandising Package. Incuded are: Decor sample blind showcasing SoftSuede[TM] finish, a redesigned and updated Max Pack, Celebrity Deck featuring a .006-gauge opening price point and new colors, a two-inch deck with more colors, new decorative tapes and much more.
Tracks and Rods Offered in Bulk
The blind tracks and tilt rods from Eastern Metal Supply, Inc., Charlotte, NC, are offered in bulk packages. A stock length program is available for fabricators. Products are packaged for convenient delivery from warehouses in North Carolina and Florida.
No-sew Vane Weights
Adjustable vane weights from Satellite Metal, Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada, require no sewing. They are ideal for on-site installations to eliminate miscalculations or building faults. Additional applications include ready-made and retro-fitting blinds.
Verticals with Fabric Feel
U.S. Polymers, Inc., Commerce, CA, introduces La Jolla, with the look and feel of fabric, as just one of more than 12 elegantly designed vertical louvers in six contemporary colors. The Exel Textures[TM] and Exel Elegance[TM] vertical louvers offer the best of any decorative texture available complemented by Exel Ensemble[TM] matching two-inch horizontal slat material.
Elegant, Silky String Verticals
Window Modes Ltd., New York, NY, has designed a collection of hand-woven string verticals for a rich shimmering effect in any room setting. Made of silky, glistening yarns these verticals are a true combination of beauty and elegance. Available in copper, silver or gold lurex; primitive natural or beige string; and white or beige frill string with custom colors also available.
PVC Pipe Components
R.H. Rowley Co., Gastonia, NC, offers PVC pipe components for mounting standard two- and three-inch pipe. Available are elbows, splices, brackets and center supports. A free catalog on this and other workroom and installation products is available.
Latest PVC Designs, Patterns
The Designer PVC Collection from Panoramic Shades, Concord, Ontario, Canada, presents the latest in PVC designs and patterns to help create dramatic windows. Suitable with layered fabrics, toppers or all alone.
Bendable, Slimline Track System
The KS System from Forest Group USA, Inc., Acworth, GA, features a slimline aluminum powder-coated track system for commercial and residential use. The track is easy to bend for wall and ceiling mounting making a complete, versatile system suitable for almost all existing pleat systems.
Workroom Supplies Offered
Delaware D.G. Co., Newark, DE, offers a complete assortment of workroom supplies available for retail or small business needs. As a full-line distributor of trimming, workroom supplies and sewing notions, products offered include Conso, Pellon, Velcro«, Roc-lon«, Fiskar, Olfa, Rowenta, Massasoit, Fairfield, Prym, 3M, Osborne and more.
One Style Reduces Inventory
Royal Capital Stamping & Tooling Ltd., Ontario, Quebec, Canada, announces the Multi System. It offers the versatility of wall or ceiling mount while reducing your inventory of brackets and snap-on clips. All you need is one bracket style and the clips that twist on. Also available as extension brackets. The solution for inventory cost reduction.
Synthetics Add Durability
Polywood blinds from Polywood Blind Co., Phoenix, AZ, are made of a unique engineered wood substitute with all the advantages of synthetics. You won't believe they're not wood. GE-tested, waterproof and with durable finishes in
various colors, the blinds
are available in two-inch
Hardware Offers Options
The Art Decor collection by Gould-Mersereau Co., Inc., Long Island City, NY, is a new line of holdbacks and swagholders combining Lucite with brightly finished brassed metal to reflect highlights of draped fabric and cord tassels. Each item in the line offers unique design options.
Vertical Carrier Systems
Two eight-prong carrier systems, the mini (A-604) and scissors (A-804), now are in production from A.C.S. Inc., Irwindale, CA. Also available are three-prong scissors and four-prong self-ALIGNing systems and end controls.
Add-on Hardware Raises Options
The mini-blind Option-Izer from Nu-Ways Inc., Penfield, NY, simply slides over the headrail of already installed mini-blinds to present several options for applying added treatments to the window: curtains, draperies, valances or all three. No drilling. Ideal for commerical, residential and contract applications.
Cornice Tops Off Window Designs
Window Hats[TM], a division of Valdon Industries, Inc., St. Augustine, FL, offers unfinished cornices made of furniture quality veneers. Trim molding is installed on the top and bottom of the cornice. All Window Hats are a total of nine inches in height and have 5 7/8-inch returns on both sides. Lengths vary according to need.
PC-based Custom Ordering System
Levolor Home Fashions, High Point, NC, introduces Custom Express, a sophisticated yet easy to use custom ordering system for alternate window coverings. Reduced errors in custom ordering results in faster order processing and greater customer satisfaction. The PC-based program assists the sales associate and consumer through the process of ordering a custom window covering. Product photographs and step-by-step prompts guide the user through the ordering flow, asking specific questions to gather the necessary information to place a
Ready-made Blind Program
Samson Aluminum, Ronkonkoma, NY, part of the Holis Metal Group, announces a complete program for ready-made one-inch aluminum mini-blinds that includes an array of stock sizes in white and alabaster. Using its revolutionary cut-down machine that requires neither air pressure nor electricity, fabricators can cut up to eight inches from most blinds and maintain fewer sizes and less inventory. Lease and purchase programs are available.
Pillows Ready for Designer's Touch
The Lang Co./Makura Div., Garden Grove, CA, offers buckwheat hull filled pillows recommended by chiropractors, physical therapists and other health practitioners. Comfort, coolness and durability are just a few of the many benefits of these pillows offered to manufacturers and distributors of decorative covers in zippered liners.
Hardwood Custom Cornices
Rainbow Woods, Inc., LeCenter, MN, presents Tiara Custom Cornices, offering total freedom of design. You select the paint and stain colors, papers and fabrics to cover the cornices constructed of select hardwoods including oak, cherry and birch. Five styles to choose from: ornamental carvings, crown molding with dentil detail, crown molding with insert, hardwood molded trim with insert and hardwood molded trim with divided inserts.
Laser-cut Wood Cornices
Laser-cut wood cornices from Whiteside Design, Roanoke, VA, combine striking original designs with the classic architecture of traditional wood cornices. Endless residential and commercial applications. Choose from popular standard patterns or create your own customized designs, logos and more.
Workroom Help a Call Away
Consultation for drapery workrooms is offered by Workroom Concepts, Clearbrook, VA. Services include fabrication instruction, establishing business direction and goals, determining pricing, equipment purchase planning, arranging a productive floor plan and organizing an overall efficient busines system. Kitty Stein specializes in working with smaller operations with from one to several employees. Telephone and on-site consultations are available.
Window Design Overlay System
The Designers Studio Collection [TM], Wilmington, NC, brings a useful, easy to use sales tool to designers and workrooms at an affordable price. Using the overlay system eliminates sketching and enables designers to present a clear vision of how treatments will look. Single window designs can be adapted to larger windows and double or triple designs can be adapted to smaller windows. The collection is designed so the pages never have to be removed then replaced.