IWCE Happenings

We’re almost 30 days out the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) in Charlotte, NC March 7-9, 2017. I am am elbows deep into samples, fabrics, trims and hardware getting ready for the show and my part in it. I’m doing some great seminars and events and would love to have you join me. Here’s a sneak peek…

March 7, 2017  

Beach Resort Travel Photo CollageHome Decor from the Ground Up Tour

When you realize that the genesis of every room in America begins within a 100-mile radius of Charlotte, you’ll jump at the chance to participate in this customized version of the famous High Point VIP Market Experience. With this day-long journey I bring you the unique opportunity to understand the home furnishings big picture–after all, we don’t design window treatments in a vacuum. You’ll be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the processes to create almost every design product for the home. With exclusive access to manufacturers, showrooms and studios, this full day pre-conference tour will bring you to the center of North America’s design universe. Transportation and lunch included. Go to for a full tour itinerary.

March 8, 2017

bold geometricsPattern Play:  Lessons in Scheming the Perfect Mix on the Window

Nothing creates impact on a window like pattern, but it can also create some nervous moments in the life of a design professional. When designing your projects, being able to apply a few guidelines and having an understanding of pattern and print can result in much success. We’ll explore pattern- from styles, motifs and layouts to placement, repeats and schemes- that you can use as a jumpstart for your custom client presentations. Besides the basics, we’ll demo interesting and innovative ways to rock your schemes followed by a hands-on pattern lab session that will start you on your way to becoming a pattern mix master.

BRZP3318Put Your Wanderlust to Work at the Window

Inspiration come in many forms; for me it’s always centered around my fascination with what’s around the corner. The all NEW window designs in my signature showcase, demonstrate how I connect the dots between history and modernism, between cultures and creativity in a showcase developed to help you build your own couture-level portfolio. Filled with the finely crafted processes, fresh techniques and unique designs I am famous for—a must-see for designers and workrooms.

It’s Personal: Secrets of the Bespoke Window

Some window treatments are truly ideal, you connect with them so strongly they become Bespoke—your personal perfect fit. I’ll pull back the curtain to unveil the secrets of the bespoke window with this seminar. I’ll inspire you to flex your design muscle with a in-depth examination of the tips and the secrets of impeccably tailored treatments that can’t be satisfied through custom. You’ll gain a wealth of couture knowledge from a mix of hands-on samples and images. Enrich your portfolio with techniques, artistry and details to offer your clients a truly bespoke window fashions. It’s more than custom; it’s personal.

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