Webinars

deb barrett webinarsYou can stay on top of design industry trends, technology and product knowledge by attending my webinars. Most of the webinars are CEU accredited. There are two ways to learn online with me:

  • Live
  • On Demand

LIVE Webinars

I schedule live webinars monthly on a broad range of design topics, Get in depth, narrowly focused knowledge and content. Check for my coming attractions.

Design Perspectives

When we were oohing and aaahing over the new introductions at Heimtextil, Paris Deco Off, and London Design Week earlier this year, who could’ve imagined how differently we’d now view those crowded aisle and showrooms?! Now, looking over all the fantastic new designs that caught our eyes, we’re nostalgic for a not-that-distant past, and we also realized we had waaaay to much to share! So please join us for both or either of the following seminars:

 

Design Highlights Winter 2020 : Fabulous Fabrics

Tuesday, April 28th

3 PM EDT/ 2 PM CDT/ 12 PM PDT

The best new introductions and textile innovations from Heimtextil, Paris Deco Off, and London Design Week, so some additional fun find thrown in as well!

 

 

Design Highlights Winter 2020: Marvelous Murals

Tuesday, May 5th

3 PM EDT/ 2 PM CDT/ 12 PM PDT

The mural wall is having a moment! Improvements in digital printing, on-demand production, archive digitization, artisan applications and other innovations have resulted in an renaissance of this design classic. We share our favorite resources from around the world.

 

Meet the Makers

Tuesday, May 12th

3 PM EDT/ 2 PM CDT/ 12 PM PDT

We miss travel! One the highlights of our Decor Tour trips has always been meeting with the creative talents behind some of a favorite products, so instead of us going to them, we thought we’d bring them to you. Go behind the scenes with us as we meet Woad Master Denise Simeon, Master Pleater Pietro Seminelli, Provencal print producer Olivades, and Tassanari et Chatel.

 

Meet the Makers

Tuesday, May 19th

3 PM EDT/ 2 PM CDT/ 12 PM CDT

One the highlights of our Decor Tour trips has always been meeting with the creative talents behind some of a favorite products, so instead of us going to them, we thought we’d bring them to you. Go behind the scenes with us as we meet embroiderer extraordinaire Lesage, Maison Leleu, celebrated passementerie maker DeClerq and wallpaper firm, de Gournay.

 

ON DEMAND Webinars

Join me for my online webinars created specifically for design pros. Master the complex world of design or up your window fashion game  at your convenience- online and on demand. 

Window Fashion Master Class: Part 1
ONLINE & ON DEMAND 

Window treatments are a complex business from design details to specifying and selling. Many designers stir clear of what is one of the most profitable niches in your design business. Learn the tricks of the trade as we delve into the intricate window fashion design process and share tips, and trade secrets that the pros know. Did you realize there are more than 100+ decisions the designer makes in the custom window design process? And at any one step things can go wrong. We’ll cover the elements that make up the vocabulary of custom window treatment design including calculating yardages, drapery hardware and drapery weights, what fabrics and linings each works best plus pattern placement. Our online supersession design lab focuses on giving you success strategies to perfect your designs. Use your lab notes to enrich your design notebook with solutions, options and details for your clients that are real life tested.

Window Fashion Master Class: Part 2

ONLINE & ON DEMAND

Window treatments are a complex business from design details to specifying and selling. Learn the tricks of the trade as we delve into the intricate window fashion design process. Part II of our supersession design lab focuses on the more challenging aspects of designing window fashions including offset pairs and multiple draws, ripplefolds, comparable fullness, using a proportion wheel and much more. You’ll gain success strategies to perfect your designs. Deb pulls back the curtain to unveil the secrets of the bespoke window. She’ll inspire you to flex your design muscle with a in-depth examination of the tips and the secrets of impeccably tailored treatments. You’ll gain a wealth of couture knowledge about dressmaker-inspired specialties; plus original and innovative headings, edges and hems. Enrich your portfolio with techniques, artistry and details to offer your clients.

If you want to:

▪ Master the complex art of custom window coverings to build a better bottom line.
▪ Learn advanced techniques of specifying window fashions to set you apart from the competition
▪ Build a one-of-a kind couture portfolio of inspired techniques, processes and creative window treatment stylings
▪ Create design strategies to take your custom window fashion game to the next level
THEN this series is for you!

Check out my lineup of on demand webinars. Loads of new topics in 2019!

Fabric Savvy: Fabric Families Demystified

Textile Tech Support

Textile Crash Course Part 1

Textile Crash Course Part 2

Textile Trend Watch

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Window Coverings

Top 20 Window Fashion Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Window Fashions Master Class Part 1

Window Fashions Master Class Part 2

Haven’t done online learning before? Wondering how it works? These questions and more are answered HERE.

Deb, I so enjoyed the webinar yesterday. I could’ve spent three more hours listening to stories about designers and their styles.Thank you for presenting the seminar. I look forward to next week’s with great anticipation.        Sallie Smith

Dear Deb,

This was by far one of the BEST webinars I have ever attended!  I received more than my money’s worth! Thank you .

Angela M. Britt, Owner and Interior Designer, Deziner Originals

Hi Deb-

I found your presentation one of the most interesting I have attended in a long time. All this technology is so impressive …I wonder where you find the time to keep on top of it all. I have started “dabbling” and love Evernote.  Thanks.       Gordon,  Gordon’s Window Decor