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. My window covering webinars will help you build a skill set in the most profitable, but most technical design niche.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

 11 am EST/ 10 am CST/ 8 am PST  

World Tour: Smart Designs from the World’s Top Markets 11 am EST/ 10 am CST/ 8 am PST CEU accredited 

If design is a means of improving an individual’s interaction with the world, and our world is so rapidly changing, there is no doubt that the products and services offered by the design industry will also change We’ll take a look at the social, consumer and cultural currents that will impact design in the coming years through the introductions of new design products and services. We’ll discover the latest color, product and material trends sourced for the top international design markets. Covering a year’s worth of trade shows you’ll see the most interesting, innovative and beautiful new fabrics, trims, hardware, accessories and more from Heimtextil, Maison&Objet, IMM Cologne, Design Miami, Decorex, 100% Design, and several other events.  This whirlwind tour brings the latest design themes to you, outlining how certain products and style references develop from one show to the next. Hundreds of photos are complemented by dozens of actual product samples.


ON DEMAND Webinars

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

Window Fashion Master Class: Part 1

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


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