For the life of me, I do not understand why anyone would want to order blinds over the internet! Over the last 30 years that I have been selling blinds, shades, and shutters, you would not BELIEVE all the mistakes we have made in ordering, installing, having to repair blinds that have rotted string, and remote controls which need re-programmed! It's been a painful learning experience. I learn something each and every time something doesn't go quite right! I recently just had a customer tell me they were going to order from a big box store because they could get a better price.
Every year our clients ask for Custom Window Treatments and it seems like we go through phases when people ask for the same styles. What they ask for is usually predicated by what they have seen in the magazines and in retail stores. Most of the time it is something very simple and boring…something that is quite frankly, an afterthought! It has no style, no color, and it is usually looks like warm glass of milk!!! Does this describe something you have in your home???
I recently attended Design Week at the Boston Design Market and I was so inspired by the wonderful showrooms, the seminars and most of all the speakers! One of my favorite speakers was Marisa Marcantonio from Stylebeat. She presented a stunning number of design styles that are up and coming for 2016. 11 of them! At first when she started I felt I would probably know the content of her talk. I stay up to date with trends every day!