Thursday, March 10, 2011

SherwinWilliams Talks Color Trends

The latest edition of STIR, Sherwin-Williams' blog has an informative post on color trends - Living Style: Color Forecasting: Making Friends with Color Trends.  Check out the entire article at

Friday, February 25, 2011

New Child-Safe Window Shade Lift System to be unveiled at Pgh Home and Garden Show

We are really excited to be the first window treatment professionals to display the revolutionary CK® lift system for fabric window shades.  

The CK® lift system manipulates the shade without any visible cords thus offering safety along with window fashion versatility. The CK® lift system is easy to use and its narrow  projection – just ¾” from the glass - means it can fit in even the most modern window frame applications.

There are no exposed cords to mar the simplicity of the back of the shade.  And the CK® lift system offers unlimited design options for fabric shades of any design – top down, bottom up, even side to side for vertical shade applications.

The CK® lift system was developed by Mary Ann Plumlee, a drapery workroom owner in Waco, Texas.  Drawing on her 30 years’ experience as a design professional and even more years as a parent, Plumlee designed a system that would be safe and attractive. 

Check back next week for images of this system in action - or better yet - visit us at the Home & Garden Show and see it in person!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Talking about Windows

A while ago I spoke with Cristy Cummings from Designing Pittsburgh on WMNY radio.  Sit back and learn more about our business and what we can do for your home.

Monday, January 3, 2011

"Redd Up" with the Pros

Here in western Pennsylvania we have some quaint phrases thanks to the Pennsylvania Dutch.  We learn as little kids to redd up our rooms before going out to play, and know to tie up papers with gumbands.  (For the non-Pittsburgher reading this, gumbands are rubber bands and redd up means to make neat or clean up.)

This coming weekend, Jan 7-9, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center will be overflowing with vendors who will offer numerous ways to redd up and remodel your home at the Pittsburgh Remodeling Show.  We'll be there with new designs for vintage windows in the 'burgh - as well as treatments that will make newer homes shine.  And regardless of the age of your home, stop by the Speaker's Stage on Saturday at 3 to learn 21st century tricks to keep your windows - and rooms - warm in winter, cool in summer, and beautiful year round!

Print out the attached coupon for free admission to the Remodeling Show and be sure to stop by our booth (604) to pick up Sherwin Williams color trends for 2011.  You 'll have a good time ahn'aht!