Thursday, September 24, 2009


Angela Thee is an interior decorator and window fashion designer and fabricator in Suwanee, GA.   Angela started her business in 2000 after her children went to school. 

She is the current Vice President of the Window Covering Association of America Atlanta Chapter, Associate Member of the Window Fashion Certification Program and was recently asked to become an Instructor at the Custom Home Furnishing Academy where she will be teaching Goal Setting classes and providing motivational information on the CHF Forum.  She has also been a speaker in the Construction Zone at the International Window Covering Association of America, the past two years. 

Angela has had the opportunity to speak at several business associations in the Atlanta area such as the Buford Business Alliance and the Executive Business Express Network.  Topics included, Recession Proofing Your Business, Setting Realistic and Valuable Goals for Your Life and Business and Clear Your Mind and Increase Your Profits. 

Angela spent the past year in Success Strategies coaching program and is dedicated and devoted to helping others in the industry change their way of thinking about their business and life.



Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Laurie Eaton - San Francisco, Ca.

Eaton's Interiors has proudly served the San Francisco Bay Area design professional since 1992. At Eaton's we constantly challenge ourselves in defining the high end market in the Bay Area, as we continually push the limits of acceptable industry standards to greater heights.

Laurie Eaton established Eaton's Interiors as a full service, concept to completion, custom workroom, with service being the cornerstone of our business. Laurie brings a solid background of fashion sewing and pattern making to the custom sewing market. She has a discriminating eye for detail, and a no fear attitude in her ability to think outside the box. Eaton's has established a 16 year reputation of pushing the limits of "industry standards" to achieve the highest quality available in custom fabrication.

Our workmanship is defined by beautiful hand finishes, the finest quality linings and interlinings; unique details and headings; and over filled pillows, cushions, shams and duvets. Draperies and panels are lush and full. Roman shades are finely tailored to insure a perfect fit and fitted with the best operating mechanism for the application. All window treatments and bedding pieces are fabricated to correct proportions, in relationship to the scale of the home's architecture and furnishings. We pride ourselves in creating European craftsmanship and quality with American ingenuity.

Our memberships in the Window Coverings Association of America: Northern CA Chapter; the Custom Home Furnishings Network; the Northern CA Workroom Association; and the San Francisco Design Center provide educational opportunities and important contact with colleagues and industry partners. Each is essential to the continued growth and development of Eaton's Interiors.

At Eaton's we understand that communication and responsibility are the key to a successful workroom/designer relationship. We only achieve success through the success of our designer clients.

Visit Eaton's online at

Saturday, November 29, 2008

H & R Drapery - Naples, Florida

If You Can Imagine It, We Can Make It...

At H&R Drapery we bring years of industry experience and innovative craftsmanship to every project. How successfully your vision translates into the language of fine fabrics depends a lot on the workroom you choose.

H & R Drapery has been fabricating window treatments for Southwest Florida’s most prestigious designers for over 20 years. We are experienced in both the residential and commercial design arena. We understand the importance of developing relationships and maintaining high quality standards. As a partner in the design process, we want you to be successful. We work with you to determine specifications and determine concepts. And we are readily available to answer your questions and assist you with your work orders.

Many of our designers as us to provide drawings to facilitate client presentations. We use DreamDraper to provide drawings over digital photos so that the client is able to see the window treatments on their actual windows.

Don’t have a designer? No problem. We are happy to refer one to you.

H & R Drapery fabricates custom cornices, valances, swags, draperies, bedding, table lines, and headboards. We also upholster walls. We carry fashionable window treatment hardware from name brand manufacturers as well as Hunter Douglas and Graber blinds and shades. While many of our designers drop ship COM fabrics to us, we also carry a large selection of brand name designer fabrics and trims.

1791 Trade Center Way, Suite D, Naples, Florida 34109.

239 566-2929 FAX 239 566-1129

Visit our website at

See our blog at

Trade Show Booth

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Teresa Bennett - Parma, Ohio

From an early age, Teresa Bennett has had a passion for fabrics and sewing. Sewing came naturally to her since many of the women in her family sewed regularly for their families and homes.

Teresa opened Cozy Cottage Slipcovers in 2003. Located in Parma, Ohio, Cozy Cottage Slipcovers is a custom workroom specializing in slipcovers, but Teresa also offers custom services in bedding, pillows, indoor and outdoor cushions and home accessories. Her business is mainly retail, although she does accept wholesale clients.
Cozy Cottage Slipcovers can protect original upholstery, update worn furniture, or perhaps blend older pieces with new purchases. Slipcovers offer a comfortable and casual living experience, allowing endless options and easy care (especially for families with children and pets).
Teresa's work has won several major professional awards for design and detail, and has been nationally featured in trade publications. She prides herself on giving personalized service and quality workmanship. Photos of Teresa's work can be seen on her website at


Monogram slipcovers

Slipcover office chair

Slipcover chair and ottoman

Wing chair slipcovers


French country chairs

Slipcover love seat

Slipcover loveseat with pillows

Cathie Gulliver - Guelph, Ontario, Canda

Sew Simple Elegance
"The Workroom for Distinctive Window Fashions"

Sew Simple Elegance is a to-the-trade studio workroom, owned and operated by Cathie Gulliver, located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.. Cathie enjoys a lifetime passion for sewing, is both UK and US trained and specializes in producing hand-crafted window treatments incorporating the best of European and North American techniques of fabrication.

Cathie is a graduate of the 'Window Coverings Career Professional Program', the 'Advanced Window Coverings Career Professional Program' and the "Installation Career Professional Program" offered by the Custom Home Furnishings Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina. However, Cathie originally began her window treatments career in the UK where she also received her certification in 'Professional Curtain Making and Soft Furnishings' from the National Design Academy in Nottingham, England.

Cathies' passion for sewing started at a very young age. Cathie has fueled her passion with many specialized courses but her main passion prior to window treatments was in the area of tailoring. During her time in England she also took courses with The English Couture Company". The precision required in tailoring enhances Cathies' attention to detail during the construction of her window treatments.

Cathie is also an occasional contributor of step-by-step articles to the international industry professional magazine 'Drapery and Design Professional' and is an on-going member of both the'Custom Home Furnishings Network' and the 'Canadian Workroom Association'. For further information email Cathie at or visit the website

Double layered pinch pleat with microcord detail

Godet drapery panel

Detail of godet panel

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Monique Becker - Gilbertsville, Pa

Becker Window Fashions (BWF) is a professional custom window treatment studio serving the greater Philadelphia community. Owned and operated by Ms. Monique Becker, BWF specializes in the design and fabrication of custom window treatments and soft furnishings of the highest design quality and craftsmanship. Monique opened Becker Window Fashions to provide clients with professional, beautiful, and distinctive products that will enhance their home, and reflect their personal style. Use of only the highest quality materials and attention to the smallest details are the hallmarks of any BWF project. Custom quality pieces with hand-sewn hems for delicate fabrics, pattern matching along seams, and interlining for added luxury are all standard services. Monique is well versed in a wide array of styles from modern to classical and relaxed to formal.

Contact Info:
1855 Swamp Pike
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
Available by appointment only


Flat shaped valance with tails

Flat roman shade with valance

Shaped valance with contrast inverted pleated panels

Gathered shades on windows with roman shade on door

Pillow with brush fringe

Gathered panel with swag overlay

closeup of gathered shade
Layered valance with button detail
Closeup of contrasting pleat on a valance