AC HOTEL | SAN FRANCISCO, CA - IN PICTURES

AC HOTEL | SAN FRANCISCO, CA - IN PICTURES

This modern, sophisticated, yet informal hotel was designed to take advantage of the beautiful waterfront views that surround it. Located on the Cove at Oyster Point, the hotel's floor-to-ceiling lobby windows, look out onto the bay and submerse guests in nature in spite of the hotel's urban proximity to places such as the San Francisco airport and the University of California. Guestrooms have also been designed with large windows to embrace the beauty of the surrounding area. The Quiltcraft team manufactured and installed Marriott-designed window treatments to complement the stunning views. Take a look at the sleek design and delightful sights in the pictures below! 

GUEST POST: MODEL ROOMS BY MARK TRUDEAU

GUEST POST: MODEL ROOMS BY MARK TRUDEAU

Hey all of you Materialize subscribers and peruse-ers of the Quiltcraft Website. This week we have a little bit of a different feature for you. The below article was written and posted by Mark Trudeau of Vantage Commerce, LLC out of Las Vegas, Nevada on LinkedIn. Mark is a Principal at Vantage Commerce, LLC and boasts a vast amount of experience in interior design as well as hospitality and corporate project management! We were intrigued and delighted to read Mark's original article on the purposes of Hospitality Model Rooms as we believe his insight sheds light on the true 'Why' behind model rooms and how when done well they will be extremely beneficial to the smoothness of hospitality renovations and new builds alike! We hope you enjoy Mark's post and invite you to check out Mark's LinkedIn and the original location of this post

PILLOW CLOSURES: ZIPPER, PERMANENT, BUTTON & ENVELOPE

PILLOW CLOSURES: ZIPPER, PERMANENT, BUTTON & ENVELOPE

Specifying Decorative Pillows may seem as simple as choosing a size and a face fabric but there are other elements that can be just as important. Decorative Pillows can add that extra something that completes a whole room, the pillow closure of a pillow can be that extra detail that makes the difference between a good pillow versus the perfect pillow!

OUTLET PLACEMENT FOR MOTORIZED TREATMENTS

OUTLET PLACEMENT FOR MOTORIZED TREATMENTS

For Plug-n-Play Motorized Treatments where should an outlet be placed?

Motorized Treatments of any kind, be it Motorized Drapery, Motorized Roller Shades or even Motorized Roman Shade, can be fantastic choices for guestrooms. They act as an easy solution for ADA rooms and really add a sense of class and sophistication to normal guestrooms as well. Find out more!

FLANGE, BAND, CORD AND WELT- THE DIFFERENCES

FLANGE, BAND, CORD AND WELT- THE DIFFERENCES

There are some odd words used to specify pillows. To say the least they are not used in most everyday conversations and if they most likely are not being used with the same meaning in mind as we have in pillow manufacturing. Usually we are able to work around this and make sense of any discrepancies in vocab by context clues. But we shouldn’t rely on interpretation and context clues in producing the right pillows for a property that has been coming together for months.

DRAPERY HEMS & WEIGHTS

DRAPERY HEMS & WEIGHTS

Hems & Weights may not be seen as very big deal in the spec writing process for window treatments but it is a detail that drapery project managers will always notice and therefore should be something that you are well informed about. We’ve created a resource card that explains how each of these hems are made and so in this place I will not be rehashing that same information. Download it here and keep it at your desk for easy access.

SWF CONTRACT ROLLER SHADE COMPARISON

SWF CONTRACT ROLLER SHADE COMPARISON

We are back again with another roller shade comparison post. If you missed our first post comparing the products of Mariak then make sure to check it out. With so many brands out there and each one usually offering multiple series it’s hard to know what you are truly getting when ordering or specifying as a designer. We understand that much of the information that you have to work with is rather technical and therefore difficult to place in a context that allows everyday design decisions to be made easily. Here we will be comparing and contrasting the two series offered by SWF Contract which is a subsidiary company of Springs Window Fashion.

CHILD SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS IN HOSPITALITY

CHILD SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS IN HOSPITALITY

Child Safety Specifications are incredibly important. We all want to ensure that our hotels and properties are safe for all of our guests. It is truly a matter that with or without the specifications we should be coming to the same conclusion. The safest environment for our guests is the best environment and we will want to accomplish that each and every time.