WHAT DO I DO WITH UN-LEVEL WINDOWS AND INSIDE MOUNT ROLLER SHADES?

WHAT DO I DO WITH UN-LEVEL WINDOWS AND INSIDE MOUNT ROLLER SHADES?

Construction is a delicate process and as much as we would all love to think that engineered building and codes produces perfectly straight, level floors, window sill and the like, that is not quite the reality we live in. The sooner you grasp and accept this the better off you will be. It’s easier to do your job when you have realistic expectations. Yet when unlevel windows are a reality. Find out more about some possible solutions to this problem!

AC HOTEL | LOUISVILLE, KY - IN PICTURES

AC HOTEL | LOUISVILLE, KY - IN PICTURES

AC Hotel Louisville Downtown is a trendy new hotel located among some of the best attractions in the city. The hotel blends in style with the art galleries, specialty stores and shops nearby. It is conveniently situated within a few miles of major attractions such as KFC Yum! Center, Louisville Slugger Field and the hip Market District. Take a look at the stunning pictures and see Quiltcraft’s work on display in the gallery below.

HOW DO I ELIMINATE LIGHT BLEED WITH ROLLER SHADES?

HOW DO I ELIMINATE LIGHT BLEED WITH ROLLER SHADES?

We recently wrote on the difference between L & U side and sill channel for roller shades. If you missed that blog you can check it out here. We definitely recommend checking out the difference between the two types of side and sill channel that are offered by Roller Shade Manufacturers. In this blog we will be affirming the use of side and sill channel, talking about some of the things to ask and watch for depending upon the Roller Shade Manufacturer you are working on, and finally discussing two different items that are making there way out onto the market that can augment side and sill channel in reaching a point of light fastness in hospitality guestrooms.

HILTON GARDEN INN | WILKES BARRE, PA - IN PICTURES

HILTON GARDEN INN | WILKES BARRE, PA - IN PICTURES

Conveniently located off of Interstate I-81 in Pennsylvania, right next to the Mohegan Sun Arena and close to the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains, this Wilkes Barre hotel has everything you need for a successful visit to the Keystone State. The recently renovated guestrooms in the hotel offer a Garden Sleep System bed and boast beautiful window treatments— Roller Shades and Cornices made and installed by Quiltcraft—which makes the rooms relaxing, warm and inviting. Check out the pictures below.

WHY WOULD YOU USE AN OPEN ROLL BRACKET FOR ROLLER SHADES?

WHY WOULD YOU USE AN OPEN ROLL BRACKET FOR ROLLER SHADES?

Most conversations over what type of roller shade should be used in a certain setting are based on a decision over the type of clutch that will be used. Yet the secondary question to what type of clutch is what type of bracket to use. In some cases, this can become primary because different types of brackets are not available for every type of clutch. Find out about the two clutches that can be used for roller shades, here!

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN L & U CHANNELS ON ROLLER SHADES

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN L & U CHANNELS ON ROLLER SHADES

Complete blackout conditions are very important in hospitality guestrooms. We all know that guests place a high priority on not having streams of light flowing into their room as soon as the sun comes up. With traditional drapery we solve for this by using blackout drapery with returns to the wall. Check out our blog “What are Hospitality Drapery Returns?” for more information. In this post we will be considering how to create the same blackout situation with roller shades, specifically when they are inside mounted within a window.

WHAT ARE HOSPITALITY DRAPERY RETURNS?

WHAT ARE HOSPITALITY DRAPERY RETURNS?

An often overlooked feature for drapery panels is the drapery return. It is not uncommon that designers and purchasing agents will have some confusion around this term. Though, in theory, it is rather straight forward and even overlooked due to its simplicity. A clear grasp on the terms meaning and usage will help assure the design also has the function of light fastness.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR A ROLLER SHADE TO WALK? HOW DO I FIX IT?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR A ROLLER SHADE TO WALK? HOW DO I FIX IT?

A phrase that may come up in dealing with roller shades is the concept of ‘walking’. We often get the concern posed to us from properties, designers, purchasing agents and the like that their roller shades have shifted or that the roller shades were not cut straight at the bottom. Now these two comments may seem like separate issues but 99% of the time they aren’t. What is happening in both situations is that the shade band is ‘walking’ on the shade tube.

HILTON CANOPY | DALLAS, TX - IN PICTURES

HILTON CANOPY | DALLAS, TX - IN PICTURES

The Canopy Dallas Uptown by Hilton is the first in Texas, and one of the fist Canopy hotels to open in the nation. The Javelin Group worked with Hilton very closely in order to open the 150-room hotel and develop a nontraditional concept that offers more than just nice amenities. The property has a connection to local neighborhoods, inviting guests to be a part of local activities and helping out by providing guests with a welcome gift for their dog and a 24-hour pass to the dog-friendly restaurant across the street. Canopy Dallas also features Upside, a rooftop lounge with amazing views of the Dallas skyline. Quiltcraft partnered with Jaguar Hospitality to provide window treatments, booth/banquettes and other details throughout the hotel’s guestrooms and public areas. Don’t just believe us when we say that the guestrooms are designed to give a ‘cozy’ welcome to each guest, see it for yourself in the pictures below!