TownePlace Suites, cleverly located their hotel in the most convenient place for families who are wanting to explore all that Orlando has to offer. The hotel is located only five miles from Walt Disney World Resort and six miles from Universal Studios Florida. Each guestroom is suite style and family suites can sleep up to five people in a room. Kitchens, flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi are complimentary room items.
With roller shades gaining more and more popularity among designers, property owners and even guests, it is no wonder that drapery manufacturers are seeing an uptick in roller shade specifications. In turn textile manufacturers are increasing the availability and range of roller shade specific fabrics coming to market. This is great news for designers because with the broadened scope of fabrics to choose from comes the ability to further nuance design of a guestroom or a public space. Here are some details on how to choose which kind of fabric for your room!
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.
As the Hospitality industry continues to transition to include a greater amount of roller shades in both guestroom design and public spaces designers, purchasing agents and hotel owners must also gain and growing understanding of the possibilities and limitations that are normative with roller shades. We receive a multitude of questions in regards to what roller shades will look like when installed, or how they will function and so on.
Paradigm Design Group is the brain child of Lisa & Carl Haude and has served the hospitality industry for 17 years. Paradigm believes that there is a narrative waiting to be told through each and every design they complete. Their careful and meticulous research of context, coupled with their enthusiasm for fresh and unique design make them an indispensable partner in any renovation or new project. Quiltcraft is currently working to make Paradigm’s design for Marriott Oakland a reality and we could not be more excited.
A majority of the time in the industry, designers and hotel owners are choosing between ripplefold and pinch pleat drapery for their guestroom treatments. A majority of the time those same individuals are coming to us asking for the skinny on what is better. Our answer is they both are and here is why…
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!
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.
Somfy Systems is the undisputed top of the class manufacturer when it comes to motors for motorized roller shades. Their motors are used by almost every top roller shade manufacturer and for good reason. Beyond knowing that they are good, what else do you know about them? Could you describe the difference between their motors? More generally, what differences exist between roller shade motors? Is there really that much room for variance?
As a one-time project manager in the industry I would be hard pressed to find a day or at least a job in which I did not use the term dustcap at least a couple of times to communicate needed information for a job. Dustcap is simply too important to not understand what it means. It’s used so often and can have huge implications to the finish length of drapery that to white wash over it with the assumption that everyone knows would be a drastic mistake.