David and Diana Jacobs live in a beautiful and unique home that for the most part, David designed himself. It’s a home with many modern architectural elements: clean lines, minimal architectural decoration, sleek features, slim mouldings, etc.
Facing the Hollywood Hills, are windows custom created for the home. The shape of the walls is curved, and so are the windows and glass.
For years, the windows had been dressed with curved vertical blinds. This was presented as the only available option at the time to Mr. Jacobs by his window blinds salesman.
During a recent renovation, David and Diana decided they wanted something cleaner looking, that did not distract from the beautiful windows or the view; something that could almost disappear when what they wanted was to enjoy the gorgeous view.
Throughout the house, the Jacobs had dressed the windows with energy-efficient honeycomb shades, which they loved for several reasons. One reason was the colors that they came in. The other was the energy efficiency that they offer. And finally, they loved that they nearly disappeared when not needed.
Drapery would be too much fabric for their taste, and they just could not get themselves to install vertical blinds again. By a stroke of luck, the Jacobs’ contractor had heard about P&D Window Fashions, and arranged a meeting with P&D’s Senior Designer, Gerardo Bautista.
Our initial visit was incredibly fun, and Mr. Jacobs was thrilled with the entire new world of possibilities a window fashions house presented, versus what the traditional blinds and shades shops offered.
Taking into consideration their expressed wants, Gerardo set about creating exactly what the Jacobs were wanting to see: a vertical, curved, honeycomb shade.
Easier said than done of course. This is not a product offered anywhere in the marketplace. It is simply impossible to sit honeycomb shade fabrics vertically. The fabric structure of a honeycomb shade would cause it to collapse into a room if placed vertically.
Gerardo and his team sat down and engineered a curved vertical honeycomb product just for the Jacobs. A product that has since gained immense popularity and of which P&D is extremely proud.
Available in several colors and light blocking capacities, P&D’s Sophie Shade, offers a minimal, clean and energy-efficient window covering for curved windows. Exclusively by P&D. See it in action here:
Whenever a fabric selection features a print or distinct pattern that a customer loves, and roman shades are the selected application, Flat Roman shades are suggested. This particular roman shade style is constructed in such a way, that patterns and prints may be enjoyed without breaks in the pattern.
The unique style does not in itself contribute another element of design, but rather, allows for the fabric selection to be the interior design contribution. Thus, this shade can be incorporated into any decorating style, from traditional to modern.
Roman shade in the P&D collection may be ordered with standard cord, loop chain, cordless, or motorized.
Fabric shown is currently a P&D exclusive. Print on cotton, fabric: Lattice, Colorway: Maize. Available in six colorways.
P&D only represents the “better-best” window covering manufacturers. Which is why we are pleased to offer the entire Graber product line. A quality that you can see and feel, Graber manufactures shutters, roller shades, honeycomb shades, wood and metal blinds – using only the finest raw materials.
Because our customers would expect nothing less, the updated designer friendly collection features colors and textures that reflect today’s sophisticated palettes. Operation choices include the child-safe cordless and motorized control options.
Schedule an in-home consultation to experience the latest from Graber in your own home. Or come see us for a product demonstration in our Sierra Madre gallery showroom.
One of the great things about P&D, is the uniqueness in our product offering. Because of the great talents employed by P&D, we are in a very special position to assist in the design of a home’s interior.
Pictured above are fully functional interior panels and doors, custom manufactured and finished to achieve an antique quality. An exclusive product offering in the P&D Home Fashions collection.
P&D Interior Panels lend an authentic European touch to a home.
Interior wood panels can be designed to suit any architecture, and custom finished in any color-way.
Exclusively by P&D Window Fashions.
P&D bottom up roller shades are fantastically useful and attractive window treatments. Most appreciated in situations where windows may lack privacy due to their placement near sidewalks, walkways, or directly across from neighbors’ windows.
Bottom Up Roller shades allow much-needed natural light to enter a room from above, while providing complete privacy from below.
Fabric options are many, offering varying degrees of light and privacy control, from sheer to complete blackout.
Available in single, center cord operation, or Roman side cords operation.
Simple, minimal, clean lines, full privacy, and beautiful fabrics. Bottom Up roller shades by P&D Window Fashions.
P&D is pleased to announce the introduction of Barclay Butera and Scalamandre bedding and upholstery products to our Interior Fashions collection.
The collection includes bedding ensembles from celebrated interior designer, Barclay Butera, as well as upholstered headboards, accent pillows, drapery panels, and fabrics by the yard.
Visit the Barclay Butera and Scalamandre websites for more on their home fashions collection. Then visit us, schedule online, or call us for an In-Home Design Consultation to experience the collections in your very own home.
The scalamandre website address is:
P&D Senior Designer, Gerardo Bautista, not only dresses windows with fabrics already in the marketplace, but also custom designs and manufactures textiles when a particular project calls for something not quite readily available.
One such example, was featured in Interior Design magazine.
This home had a famous architect and interior designer, custom design a wall finish unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, or since. A fresco finish in colored layers of powdered paint, hand rubbed and waxed to a very beautiful luster and translucency.
A fabric was designed to fit the space perfectly, and custom dyed to the design palate, so as to visually continue the wall motif onto the windows. The colored mesh layers served as a light filter, while maintaining the very expensive view to the Beach.
For additional privacy and light control, blackout roller shades were installed behind the mesh panels. The motorized roller shades, and mesh panels, were installed under a one of a kind, P&D custom designed and manufactured stainless steel valance box.
A beautiful, minimal and functional window styling project, for a mid-century inspired home design – by P&D Window Fashions.
For their unique architecture, bay windows tend to offer a beautiful source of natural light. When it comes time to dress this type of window however, most people tend to get stuck. The unique shape of the window, along with the minimal access for window hardware at the interior, do press for a bit of a challenge, yet fear not – P&D has many gorgeous options for dressing bay windows.
In this Brentwood, California home, the bay window over the kitchen sink needed something. It was just too open and too cold a window for the interior design.
The homeowner loves the French Country design aesthetic. Beautiful reds, whites, greens, blues and yellows associated with French Country, fill the room.
European pleated cafe curtains in a french linen floral print were the natural choice for the styling of the bay window. The panels were installed on to custom solid bronze drapery rods and rings – designed to the appropriate scale.