We’re delighted to announce the Grand Opening of our 5th  P&D Window Fashions boutique, in the beautiful city of Palm Springs. This location will provide the entire line of P&D exclusive fabrics, custom drapery, blinds, shades and carpets to Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta and surrounding communities. With our signature In-Home design assistance service, exclusive product offering, and in-house workroom, P&D Palm Springs provides unique design solutions to suit the desert’s beautiful architecture.


Sometimes things happen in some strange-cool sort of coincidental way. Take for example the time my friend John went to visit his family in Northern California. On one of the nights there, the family decided to go wine tasting. They got to the place and a new design client called John from Beverly Hills. John took the call and explained to the caller that he was visiting family and that he could schedule a meeting for the following week. A few minutes into the conversation it came up that John was a wine tasting, the new client said that was the business he was in, and as it turned out, John was sitting in this man’s vineyard and was now being treated to their finest bottle. Wow.

Anyway, this sort of thing happens periodically, much to my amusement.

On a more recent occasion, my boyfriend and I had been joking about riding ostriches, after seeing it done on T.V. It looked comical, and it was just something that I was pushing to do.

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The very next day, an e-mail comes in from a return address that reads Ostrich Farm something or other. I thought perhaps my boyfriend was being funny, or he had signed me up for information somewhere. It was none of that. The email was from a restaurant owner in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Her ultra chic and comfortable restaurant is called Ostrich Farm LA. Wow, again!

Brooke, the owner, wanted something modern cool for the front windows of the restaurant. Loosing the view to the inside of the restaurant as well as to the exterior for diners was not desired. The sun came in scorching every day after mid-morning, making for a very hot and uncomfortable dining experience. We decided on motorized solar shades, in white, with maximum view-thru. The shades solved the heat problem, and diners to the restaurant will keep the view to the busy street!

Fun stuff. No Ostrich rides, or ostrich meat on the menu thankfully! A super delicious place to eat. Highly recommended. Check it out, and let our shades keep you cool while there!

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                                      P&D Exclusive Bottom Up Roman in Solar Linen

 

A recent installation in the desert community of Palm Springs by our Riverside County P&D Window Fashions dealer, beautifully showcases products from our Bottom Up Collection of window treatments.

Top Down/Bottom Up window coverings have become very popular. In the last ten years alone, the request for window treatments that offer privacy from below and a view from the top, have almost doubled year to year. The demand is such, that now just about every window coverings dealer offers something with such a feature, most often Roman shades or the accordion-like Honeycomb shades.  Shown above is a Top Down/Bottom Up Solar Roman shade by P&D. We installed this shade, in a solar fabric for sun protection and some degree of privacy, in the powder room of this Spanish-Ranch Modern home.

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                              P&D Exclusive Bottom Up Roller Shades in White Linen

In all other rooms of the home however, the homeowner desired a very simple approach to covering the windows. As little fabric as possible, no folds, to frills, as few cords as possible, something just simple. The other challenge was the proximity to the street. Passers-by easily can see into the house. Because they did not want to never be able to open their window shades to get some natural light in,  bottom up roller shades were the perfect solution to meet all privacy, aesthetic and client requirements.

There were some challenges, such as the corner window seen above, but our years of experience with all types of window styles, made what could have been hairy, run smoothly.

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                             P&D Exclusive Bottom Up Roller Shades in Solar Fabric

In some rooms, the privacy needs were not top priority, but the beaming hot sun was. Wanting to keep a view to the outside, while also keeping the sun and heat out, we selected a solar shade fabric for the dining room. As you can see the view is preserved, but the furniture, flooring and all other interior features are saved from sun wear.

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                                 P&D Exclusive Bottom Up Roller Shades in white linen

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                                                    P&D Exclusive Bottom Up Roller Shades

The bedrooms of course needed their privacy so the windows in those rooms were dressed in linen fabric.

All the shades were installed using just two tiny cords, and the operation of the shade couldn’t be easier – thanks to the continuous chain operation feature. We also offer single cord operation for smaller shades, as well as motorization for any size shade. Our motorization systems on Bottom Up Roller Shades can be operated by remote, app, or be hooked up to existing automation systems.

 


    • A post by P&D Founder: Gerardo Bautista

I spend a lot of my day philosophizing, daydreaming, idealizing. Haven’t the slightest clue if other artists do so as well, but I find that in doing these things, I am inspired to create beauty.

Creating the ideal world after-all, is up to us all. We do so by championing the causes that elevate society, that care for people, the planet and the overall health of everything that surrounds us.

Every collection in the P&D library has a beautiful story behind it. Stories of people doing for people, and not exclusively for their pocketbook. Our newest addition to the collection is no exception.

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P&D Window Fashions is pleased to include in our collection of gorgeous designer textiles, the Mary Fisher for Lee Jofa – Groundworks Collection. Inspired by nature, visual artist Mary Fisher has designed fabrics so natural, you can almost feel, taste and smell the soil, tree bark, stone, mountain air, or running water that inspired them.

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We at P&D are inspired by people like Mary Fisher. Brave talented people that represent the best that humankind has to offer. That represent themselves honestly and with a good heart.

To learn more about Mary Fisher, her personal story, her talents and generous heart, please visit her website : http://www.maryfisher.com/

For more on the Groundworks Collection, visit Lee Jofa : http://tinyurl.com/hnr9rew

To experience the beautiful collection in your own home, be sure to schedule a complimentary design consultation via our website or by calling your nearest P&D showroom.


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KPCC Winter 2015 Online Auction – P&D Window Fashions Custom Roman Shade Donation


 

P&D Window Fashions is pleased to support local public radio stations in the communities that we do business in. Our Pasadena location donated a custom roman shade design makeover to the Pasadena KPCC public radio station for their Winter Online Auction.

The KPCC Winter 2015 Online Auction raised just under $80,000 this year; thanks to business donors and to the generous bidders. Funds are used to continue the great programming offered by the station.

Our contribution of Custom Roman Shades for one room, valued at $2000.00, saw a lot of interest. We’re pleased that local Pasadena homeowners recognize the P&D quality and are available to enjoying our products in their homes.

Even though P&D Window Fashions has been around for 20 years, our P&D Window Fashions Pasadena location is young to the city at only four years. So it is heart warming to be so well received in this community, just as we are in Glendale, Sierra Madre, Riverside and San Bernardino.

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Our sister company, Paint & Design Group, Inc., donated a Kitchen Cabinet  Finishing Makeover! With a top bidder in the lead for days, it appeared almost certain that person would win. The final day of the auction however, Sunday December 6th, saw two new bidders entering the race. These two bidders were neck in neck to the final moment. At the end of the auction, that particular donation placed 2nd on the list of Highest Bids.

Congratulations to the winning bidders. We look forward to meeting with you and featuring your completed projects on future P&D blog entries!


When people come to P&D for assistance, they often do so because of our unique product offering. Along with offering all the traditional window covering applications, such as drapery, roman shades and blinds, our product innovation team periodically introduces something completely new.

Our latest product offering is called : Intelligent Film. In effect, a glass film that takes an ordinary glass window and transforms it into a window that can go from clear to opaque at the flip of a switch. The glass can also be controlled via smart phone app, from anywhere in the world.

P&D is the exclusive California distributor of this new and fantastic product.

An application suitable for residential, commercial and retail spaces. Come in or schedule a demonstration at your location by clicking on the Schedule Appointment tab above.

Dealer inquiries to: sales at pdgroupinc.net

 

 


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