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.


                              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.


                             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.


                                 P&D Exclusive Bottom Up Roller Shades in white linen

P&D Exclusive Bottom Up Roller Shades

                                                    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.


P&D WIndow Fashions Jayma Mays and Adam Campbell 2

Jayma Mays and Adam Campbell are perhaps two of the most charismatic, lovely people you could ever encounter.

The lovely couple invited P&D into their newly renovated modern home to dress windows that no traditional window covering could style properly. The windows are designed in adjoining columns, four in a row. Their function is to provide a modern aesthetic, and to allow much welcomed natural light into the home. However, there was one little thing that just wasn’t perfect about the windows: they faced directly into the neighbor’s living room.

P&D Window Fashions Jayma Jones Adam Campbell

Jayma and Adam wanted something very minimal, with clean lines and not too much in the way of operating hardware. Something that could provide privacy from below, while still allowing natural light into the house.

P&D happens to specialize in just such requests. We custom manufacture specialized solutions for the dressing of windows. Our Bottom-Up Roller Shades were a perfect fit for the couple. They are minimal, beautiful, install and provide privacy for below, allow natural light to enter from above, and the hardware is just a center cord and pulley.  So now they can enjoy their windows, and privacy for both them and the neighbors.

P&D Window Fashions Jayma Mays

The house renovation was featured in an article on Dwell Magazine.  See our shades, and the rest of the home on Dwell:


Modern renovated home of Glee star, Jayma Mays and husband Adam Campbell features P&D’s exclusive bottom-up roller shades.

Motorization has been around in the window treatment industry for quite some time. It’s been quite fun watching as the technology improves. P&D Window Fashions was a pioneer in motorization, seeing value and convenience in the operating of window coverings by remote control.

Our primary interest was for convenience, rather than gimmick. Motorized window treatments are perfect in homes that perhaps have windows that are hard to reach. Perhaps a busy family would rather go about daily routine without having to think about light control, privacy, sound barriers, etc. If it is done for them automatically, the time saved and the great convenience is a wonderful luxury.

Initial motorization attempts were clunky, noisy and a bit more work to be called convenient. At least not ideal for residential use anyway.

Today’s motorization has finally got it right. Easy, convenient, silent, beautiful.

Hunter Douglas recently released their own update to the motorization industry – they call it PowerView. A system of window covering operations that work from Hunter Douglas’ own remote controls and Ipad apps. With this new system, one is able to not only operate window treatments, but also program them to open, close, tilt, sheer to a set schedule.  This programming feature is a huge help for those of us that know what our environment is about, and how we like the light, privacy set for different times in the day. PowerView from Hunter Douglas allows you to program every shade in the house to function exactly as you want it, at different times of the day.

Powerview is only available for use with Hunter Douglas products. Most products in the Hunter Douglas collection may be motorized, with few exceptions – such as shutters and wood blinds.

Call your nearest P&D Window Fashions for a complimentary in-home automation consultation. You may also schedule directly from the website. If scheduling online, be sure to mention PowerView in your appointment notes to our designers.

Powerview from Hunter Douglas, now at P&D Window Fashions.

Graber Blinds

New for the month of February, Graber Blinds is offering a free Top Down/Bottom Up upgrade on Cellular, Pleated, and Natural Roman Shades.

This is a fantastic feature for windows that at times would look best providing privacy only for a certain point on the window. This feature allow you to control exactly where you want your privacy.

The video below demonstrates the Top Down/Bottom UP  feature quite well.

P&D carries the entire collection of Graber Blinds. Visit us or schedule for an in-home design consultation to experience the many beautiful options in your own home.


All our window treatments carry a minimum 5 year no questions asked warranty against manufacturing defects. Offer ends March 1st.

For more on Graber Blinds, and their product offering, visit them at : http://www.graberblinds.com

P&D is selective as to the lines that we carry and represent. We look out for quality first, durability and of course: great design. Graber has continually demonstrated a commitment to delivering beautiful products, but no year has best shown that than 2013. With the introduction of their updated window fashions line, and with their strategic partnership with the automation experts at Somfy, Graber is now well positioned to deliver the products that design savvy customers request.

Watch the video below to appreciate the beauty of the wonderful Graber Window Fashions line.

P&D offers the full Graber product line. Call or visit us for a design consultation.




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.



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 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.