Window Treatment Wednesday: Window Covering Safety Month

window covering safety month

October is Window Covering Safety Month

The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) want to remind everyone about the hazard window covering cords can pose to young children and pets. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says window treatment cords are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children accidentally becoming entangled in window cords. Their message needs to be heard by everyone, not just parents or caregivers.

Here are some tips from the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) to keep in mind:

  •  Install only cordless window coverings in homes with young children.
  •  Continuous-loop pull cords on draperies and vertical blinds should be pulled tight and anchored to the floor or wall.
  • Move all furniture, cribs, beds and climbable surfaces away from windows and window cords.
  • Make sure tasseled pull cords are as short as possible.
  • If you cannot replace older window treatments, this link offers instructions on how to retrofit them.

Not quite certain what your options are? Hunter Douglas has a wide array of lifting systems for child and pet safety. Also, the Window Covering Safety Council website has tons of valuable  information.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

 

Friday Finds: Farrow & Ball Wallpaper

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Farrow & Ball devotees know they can count on the brand’s ab-fab paint colors, cutting-edge wallpaper patterns, and exceptional quality. They also know how to be patient. Farrow & Ball introduces only a handful of wallpaper patterns each year and new paint colors are introduced to the Farrow & Ball palette every three years. This year’s wallpaper introductions are three modern floral designs that can work as feature walls or in a whole room. Here are the brand new patterns for 2017 and the inspiration behind them:

  • Hegemone takes it name from the Greek goddess of fruit and flowers. This pattern is described as “less rigid and defined than a classic floral pattern.” If you like movement on your walls then this is your pattern.
  • Atacama* is named after a flowering desert in Chile and inspired from a fabric swatch found in an old fabric mill. Atacama is a mix of flowers and cacti creating a “fun tropical design.”
  • Helleborus is Latin for the hellebore flower and inspires “a sense of growth and rejuvenation. Helleborous is one of the largest designs in their wallpaper collection.

Farrow & Ball wallpapers are made in England by craftsmen (and women) who take great pride in their workmanship. Printed with Farrow & Ball paints in a traditional block-printing method gives the wallpaper a luxurious texture. It also makes it easy to create a style that is cohesive and a room that is inviting since you won’t have to try and match up paint colors.

You’ll want to stop by to feel and see the new collection for yourself – available exclusively at our Edina location.

*Have you seen the James Corden commercial with Chase Sapphire? One of the travel people say, ” I think you should come camping.” James Corden: “Why would I camp in the Atacama Desert?” I feel so smart – I know where the Atacama Desert is. Thank you, Farrow & Ball.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

 

 

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