{bits & pieces: wallpaper as table runners}

Wallpaper table runners? What a brilliant idea. When I saw this tablescape posted by Design By Color Wallpaper I had to see what else was out there. I found a few, but this one is my favorite as I’m a sucker for anything faux bois, especially wallpaper.

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Original Content via Indigo Crossing / Adore Home Magazine

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Mochatini | Enhancing The Everyday

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Vintage wallpaper used by Cherry Hill Cottage

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Mochatini | Enhancing The Everyday

Whether you spend hours setting a splendid table or you’re just happy your napkins get ironed, using gorgeous wallpapers as part of your tablescaping adds “the unexpected” to any tabletop, formal or casual. Happy entertaining and bon appétit.

P.S.  Trend prediction – EGGS!

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: register to win $3,000 worth of window treatments}

 

Window fashions contest Hirshfield's

Hirshfield’s is giving away $3,000 worth of Hunter Douglas, Premier Blinds and Shades, custom draperies or custom bed fashions.

All you need to do is go on line and fill out the registration form for a chance to win.

Here’s the link: http://www.hirshfields.com/win

 

HIRSHFIELD’S WINDOW FASHIONS PROMOTIONS!

SAVE $100 OR MORE ON select HUNTER DOUGLAS WINDOW FASHIONS starting September 16. It’s a saving celebration at Hirshfield’s with valuable rebates and upgrades on select Hunter Douglas window fashions, just in time for your holiday parties. Seven is your lucky number, because that’s how many different styles of Hunter Douglas window treatments qualify for the rebates.

Plus, get a FREE LiteRise cordless lifting system on Duette Architella, Silhouette and Vignette Modern Roman Shades. Click here for details.


Hirshfield's Premier Window Fashions

BUY MORE. SAVE MORE with Hirshfield’s Premier Collection! Stop by one of our stores and see for yourself all the new styles and colors in this competitively priced collection with additional savings good thru September 30, 2014.

Hirshfield’s window treatment associates are experienced and dedicated to helping customers purchase the window treatments best suited for their needs. They know all the right questions to ask and they have all the right answers to your questions.

Good luck if you entered your name in the drawing!

 

 

{hirshfield’s buys The Blind Factory in alexandria}

Alexandria The Blind Factory & Hirshfield's

 

Window Treatment Wednesday: Hirshfield’s and The Blind Factory Tie the Knot

After years of living together in Alexandria, Hirshfield’s and The Blind Factory decided to tie the knot, sort of. Earlier this year, Hirshfield’s completed the acquisition of the family-owned window treatment store after sharing space at 1010 Nokomis St. in Alexandria.

Shannon Scarrella who oversees the window treatment division at Hirshfield’s says the change has been fairly seamless for customers.

“We’re going from one family business to another,” Scarrella said. “We had shared common space for so long, our customers are used to us being under one roof.”

The store has 2,000 square feet and while there may be some reconfiguring of the store in the coming months, there are no plans to make personnel changes. Window fashion designers, Diane and Ros tend to customers in the store or they set up house call appointments and come out to your home. Patti is the fabricator – working on custom bedding, valances and custom draperies.

Alexandria shoppers will also have an added bonus with Hirshfield’s window treatments, as they add the Premier Collection by Hirshfield’s. This will offer designers and consumers a high quality, lower cost alternative to some of the more expensive window fashions.

Speaking about the previous ownership of The Blind Factory, Scarrella says little will change from the customers perspective.

“The previous owners did a nice job with the business and we look forward to enhancing some of the things they had in place. I know the Hirshfield’s family is thrilled to expand their offerings in Alexandria.

 

{wallpaper wednesday: york wallpaper sale}

Cool Kids Wallpaper Book

Book: Cool Kids

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Book: Cool Kids

York Wallpaper

Book: Cool Kids

This Wednesday we’re opening a window to Wallpaper Wednesday and we’re kicking it off with info on the York Wallpaper Sale….50% off York Wallpaper Sale. Read the rest of this entry »

{benjamin moore: highest in customer satisfaction with interior paint}

 

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Congratulations, Benjamin Moore! This is the fourth year in a row that Benjamin Moore is ranked highest in customer satisfaction with their interior paint products, according to J.D. Power and Associates.

Benjamin Moore is thrilled to once again receive this prestigious award of Highest Ranked Interior Paint by J.D. Power,” said Mike Searles, President and CEO of Benjamin Moore & Co. “Customer satisfaction, brand loyalty and delivering best in class products are the hallmark of Benjamin Moore. We’re constantly focused on meeting the needs of the most discerning customers and contractors with a suite of interior products and colors that can only be delivered through our network of independent dealers.”

J.D. Power bases satisfaction with paint brands by evaluations from customers who purchased and applied interior paint during the past year. It measures six key factors: application, product offerings, durability, price, design guides, and warranty/guarantee. In addition to paint brands, J.D. Power also ranks paint retailers across five key factors: facility, merchandise, staff, services provided, and sales/promotions.

From the J.D. Powers 2014 Paint Satisfaction Study:

  • Application, specifically, adequacy of paint coverage, is the most important driver of customer satisfaction with interior and exterior paint (34% each).
  • Seventy-eight percent of paint customers who purchased interior paint apply it themselves, and 74 percent of those who purchased exterior paint did the same.
  • More than 90 percent of customers who purchased interior or exterior paint indicate the new color covered the previous color (94% and 93%, respectively).
  • Approximately one-half of customers do not use primer or paint with primer mixed in for their interior or exterior paint jobs (52% and 50%, respectively).
  • On average, customers apply two coats of paint for both interior and exterior projects. (1.67 times each)
  • Customers paint the inside of their homes for a variety of reasons, including remodeling (28%), changing the color (27%), or repainting due to previous paint condition (26%). Exterior painting projects typically address existing paint in poor condition (65%).
  • Less than one-fifth (15%) of customers who purchased interior paint used the Internet as an information resource to help with their project, while a higher percentage (20%) of those who purchased exterior paint used the Internet for information.

The 2014 Paint Satisfaction Study is based on responses from more than 8,690 customers who purchased and applied interior and/or exterior paint within the previous 12 months. The study was fielded in January through March 2014.

The above information is from the 2014 Paint Satisfaction Study and Benjamin Moore.

 

 

KEY FINDINGS

  • Application, specifically, adequacy of paint coverage, is the most important driver of customer satisfaction with interior and exterior paint (34% each).
    • Seventy-eight percent of paint customers who purchased interior paint apply it themselves, and 74 percent of those who purchased exterior paint did the same.
    • More than 90 percent of customers who purchased interior or exterior paint indicate the new color covered the previous color (94% and 93%, respectively).
    • Approximately one-half of customers do not use primer or paint with primer mixed in for their interior or exterior paint jobs (52% and 50%, respectively).
    • On average, customers apply two coats of paint for both interior and exterior projects
      (1.67 times each).
  • Customers paint the inside of their homes for a variety of reasons, including remodeling (28%), changing the color (27%), or repainting due to previous paint condition (26%). Exterior painting projects typically address existing paint in poor condition (65%).
  • Less than one-fifth (15%) of customers who purchased interior paint used the Internet as an information resource to help with their project, while a higher percentage (20%) of those who purchased exterior paint used the Internet for information.

– See more at: http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2014-paint-satisfaction-study#sthash.E8jkTpFu.dpuf

  • Application, specifically, adequacy of paint coverage, is the most important driver of customer satisfaction with interior and exterior paint (34% each).
    • Seventy-eight percent of paint customers who purchased interior paint apply it themselves, and 74 percent of those who purchased exterior paint did the same.
    • More than 90 percent of customers who purchased interior or exterior paint indicate the new color covered the previous color (94% and 93%, respectively).
    • Approximately one-half of customers do not use primer or paint with primer mixed in for their interior or exterior paint jobs (52% and 50%, respectively).
    • On average, customers apply two coats of paint for both interior and exterior projects
      (1.67 times each).
  • Customers paint the inside of their homes for a variety of reasons, including remodeling (28%), changing the color (27%), or repainting due to previous paint condition (26%). Exterior painting projects typically address existing paint in poor condition (65%).
  • Less than one-fifth (15%) of customers who purchased interior paint used the Internet as an information resource to help with their project, while a higher percentage (20%) of those who purchased exterior paint used the Internet for information.

Interior Paint Brand Satisfaction Rankings

Benjamin Moore ranks highest in customer satisfaction with interior paint brands for a fourth consecutive year, with a score of 815, which is a 15-point increase from 2013. Benjamin Moore performs particularly well in three of the six factors: application, durability and product offerings. Following Benjamin Moore in the interior paint brand ranking is Sherwin-Williams (808) and BEHR (802). Overall customer satisfaction with interior paint brands is 795 (on a 1,000-point scale) in 2014, an increase of 16 points from 2013.

– See more at: http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2014-paint-satisfaction-study#sthash.E8jkTpFu.dpuf

  • Application, specifically, adequacy of paint coverage, is the most important driver of customer satisfaction with interior and exterior paint (34% each).
    • Seventy-eight percent of paint customers who purchased interior paint apply it themselves, and 74 percent of those who purchased exterior paint did the same.
    • More than 90 percent of customers who purchased interior or exterior paint indicate the new color covered the previous color (94% and 93%, respectively).
    • Approximately one-half of customers do not use primer or paint with primer mixed in for their interior or exterior paint jobs (52% and 50%, respectively).
    • On average, customers apply two coats of paint for both interior and exterior projects
      (1.67 times each).
  • Customers paint the inside of their homes for a variety of reasons, including remodeling (28%), changing the color (27%), or repainting due to previous paint condition (26%). Exterior painting projects typically address existing paint in poor condition (65%).
  • Less than one-fifth (15%) of customers who purchased interior paint used the Internet as an information resource to help with their project, while a higher percentage (20%) of those who purchased exterior paint used the Internet for information.

Interior Paint Brand Satisfaction Rankings

Benjamin Moore ranks highest in customer satisfaction with interior paint brands for a fourth consecutive year, with a score of 815, which is a 15-point increase from 2013. Benjamin Moore performs particularly well in three of the six factors: application, durability and product offerings. Following Benjamin Moore in the interior paint brand ranking is Sherwin-Williams (808) and BEHR (802). Overall customer satisfaction with interior paint brands is 795 (on a 1,000-point scale) in 2014, an increase of 16 points from 2013.

– See more at: http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2014-paint-satisfaction-study#sthash.E8jkTpFu.dpuf

  • Application, specifically, adequacy of paint coverage, is the most important driver of customer satisfaction with interior and exterior paint (34% each).
    • Seventy-eight percent of paint customers who purchased interior paint apply it themselves, and 74 percent of those who purchased exterior paint did the same.
    • More than 90 percent of customers who purchased interior or exterior paint indicate the new color covered the previous color (94% and 93%, respectively).
    • Approximately one-half of customers do not use primer or paint with primer mixed in for their interior or exterior paint jobs (52% and 50%, respectively).
    • On average, customers apply two coats of paint for both interior and exterior projects
      (1.67 times each).
  • Customers paint the inside of their homes for a variety of reasons, including remodeling (28%), changing the color (27%), or repainting due to previous paint condition (26%). Exterior painting projects typically address existing paint in poor condition (65%).
  • Less than one-fifth (15%) of customers who purchased interior paint used the Internet as an information resource to help with their project, while a higher percentage (20%) of those who purchased exterior paint used the Internet for information.

Interior Paint Brand Satisfaction Rankings

Benjamin Moore ranks highest in customer satisfaction with interior paint brands for a fourth consecutive year, with a score of 815, which is a 15-point increase from 2013. Benjamin Moore performs particularly well in three of the six factors: application, durability and product offerings. Following Benjamin Moore in the interior paint brand ranking is Sherwin-Williams (808) and BEHR (802). Overall customer satisfaction with interior paint brands is 795 (on a 1,000-point scale) in 2014, an increase of 16 points from 2013.

– See more at: http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2014-paint-satisfaction-study#sthash.E8jkTpFu.dpuf

KEY FINDINGS

  • Application, specifically, adequacy of paint coverage, is the most important driver of customer satisfaction with interior and exterior paint (34% each).
    • Seventy-eight percent of paint customers who purchased interior paint apply it themselves, and 74 percent of those who purchased exterior paint did the same.
    • More than 90 percent of customers who purchased interior or exterior paint indicate the new color covered the previous color (94% and 93%, respectively).
    • Approximately one-half of customers do not use primer or paint with primer mixed in for their interior or exterior paint jobs (52% and 50%, respectively).
    • On average, customers apply two coats of paint for both interior and exterior projects
      (1.67 times each).
  • Customers paint the inside of their homes for a variety of reasons, including remodeling (28%), changing the color (27%), or repainting due to previous paint condition (26%). Exterior painting projects typically address existing paint in poor condition (65%).
  • Less than one-fifth (15%) of customers who purchased interior paint used the Internet as an information resource to help with their project, while a higher percentage (20%) of those who purchased exterior paint used the Internet for information.

Interior Paint Brand Satisfaction Rankings

Benjamin Moore ranks highest in customer satisfaction with interior paint brands for a fourth consecutive year, with a score of 815, which is a 15-point increase from 2013. Benjamin Moore performs particularly well in three of the six factors: application, durability and product offerings. Following Benjamin Moore in the interior paint brand ranking is Sherwin-Williams (808) and BEHR (802). Overall customer satisfaction with interior paint brands is 795 (on a 1,000-point scale) in 2014, an increase of 16 points from 2013.

– See more at: http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2014-paint-satisfaction-study#sthash.E8jkTpFu.dpuf

KEY FINDINGS

  • Application, specifically, adequacy of paint coverage, is the most important driver of customer satisfaction with interior and exterior paint (34% each).
    • Seventy-eight percent of paint customers who purchased interior paint apply it themselves, and 74 percent of those who purchased exterior paint did the same.
    • More than 90 percent of customers who purchased interior or exterior paint indicate the new color covered the previous color (94% and 93%, respectively).
    • Approximately one-half of customers do not use primer or paint with primer mixed in for their interior or exterior paint jobs (52% and 50%, respectively).
    • On average, customers apply two coats of paint for both interior and exterior projects
      (1.67 times each).
  • Customers paint the inside of their homes for a variety of reasons, including remodeling (28%), changing the color (27%), or repainting due to previous paint condition (26%). Exterior painting projects typically address existing paint in poor condition (65%).
  • Less than one-fifth (15%) of customers who purchased interior paint used the Internet as an information resource to help with their project, while a higher percentage (20%) of those who purchased exterior paint used the Internet for information.

Interior Paint Brand Satisfaction Rankings

Benjamin Moore ranks highest in customer satisfaction with interior paint brands for a fourth consecutive year, with a score of 815, which is a 15-point increase from 2013. Benjamin Moore performs particularly well in three of the six factors: application, durability and product offerings. Following Benjamin Moore in the interior paint brand ranking is Sherwin-Williams (808) and BEHR (802). Overall customer satisfaction with interior paint brands is 795 (on a 1,000-point scale) in 2014, an increase of 16 points from 2013.

– See more at: http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2014-paint-satisfaction-study#sthash.E8jkTpFu.dpuf

{expert advice: updating color combinations}

Give your home a fresh new look with an updated color scheme.

Paint color has the power to transform and revitalize a tired look. Color expert Kate Smith from Sensational Color realizes this and uses color to engage and create welcoming home environments. If you’re trying to achieve a fresh new look without changing all the colors in a room, follow these color scheme tips from Kate. Read the rest of this entry »

{window treatment wednesday}

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I think that pretty much sums it up! If you’re thinking about purchasing window treatments, you have until April 2, to take advantage of 2012 prices. Hunter Douglas is also offering Energy Smart rebates on the following window coverings:

  • Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades
  • Silhouette Window Shades
  • Vignette Modern Roman Shades

What a perfect time to take advantage of these great offers. Give us the opportunity to quote you a price; our customers tell us our prices are less than those buying club superstores. Walk. Do not run. However, hurry on in before April 2, 2013. The selection of product and color choices from Hunter Douglas are fabulous! You’ll be ready with a new outlook for a wonderful spring!

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