{friday finds: top drapery designer joins shop at home team}

Hirshfield’s Shop at Home Welcomes Judy Ciaciura

It’s hard to find anybody who enjoys working with draperies and window treatments more than Judy Ciaciura. “I love what I do,” she says. “I love the challenge of solving window treatment challenges.”

Judy Ciaciura

Judy Ciaciura

Judy has been solving those challenges since 1973, when she started her career at Dayton’s in Downtown St. Paul (for those of you who remember that store), and developed quite a reputation for her design work after opening DJ Draperies in Little Canada with her friend Donna in 1988.

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{custom window treatments for kids’ rooms}

Coming Soon To Hirshfield’s: Custom Shades For Any Kid (Or Adult)

When your kids grow up and have their own design opinions, updating their rooms can be…well…challenging. Ask any parent. Or Hirshfield’s Window Treatment Manager Shannon Scarrella. “For the Tweens and older, sometimes finding a ‘cool’ window treatment is hard to find,” she says. But Hirshfield’s can use technology to help.

“We have the ability to custom color roller shades from stripes to polka dots, geometric prints, or even a solid color,” she says.  “There are over 500 colors to pick from! We also have the rights to the Disney collection. I think this as a great option for kids rooms or kids bathrooms.”

disney window treatment

Custom Disney Roller Shade

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{wonderful window treatments}

Window Treatment Wednesday: Hirshfield’s Designers Pick Our Favorites

With the days growing longer and temperatures getting warmer, it’s the time of year to throw open the windows and let in the fresh air. And while enjoying that spring breeze, it’s fair to daydream about new window treatments. In fact, some of our Hirshfield’s window treatment experts from around Minnesota are here to help you out with some of their favorites.

Roman Shades

Horizons Roman Shade

Roman Shades from Horizons Window Fashions

Roz from Hirshfield’s in Alexandria loves Roman Shades. “I like that they can be very versatile from fun and modern to traditional,” she says. “There are so many different styles to choose from so you can always find one that suits the space.” Read the rest of this entry »

{on the road again}

Visit Us In St. Cloud and Alexandria

If spring is on your mind and Home Shows are on your agenda, there are two more opportunities to

Hirshfield's Alexandria Staff

Staff from Hirshfield’s | Blind Factory Alexandria

visit us this weekend. Hirshfield’s has booths at the St. Cloud Home Show, March 6-8, and the Alexandria Home & Garden Show, March 7-8.

These shows offer an exciting opportunity to discuss design ideas with our staff, and check out some of our favorite displays.

“We are hoping people will stop by and chat with our experts and get to know our staff,” says Diane Hanson, of Hirshfield’s Blind Factory in Alexandria. “Since combining The Blind Factory with Hirshfields Paint in July, many of our customers still do not realize the merger has taken place and that we are in a stronger position to assist them.”

The Alexandria booth will showcase some of our fabulous window treatments, a display from Benjamin Moore with color trends for  2015, and a chair that we repurposed using the Cottage Paint process.

The St. Cloud booth will also showcase Hirshfield’s private label window treatments, Hirshfield’s Paint (Made in Minnesota), and Cottage Paint. Both locations are giving away a $50 Hirshfield’s gift card each day so you’ll want to stop by and register for an opportunity to win. Read the rest of this entry »

{window treatments for tricky bay windows}

Window Treatment Wednesday: How to Choose Window Treatments for Custom Windows

Unusual window shapes and configurations can add a customized feel to your home, but they create special challenges when shopping for window treatments. Hirshfield’s Shop at Home Designer Kathryn Gravening specializes in working with clients in their homes to find solutions to any number of home décor challenges, including how to best dress tricky bay windows. With their three sides, and variations in depth, angle and dimensions, Kathryn says her number one concern is understanding the client’s goal.

Hirshfield's Bay Windows 2

“Privacy is one of the most important concerns for homeowners who seek help with window treatments,” says Kathryn. “Aesthetic beauty and energy efficiency also top the list as objectives for window coverings.” Read the rest of this entry »

{elegant, romantic drapes inspired by Valentine’s Day}

Window Treatment Wednesday: Luxurious Fabrics for Romantic Window Treatments

February may be the month of romance as star crossed lovers celebrate their devotion to one another on the 14th, however, we think every house should be a home filled with love every day of the year. You can create the perfect romantic space with the versatility of soft window treatments. Luxurious fabrics can filter light while adding a timeless appeal and a dreamy ambiance to any home. Hirshfield’s hundreds of fabric selections offer an array of warm yet modern styles creating a romantic mood for any room.

What’s on the horizon for romantic drapes? Hirshfield’s window treatment designer Dawn Feda recommends sheers. “Embroidered sheers are an excellent choice to add romantic ambience to a room. “ What makes sheers so fabulous is they add “softness and yet dimension” to a room. Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: shop at home with hirshfield’s}

How Does the Shop At Home Service Work?

Are you thinking about new draperies for your home and not sure where to start? Or, do you have a space that’s either hard to fit and hard to explain to a designer? You can always bring home samples and swatches, but with Hirshfield’s, you also have the option of bringing the whole shopping experience home. Finding the perfect fabric and design for your windows treatments is collaborative effort when you use our free in-home service with our Hirshfield’s Window Treatment Designers, but how does the Shop At Home service work?

Before (No Window Treatment)

Before (No Window Treatment)

We have access to more than 600 books of fabric samples and our designers have years of experience working with both soft and hard window treatments. Hirshfield’s Shop At Home associate, Dawn Feda, explains the service and shares a challenging project.  Read the rest of this entry »

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