Window View - September 2013

Room Changers

Revamping or updating the look of a room is eased with these new options in window treatments, most of which are on display during N.Y. Home Fashions Market, Sept. 23 to 26, 2013

Twill & Birch The Herringbone grommet panel is made with 100 percent polyester and 100 percent stainless steel grommets. Each panel measures 55 by 84 inches and is available in heather (shown), charcoal and chocolate.
Stylemaster The Lafayette metallic print grommet panel bears a retro-chic ogee design and is made with 100 percent polyester and 100 percent stainless steel grommets. Each panel measures 56 by 84 inches. Lafayette is offered in gold (shown), frost, sand, mango, rust, crimson, silver and teal. It coordinates with the Chelsea valance.
Softline Home Fashions Palisade is an opulent jacquard with a modern twist. The collection includes a coordinating stripe and tile motif called Palisade Wave and Tile. Each design is available in seven colors: designer grey (shown), white, ocean, pearl, pewter, latte and designer brown. The Palisade Collection is offered as ready-made panels, fabric by the bolt and decorative pillows.
Renaissance Home Fashion Thompson is a lined scalloped and corded valance adorned with a golden dot pattern. The facing fabric is made with 90 percent polyester and 10 percent rayon; the lining and cording, with 80 percent polyester and 20 percent cotton. Measuring 52 by 17 inches, it is available in harbor (shown), grass, java and wine.
M.Style The window collection of 13 patterns launches online in October 2013. Packed in pairs, each panel is cut and sewn by hand to insure perfect matches. The panels are printed on luxury weight polyduck or linen texture cloth. The designs allow consumers to replicate more expensive looks depicted in shelter magazines at a fraction of the cost. Shown is Poppies in tangerine.
Belagio Enterprises, Inc. The Natural Trim line includes designs in cords, braids, tassels and brush fringes made with natural cotton, jute and linen with touches of wood.
Elrene The Lalique grommet-top window panels are made with 100 percent polyester. They are shown in the mineral colorway.
Orion ornamental iron, inc. The 3D Drapery Hardware positions the finial in front of the rod. It is well-suited to tight areas in which conventional rod finials don’t fit. Iron U-bends extend from both ends of the rod and curve around, placing the finials in front. Finials can also be manually adjusted to sit above or below the rod through set screws. Nearly all of Orion’s finials are available for use with its 3D system. The rods are 1 inch in diameter in either round hollow smooth or hammered styles. Available are 35 Iron Art™ finishes, five Italian finishes or custom finishes.

Softline Home Fashions Launches Line With Monica Pedersen In January 2014

Softline Home Fashions, leading distributor of ready-made curtains, decorative pillows and fabrics, announces a licensing agreement with HGTV celebrity, Monica Pedersen (shown). The launch of Monica Pedersen for Softline Make It Beautiful Collection is slated for January 2014 at the Las Vegas Market in the World Market Center.

“We believe our Monica Pedersen product launch will be an introduction that many consumers will relate to. We want to bring Monica’s style to every home in America,” says Rodney Carr, director and co-founder of Softline. “Monica’s style is in tune with what we strive for at Softline—affordable elegance. Monica will work closely with Softline’s creative and sourcing teams to develop stunning new collections in decorative fabrics and pillows, as well as an extensive line of ready-made curtains.”

As a designer on more than 90 episodes of HGTV’s series, “Designed To Sell,” and 50 episodes of “Bang For Your Buck,” Pedersen has become a trusted expert in showing viewers how to add value to their homes while working within a tight budget. Her work as an interior design expert and television host can also be seen regularly as the host of HGTV’s Dream Home And Smart Home Giveaways, House Hunter’s Great Escapes and in appearances on NBC’s Today Show, Fox News and WGN. Pedersen’s designs and tips have been featured in national publications. She is a contributing columnist to the Chicago Sun-Times “Daily Splash” column and published her first design book titled Make It Beautiful in May 2012.

J. Queen New York Tirano sheer grommeted panels include a metallic Lurex band across the top. Panels are offered in 84- and 95-inch lengths, and in grey (shown), purple, brown and off-white.
Versailles Home Fashions The Ultimate MultiPole® is a 3-in-1 Solution! Rod®. The rod set can be used as a traverse rod, a classic decorative rod and an option for both inside and outdoors. The cordless Traverse Rod with Easy Glide Runners is ideal for pinch pleats. Remove the runners to morph MultiPole® into a classic, elegant 1-inch wide diameter rod set to hang all curtain styles: pinch pleat, grommet, European ring top, tab top and pole top. This weather-resistant rod set holds up to outdoor living because it is made from an aluminum and zinc alloy that doesn’t rust. Additional accessories available include extra runners with removable clips for pole top panels or extra fullness, and ceiling brackets. The Ultimate MultiPole is available in 32- to 86-inch and 86- to 144-inch sizes and in espresso and pewter colors.
Achim Import Co. Inc. The Sutton blackout damask drapes have matching pleated waterfall valances. Made with 100 percent polyester, Sutton is offered in tan, sage and brown. Two sizes are available in the panels: 55 by 63 and 55 by 84 inches.

Ellery Homestyles Establishes Licensing With Kenney For Eclipse™

Ellery Homestyles, LLC, leading supplier of branded and private label home fashion products to major retailers, announces that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Kenney Manufacturing Company to produce and distribute an exclusive line of drapery hardware under the Eclipse™ brand.

Kenney Manufacturing Company, family owned and operated since 1914, is headquartered in Warwick, RI. Kenney manufactures and distributes drapery hardware and bath products for consumers.

“We are pleased to partner with Kenney Manufacturing Company, a leader in the drapery hardware industry. We’ve known Les Kenney and his team for many years, and feel that their expertise, combined with the industry-leading Eclipse™ brand, will allow retailers to provide the optimal curtain shopping experience for their customers,” says Budd S. Goldman, ceo, Ellery Homestyles.

Kenney Manufacturing debuts the new Eclipse™ hardware line at the September 2013 New York Home Fashions Market.


Comfortex Launches Cordless Shades With Disney & Pixar Characters

The new Comfortex collection of Disney-themed roller and cellular shades features more than 200 designs, giving the young and the young at heart an easy and fun way to cover windows. The new Disney Collection includes iconic designs, such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princess characters and Disney Fairies characters, as well as new classics characters from Disney•Pixar movies, such as Toy Story, Cars, and Monsters, Inc.

All Comfortex shades in the Disney Collection are manufactured for child safety, featuring cordless or radio frequency motorized operating systems. These systems help to reduce safety hazards in the home, while providing a streamlined appearance.

“The Disney-themed Collection of roller and cellular shades helps parents transform their homes into magical places where their kids will love to sleep and play,” says Corina Santoro, licensing director, Comfortex Window Fashions. “The cordless operating systems help ensure child safety at every age stage, from infant to tween.”
The Disney-themed Collection of roller and cellular shades is available at Comfortex retail dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Commonwealth Home Fashions Cambria from the Habitat brand is a flocked chambray with a 1.5-inch repeated zigzag pattern. It is offered in a soft palette of blue (shown), ivory, sage and white.
Saturday Knight Ltd. The Madden Window Collection features updated juvenile microfiber window panels adorned with faux metal studs that create an on-trend zigzag pattern. The panels are offered in aqua (shown), black and white.

Introductions & Updates from Lorraine Home Fashions

Lorraine Home Fashions plans to introduce an array of new products during N.Y. Home Fashions Market. Here are highlights:

New Panels

  • Three deluxe woven jacquards, including a floral and two geometrics, one of which is lined, and all with grommets.
  • Two new embroideries on sheer and faux silk ground fabrics with rod-pocket tops. A pair of new prints on faux linen and poly duck, both with grommets.
  • Two versions of a horizontal woven stripe in a poly/linen blend, both with grommets.
  • A faux silk rod pocket program with dramatic jacquard appliquéd banding.
  • A semi-sheer rod pocket program with a tie-up shade, tie-up valance and coordinating tiers in a number of solid colors to match a watercolor floral pattern.
  • An elegant, unique geometric/floral lace with a rod pocket made with different gauge yarns for depth and texture.
  • The successful assortment of dramatic ruffled panels will also grow to include a rich vertical ruffled rod pocket panel.
  • A classic pair panel program with ruffled eyelet trim will coordinate with ruffled tiers, valances and swags.
  • The Reverie snow voile program will expand with several new colors.

New Tiers

  • Embroideries on poly/cotton and microfiber with floral motifs and cutwork.
  • Semi-sheer tier and tie-up valances in solid colors to coordinate with watercolor floral.
  • Printed floral on voile with dainty appliqué trim.
  • Solid color “ribcord” program in an array of colors.
  • Printed contemporary grommet tier and valance.
  • Poly/linen tier with checkered border with coordinating synch-up valance.
  • New colors on successful Salem rod pocket program and Jackson solid-color grommet program.

Shower Curtains

  • Dramatic vertically ruffled voile shower curtain expands the ruffled assortment.
  • As many as eight new PEVA shower curtains will be shown, including florals, stripes, paisleys, geometrics, Battenbergs, watercolors and abstracts.
  • Two lined jacquard knitted laces.
  • Two printed florals and on poly duck.
  • Woven jacquard geometric.


• Achim Import Co. Inc., 800-542-2446,
• Belagio Enterprises, Inc., 323-731-6934,
• Comfortex Window Fashions, 800-843-4151,
• Commonwealth Home Fashions, 800-493-2266,
• Ellery Homestyles LLC, 212-684-5364,
• Elrene Home Fashions, 212-889-6376,
• J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555,
• Lorraine Home Fashions, 212-684-0858,
• Orion Ornamental Iron, Inc., 877-476-6278,
• Renaissance Home Fashion, 718-805-0200,
• Saturday Knight Ltd., 800-SAY-BATH
• Softline Home Fashions, 800-701-4220,
• Stylemaster, 718-805-0200,
• Twill & Birch, 718-805-0200,
•, 845-675-7029,
• Versailles Home Fashions Inc., 212-889-4356,

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