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I have worked in the field of Architecture for over 10 years and have attended many Lunch and Learns. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the best Lunch and Learn program I have ever seen.  It was given by Neil Gordon of Decorating with Fabric. The subject was Engineered Shading Solutions. The presentation was entertaining and very informative.  I would highly recommend it.  Neil clearly knows his trade and is passionate about it. He is intelligent and articulate.  Since that time I have contacted Neil for input on details for my projects. His response was quick and very helpful.  He will definitely be my ‘go-to guy’ for window coverings from now on.

Kelly Harran

Austin Patterson Architects

What a great presentation! Informative and definitely a reflection of your excitement for your products. I especially liked the phrase"reducing stress from systems". Hope to work with you in the future.

Lori Jacobson

Interior Designer

Thank you for your wonderful and educational seminar; it’s been awhile since we had such engaging seminar. I hope BBB Architects will get a chance to work with you.

Jirina Orrico  

Beyer Blinder Belle

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Shades and Fascias for Central Kitchen, Englewood Cliffs NJ


We just completed a beautiful installation at the newly opened Central Kitchen in Englewood Cliffs NJ.

History of the Roller Shade


‘Scotch Holland Roller Blinds’ originated in the early 1700s. They were made from Holland linen, which came from the Netherlands. The fabric was first produced in Glasgow, Scotland, by James Louis Robertson and John King, hence the name ‘Scotch Holland.’

We're More Then A Pretty Face


An all-day conference on Dynamic Facades: Architecture’s New Frontier may not be high on your “bucket list” but for DWF Contract it made perfect sense.  It was a long day - but a fascinating look into the engineering and design that goes into modern building systems.  Yes, window coverings are a system, just like HVAC and Lighting. In fact, they are an equal partner in the triangle formed by all three.       

"InSync Pyramid Shading System" at Gensler and SBLM Architects


Over the past two weeks we have had the pleasure of presentation at two of the biggest Architecture Firms in New York City; Gensler Architects and SBLM Architects. This was the first time our presentation was broadcasted via video conferencing to sister offices around the country. As you can see from the below picture, we presented to a full house at Gensler Architects.

Download our NEW Brochure Today!


Decorating with Fabric is pleased to offer its newest and most exciting brochure for download to date. Our brochure features many of our products offered as well as some amazing pictures from past projects. Please follow the link or click the picture to download the brochure now.

Manhattan Projects


We have completed some interesting commercial projects in Manhattan. I have created a map that highlights the names and locations below. Some of the highlights include:

Caution – Our Shades are Very Graphic!


We know what you were thinking – This can’t be legal!  I’ll only take a quick peek!

What Comes First, Fabric or Design?


During my course Communicating Successful Drapery Design I speak about the importance of function coming before design. This is mostly true for commercial treatments as compared to residential treatments where sometimes form trumps function.

Our Draperies in Restaurants


Over the many years in business we have done some beautiful drapery treatments in restaurants. Here are a few of my favorites.

The Solar Shade Pyramid System


The Solar Shade Pyramid System is a breakthrough way of designing and specifying successful solar shade projects. The system works through the idea of merging function and form in order to reach successful design. With the advent of technological advances in solar shadings, they have become more than decorations and should be considered part of a building system.  This system focuses on the various areas of function which include levels of function, light, privacy and glare issues as well as installations challenges and LEED points. Once function has been defined, we move up the pyramid to decide upon form. This is where wiring and termination issues are designed, fabrics are selected, and pockets and fascias are planned for. The architect will learn that once these base areas of the pyramid are decided upon then complete system design has been achieved, and specifications are complete and accurate.

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