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The Solar Shade Pyramid System

Approved for AIA/CES Credit for HSW Sustainable Design

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Communicating Successful Drapery Design

Approved AIA/CES Credit

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The Designer's Coach Book

The Designer's Coach Book

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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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The Designer's Guide to SnapPleat Drapery


The SnapPleat Drapery System is the Architect’s favorite drapery treatment. It is truly a window covering solution of where function meets form.

Snap Pleat Drapery is created by a fabric tape with snaps sewn to the top edge of the drapery panel. When these snaps are attached to the carriers on the rod, this creates an “S” shape design. This treatment is one of the best functioning vertical stacking treatments. It will have a tighter “stack back” then traditional drapery because there are no pleats to create bulk.

This is the introduction to the new educational download called The Designer's Guide to SnapPleat Drapery. The guide goes into depth discussing most areas on building and designing a SnapPleat Drapery. The content includes: 

Benefits of SnapPleat - Applications - Residential - Contract - Build + Design - SnapTrac Rods - Fullness - Stack Back - Master Carriers - Hemming Options - Linings - SnapPleat Check List - Measure Form - Sample Specifications - Portfolio - Who is SnapPleat Drapery? 

You can download a copy of The Designer's Guide to SnapPleat Drapery by clicking on the cover below. 

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I find your articles very informative. I have been in the business for 23 years but I always enjoy learning new things and refreshing myself on things I already know but haven't done in awhile. Keep the articles coming!
Posted @ Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:41 PM by Laurie Passmore
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