custom window treatments and soft goods

16825 48th Ave W #104, Lynnwood, WA 98037 206-953-5040

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sit & Sip Holiday Home Accessories Swap

Check out this fun event and help clear you home of unwanted decor items. Remember your cast off's can be someone else's treasures!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

UrbanLola/Silhouette Wall Graphics

I love supporting fellow women entrepreneurs so check out this stay-at-home mom who uses her artistic qualities to create a great product. UrbanLola features some very unique wall graphics--they are so Chic!! The chandelier is my favorite. They will also work directly with you to create something new just for you.

Chick's Picks by Hillary

Chick's Picks by Hillary is a private boutique and now, online, shopping experience, featuring unique & funky fashion & home accessories created (mostly) by women, for women.

Starting in 2006, Hillary has hosted monthly boutique shows where she invites 45 designers & vendors to drop off their treasures so that Hillary can merchandise and sell their beautiful wares. Many new designers and budding artists want to be represented at Chick's Picks for the sales opportunity as well as to work with Hillary developing strategic marketing plans for their products.

Chick's Picks has become a highly-anticipated shopping outing that thousands of Washington DC area ladies have enjoyed. Each show highlights a charity that is relevant and important to all women

Now it is time to bring these Chick's Picks treasures to you.

"I love this website Hillary Tattersall has found some wonderful items for us, check it out"

Sit & Sip Holiday Home Accessories Swap

Check this event out set for November 21, 2009 at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. Bring Accessories that you are tired of and recycle them. Drop them off and then come back for the Swap. You will find great new treasures that you can use for your home. Look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Le Palmier a Jewel in Downtown Edmonds!

The owners of Le Palmier (meaning Palm Tree in French) in downtown Edmonds invite guests to come in and experience their European style boutique antique store firsthand. There are lots of gifts that will make you smile at 519 Main Street in downtown Edmonds. Here you will find authentic European, Euro-Asian and American antique and vintage furniture and accessories that have been handpicked by the owners. The owners have been collecting antiques for over twenty years and now have their own store location.

Le Palmier offers décor from over thirty countries including England, France, Italy, Asia and American, specializing in late 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. Vintage décor items include furniture, mirrors, chandeliers, rugs, vintage fabrics, paintings, pictures, sterling silver, handmade jewelry, nautical items, and more. They are also excited by those one of a kind finds and enjoy passing these along to their customers. A handful of designers have recently discovered le Palmier and have made multiple purchases for their clients.

Le Pamier really wants people to feel they're the ones who are important and that the shopping is enjoyable and fun. Le Palmier is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Sunday. For more information call (425) 774-0040 or email the store at

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Blogspotradio: Pam Damour the Decortating Diva

On Sept 18th at 10am catch this live interview or check it out later.
Pam Damour has been in business since 1981 when she started her Interior design business “Damour Designs”, as she found a way to bridge her passions for design, sewing and power tools. Over the years, she began teaching her trade, first at industry window covering expos, and then to consumers. Her goal is to teach industry standards to consumers, and to raise the bar, in ways that the decorating industry manufactures soft furnishings. She teaches nationally and internationally, and one of her goals is to teach in every U.S. state.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fall is Coming!

Hi, It looks like Fall will be upon us soon,but until then I am enjoying our great "Indian Summer". This weekend was wonderful with all the sun. My son had a garage sale at the office and sold lots of stuff. We hope to have a "clean out the shop sale" soon as well dates to follow. Enjoy the sun while it lasts! Hugs dbm and Junior!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I really do love fabric and have gone to great lengths to show it

As many of you know I recently had to have emergency open heart surgery. It was discovered quite suddenly and under a life and death situation that I had an Ascending Aortic Dissection. Essentially what that means is that from the aortic valve in my heart down the main artery that the insides of it were shredding and ready to tear apart. It is truly a miracle that I did not just die, as most people do.

Part of the reconstructive surgery required that they put a graft into my heart and guess what it's made out of ? You guessed it FABRIC, yes I now have fabric in my heart, literally. I not only work, live and breathe fabric but I actually have it in my heart. Now mind you it's only Dacron, not the most glamorous, but it should last for the rest of my life! I realize that this was a bit extreme of me to show how much I love what I do and how much I love fabric!

designs by mara, inc. (dbm) can provide you with extensive

knowledge in Window Treatment and Soft Furnishings design and

fabrication. dbm provides both Interior Designers and retail clients

with expertise regarding the interplay between soft furnishings

and the overall design concept.

Mara Vollbrecht, principal, has over 30 years experience in the

residential and commercial design industries. Mara’s philosophy

is simple “share what you know by creating beautiful Soft Furnishings

one design at a time…” Mara started dbm in 1996, first working from

her home and in 2004 the workroom moved to a commercial

location to house both showroom and workroom under on roof.

Projects we have worked on have been featured in publications

such as Seattle Home, Better Homes and Gardens, LUXE Northwest. Window

Fashion Magazine.We have also participated in the Window Coverings

Expo by creating and displaying Trend Vignettes on the show floor. Mara takes an

active roll in WFCP certification programs and is also a member of Workroom

Association of America WAA, WCAA and many other industry associations.

We are not your typical workroom! We take an active interest

In your overall design vision and we partner with you to see

that vision through. Our showroom is setup with a large selection

Of fabrics, trims, blinds and drapery hardware for you to resource.

Our design showroom is open Monday – Friday 9 to 5

Come sample what we do or arrange for us to meet with you

directly at the project site.