custom window treatments and soft goods

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

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.