custom window treatments and soft goods

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

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Seattle's Premier Windows & Doors has opened a retail showroom!


Procraft Industries is a Seattle company specializing in residential window and door sales and installation. With a vast selection of windows and doors in our product line, we can, without bias, help you select the best applications for your home and your budget. This selection, combined with the fine professional craftsmen that make up our installation department, must be the reason that Procraft is the "most recommended" in our industry. In fact, we are referred to daily by the "who's who" of local manufacturers. We have impeccable credentials and your consultants will eagerly show them to you.

Whether your needs are energy savings, comfort, correcting those "wet windows," old windows, broken down windows, adding ventilation, getting "more light" in that room, reduce fading of fabrics, noise reduction, or security, you'll find Procraft is very reliable.

Tuesday through Friday 8 - 4:30 Saturday 9 - 4:30
6710 220th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA
206-361-5121 ask for Eileen Clark

Procraft Industries web link

Monday, January 24, 2011

National Wear RED Day February 4th!

This year the National Wear RED Day is particularly special for me. In June of 2009 I nearly died from an Ascending Aortic Dissection which required immediate emergency open heart surgery to save me. February 4th is my actual birthday! I am go grateful to be here to share my amazing story of survival and to encourage you to take part in helping more women beat this terrible disease! Many women just like me aren't even aware that they have a problem until it's too late. 

We will be hosting an open house from 10-3pm. Stop by to say hi, show us your RED and pickup our gift to you a RED Dress pin to show everyone your support!

Consider Sharing this invite with all the wonderful Women in your lives!! click on the icons above this email to forward to all your social networks!!
Despite the significant funds we've raised toward research and education, women are still dying from heart disease at the rate of one per minute. Along with our contributors and sponsor, we are committed to work with our lawmakers, the health care community, and the millions of women who have been personally touched by this disease. Make it your mission to fight heart disease in women today. Whether you contribute $25 or $2,500, you can help save women's lives. 

Design + Decorate color code PINK!

Love these Roman shades and the wallpaper is stunning!!
We can make these!

It's All in the Details: Trims, tassels, tiebacks, cord!

Kravet: Joseph Abboud 2" Grimp

Sunday, January 23, 2011

10 Decorating Trends to Try Right Now

Punch up your home with fun country trends from vegetables to farm animals (even rope)! The right floral décor can be modern, not old-fashioned. This sweet garden-trellis-print wallpaper, along with vintage soap dispensers and aprons, adds a breath of fresh air to a laundry room.

Country Living Article Link

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Meetup: Seattle Metro Area Interior Designers

We just started a new local Meetup group, if you are in the Seattle Metro area please consider joining our first Meetup will be Sat Feb 12th at 10am.. Hosted by me at designs by mara, inc.  follow the link below for more details.. We are looking forward to building a great network of design professionals interested in networking, sharing ideas and helping each others businesses grow!

Seattle-Metro-Area-Interior-Design Meetup Link

Stripping Down a San Francisco Home

After 10 years of restoration, Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman's Victorian forgoes bold hues for a revealing white décor. By Joshua Lyon

Country Living Article

Friday, January 21, 2011

Nama Rococo Wallpaper--amazing!

The designs at Nama Rococo are fabulous but we figured we’d keep you in suspense about their wallpaper designs,  and give you a quick on rundown on the where and why of their name, just because it’s inspired and interesting and because we can’t  just keep showing you images of amazing designs and not have something to say. So “Nama” stands for “North Adams Massachussets and it also stands for “raw” in Japanese. Ok, we’re down with that, but then there’s the Rococo part. The designs nod to the playful flirtiness of the Style but have a far more contemporary edge and that is what attracted us.

Modenus Interior Design Blog Link

Educational Series: February 5th

We are starting a new class series our first program is : 
Window Treatments 1: Function to Decor
Comparing and discussing the functional verses the decorative aspects of window treatments

This workshop will help educate you to the functional and necessary aspects of window treatments; blinds, solar shades, insulating qualities and how this can all relate to decorative side of window treatments. We will discuss the theories of heat loss and heat gain and how to combat these issues.. How can drapes assist with energy savings alone or with blinds, what benefits can layering bring... and more

Class will be February 5th from 10am - Noon  cost is $10.00
designs by mara, inc.
6710 220th St SW
Mountlake Terrace 98043

Buy tickets for Window Treatments 1: Function to Decor

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Luxury comes at all price points!
Luxury isn't just about the product
it's about the experience!

Let us share that experience with you..

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fabric Fabric Fabric, did you know we sell Fabrics!

Urban Nouveau Nanotex Collection
Silver State Fabrics newest release Nanotex; the first high-performance textile nanotechnology that builds permanent spill and stain protection into the fiber structure. These fabrics range in wear ability from 45,000 to over 200,000 double rubs. They have a fabulous hand (meaning they are touchable, soft and drapable) perfect for upholstery or even draperies... and patterns and designs are beautiful.

To view the complete Alaxi line or download a brochure of this collection please visit us at :

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fabric Fabric Fabric, did you know we sell Fabrics!

Sunbrella and Outdoor fabrics: fade resistant, weather and mold resistant! The Smartlife collection is made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles--you have got to feel this fabric--it's amazing! The depth of colors and patterns is wonderful in the entire line.. Our samples are booked as well as on hangers for easy access. come check his line out. Silver State Textiles

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fabric Fabric Fabric, did you know we sell Fabrics!

Love this Oscar de la Renta Silk embroidered fabric from Lee Jofa Fabrics... the detailing is amazing!

Lee Jofa Fabrics

Create your own custom designed Shades!

 PERSONA Shades are a breakthrough innovation in custom window treatments allowing you to create a design that is a reflection of your own personal style. Custom design your own shades: Roller shades, cellular shades, roman shades, solar control... the design possibilities are unlimited.. check out our customized website and see what you can create. Once you select the design you want you can email the specifics to us for a price quote! 

Color your world! Design your world!

Here are a couple patterns by Susan Sargent
There are many, many stock designs that you can change the color combinations. You can also provide your own photo or artwork, Company logo--just remember that if you can dream it they can make it!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Custom bedding comes in many forms

Day bed in office/guest room
This trundle day bed has a custom bed cover and skirt along with an 
array of decorative pillows. We also fabricated the custom cornices 
to complete the look.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

It's all in the details: Upholstery Nails

Did you know that there are more then just a few upholstery nails that can be used on your projects. They range in size from 1/4" to 7/8". they can be used on furniture, tables, cornices and more!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

It's all in the details: Button Borders by Finestra

Bring luxurious details to pillows, drapery panels, valances and more with Finestra Decorative Hardware Button Embellishments, Button Borders, and Tassels. All new designs are offered in three custom hand finishes of Theatre Antique Gold, Old World Gold, and Pewter.

Friday, January 7, 2011

It's All in the Details: Trims, tassels, tiebacks, cord!

Hey, did you know that we have a huge trim library right in our showroom? Stop by and check it out... There are some amazing designs and color combinations to select from!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Going tropical with Duralee fabrics


Alfred Shaheen - Surf & Sand Outdoor/Indoor Prints
Alfred Shaheen Surf & Sand Outdoor/Indoor Prints - book # 2766

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Is It Time to Hire a Professional? Part 3

There are three main reasons to hire a professional.  Because there are so many options open to you today, it is easier than ever to find what you need, no matter the size of your home project. Today we share the third reason:

#3 Unique – You want something that is very unique and individual, and something that you can’t buy in just any store.  Professionals have access to sources that are not available to the general public.  Often these items cannot even be purchased in stores.  Beautiful things can be found in a multitude of places, and it is the job of the professional to have access to these sources.  When you want your living room to be unique, using a professional to find the perfect piece of fabric or furniture can be invaluable.   
Once you decide that a professional is just what you need, start doing your homework.  Begin by asking people you trust about design professionals that they have used in the past; there is nothing better than a referral from a trusted friend who has already done the research.  Consider interior designers, decorators, and window treatment specialists.  Many specialize in one area, while others offer full service.

Now that you are ready to make the call, have your questions on hand!  Ask anything from “how do you work with a client” to “may I have a list of references.”  When you hire a professional to work in your home, you are inviting a stranger into your personal life.  Be sure the person you hire is not only a good designer, but someone you feel so comfortable with you won’t mind sharing personal details concerning the way you live in your home.  Now, get your Tax Season off to a great start by doing just that -- Get Started!

Let us know if you need  a referral or assistance with the process, we are always here to help!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Is It Time to Hire a Professional? Part 2

There are three main reasons to hire a professional.  Because there are so many options open to you today, it is easier than ever to find what you need, no matter the size of your home project. Today we are sharing the second reason:

#2  Skill -- You aren’t comfortable with your skill level and want guidance and affirmation for your decisions.  You have spent time, money, and energy on designing your room, yet it never feels quite right.  Is the sofa in the right place?  Is the wall cover correct?  Do my rooms flow?  A professional can guide you through these issues, saving you time and money, and keeping frustrations to a minimum.

Don’t forget that as a Window Treatment Designer I have a lot of contacts that might be able to help you out – so be sure to be in touch!  

Bedding, did you know we make custom bedding?

Our design staff and workroom can design
and fabricate custom bedding to fit your decor.
Custom bedcover, pillows, headboard, decorative bed drape
Custom bedcover, euro pillows, shams... made to designer's specifications
Contact us today for a bedding consultation... the options are unlimited!
Our showroom houses thousands of fabrics for you to choose from
and our talented staff can guide through the process under the
leadership of owner Mara Vollbrecht

Monday, January 3, 2011

Is It Time to Hire a Professional? Part 1

The holidays are behind us and the New Year is ahead,now  is the perfect time to sit back and reflect on your home.  Maybe last year you had ample space for entertaining, but lacked a room to host out of town guests.  Or maybe your home is basically put together, but could really use the finishing touches to make it yours.

Before taking another step, consider hiring a design professional.  Today, there are as many different professional options to help you with your design woes as there are design television shows.  And as you may have noticed, the majority of design shows can be confusing and contradictory, making your design decisions that much more difficult.  This is a perfect time to receive the help of a professional.

There are three main reasons to hire a professional.  Because there are so many options open to you today, it is easier than ever to find what you need, no matter the size of your home project.

#1 Time -- You simply don’t have the time.  You may have the best plans ever to finish your home.  You have the colors selected, the fabrics and paint chips, even the furniture arrangement.  But between your work day, Pilates, basketball practice and gymnastics classes, when will you ever get to it?  When you turn your project over to someone else to complete, the experience is entirely liberating.   A professional can lead you through all levels of a project, from inception to installation. 

Don’t forget that as a Window Treatment Specialist, I have a lot of contacts that might be able to help you out – so be sure to be in touch!  

January is custom bedding month at dbm

We will be featuring an array of bedding designed by both our staff and Interior Designers that we work with. Custom bedding isn't what you buy off the shelf at the store. It's created specifically for your bedroom with your personality in mind.. It's a one of a kind product, no two designs are the same. The possibilities are endless.. you can select from thousands of fabric combinations and designs to suit your personal style... call us or email us today to assist you thru this process--mention that you saw this on our blog and we will give you $150.00 off your purchase...  425-776-8265