Monika Hibbs Nursery Reveal!

Monika Hibbs Nursery Reveal!

KEYWORDS :: custom drapery workroom, ready made drapery, window treatments, curtains, mississauga, oakville, custom drapery, style, toronto, drapery linings, monika hibbs, british columbia drapery, nursery curtains, nursery drapery, alberta drapery

It's a big week over here at Q. Design with Monika Hibbs' nursery reveal up on glitterguide.com and oilostudio.com!  We started working with Monika Hibbs back in October when she was ready to add perfect custom drapery to her gorgeous new home and it's been such a great experience for us.  Monika is a pleasure to work with, she knows how important great drapery is and she understands that each space is unique and requires bespoke details which our very customizable online drapery collections offer.  When it came time to design the nursery drapery Monika knew she needed blackout for her new baby to get the best sleep possible and so we suggested our House Linen in Winter as you can line it with the 100% blackout product we use and it still looks amazing.  Because the nursery has fabulous wallpaper from anewall the drapery needed to have pretty details but not be the focal point and so we added a double row of ribbon just below the top tack pleats and down the leading edges in a soft pink.  Just stunning don't you think??

The simple pleat style and soft pink ribbon are just right and the satin brass hardware from our online shop finishes it perfectly, just the way we like it!  

You can find all the drapery details here and we've added a soft blue and soft grey ribbon option as well so there is something for everyone!  If you need help figuring out how to measure, what size you need or which hardware items to order we are happy to walk you through that as well!  Drop us a line here!  Perfect custom drapery is what we love and we look forward to working with you!  

Hot Days Call For Drapery!

Hot Days Call For Drapery!

KEYWORDS :: custom drapery workroom, window treatments, curtains, mississauga, oakville, custom drapery, toronto, drapery linings, vaughan, shop at home

Hot enough for you??  The last few weeks have been pretty warm in the Toronto area and we have been reminded of how custom drapery and blinds can really make all the difference in keeping the heat out and the air conditioning in.  Drapery offers the highest rating for energy efficiency when it comes to window coverings and we can help you with selecting the correct drapery lining to suit your home, lifestyle and heating and cooling needs.  We offer cotton, dimout, blackout and sheer linings to ensure you get exactly what you need in your custom drapery product.  

A double layer of protection using both blinds and over drapery can also help to make sure you are maximizing your energy efficiency and also protecting your furniture and flooring from sun damage.  By having a light filtering screen or roller blind or custom drapery sheer product closed all the time in times of high sun you ensure your heating or cooling stays put and the UV light is filtered correctly for longevity of your other lovely home products.  

Not sure what you need in the way of window coverings?  We are always happy to help through our free Shop-At-Home custom drapery service in Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Toronto, Vaughan and surrounding local area or by email and our online store for those that are further away in Canada and the United States (and worldwide)!  We pride ourselves on demystifying drapery and your window covering needs to ensure you get a perfect finish that suits your needs every time.  Contact us today for more information and until we speak, stay cool and get out in it before winter is upon us once again!


100% Silk Collection - Ready Made Drapery Made Just For You!

100% Silk Collection - Ready Made Drapery Made Just For You!

KEYWORDS :: custom drapery workroom, ready made drapery, window treatments, curtains, mississauga, custom drapery, style, drapery linings, pottery barn, restoration hardware

If you've been following along as we roll out our new ready made lines, thank you!!  Here is a good look at our new 100% Silk Collection of ready made drapery curtain panels.  

Why Get 100% Silk Drapery Ready Mades?

These panels are made from the best of the best when it comes to ready made goods available and they come with our standard Q excellent quality so you can be sure to be amazed at how lovely they hang!

Our 100% Silk Collection offers 60 stunning colours of silk (see above).  Each panel is handmade in Canada in our workroom in Mississauga, Ontario (right on the border of Oakville).  Each panel is fully customizable and comes with 100% cotton lining and interlining or soft blackout lining and interlining.  What is interlining you ask?  Interlining is a layer of cotton flannel like material that is placed between the face fabric and the lining to protect the face fabric from the sun and also in the case of silk to give the panel weight and depth of colour to the sheen of the silk.  We never compromise and want each of our panels to be perfect so we insist silk be interlined each and every time for the perfect finish our clients have come to expect from us.  

The 100% Silk Perfect Panels start at $282 per perfect width.  

Like all of our Perfect Panels they are fully customizable, choose your heading pleat style, choose your lining and choose your length and width.  We want them to fit and hang perfectly and this price point is less that what you would pay for Restoration Hardware panels in their same category.  Trust me, these won't disappoint!  They ship in under 3 weeks or are ready for pick up if you live in Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Toronto, Vaughan etc.  You can find them in our Etsy shop and soon you will be able to find them right here in our online store which is in the works!  Stay tuned!!

House Linen Ready Made - Custom Drapery Made Fast For You!

House Linen Ready Made - Custom Drapery Made Fast For You!

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It's incredible what happens when you stop listening to that inner voice that says "you can't" do things.  We always said that our workroom makes custom drapery only.  For years we were rigid in our perception of what we could or should make and that served us well for a time.  After a while it became clear we needed to add blinds to our offering and much to Marilyn's dismay (she's always been partial to soft treatments, love her!) and so we softened our view of what we could do a bit.  

After we renovated and rebranded we really felt like we had the power to make changes in our business like never before and then after meeting Wendy from Juice Marketing Group our inner voice that said "you can't, you shouldn't, you won't" got a big "BE QUIET" and we have now taken a big leap in giving our market what it needed: A truly custom, fast turn around, well price, ready made product.  It was by opening our ears to what our client wanted and this is how our new collections of Perfect Panels came to be!

Seriously, we had no idea how much our market was needing this until we whispered it out into a mailing last month and BAM!  We've had literally tons of new clients walking through our doors wanting to learn more about what we have to offer!  Impressive!  This power of "YOU CAN" is really making changes in our business and our first up for the blogosphere is our stunning House Linen Collection!

Let me clarify what I mean when I say "ready made".  These panels are ready for you in under 2 weeks.  They are not ready for quick sale from our shop and I'll tell you why:  We want them to be perfect.  We want you to choose the perfect length, perfect lining, perfect pleat and perfect colour.  We could have them all ready to go but then you wouldn't get that perfect fit and look you deserve and the price would be the same!  When you are ready to order we will ask you all the right questions and you won't be disappointed!  Time and again we have been hearing the same response from our clients: "we were so happy with the way it turned out - flawless!" 

                      Available in 20 lovely colours to suit any space!

Why Get It?

If you are in the market for a linen blend that performs well, is easy to hang and look beautiful on it's own, is an excellent price point and comes in a bunch of soft, lovely colours then this is the ready made panel for you.  They start at $183 per width which is incredible for essentially a custom made drapery curtain panel.  It can be made to fit any size window and we can even sort out getting the hardware just right for you!  It will have our perfect hems, choice of cotton or blackout lining, perfect heading in whichever pleat you choose and it comes with the same quality as all of our custom drapery - perfect!  Because the fabric is blended linen with polyester it hangs without the lived in look of linen and is low maintenance as far as dressing is concerned.  It can be made with banding or ribbon details if you so desire for a minimal increase to the cost and it's available in our store in Mississauga, at the Oakville border (email Laura if you need help!) or online in our Etsy shop.  

  Above: House Linen Banded Perfect Panel in Cotton and Echo                  


This panel is perfect for bedrooms, family rooms, office areas, basements and dens and brings a custom drapery into your home without incurring the expense of our white glove Shop At Home service (which is also pretty amazing!).  We had a lovely couple in last week looking for something better than Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn or Ikea and they were over the moon to have found us, in their price range, with someone to answer all of their questions to make sure it's made to their liking.  It's a huge bonus that these are all handmade in Canada and there is no nasty exchange rate to contend with!

We've really hit the nail on the head with this one it seems!  Stay tuned for next week when I cover another one of the ready made collections available now at Q. Design!

Brunch & Learns Are Back!!

Brunch & Learns Are Back!!

KEYWORDS :: window treatments, drapery linings, desigers, juice marketing group, presentation, social media, trade, wendy hicken, interior design, brunch & learn, education

We had such a great day in the showroom on Wednesday I just had to share.  Even Howie, our shop dog, got in on the fun!  We had our very first Brunch & Learn of 2015 and it was a huge success!  Every seat was filled with familiar faces and a few new designers and a few that were new to me.  It was also super exciting to give a presentation in front of our new ready made cases (see below in the photos).  We have been working so hard to get these custom ready made lines ready!  Stay tuned for details in my upcoming blog posts!

It was so energizing to have so many people eager to learn about drapery and social media in design that I wanted to make sure that everyone heard about it!  I had had very little sleep the night before due to a young lad that is teething so I was feeling a bit foggy at the outset and was worried by Drapery Linings ~ Everything You Need To Know & More seminar might be a bit dry but it was clear after we got the ball rolling that it was going to just be fun and relaxed and everyone was kind about saying I didn't flop!  You can see the presentation here if you missed it:

After I spoke I gave a quick tour for the new folks and showed them how all this gorgeous custom drapery gets made and how our process works.  It was great to see how many people were impressed by how we go about it as a one-stop-shop model that makes it easy for the trade to have smooth and successful drapery orders!  It's so reassuring to hear that our model is ideal for the trade time and again.  


Next up we had Wendy in the house from Juice Marketing Group talking about Social Media in the Design World and it was great to see the interest this topic generated.  There is so much to know and Wendy makes it all so clear and simple, just lovely!  Everyone was live tweeting and instagramming as we went along.  The momentum was so strong that Wendy had a webinar to do right after her talk for us and a few of the designers stayed and listened in on what she had to say about Instagram!  There was no stopping us! 


Here are a couple more photos from the day (excuse my mega serious lining face!), we hope you can join us next time!  Click here for the full Brunch & Learn schedule and RSVP today!