Jan 13, 2012

Have a Lonely Window That Needs Some TLC?

Over the course of the last week I have been hinting at a Huge Giveaway coming your way.. (well maybe a little more than hinting).
Well, today is the day! My first ever giveaway!

Updated Jan 25: and the Winner is... Lori Magelky - > "Anyone else like to run naked through their house but can't because they have a "naked" window."
http://www.facebook.com/decaporter?ref=tn_tnmn#!/photo.php?fbid=2991932635912&set=o.169780969750510&type=1&theater





For those of you who have not yet heard of The Curtain Exchange, today's post is for you - so please, pay attention.
  
The Curtain Exchange is a Dallas, TX headquartered company with 19 locally owned store franchise locations in 14 states in the USA. They are a resource for both consumers and designers seeking out the finest quality, fully lined and interlined ready made window treatments available today. In addition, The Curtain Exchange is a great resource for fully customized window treatments made by their skilled seamstresses in New Orleans, Louisiana.



They have over 800 up to date, beautiful fabrics to choose from (although they don't accept C.O.M ) and, for designers who are working with clients on a budget or who are in a time crunch since all curtains are stocked and can be delivered quickly, they are a great resource.

Over 800 fabrics!!

Here are just a few that I picked out as my favorites, by Color!































Of course they will offer a complete package:
They also sell hardware, bedding, woven shades and their experienced and professional installers can come and measure and install your new window treatments for you. Their products are not sold online and are available exclusively through their 19 store locations.









Plus, they offer a 48 hour return policy which insures that you can take the window treatments you choose ( or have them shipped out ) to view the fabric in different light conditions, make sure they're right for you and, as long as they're back to them in 48 hours, you can't make a mistake.

The Curtain Exchange 's ready made window treatments are very different from what you might see in ready made options in other stores given the quality of their lining and interlining, their fabric choices and their fullness.
A store locator can be found on their website at http://thecurtainexchange.com.








SO DO YOU WANT YOUR WINDOWS TO LOOK LIKE THIS??






Then can your cameras ready, and play to win


The grand prize winner wins 1 set of 100" long Silk Dupion panels that hold a Retail value of $679!!
You can choose from one of these five different colors. 



HOW CAN YOU PLAY + HOW CAN YOU WIN?




Playing the contest is simple:
  1. First decide: which window ( or windows )in your home need beautiful new panel curtains?
  2. Take a picture (s).
  3. Upload your #curtainchallenged window (s) to my Facebook Page at http://facebook.com/decaporter with an explanation for each window pic uploaded as to why your window needs to win! (funny wins extra credit!)  
  4. Ask your friends to COMMENT on your window(s)!

Please note: Some of your votes may not show up due to the various Privacy settings that your friends have set on their own FB Profiles and Pages and I'm not responsible for this.


Winning the contest is harder :) but I will choose the winner based on:
  1. The number of comments on your pictures by your friends.
  2. Which comment made me laugh the most!
  3. Which window Mary and Kara (the New Jersey and New York Curtain Exchange store owners, respectively) and I think will be most enhanced by having their beautiful panel window treatments.
  4. You do not need to be local to enter and I'll announce my winner at 8 am EST on Wed. January 25th! 
Is there a runner up prize?
YES! The runner up will get beautiful pillows for their room so go ahead and enter as many windows as you wish! Pillows will be from a choice of several prints and patterns and approximately 18x18 and are valued at Retail $150 each.
Good luck everyone! Here's to two weeks of fun and great ideas for your windows! 
So get over to Dec-a-Porter Facebook Page: "Like it" and start posting your
Lonely Windows in need of some TLC -->>  http://facebook.com/decaporter


The 3 Curtain Exchange locations offering my giveaway will share some of your pictures and some of your comments on their own FB Pages and Twitter feeds, comment back to you on my FB Page and/or blog and, also, your pictures and comments MAY be shared on the corporate FB Page and Twitter feed of The Curtain Exchange: http://facebook.com/TheCurtainExchange and @TheCurtainExch (This is a great way to get your pretty rooms -but with curtainless windows - seen by the print shelter magazines they advertise in nationally - Traditional Home, Ellle Decor and Veranda.)

TWITTER LOVE: The tag is: #curtaincontest, and if you want to talk about your entry on Twitter with myself

Me: @decaporter
My sponsors:
Georgina aka @goddesscurtains who is the CEO of @TheCurtainExch
Mary, the owner of @CurtainExch_NJ
Kara, the owner of @CurtainWest
Leslie @tkpleslie who is the CEO of social media agency, The Kaleidoscope Partnership and who has set my giveaway up with me on behalf of her client, http://thecurtainexchange.com
Final Note for Winner:
As you may realize, the cost of the fabric, lining and interlining for beautifully made curtains is always the most expensive piece of new window treatments so I'm very grateful to The Curtain Exchange locations for their generosity in providing my readers with this special giveaway.Please be aware, however, that if you're the winner, the hardware and having your windows measured and the window treatments installed would be your financial responsibility.
Credits: All photos taken by myself for this post. For any additional images, please visit the Dec-a-Porter Facebook page and check out the albums of both Sponsoring Curtain Exhange locations.
*design: Nancy Corzine
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