March 25, 2016 | Home & Happiness Team | Comments Off on Introducing the New Country Curtains Design Studio
Here at Country Curtains, we are thrilled about the opening of our new Country Curtains Design Studio. The first of its kind, the new store represents an entirely new Country Curtains shopping experience.
We sat down with Carrie Rudd Hornbeck, our General Manager of Retail Stores, to chat about this amazing location.
Q: How is the Design Studio different than the Country Curtains retail stores?
Carrie: It’s a fresh, updated store that contains our full assortment of products, including Country Curtains ready-made curtains, the Prospect + Vine collection (which is a new collection for us!), and custom window treatments and shades. There are more than 800 fabrics to choose from in our custom department, and we have all the swatches right there, so you can see and touch the fabric before making a choice.
Also, nearly ALL of our window treatments will be on display in the store. This includes more than 20 full-length window displays, which really help the customer visualize what a pair of curtains will look like in their home.
But the Design Studio is more than just curtains—we have bedding, lamps, pillows, throws, furniture, gifts and accessories. If we don’t have an item in stock, it will be sent to the customer’s home, with free standard shipping.
Q: This is more than a store; it’s a Design Studio. Explain the significance of that name.
Carrie: We want people to come in with their projects, big or small. We want them to bring their photos and vision boards and spread it all out on our worktables. We want to sit down with them and work together to find the perfect window treatments and create their dream room.
We also have an in-home designer available to our customers. Let’s say you have a few rooms in your home that you want to refresh but you aren’t sure what you want. Our in-home designer will come to your house with swatches and help you narrow down the look you want for your windows – and your entire room! We also have trusted installers we can recommend to make the entire experience easy and take the stress out of making changes.
Q: Give us the scoop on the new Prospect + Vine collection you mentioned.
Carrie: Prospect + Vine is a collection that mixes it up by weaving in trends in a timeless, classic way. Each piece in the collection is chosen by a talented team of designers and merchandisers with the perspective that the most qualified designer of a home is the person who lives in it.
The collection includes furniture, lamps, rugs, home décor items and, of course, a gorgeous array of window treatments. One of Prospect + Vine’s signature items is the Faux Roman shade, which looks like a traditional Roman shade but is fixed in place. It’s an elegant, fuss-free look.
Q: Where is this amazing new Design Studio located?
Carrie: At the Grove West in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. For those of you who live nearby, we’re open now, so come visit. And for those who don’t…it’s time for a road trip!
Thanks, Carrie, for giving us all the details of this fantastic new space.