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Karin Jeske

Karin Jeske

For the last 25 years, Karin Jeske has managed fashion-oriented product lines that have included textiles, apparel, home furnishings, home decor, accessories and floral. Karin has developed curated product lines for retailers of all sizes, from independent, local dealers to household name brands, and now Blinds.com. She enjoys travel, photography and tennis. She lives and works in Riverside, California.

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Move Forward or Look Back? Fabric Trends from Heimtextil 2014

r January 29, 2014 | B Design Inspiration, Products + Trends

Heimtextil, the largest trade fair for interior textiles in the world, takes place each January in Frankfurt, Germany.  This is where interior designers, architects and retail buyers go to source new fabrics and spot emerging design trends. Each year, a group of prominent visionaries are chosen to identify the key themes for the upcoming season, and are given the freedom to design museum-quality, visually stimulating exhibits to show products that can be found at the trade fair that support their findings.  Their deliverables also include a 45 minute presentation and a book. This year’s exhibit was spectacular, as usual! Kate Franklin and Caroline Till from the FranklinTill Design Consultancy were responsible for developing the vision for the Trend Forum 2014. …

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40 Fabulous Fabrics from the Frankfurt Fabric Fair – Heimtextil 2014

r January 17, 2014 | B Design Inspiration

Ready to get textile crazy? Here are forty of our favorite materials found at Heimtextil 2014 – One of the largest fabric shows in the world. With hundreds of thousands of fabrics from around the world to choose from, we narrowed down our choices to the freshest and most innovative for the coming year. Top Fabric Trends of 2014: 1. A Blueprint For Fashion. Printed, weathered denim bedding with images of patterns for apparel production by Adalberto Estampados. 2. Stunning Sheer. Dark blue, patterned sheer by the Albani Group. 3. Mod Meets Mustard. Amaravathi’s craft-inspired jacquard woven. 4. Hook and Loop. Aquanova’s shiny and matte knitted horizontal stripe. 5. Decoupage Design. Avelino’s travel, sketchbook and nature- inspired print; popular themes this season. 6….

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5 Great Award-Winning Innovations from the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

We attended the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2013 (KBIS), and were among 40,000 others, previewing the latest innovations that are happening in these important rooms in the home.       Here are 5 new products that we loved that won awards for their beauty and function: The Brizo Odin Faucet with SmartTouch™ technology   The Winelogic Wine Rack that stores your wine inside a standard-sized cabinet   The Kohler Moxie™ Acoustic Showerhead with Wireless Speaker   The Glasatti Decorative Shower Door Pull in Tempered Glass   The Better Living 18” Extendable Squeegee for frameless shower enclosures   See more Design Trends from around the world with our home fashion expert on the street, Karin: Fantasy Windows on Display…

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Fantasy Windows on Display at The International Window Coverings Expo in New Orleans

The International Window Coverings Expo, an annual industry event, took place last week  in New Orleans.  Industry executives, suppliers, designers and retailers from around the world were in attendance.  New products were on display, and experts presented seminars. One of the highlights was the showcase sponsored by the Custom Home Furnishings Academy, where professionals were challenged to design a vignette with none of the real-world constraints such as cost, existing décor, or client preferences… they were even able to sketch their own window!   Take a look at the fantasy window treatments that these creative pros dreamed up when they were told “anything goes”:   Left:  “Black Swan” by Debra Martin of Debra Martin Designs and Sheri Stouffer of Finishing…

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Blu Homes Builds Green in Joshua Tree, CA

r March 8, 2013 | B Design Links

Blu Homes recently hosted a one-day open house at their brand new prefab home constructed in Joshua Tree, CA.  This home tour was offered in conjunction with Modernism Week, an 11-day annual event in Palm Springs.  Of course, we were in attendance!   Built as a vacation home for Tim Disney (great nephew of Walt and Blu Homes board member) and his wife Neda, it offers a stunning silhouette, nestled among the boulder outcroppings of Joshua Tree National Park.  The exterior features large picture windows, corrugated metal siding and sliding wood panels.   The home is constructed from two factory-built Origin modules  that include bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and dining areas,  connected by a site-built center living area that also serves…

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35 Design Finds in Hong Kong

r December 31, 2012 | B Design Inspiration, Home Decor

Global design inspiration for your home decor! Hong Kong is a beautiful, modern city with a lot of history featuring mountains, water and varied architecture to awe and inspire. Our Blinds.com merchandising consultant, Karin Jeske, spent 9 hours walking the city with her iPhone camera, looking for inspiration and hitting a few tourist spots.  Look at the great design finds in Hong Kong that she found: The Promenade, which spans the waterfront on the Kowloon side of the Hong Kong harbor, provides magnificent views of Hong Kong Island. Interesting shadows cast at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. 50 years of art exhibition posters at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. A colorful workboat along the waterfront. A view of…

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