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

optional pic of new orleans taken from the Hilton Riverside

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 Touches

Right:  “Grace K” by Judy Peters of Palmetto Drapery



Left:  “Drag Queen” by Jill Ragan Scully of Impressive Windows and Interiors LLC

Right:  “Out of Africa” by Judith Ellis of Judith Ellis Designs



Left:  “Chicago” by Monique Becker of Becker Window Fashions, Inc., and Sue Frescont of Shady Characters, LLC

Right:  “Jennifer” by Lisa Berryhill of Berryhill Design


At, we thank these designers for their inspiration and we applaud the creativity on display, because we understand what it takes to dress a window!  We love helping over a thousand customers create their dream windows every day, providing real solutions to their décor, light control, insulation and budget requirements, with no two windows that are ever the same!


Shane Hayes from and Karin Jeske (me), merchandising consultant, in front of Pat O’Brien’s on Bourbon Street.

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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 She enjoys travel, photography and tennis. She lives and works in Riverside, California.

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