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Fall is the Time to Update Your Window Coverings!                 Oct 2010
Do you know if your window coverings are safe for you and your family? In this month's newsletter, learn about how to keep your family protected against the hazards of window coverings! Believe it or not, it can be easy for a child or pet to get tangled in window treatment cords and control systems. Luckily, there are ways to keep your house safe and alternative solutions for families with young children or playful pets. Read on and stay safe!
Feature Article
October is Window Covering Safety Month Motorized window coverings

Blinds and shades with cords can be dangerous to children.  The Window Covering Safety Council, a group of major U.S. manufacturers, importers, and retailers of window coverings, provides education about window cord safety.  Check out their website for up-to-date information and advice at:




Because young children can become entangled in window cords that are within their reach, the Safety Council urges parents and caregivers to follow these simple safety rules:

Safety Checklist:

  • Keep cribs and beds away from windows.
  • Make sure all window treatment cords are short enough to be out of the reach of children.
  • Securely anchor all continuous loop cords to the wall or window frame.
  • Repair blinds and shades manufactured before 2001 with "retrofit cord repair devices" or replace them with today's safer products.
  • Opt for cordless treatments in children's bedrooms and play areas. 

Using safety in window coverings will help protect your pets, as well.  Educate yourself and protect your family.


Your family's safety is important to all of us at Decor by Denise.  Need help figuring out which window treatments are a good fit for your home?  Contact us today at 703-714-7343 or at info@decorbydenise.com to learn how easy it is to get started!
Window Treatment Fall Discount
Update & Upgrade Fall Promotion

Whether you need brand new window coverings or want to replace outdated ones, we have a solution for you!  During the months of October through December, 31, 2010, we are offering 20% off the retail price of all our hard treatment lines.  


Hard treatments include:

   -- Woven wood shades

   -- Roller shades

   -- Honeycomb shades 

   -- Cellular shades

   -- Wood blinds

   -- Wood shutters


Contact us today at 703-714-7343 or at  info@decorbydenise.com.  
Partner Spotlight
D Marciniak
Dave Marciniak
Join the Revolution With Revolutionary Gardens!
This month, we highlight the achievements and designs of Dave Marciniak, owner of landscape design firm Revolutionary Gardens and member of our Preferred Home connections team.   Revolutionary Gardens achieves spectacular landscape design by first tackling function and then beauty. The combination of these two has produced an impressive portfolio of stunning outdoor spaces throughout northern Virginia, D.C., and parts of Maryland.  For more information about Revolutionary Gardens, check out their website or call Dave at 703-679-8550. Please tell Dave we sent you.

To learn more about our Preferred Home Connections Team, please visit our fan page on Facebook at Preferred Home Connections
Meet Denise 
Denise Willard is a professional interior decorator with over a decade of experience working with clients in the DC metro area.  Denise and her team specialize in creating simple, but elegant transitional and contemporary interiors that are reflective of their clients' personalities and lifestyles.  

Her work has been showcased in Home & Design Magazine, Washington Home & Garden, The Washingtonian, Elan and The Washington Post.  Denise is also President-Elect of the DC Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), writes a regular design column in Viva Tysons Magazine and is a member of the "Design Diva" team for AskMissA.com.  

To learn more about Denise and her team, check out her online portfolio at DecorbyDenise.com, visit her weekly blog posts at DreamDesignLive.com or contact her directly at 703-714-7343 or email her at dwillard@decorbydenise.com.
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