I am very happy to welcome CurtainsMade4U as a Chinoiserie Chic Sponsor. This new sister division to Calico Corners has a wonderful selection of fabrics, great prices, and the reputation and quality of Calico Corners. You won't believe how fun their website is. It's a breeze to browse by color, fabric, or collection - and they have an entire collection devoted to Chinoiserie.
Choose your fabric and style, and voila, the configurator shows you a photo of exactly what the curtains will look like. These are all examples I created just now from their Chinoiserie collection. Then order free fabric samples, measure your windows, place your order online, and in 3 - 4 weeks you will have fabulous custom curtains shipped to your door. CurtainsMade4U offers very high quality custom curtains at excellent prices, made in the USA, with free samples and free shipping. Please enjoy my interview with Julie Morris, Director of Custom Products and Programs, and then go explore being your own curtain designer at CurtainsMade4U.
Q - What was the idea for the creation of CurtainsMade4U?
We wanted to make our high quality, custom products available to a broader market via the web appealing to consumers who like to do their shopping from their laptop, on their own schedule, and who want their home to be beautiful. We also wanted to reach out to “custom newbies” and show them how easy it is to design their own affordable, beautiful and unique curtains.
Q - What is unique about CurtainsMade4U?
There are four things that really make us unique:
§ The fun, fresh vibe of our website.
§ The flexibility of being able to begin your curtain creation process with either the curtain style or the fabric.
§ Our easy-to-use product configurator with additional information just a click away.
§ And our fashion-forward fabric selection that can be searched by color, fabric type, lifestyle or collection.
You won’t find anyone else offering all these things—and don’t forget our high quality construction, free swatches and free shipping!
Q - When did it launch?
We launched August 31, 2011.
Q - Why a Chinoiserie Collection?
Chinoiserie is one of eight décor lifestyles we chose to feature for the launch of CurtainsMade4U. Chinoiserie style is both au courant and timeless—and one of my personal favorites. It can be sophisticated and playful at the same time. You can decorate an entire home or room with a Chinoiserie approach or mix it with other styles to add a twist to traditional, eclectic or contemporary decor. It works in just about any setting. So we're offering our customers some beautiful Chinoiserie options for their custom curtains. Our fabrics range from more intricate classic patterns to more bold and bright Chinoiserie prints—all of which will add dramatic style to a room.
Q - Plans for the future of CurtainsMade4U? More Chinoiserie?
Visitors and customers are already asking for additional products. Our long-term expansion plans include more “Made4U” websites where we will offer valances, shades, pillows, bedding and other custom products. Expansion specifically for CurtainsMade4U will include Cabaña Curtains for Spring/Summer 2012 and our fabric assortment will continue to evolve and expand. Our goal is to have the best selection at the best prices for the quality we offer.
Chinoiserie is definitely a category that I would like to expand upon. That being said, it is not all that easy to find fabulous Chinoiserie fabrics so when we see something special, we buy it. Our Chinoiserie fabrics have been purchased one-by-one.