Online Design Tools You Need to Know
Tools of the Trade | Trimming | Window Coverings | Window Drapery Hardware
Online Design Tools You Need to Know

With all of the tech tools at our fingertips, we’re working and producing at a faster rate than ever. Several of our partners in the industry have harnessed the power of online design tools to streamline the process of creating, customizing and organizing. From the comfort of your home or office, create your own custom trim in a few simple steps, or piece together elements of your next drapery hardware order and produce simple-to-share quotes.

Two respected brands are making online innovation a part of their business model: Samuel & Sons and The Finial Company. Among our favorite online tools, these can benefit designers as well as clients by providing a clearer picture of special order product and making it easier than ever to submit orders.

The Simplicity of Semi Custom

Samuel & Sons Semi Custom Program is groundbreaking in its simplicity. No longer committed to the standard collection colors, choose an element of your design as inspiration to begin. Using the Semi Custom book as a reference for color selection, you will specify your trim, one of three fibers and choose from an unlimited combination of colors.

 


Semi Custom Program | Online Design Tools


The Samuel & Sons Semi Custom online design tool lets you specify custom colors for each portion of the trim. When you’ve completed your trim design, you will print/save a Tear Sheet for your records and submit a request for the Pre-Production Approval Form. Once submitted, you will receive a sample of the specified fiber, yarn reelings for each fiber in the exact colors and a color rendering of your design. Semi Custom orders can be ready in as little as four weeks.

 

Semi Custom Program | Online Design Tools

Login to your Samuel & Sons account for pricing and details.

 

Quick & Easy Drapery Hardware Quotes

Create an account on The Finial Company website to access the byDesign Project Planner and the process is simple. Select your rod, finial, brackets and finishes. Add special instructions, and in an instant your quote (at suggested retail price) is produced. With one click you can download to print, generate a PDF or create a unique shareable link that can be e-mailed to the KDR Window Covering department.

The Finial Company | Product Search | Custom Drapery Hardware - rods, finials, brackets and rings or window treatments.

Search finials, rods, brackets rings and accessories—the sidebar options allow you to narrow your search by product, size, material, finish and more.

The Finial Company _ Online Design Tool

Manage Your Business

In an effort to make working with KDR easier than ever, we’ve created an online tool:  the Trade Portal. Users can manage their accounts from a computer or mobile device. Access your orders and account information, find helpful links to online reserves, memo samples and ordering with your direct vendor accounts. Request online access today.

Emily Faber

Contributing Writer Emily Faber has over fifteen years of experience in the interior design industry as an editor, marketing director and freelance writer. Every month Emily shares industry insight including the latest product and collection launches (SPOTLIGHT, NEW + NOTEWORTHY), informative and educational posts (QUICK STUDY), helpful suggestions from the KDR Sales Team as well as Q & A's with influential manufacturers and product designers.

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