It has come to our attention that there have been increasing noise issues with our motorized roller shades, and we have been working with our factory to find a solution.
We found that a frequent cause of noise was from our idle end, which has a spring-loaded pin. We found the connection of the pin to the bracket could cause a grinding or squeaking noise when the shade is in operation.
We are now using a new idle end for motorized roller shades in a cassette. The new idle end is installed to the cassette on a shelf rather than by inserting the spring-loaded pin. With the new idle end, we expect to see a reduction in noise issues for shades in cassettes.
Thank you for offering feedback for our collections and for allowing us to constantly improve.
Note: The new idle end is being used in cassette shades only and will not affect our shade installation method.
New Idle End and Idle Side Bracket
cassette shades only
Ivory LinerFabric Roman Shade Collection
Light-filtering Ivory liner is now available as an additional liner color for Fabric Roman Shades. Ivory liners have a warm white tone and create a softer look when light is coming through.
Liners may be requested free of charge to be added to existing sample books. Follow the link below to request swatches.
>> Order Ivory Liner Swatches
Collection Production Time
Don't forget our production time for Fabric Roman Shades has been reduced to 4 weeks.
Updated product guides can be downloaded on Franchisee Toolkit.
>> Download US Product Guides
We are excited to offer 10% off on all of our Inspired Shade Collections during the month of August.
This discount will be offered starting August 1st, 2023 to 11:59pm EST August 31st, 2023. Please note the product will automatically be reduced by 10% and will not show the discount as a separate line item.
This discount will be automatically applied to all orders from our shade and drapery collections.
Our 2023 Drapery Panel Collection update includes 40 fabrics that crossover to the Fabric Roman Shade Collection.
Crossover fabrics include all colors of Clemente, Geneva, Redondo, and Tilley, as well as select prints!
>> View the Updated Collection
Sample Book Labels
Drapery Panel sample book labels are noted for the fabrics that are available to order as both Drapery Panels or Fabric Roman Shades.
Fabric Roman Shade sample book labels can be updated to note the crossover patterns with stickers. Sticker packs should be requested for the number of Fabric Roman Shade sample books you have.
>> Request Fabric Roman Shade Label Update Stickers
Sample books for both collections can be ordered on the Inspired Shades website. Fabric Roman Shade sample books are available with limited stock, and new orders for Drapery Panel sample books will ship in August.
>> Order Sample Books
Left: Fabric Roman Shade Sample Book ($160)
Right: Drapery Panel Sample Book ($150)
Over the past several weeks, we have been working with our factory to improve the production time for the Fabric Roman Shade Collection.
We are pleased to announce a steady 4-week production time for Fabric Roman Shades.
Discounted Hand Samples
As a token of our appreciation for your patience as we worked through production issues, we are offering semi-customizable hand samples for $35.
Hand samples are available with two size options, cordless control, light-filtering liners, and bottom panel alignment. Fabric choice and design options are fully customizable!
Complete the form below to request your hand samples.
>> $35 Hand Samples
Fabric Roman Shade Webinar
We will also be hosting a webinar where we will be training on the selling features and options in this program.
Register to join us on Friday, July 14, 2023, at 9am or 12pm EST.
>> Register for July 14th at 9am EST
>> Register for July 14th at 12pm EST
Sample books for the collection are in stock with limited availability. Books are $160 each and can be ordered on the Inspired Shades Website.
>> Order Sample Books
We are pleased to announce our new Roller Shade Collection cassette will now be used for all new orders. All new orders for cassette shades placed starting June 19 and forward will use our new cassette.
Our updated design allows improved installation and functionality.
We have redesigned our cassettes and installation brackets so the brackets can fit snugly around the cassette. This allows the back of the cassette and the shade fabric to sit closer to the window with a minimal gap.
Our cassettes have also been updated to include a light blocking strip at the top of the cassette, which will help reduce light leak for inside mount shades.
Updated product guides can be downloaded within the Franchisee Toolkit.
>> Download US Product Guides
>> Download CA Product Guides
The Drapery Panel Collection product guide has been redesigned to make selling and specifying draperies simpler than ever!
Materials Reference Table
Information for panels and cut fabric can be found in our combined Materials Reference.
Terminology pages include photos an explanations of the different options available within the collection.
Ordering and Specification Information
Ordering information and panel specifications are broken out by header. Each header style includes best practices, fullness examples, specifications, coverage charts, and top hole placement charts.
Using Maximum Coverage Charts
To use the maximum coverage charts, start by determining your coverage area. Next, choose your return size, desired fullness, and whether you will have one way or split draw panels. Your panel width will correspond to your selections.
For example, you can cover a 97" coverage area with 200% fullness using double width split draw grommet panels with 3 1/2" returns.
Using Top Hole Placement Charts
To use the top hole placement charts, determine if your hardware placement is based on drapery length or if drapery length is based on hardware placement.
Hardware placement based on drapery length should be used if you know how long the panels will be and are flexible on hardware placement.
Drapery length based on hardware placement should be used if you have a set location for your hardware.
Our price tables have been condensed to make the collection easier to quote. You will find sheers in Groups A and B and non-sheers in Groups C - G.
The new collection is presented in a true sample book with a hard cover and sample swatches on headers that can be removed easily.
Sample books are available for $150 USD/$195 CAD.
Our first shipment of sample books has sold out and pre-orders will be filled in the order they were received beginning in early June. We hope to fill all remaining pre-orders in July.
New book orders are expected to ship in late July/early August.
>> Place New Book Orders (US)
>> Place New Book Orders (CA)
Our revamped Drapery Panel Collection will be available June 12, 2023!
In the new collection, find the same affordable drapery panel options with more fabrics, a new sample book, and a rewritten product guide.