When designing the magnificent new Coral Gables gallery/showroom for Oceanview Shades and Drapery, founder Lynn Sampson had two major goals in mind: “To create a ‘wow’ customer experience, and inspire imagination with innovative home automation concepts and the industry’s most impressive, fashion- forward window products and home accessories.”
After gracing Miami’s Design District for more than eight years, Sampson decided to capitalize on an exciting opportunity to expand and open a larger gallery/showroom in Coral Gables, just south of Miracle Mile, featuring modern concepts in textile treatments and the latest trends in home décor.
“Window treatments ‘set the stage’ for the color schemes and aesthetics of South Florida homes, where we especially require treatments that can help control heat and glare while affording privacy,” explained Sampson, a successful entrepreneur with decades of expertise in fashion design, interior design and the textiles industry.
“Beyond a myriad of shade options, today there is a growing interest in draperies and ‘soft treatments’ that can be highlighted with custom accents reflecting personal creativity and originality while bringing ‘fashion’ into the home,” she said.
“My concept was to open a gallery/showroom where you can be inspired by vibrant new colors and textures — plus we’re introducing an extremely unique, state-of-the-art ‘Imagination Bar’ enabling everyone to ‘touch, feel and experience’ home automation and motorization capabilities that can control everything from media to temperature and security.
Automation has become a huge part of the home environment and now technology is more user friendly than ever before, thanks to wireless controls.
“When people walk into our new gallery/showroom, they’ll see virtually everything ‘moving’ — from shades and draperies — to lights illuminating their path. We’ve also placed great emphasis on placement to-scale, so it’s easier to envision how whatever catches your eye would actually look in your home.”
Oceanview Shades and Drapery has forged strong alliances with major international manufacturers including Jab, Osborne & Little, Designer’s Guild, Coulisse, Rodolph and Crestron Home Automation Systems.
“These strategic partnerships support our efforts to showcase fresh products and fashion trends,” said Sampson, who also is committed to bolstering the local economy by creating jobs for associates including professional decorators/ consultations.
“Our clients can always receive insightful answers to their questions enabling them to make informed decisions and select products within personal budgets that create comfortable, beautiful rooms.”
Sampson is looking forward to welcoming new customers and welcoming back existing clients from cities all over South Florida who always share rave reviews about “fashion with an attitude” shades, draperies, upholstery, bedding ensembles, wallpaper, rugs and more home beautiful products beyond your wildest imagination.
For more information about Oceanview Shades and Drapery, 2522 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables, complimentary consultations or available decorating services, call 305-442- 2628, visit oceanviewshades.com or send email to email@example.com
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