News Archives

NEWS 2-2018 Deb Barrett and Decor Tours announce  Four City Woad Trip, Dyeing Workshops with Woad Master Denise Lambert READ MORE 

NEWS 2017 High Point Market Authority Taps Soft Design Lab and Deb Barrett to produce only VIP Tour at Market  READ MORE

NEWS 3-2017 Deb Barrett  and Decor Tours Announce 2017  Design Tour Schedule to Include Provence and Venice

NEWS 1-19-2016 Deb Barrett honored with Industry Achievement Award


NEWS 1-20-2015 Deb Barrett honored as Educator of Year at WITHIT WOW Awards


NEWS 11-2014 Deb Barrett a Finialst for WITHIT WOW Awards

NEWS 4-15-2014 The Soft Furnishings Industry Faces a Crisis of Knowledge

NEWS 6-20-2013 Deb Barrett Tapped as Lead Window Fashion Expert for Inspired Drapes. READ MORE.

NEWS 6-1-2013 Deb Barrett’s design firm, Window Dressings, is  featured in the June issue of Architectural Digest. See her work in collaboration with extraordinary designer, Tim Corrigan HERE.

NEWS 5-31-2013 Deb Barrett has been invited to join the IDCEC Advisory Council. As a CEU provider and thought leader , IDCEC tapped Deb’s expertise  and willingness to share for their advisory council. The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC)  ‘s mission is to serve as the premier advocate for continuing education in the advancement of the interior design profession, and to inspire and guide providers of continuing education programs to deliver high-quality, lifelong learning activities for interior design practitioners.

NEWS 5-25-2013 The Profit Potential: Pricing Webinar How you price your services and charge your customers has changed dramatically with the rise of today’s new consumer. If you plan on being in business 5 years from now; how you price your design services will be key to capturing new markets and niches. You will leave with a pricing protocol you can apply to your business, including a business and personal evaluation to help establish your current value to the client.For more information click HERE.

NEWS 2-10-2013 iPad for Design Pros Webinar Still only using your iPad only for email or photos? Or did you just get an one? If you are a little intimidated about the prospect of using your iPad for your business, don’t worry. This webinar is for you. For more information click HERE.

NEWS 2-1-2013 Corded Window Covering Standards Webinar I will be hosting a FREE webinar for stakeholders in window covering standards or safety February 26, 2013. This is a critical issue facing our i industry. For more information click HERE.

NEWS 7-24-2012 White Paper: Blind and Shade Industry Snapshot Looking for more information about the blind and shade industry? Contact me for a copy of my Blind and Shade Industry Snapshot .

NEWS 7-14-2012 New CEU Seminars I have just received approval from IDCEC for my 2 hour iPad for Design Pros seminar. If you are looking for a timely and interactive workshop , this is it.

NEWS 2-17-2012  Contributor Deb Barrett invited to be contributor to Sonoma Christian Home. Deb will be providing her trend insights and  contributing features, blogs and creative idea!  Her work has been selected to complement the magazine, which is an official candidate for the 2012 Webby Awards!

News 2-15-2012 New CEU Seminars. I have  just received  IDCEC CEU accreditation on the following seminars: Master Class: Lessons from Design Giants, Steal This Idea! and Custom Window Coverings Safety Standards- What They Mean to You.

News 9-1-2011 WCMA Releases Proposed Standard Updates

News 5-15-2011: Deb Barrett Announces September Paris Decor Tour

News 12-1-2010: Download update article for ANSI Corded Window Covering Products Standard

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