Meet Our Friend Debra May Himes

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Since our re-launch of Compositions this year, we have been delighted with the response to our unique and colorful finial arrangements. We always want to showcase the talented people we work with, so we want to introduce you to Debra May Himes.  Debra May collaborated with us to design the Jewels™ elements of our Compositions […]

Top 10 HB Bracket Hacks


We are known for our vast array of custom bracket configurations. We have special order forms for most of them because we know that every window treatment creates some sort of challenge. Knowing the ways around the obstacles is our specialty. Having our own metal artists and an on-site blacksmith gives us a definite advantage […]

Compositions Drapery Hardware Redux


We are so excited to introduce the new Compositions drapery hardware line this year! Compositions offers the only completely customizable finial designs in the window treatment industry. You can use our large array of elements to create one-of-a-kind drapery hardware for your clients. Twenty new finial “arrangements” give you a preview of how elements mix […]

Drapery Hardware for Wide Windows: Part 4

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We’ve talked about using our Ruffino Track Rod to traverse long spans as Option 1.  But sometimes the client’s just heart wants what it wants and if a rod and rings are the answer, that is a good thing. Because our HB Option 2 is to go the distance with a rod and rings using […]

Drapery Hardware for Wide Windows: Part 3

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We’ve talked about using our heavy duty rods and brackets to expand the distance between brackets to treat wider window spans. But as always, there will be windows that refuse to cooperate and we need a plan B. Well, plan B at Helser Brothers consists of 2 good options. Option 1 is Ruffino Traversing Track […]

What’s New for Tableaux in 2015?

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Tableaux is on Target in 2015! Join us and see the exciting new products! New Tableaux® Veneer is a whole new vibe in decorative Grilles. New Tableaux® Partitions offer new ways to use our decorative Grilles. New Tableaux Sunscreen makes it an energy saver. In this webinar you will learn: All about the new introductions […]

Drapery Hardware for Wide Windows: Part 2


In our earlier post we talked about how the gauge of the rod and the bracket to bracket maximums affect drapery design and functionality. Heavy Duty Brackets are Important on Wide Windows The next step in planning hardware for wide windows involves the actual bracket. Brackets come in all sizes and designs but we will […]

Drapery Hardware for Wide Windows: Part 1


No one ever wants a center bracket. It’s a fact of life for drapery professionals. It would be fantastic to make our draperies as wide as we like without worrying about brackets! But we can’t ignore this because the law of gravity has to kick in somewhere, resulting in droopy drapery hardware and unhappy clients. […]

Swing Arm Drapery Rods and the “Sag Factor”

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Swing Arm drapery rods are a great solution to a lot of design dilemmas. They look great and they operate well and they are able to get out of the way when needed. But without advance planning problems can occur.  The most pressing concern with a swing arm treatment is the “Sag Factor”, also termed […]

All About Isabella Wood Hardware

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Isabella has a whole new vibe!  Join us for a private preview of our Isabella Wood hardware line. Exclusive new finial designs 13 stunning new finishes Elegant new bracket and medallion designs Expanded traversing options…including Ripplefold Learn the ins and outs of specifying, pricing and ordering Isabella! You will learn: All about the exciting new […]