Thursday, August 2, 2012

Goodness, gracious !!!  Look what I found while unpacking old boxes.  This was the first Decorator Show House we did together way back in 1990.   What in the world did we have on ..... our pajamas ?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pate Meadows hosts WCAA Slipcover Seminar with Angie Knowles

We are enjoying our two day slipcover seminar with Angie Knowles here at Pate Meadows Designs.  The Greater Birmingham Area chapter of WCAA is learning lots of techniques in this hands-on class.  Angie has a wealth of knowledge to share and we are soaking it all up.  There is definitely more than one way to "thread a needle" .  Thanks Angie!!!

And the food is good too !!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

See Our Segment on ABC 33/40's Talk of Alabama

Leigh and I were thrilled when we were approached by a local TV station about doing a segment on our business. When asked which one of us wanted do the talking during the interview -- there was no doubt -- loud-mouth Caterina, of course!!! As usual, I always have something to say and Leigh would rather be off camera being the brains of the business!

We hope you enjoy!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Birmingham Chapter of WCAA host Scot Robbins

We recently had the pleasure of hosting the seminar "Roman Shades And Creative Cascades" with Scot Robbins. Scot showed us his techniques for producing beautiful roman shades and innovative cascades. This event was sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Chapter of WCAA. Everyone had a great time learning how to take our business to the next level with the help of Scot's vast knowledge and experience.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hoover High Interior Design Class Visits Pate-Meadows Designs

About 20 students from the Hoover High Interior Design Class visited our studio on Tuesday. Teacher Teddie Butcher, organized the event. We met her when we spoke at the Alabama Association of Family & Consumer Sciences.

Hopefully they learned something in addition to how fabulous Caterina is!!!!

Our Picture Gallery is Updated

Hugs and kisses to Anna (Leigh's daughter) for uploading all the wonderful pictures that our customers have sent in. Be sure to check out our picture gallery with the all the new photos. Sorry we got a little behind, but keep sending in all those wonderful pictures!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Getting New Patterns Ready

One big step in getting our new patterns ready for marketing is doing the photography. We have set up our own photography studio in our loft and take the pictures ourselves. Leigh has taught herself photography and Caterina does the staging. You know we are a bootstrap company!

Caterina painting our window for photography

All was going well last week until the dogs knocked over our camera and broke a $400 lens!! So we had to go to Lowe's and buy some construction fencing to keep them out.

Dogs on the outside looking in.

Cricket watches as Leigh snaps a picture.