Types of Window Treatments: The ABC’s!

By: Virginia White In ancient Roman times, the Romans hung fabrics over their windows to help keep the dust that was continually kicked up by all the horse, chariot and foot traffic from entering their homes.  Hence the term Roman Shades.  Venetians (blinds) may have originated in Persia as far back as 452AD and were… Read More >

Austin Window Treatments – A History of ABC Blind & Drapery: Part II

Ken McWilliams, the owner of ABC Blind & Drapery, which started in Austin in 1947, shares his accomplishments, challenges and observations about how Austin and ABC Blind & Drapery have changed over time in a multi-part interview. How have you seen Austin grow since the beginning of your time at ABC Blind & Drapery? KM:… Read More >

Austin Window Treatments – A History of ABC Blind & Drapery: Part I

ABC Blind & Drapery has been a local business in Austin for over 65 years.  Ken McWilliams, the current owner has been inviting Austinites to “Consider the possibilities” for Austin window treatments since 1985.   Through an interview Ken shares the history of his company, his challenges and successes.   Does the “ABC” in ABC… Read More >