In addition to providing you with the materials to decorate your home, Hirshfield's can also help answer your design questions and provide professional advice. The experts at Hirshfield's can suggest design strategies for your specific rooms and they can show you the best methods for applying wallpaper. Most of the time, this advice is free. All you have to do is ask!
Some of the personalized services and special products offered at Hirshfield's include:
Hirshfield's By Appointment/Shop At Home
One of the most challenging facets of outfitting a room is deciding what to do with the windows. Your options are practically infinite. While most window treatment decorating challenges can be answered with advice from the stores' friendly personnel, sometimes it is difficult to verbally describe your window. Hirshfield's knows how challenging window treatments can be. That's one reason "Hirshfield's By Appointment" was created. All you have to do is call up to make an appointment for your in-home consultation. Window fashions specialists will come to your house and help coordinate your windows with custom bed fashions, upholstery, pillows and more. Hirshfield's designers will bring with them a huge array of fabric and carpet samples. Shopping is easy and convenient when samples are brought to you. Plus, the designer has a better handle on how everything will look in the actual room. When you decide on your window treatment and fabrics, Hirshfield's will oversee every step of the design process and professional installation. more information
Free Home Decorating Classes
Taught by Hirshfield's Consumer Education Specialists, these free in-store seminars have covered such topics as decorating rooms for kids, the basics of do-it-yourself faux finishings, decorating with fabrics and wallcoverings and much more. In the decorative painting class, students learn how to make special effects with feather dusting, rag rolling, sponge painting, combing and dragging. Classes are offered at Hirshfield's Home Decorating Centers throughout the Twin Cities. The classes are free, but reservations are recommended. more information
Sample Paint Packets, Pouches Or Bottles To Try Out At Home Frustrated by bringing home a teeny paint chip to see if it will coordinate with your furniture or carpeting? Hirshfield's offers an easy solution for that. Take home sample paint packets are offered by the Hirshfield's, Devine and Benjamin Moore line of paints. These samples contain approximately 2 ounces of latex paint, the perfect amount to try on a wall or a sample board. This allows you to view the large sample paint color in different lighting conditions and at different times of the day. For about $3 apiece you can choose from over 650 colors to ensure the perfect color for your home. Not sure how much paint you'll need or the best way to apply the paint? Talk to a Hirshfield's paint salesperson. They can tell you which brushes are best for your project, how to clean your brushes, how much paint you will need, if an undercoat is required, and much more. Remember: You don't have to be a professional painter to do a beautiful job of painting your rooms. But you do need a professional grade of paint!
Your Home Advantage
Itcosts nothing to join, yet you have so much to gain when you become a member of Hirshfield's "Your Home Advantage." You can save everyday on paints, wallcoverings, window treatments, framed art, area rugs and accessories. With your very first purchase, you'll quality for preferred customer membership savings. What's the catch? There is none - no fees or hidden costs. And you can use Your Home Advantage card at all Hirshfield's Decorating Centers.
Just a few of the benefits include:
* Exclusive values on window treatments and blinds,
* Advance notice of new products, private sales and special offers,
* Informative decorating seminars specifically for program members,
* Professional design assistance with carpeting, area rugs, custom furniture and accessories in Hirshfield's Design Studio
* In-home design consultation for window treatments and custom draperies. more information
Online Services: www.hirshfields.com
The Hirshfield's Web site offers an enormous amount of practical, hands-on help. You can figure out what to do with your leftover paint. You can select artwork. You can see a huge variety of window fashions. You can print out in-depth instructions on painting techniques, such as color washing, combing, rag rolling, dragging, sponge painting and marbleizing. You can print out in-depth instruction on all aspects of hanging your own wallpaper, removing it and how much to buy. You can pick up dozens of different design ideas to help you in your redecorating efforts. You can also sign up for Hirshfield's helpful online newsletter. Before you start your redecorating project, first check out the Hirshfield's Web site: www.hirshfields.com
Tam Westover, St.Paul Pioneer Press