Monthly Archives: November 2014

custom made enclosure to block cold air from entering restaurants in the winter

#tbt – Keeping Cold Air Out With Curtains – Great Tips Like This For Restaurants

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to #tbt (Turn Back Time).

Last April we wrote a post called Restaurant Design Tips: Five Things You Ought to Know, and we think it’s full of really great information, so we are reviving it!

One of the tips is about keeping cold air out in the winter. We’ve been receiving a bunch of inquiries by restaurant owners (and other business owners) who are looking to keep cold air from coming in through the front door. Guests complain about cold air, and those outdoor structures a lot of businesses erect, with the plastic and fabric door are just plain unattractive.

How to keep the cold air out every time the door is opened

In the winter, many restaurants install a makeshift entrance with plastic doors and canvas to the outside of their establishments. They work for keeping gusts of cold air out of the dining area, but there’s a problem with them: they’re UGLY. Plus, they have to be taken down at the end of the season, and put back up when it gets cold. If you plan to put it up next week, but it’s already cold out, that’s an entire week of guests complaining about getting frostbitten every time your door opens, guests requesting to sit away from the door, and basically a huge inconvenience to the hosts and managers. With gorgeous front door drapes that are optimized for insulation, you don’t have to worry about the logistics of constructing and deconstructing an ugly entryway outside of your restaurant. You might also want to keep the cold air in in the summer. Curtains are a great way to accomplish that, and they add an aura of mystique!

Read the whole post, here.

One of the Most Beautiful Custom Headboards We Have Ever Made – NYC

We recently completed a project for a client of ours. She wanted a custom headboard, and provided us some basic drawings of what she wanted. She was then able to work with Beckenstein’s Ann Campbell (In-House Design Consultant) and Fernando Guaman (Beckenstein Product Development) and finalized the design. We got to building, and the finished product was magnificent.

Here’s a collection of photos that show some of the process, and then the final product:

beautiful custom headboard created by beckenstein fabrics in NYC

beautiful custom headboard created by beckenstein fabrics in NYC

beautiful custom headboard created by beckenstein fabrics in NYC

This is truly a work of art, and we take much pride in making our clients so happy.

If you’re interested in designing a custom headboard, get in touch. We’d love to help you with your project!


You can also contact Ann directly by emailing her at

diane von furstenberg on house of DVF

House of DVF: Diane Von Furstenberg’s New Show on E – Episode 1

The first episode of Diane Von Furstenberg’s new show was last night on E, and it was pretty action-packed. Without giving away too much, one the girls vying for the job as brand ambassador nearly passed out and had to be taken away in an ambulance!!

Okay.. we’re actually going to give away a little bit.. It was Rhianna who nearly passed out, and we don’t want to sound mean, but, she is a bit pretentious and kind of annoying…

When she met Diane Von Furstenberg for the first time, Furstenberg asked her who she is closest to in life, and this was her response…

rhianna from house of DVF

Really? Probably not a great person to have on a team..

Want a recap of the whole show? Go here.