Former The Curtain Exchange NOW TannerMeyer Servicing Nashville, TN Again!
We are happy to announce that TannerMeyer is servicing the Nashville Area again and we have built a studio in the heart of the city. For 7 years, Kip Meyer owed and operated the Nashville location formally called The Curtain Exchange of Nashville. After selling the Nashville location and returning to operate the Memphis location, Kip Meyer and Tim Tanner decided to leave The Curtain Exchange franchise. This allowed us to re-brand as TannerMeyer Drapery, Bedding & Blinds with much success.
As we have grown away from our retail stores we are now a by appointment only business servicing the Nashville and Memphis areas. This flexibility has allowed us to dedicate more time to servicing our clients in both areas.
Over 200,000 fabrics
Custom Drapery, Roman Shades, & Top Treatments
Drapery Hardware including motorization
Designer Bedding and Linens
All Hunter Douglas Shades, Shutters & Blinds including motorization
Products that sync with Home Automation
Consultation and Installation Services
Additional products and services
To find out more or to schedule your appointment,
visit our website at: www.tannermeyer.net
or call us at: 615-669-7005 Nashville
Our website is filled with helpful information including a Budgeting and Estimation Page, videos on various products, and videos inside our workroom to see how our custom products are crafted.
Three Simple Questions to Design Success
By Kip Meyer & Tim Tanner
Tim Tanner and I have owned a drapery, bedding and blind store in Memphis for nearly a decade; first under a franchise name and now as our own, TannerMeyer. Throughout the years we have dressed thousands of windows and beds and have been blessed with thousands of happy clients! Working with so man creative, wonderful clients and designers has taught us many lessons along the way.
Two things we’ve learned is that most homeowners want to fill their spaces with products that are beautiful- but also affordable. In the interior design world, it is easy to get lost in the world of $300+ per yard fabric and trims and over design yourself right out of most people’s pocketbooks. Though just about anyone can appreciate beautiful design, the most common feedback we have received from our customers is that they want the design process to be EASY while still achieving their desired look. We have also learned that the majority of customers shop two ways: by color and by price.
A third category that we focus on (which is often overlooked) is functionality. This often means light control issues. Will the afternoon sun fade the window treatment fabrics on the west side of the house? If not lined properly, the answer if definitely “yes.” Will light gaps appear where we least expect them? They certainly can if obstacles are not addressed before the purchase and installation.
This past summer, Tim and I visited the huge International Textile Market in High Point, North Carolina. We attended seminars on new and exciting fabrics, learned how to combine existing styles with new and innovative designs, as well as attended multiple seminars on color trends. We took the knowledge we gained from that experience and applied those tips and trends to our selections for the most recent VESTA Show Home and The James Lee House.
In the VESTA Show Home “The Maple,” we wanted to not only focus on the design of the home, but also on the products that offer great functionality and reliability. After all, these products affect the way we live our everyday lives. That is why in the kitchen, and the master bedroom we selected products never seen before in a VESTA Show. The “Silhouettes” and “Pirouettes” shades by Hunter-Douglas are not only beautiful, but they also protect wood floors, furnishings, and art work from fading by the way they filter light into a room. In addition to the function of these shades, they still allow you to have a view outside when the shades are open! When you want total privacy, the vanes of these products completely close, and when you want a full, unobstructed view, the shades completely disappear into their own head rail.
While cream and taupe have been common staples for the past five years, this staple neutral is changing. It is all about color, color and more color. In addition to more color, big & bold patterns are also making resurgence. The combination of a large scale and colorful print in an updated design keeps the Southern home traditional yet modern.
Another home we did was The James Lee House (www.jamesleehouse.com). This historic mansion sits in the middle of Memphis’ Victorian Village and owner Jose Velazquez has transformed this estate into a world class Bed & Breakfast. The window challenges we faced here were many: a. create fabulous window treatments that not only portrayed the period the house was built but also create something more fresh and transitional, b. create window treatments that were fabulous but within the owners budget, & c. make window treatments that were 14 feet long that blocked light and drafts. In the picture you will see the living room and dining room. We got our inspiration from an actual picture of this fabulous room from the mid 1800s. However, we did not want to hang heavy Victorian velvet patterned drapes. The solution was to install natural free flowing silk drapes in a current neutral blue solid, and add lace sheers reminiscent of the “old south”. Not only did we achieve a fresh look but we combined it with period sheers. At the same time we played with linings and interlinings to achieve the thermal, light, and noise control necessary for the needs of this establishment.
Whenever you are entering into any design or renovation project, ask yourself the three simple questions. What is my vision or design? What kind of functionality do I want to achieve? And what is my budget? If you are honest, one of these will outweigh the others. Either way, answering these three simple questions will lead you on your path to design success!
TannerMeyer Annual Clearance Event August 27 – 31, 2013
TannerMeyer Annual Clearance Event
August 27 – 31, 2013
Making it easy is what we are all about at TannerMeyer Drapery, Bedding and Blinds.Just how do we do this you may ask?
Their secret is simple, but it took years to perfect:
1. Search the world over for the latest fabrics, colors, and trends in window treatments, bedding, and blinds
2. Offer a great selection of over 50,000 fabrics for drapery, hundreds of options of bedding, and the best blinds/shades/shutters on the market
3. Our designers help you edit selections down to find the perfect options for your home
4. Also, our designers can come directly to you for an in home consultation and measure
5. We offer our clients integrity pricing that does not have the markups of a designer
6. We offer the best quality, the best turnaround time, and the best customer service.
7. We simplify the process and provide you with a “one stop shop” for designer drapery, bedding, and blinds, fabrics, upholstery, and design
Let us help you find the perfect look for your home!
418 Perkins Extended
Memphis, TN 38117
Bring this coupon in and save additional 5% off of any in stock clearance item.
Expires: August 31, 2013
TannerMeyer Drapery, Bedding, and Blinds Announces Grand Re-Opening
Scaling Down to Scale Up! Tim Tanner and Kip Meyer, owners of the largest window treatment boutique in the Mid-South, announce a grand re-opening and re-engineering of their business.
In January 2013, Tim Tanner and Kip Meyer, former owners of three curtain stores in Memphis and Nashville for nearly a decade, re-opened the Memphis location under the new name TannerMeyer Drapery, Bedding, & Blinds.
In 2012, the Nashville location was sold to a well-known designer and Kip Meyer returned to Memphis to fine tune the new business with Tanner. “For years we have been asking our customers what is most important to them when shopping for designer drapery, bedding, and blinds. Of course selection, price, and quality are important, but at the end of the day the resounding answer is MAKE IT EASY,” said Meyer.
The two spent months re-engineering their predominantly in-stock and custom curtain panel store into a full service window treatment, bedding, and design hub. According to Tanner, “The process for designing high quality window treatments and bedding is a very daunting one. Often times it is best left to designers. What we did was spend a great deal of time assembling products from all over the world into a digestible selection of the latest products and styles. We also simplify the often-overwhelming process and provide you with a one-stop shop for designer caliber drapery, bedding, and blinds. Our system has been refined, and our designers are trained to walk our clients through a very easy process that gives them the desired look they want without all the hassle.”
When asked what makes their new business different from the previous, Meyer said, “We’ve added 15,000 new drapery and upholstery fabrics, several bedding lines, the largest drapery hardware selection in town, and the most comprehensive collection of blind/shade/shutter displays in the MidSouth. We also categorized all of our products into 3 different price points: budget, designer, and custom, which appeals to a broader audience. In addition, we are true window and bedding experts in these categories with nearly a decade of experience and thousands of happy clients.” “Some of the most costly design mistakes can be window treatments and bedding related,” Tanner added, “This is why even designers like to work with us and trust us to help their clients.”
So what are their future plans now that they have re-named and re-branded? Tanner said, “I’ve seen way too many companies “grow” themselves out of business. We nearly did the same with 3 stores during the recession. Being the best there is at our “niche” is more important than trying to be all things to everybody.”
Tanner and Meyer also believe the key to their past and continued success is the caliber, knowledge, and customer service skills of their employees. “For the rest of 2013 we plan to continue to hone in on our niche, improve our turnaround time, and focus on great customer service. We also have a design blog in the works and a program to promote our products through designers locally, as well as designers in Arkansas and Mississippi,” said Meyer.
Kip Meyer’s Bio
Kip has been in the design field for over 10 years. He first started out learning how to sew on a second hand sewing machine, along with lessons by his next-door neighbor. Soon he was a human sewing and embroidery machine. While vacationing in Florida he just happened to walk into a unique drapery boutique. Immediately he knew this concept would work in Memphis, and he left his lucrative Marketing job to fulfill a dream of owning his own business. Two months later, along with his partner Tim Tanner, the first location was opened in the Laurelwood area of Memphis. A year later the second location was opened in the Green Hills section of Nashville. In 2008 an outlet and consignment location was opened. Today, many celebrities, titans of business, and politicians have Kip on speed dial. Kip’s reputation in Nashville and Memphis is stellar and he continues to exceed client’s expectations daily. His superior leadership and customer service skills are an inspiration to his staff, and he truly believes that his success is also a result of his quality employees.
Tim Tanner’s Bio
Tim Tanner is a native Memphian who has been in the design, real estate, and entrepreneurial field for over 15 years. Having designed and sold over 50 properties of his own, Tanner understands the value of staging, space, color, fabric, lighting, flow, and curb appeal. When he and Kip stumbled upon that drapery store in Florida many years ago he also knew immediately that the concept would succeed in Memphis. Tim and Kip opened their first boutique nearly a decade ago and steadily improved it and the process over the years. Tanner’s reputation in the real estate and design world has garnered him many articles, chances to work on movies, design jobs all around the country, and even a featured spot on HGTV. Tim also believes that customer service and the strength of his staff is what separates TannerMeyer Drapery, Bedding, and Blinds apart from anyone else.