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Home and style trends: "The shelf life of a garment has fallen from six months to a few weeks, creating what Vogue editor Anna Wintour calls a 'seasonless cycle' for fashion." (Newsweek 12-20-04) -- "Design, like lifestyle, is one of the few differentiating factors ... and companies that ignore the power of elegant and functional design will lose." (Tom Peters, author of "The Pursuit of WOW!")

"Just as today's homeowners change their clothing fashions more frequently than ever before, many are also changing the look of their home more often," said Elaine Sagers, vice president of marketing for Pella Corporation. "We're seeing the trend to personalization extend into home design, both in new construction, and remodeling and replacement projects, and we've designed our windows and doors to make it easy to compliment those trends, and make it easy to convey your sense of personal style."

Research recently conducted by Pella found that homeowners rank their home's sense of style, along with the view, the living room and cleanliness as attributes in which they take the most pride.

Dramatic details : The details are in the Pella entry doors for 2005, as new decorative glass designs, stainable interior jambs, sill finishes (brass and nickel), and Pella-branded entry door hardware makes its debut. The glass designs available in Verona and Madeira offer a level of detail key to consumers looking to make that critical first impression when family and guests enter their home.

The Verona is a traditional style glass entry door with black caming, mimicking the look of classic and trendy wrought iron, and features an abundance of beveled glass.

The Madeira pattern, well-suited for prairie style or contemporary homes, features zinc caming, giving the door a new or pure lead appearance. This entry door has translucent glass accents that change color and appearance with daylight for a dramatic effect in the home's entry.

Emerging color trends for Spring 2005 include colors of the European natural landscape - blue turquoise, slate gray, kelp, coral reef, vibrant green, and begonia pink.


A light, fresh, colorful look moving away from neutrals in Vintage to a more colorful palette. Design inspiration from Chinoiserie and Asian influences to classic stripes - many with unique dressmaker details.

Metropolitan Chic mines the '60s for its influence.

Updated mid-century looks.


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