Archive for the Custom Drapery and Fabric Treatments Category

Our Favorite Window Treatments Trending on Instagram

Our Favorite Window Treatments Trending on Instagram

Before social media, gorgeous interiors were distant dreams which lined the pages of glossy magazines. Today, though, photos by the best interior designers are at your fingertips for automatic inspiration on Instagram. We’ve been following interior designers online for a while now. Here are a few of

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How to Get the Fabric Treatments You See in Shelter Magazines

How to Get the Fabric Treatments You See in Shelter Magazines

Fabric treatments are to a room what fine jewelry is to a luxury gown. Without window treatments, a room can look well-organized and beautifully arranged, yet still incomplete. If curtains or draperies are poorly designed, they can distract from the rest of the room like cheap costume

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Beat the Heat with the Best Window Treatments for Sun Rooms

Beat the Heat with the Best Window Treatments for Sun Rooms

When you bought a home with a sun room, chances are your first thought wasn’t, “What are the best window treatments for sun rooms?” Sun rooms are supposed to be effortlessly beautiful and relaxing as you sip lemonade and read a good book in your favorite lounge

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5 Classic Fabric Treatments for Your Windows

5 Classic Fabric Treatments for Your Windows

There are so many things you can do with fabric on your windows. Whether you prefer draperies, Roman shades, valances, shades, or swags, fabric treatments can add an air of elegance to any room. Not clear on the differences between all these fabric treatment styles? Don’t worry!

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Choosing Decorator Fabrics for Draperies in the South

Choosing Decorator Fabrics for Draperies in the South

Decorator fabrics – the very term seems daunting to some people, especially when they see the price tag on these specialty fabrics. Like any high-quality, made-to-last purchase, custom-made draperies should be thought of as an investment. Here are some of our top tips on how to choose

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The Ideal Fabrics for Curtains: A Definitive Guide

The Ideal Fabrics for Curtains: A Definitive Guide

Let us guess the situation: It’s time to get new curtains, and you want them to last a long time. You’re doing your research, maybe deciding between a DIY approach or investing in custom-made curtains. If you’ve gotten far in your research, you already know that DIY

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Four Popular Types of Pleated Drapes

Four Popular Types of Pleated Drapes

If you’ve ever spent time looking at pleated drapery panels, you won’t be surprised by what we’re about to tell you. (If you haven’t, we want you to be prepared when you start your search!) Here it is: Pleated drapes are complicated. We know, we know —

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Custom Drapes vs. Off-the-Shelf Curtains: The Great Debate

Custom Drapes vs. Off-the-Shelf Curtains: The Great Debate

If there’s one drapery question we get more than any other, it’s this one: Are custom drapes really necessary? Aren’t off-the-shelf curtains basically the same? We understand why customers would ask. The price tag that comes with custom drapes can be much higher than the price of

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What to Consider When Choosing New Drapery Fabric

What to Consider When Choosing New Drapery Fabric

Once, a young woman come into our showroom looking for new curtains. She had made her own out of a cheap fabric with a bright, cheery print, and she couldn’t understand why all the colors had faded and bleached after just a few months of use. “Can

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Don’t Side-Eye Your Eyebrow Window!

Don’t Side-Eye Your Eyebrow Window!

We admit, the eyebrow window is seen as a bit of a curiosity in modern housing. Found primarily in late 19th-centruy Queen Anne homes or early 20th-century Craftsman bungalows, the eyebrow window fell out of favor in the mid-to-late 20th century. What makes a window an eyebrow

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