4 Trends in Drapery I Love

I have this 5 year cycle with redoing my own home, working on window treatments at the moment, oh how I love them. What is not to love the fabric, the pattern, the style!

I am all about custom if it is within your budget and for those of you who don’t have the budget embellishing and adding to a standard sized drapery can be done by you or even the alterations person in your community.

Panels and Shades

At the moment simple panels and roman shades are in,
it’s all about the color and pattern of the fabric …

Photo from Traditional Home Magazine


Another big trend, adding a fabric border to the sides of a drapery; like in this room that has used fabric from the custom duvet made for this bedroom. (Windsor Smith’s Kravet Riad print)

Photo from Mike Hammersmith



Hang Them High

With your drapery – using small rods really makes a more defined statement with the panels in the room and hanging them higher adds height as well..

Photo from BHG

Photo from La Dolce Vita – Designer Greg Natale

But no high waters – if you need to, add a complimentary fabric to the top and/or bottom so they touch the floor.
Photo from Chambers and Chambers

Tape It

Adding tape (trim) can update an old panel or shade and give it a whole new look! I have even used ribbon to cut the cost down for some clients.

Photos from Pinterest

Photo from House Beautiful


Happy Decorating!


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Imagine walking into your living room to find your toddler covered in marker along with your furniture! My daughter's "Marker Art" was a defining moment. It was then that I reinvented my business to find the very best family-friendly furnishings and solutions for my client's homes.

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