Top 3 Drapery Trends for todays home!

Drapery Trends: Panels Are Perfect In So Many Places

 

In recent years, we’ve seen increasing use of drapery panels as window treatments, replacing swag treatments or valances in popularity.

Most drapery panels are used to add warmth to a room. Most are stationary panels that also serve as something of a palette, letting people add patterns, textures, and colors to their rooms to create their own special look.

Simplicity is the trend in drapery panel design. The eye-catching details are in the fabric itself, or in the pleating – or perhaps decorative hardware is the design element that adds the “wow” factor to the window treatment. The design itself is clean and simple; it’s the extras that express creativity and individual style.

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Drapery panels in urban homes are almost always stationary, and they’re often combined with shades or blinds for privacy. The pleating styles most frequently used include French pleats (sometimes called tacked-top pleats), or two-finger pleats, which is my personal preference because they look awesome and so very rich. Ripple folds also are a favorite in urban homes because they stack so well and allow more “view exposure,” which is especially important in high-rise condominiums where the view is sacred!

In the suburbs, however, most clients like a bit more decorative flair in their panels (at least this has been my observation), although some clients do request simplicity to complement their “clean look” design style.

Horizontal banding in one or more contrasting colors can be fun, as are buttons, unusual pleating, decorative hardware, and “breaking” on the floor, which is very trendy at the moment and preferred by many clients. One reason for the popularity of panels that break on the floor is because it’s frequently seen on television programs, such as HGTV, and in home décor magazine.

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The variety of beautiful fabrics available in the market today is astonishing. Fabrics with shiny stones, sparkles, modern embroidery, and shimmery elements are all very popular. And all kinds of textures can be woven into the fabric, which makes them special and unique!

The use of short rods on each side of the window is growing in popularity, and panels are even sometimes mounted on boards instead of on rods.

Dressing up windows with panels enhances the height of the space and gives it a finished look. Consider some of these fun drapery panel projects I have recently completed and give me a call with ideas of how YOU would like to dress up YOUR windows!

Call (630)420-0800 or (630) 854-9082.

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The Illuminated Room! Burr Ridge IL

The Illuminated Room

A new client in Burr Ridge, Illinois, asked me to design his living room and said he wanted a unique design. He further said he wanted me to create “the WOW! factor” with a design that I’ve never done for another client.

An exciting challenge for a designer, right? Well, after giving it some thought, I decided to create “sculptural” window treatments for the five windows in the room.

The room has a curved wall with a faux finish with honey, gold, gray and a hint of golden green. That was my base for a color scheme.

We selected furniture with contemporary styling, in black and gray with a hint of rust/copper. The coffee table was very interesting! It’s oval-shaped and finished in copper, resembling a smooth pebble.

Deep thought was given to the design of the five tall, slender all windows. I needed to create a design to enhance the overall look of the room and the play up the height of the windows.

I found this amazing fabric that was perfect in terms of colors and texture. The background was in blackened, antiqued silver with woven lines of copper that stretched up and down across the length of the fabric. Perfect choice! I also found an amazing trim with diamond stones woven in rows across the band, which added amazing elegance and style.

So, I thought to myself, “Why not create curved cornices to echo the curved wall?” I imagined covering the cornices with that perfect metallic fabric and using the diamond-covered trim as a decorative element to add sparkle and draw the eyes up to enhance the height. Another thought: “Why not install  LED lights within the cornices to illuminate the ceiling, and install drapery sheers under the cornices?”

Voila! Unique idea, I hadn’t done this before, and I was positive that my client would love it!

As expected, the client approved. Construction and installation took 12 weeks, a little longer than average; the delay was because I had to find the perfect electrician to make my design come to life.

I found the perfect light fixture for the narrow wall that one sees when entering the room. It looks Like a shield with the light right in the center. A unique choice for a unique room! The room is not quite complete. We need an area rug, side tables, and accessories. I will post photos of the room when we have selected the right elements to complete the look. The following photos show the room as it is now:

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Custom Draperies and Hardware for a Burr Ridge IL Home

We have designed an outstanding draperies for a home in Burr Ridge IL. The room has an eclectic feel in general and the home owner expressed a desire for special hardware that is unique with crystals.

The home owner also emphasized that the beautiful window should not be covered, and by using sheers we gave her just what she wanted.

The unique wrought iron hardware with crystals was custom designed to the client’s taste which also worked very beautifully with the overall window design.

 

Family room designed by Susan Gailani

Family room designed by Susan Gailani

Eclectic Great room in Burr Ridge IL.

Eclectic Great room in Burr Ridge IL.

Custom Hardware

Custom Hardware

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Custom Hardware

Custom Hardware

New Draperies for a Burr Ridge Home

Our Client from Burr Ridge IL has expressed her desire to get new draperies for her home with a regal, majestic feel.

The drapery treatment design consists of an arched cornice trimmed with a four inch beaded trim from the Renaissance collection by Brimar.

Two sets of drapery panels drapes over the cornice that gives the window treatment it’s elegance and regal look.

Burr Ridge Draperies

For new ideas and free estimate call (630) 420-0800

 

 

 

 

Window Covering is more than just a window covering!

Seems like ages ago when what you hung up in front of your windows were simple curtains. Over the years though, so many incredible designs, styles, fabrics,  technology and innovations have turned “curtains” into the most elegant and personal statement you can make when it comes to home decor. With options like creative valances, sumptuous cornice designs, acres of fabric, gorgeous ornamentation, hardware or tassels, and the look and feel becomes pure luxury. The key is finding and selecting the perfect fabric to achieve your design goal.

 

Casual elegance can be achieved with textured fabrics. Shimmering silks, blends and new synthetics can bring an elegance that makes your rooms shine. Multi-layered effects help achieve depth at any window. Add fabric sheers, shadings, and blinds beneath custom-designed draperies and you’ll be making the ultimate décor statement.

Drapery designs by Susan Gailani
Selecting the proper window coverings can be a daunting task. There are a lot of things that need to be considered; the architecture of the window, the style of the room, privacy, sun control, fabric type, function, and hardware. There are many options available on the market today and window coverings have never been more important and cost-effective.

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Window coverings can provide energy efficiency in a home as well as privacy and security. They can protect your furniture, flooring, and artwork from the damaging rays of the dun. The cellular shade provides full privacy, blocks harmful UV rays, and softly filters in light for a beautiful effect. And the best part is that it comes at an affordable price.

 

The honeycomb construction of this blind allows heat to be trapped in its core keeping your room cooler in the summer and improving the efficiency of your air conditioner. In the winter, this blind traps the drafts, preventing the cold air from entering the room.

Hunter Douglas shades available at Gailani Designs

 

Window coverings take your décor to a new level. A naked window at night becomes a big black hole and can make a room feel cold and empty. Fabric on the window is an easy  add on, an interesting way to introduce pattern, color, texture, interest, balance, and beauty to a room’s décor.

 

Often clients say that they don’t want to cover their windows because they enjoy their view. Privacy and sun control aside, a simple, well designed window covering will actually frame the view, enhancing it while providing a certain look and coziness to the room. In my opinion, no window should ever be bare.
Call (630)420-0800 for free design consultation

Burr Ridge living room gets a new drapery treatment.

A new drapery design was created for a traditional living room in Burr Ridge Illinois. The inspiration was a tapestry fabric from the Kravet collection, that was the base for the design. The treatment consists of an arched cornice covered in stripe silk fabric, and embellished with a bead fringe from Brimar.

The side panels are hung from above the cornice to create height since we had only an eight foot ceiling.

The side panels are pulled to the sides to add drama and opulence!

For Free Estimates or unique ideas call (630)420-0800

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Burr Ridge Draperies for a formal living room.

Burr Ridge Draperies for a formal living room.

Quality Draperies by Susan Gailani

The video below provides designs by Susan  Gailani. The innovative designs and quality draperies were for the beautiful homes of Chicago Metro area and it’s suburbs.

Quality Draperies for Chicago Land area

For estimates and more creative ideas call(630)420-0800

Drapery Designs With Your Style In Mind

Any style, traditional, transitional, modern, or eclectic, we will create the style for you. We will work with your budget and at your own pace!

 

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A Drapery Installation Left the Client in Awe!

When my client entered her living room to see her new custom drapery, she was totally wowed!

Helping clients to achieve their dreams, and give them an environment that makes them happy and proud, is the most rewarding part of my profession.

For free estimate call (630) 420-0800.

 

 

 

A Burr Ridge client expresses her satisfaction with her custom draperies!

A Burr Ridge client expresses her satisfaction with her custom draperies!

Satisfying our clients is our top priority. Our goal is to listen to our clients, and understand what are their needs, dreams and desires. We strive to provide top quality Draperies and window covering, superior service, and stay within a set budget.

Here is a testimonial from our wonderful client Beth from Burr Ridge IL :-

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