Shades only? Or custom draperies and valances as well?

So you got your shades, for privacy and light control, but the room still feels not very homey and lacks warmth and comfort!

What adds warmth, and the feel of down- home comfort , are the textures, patterns and colors of fabrics. Whether it is pillows or window treatments such as custom draperies, or valances. By adding valances or draperies your room becomes more personal, cozy and provide that extra comfort!

We provide free consultation and estimate, call (630)420-0800.

Take a look below, see the difference of the windows before the fabric treatment and after!

Before adding draperies and valances.

Before adding draperies and valances.

The room after installing draperies and valances

The room after installing draperies and valances

Powder room before installing a valance.

Powder room before installing a valance.

The room after installing a valance

The room after installing a valance

 

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Custom draperies Hinsdale IL

When it comes to custom draperies, there are so many things to look for:

  • Quality: It is known that custom draperies are costly, therefore the quality of the material and craftsmanship can not be compromised.
  • Perfect fit: When a suite or an outfit is custom made for a customer, it is expected to fit perfectly. Custom draperies must fit perfectly to the window it was designed for. Perfect length, proportions, and style.
  • Enhance the architecture of the room: The windows in any room are an important architectural feature, therefore, the draperies, or any other treatment must add and enhance the room’s architecture.
  • Compliment the Decor: The window treatment in the room has to work well with the Decor, and add beauty and elegance to the room. The window treatment not only compliment the colors, and style.

For free estimate call: (630)420-0800

Family room designed by Susan Gailani

Family room designed by Susan Gailani

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A drapery treatment with shutters for a girls bedroom in Hinsdale Illinois

Draperies for a girl’s bed room in Hinsdale Illinois!

A little girl’s bed room gets a sweet window treatment, in Hinsdale Illinois!

I get a call to design drapery treatment for a two years old girl, and here are the client’s requirements:

  • A classic design that will work now and will work later when she is older.
  • A design for the room that can be easily changed in the future to an extra guest bedroom.
  • A child safe environment.
  • A treatment that will be energy efficient.

Take a look:

How did we meet our clients requirements?

Here is the answer:

  • A Kingston valance was selected for it’s classic look, the pink silk, gives the room a feminine feel, it is very simple yet elegant.
  • The style works for now, it will still work when the girl is older and it will make a wonderful guest bedroom for the future with minimal changes.
  • Shutters was the choice for privacy, energy efficiency, and child safety! That is correct, since there is no cords to worry about injury and it meets the child safety requirements.

For more information, free estimate call (630)420-0800

Shutters for a girls bed room in Hinsdale IL!

Shutters were selected as a window treatment for this little girl’s bedroom in Hinsdale IL. With shutters there is no cord to worry about injury or an accident, it is durable and provides insulation. The shutters were the first layer, then we added side panels and a valance to personalize the room and add warmth. The valances were trimmed with self cord to give a clean  finished look.

Call (630) 420-0800 for free estimate and free consultation.

The proposed treatment

The proposed treatment

 

The actual room.

The actual room.

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Window treatment and bedding for a guest bedroom for a Hinsdale home!

 

Our client in Hinsdale, Illinois wanted a country-style bedroom.We have used the room you see below as a sample. The room was designed for our client who resides in Naperville, and the project was done a while ago. The fabric selections, style and colors were based on Door county style.

We have achieved the country look by using painted antique furniture. The patch work quilt and pillow shams were the clients own items and we used them as our base for the design. Mint and lime green, tangerine, and slate blue were the colors for our scheme. Using two sized checks for the body and the trim gives the valances a fresh look and a touch of whimsy. the upholstered head-board in white canvas, trimmed in the tiny checks added to the general country feel of the room. Adding pillows provides coziness that will welcome any guest!

As for our client in Hinsdale, we are in the early stages of selecting fabrics and drapery design. We will share with you the room as soon as it is done!

For a free estimate call (630) 420-0800.

 

 

 

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Custom head-board

Custom head-board

Close up of the head-board

Close up of the head-board

Custom pillows and pillow shams

Custom pillows and pillow shams

Valance detail

Valance detail

Close up, shows the accent cord in a tiny check fabric

Close up, shows the accent cord in a tiny check fabric

Valance front view

Valance front view

 

 

 

 

 

Drapery details can transformes the usual into unique! Hinsdale Illinois Home

Drapery details can transforms the usual into an extra unique!

Our client from Hinsdale Illinois, hired Gailani Designs for draperies and valances. The client needed designs that are elegant, and within a set budget. The style of the home was traditional with an apparent french touch.

Below is a valance created on a budget, though the details provided a touch of simplicity paired with elegance!

Black and white Toile, used as the main or the body of the valance while a tiny black and white checks was used to cover a large button, and for the cord on the top to add a finished look. The insert in the pleat matched the sunny yellow paint of the wall!

pleated valance, Hinsdale Illinois

pleated valance, Hinsdale Illinois

 

Close up of pleated valance, Hinsdale

Close up of pleated valance, Hinsdale

 

Pleated Valance, Hinsdale IL

Pleated Valance, Hinsdale IL

 

Here is the definition of Toile from Google Dictionary:  (Toile is a fabric, from the French word meaning “linen cloth” or “canvas”, particularly cloth or canvas for painting on. The word “toile” can refer to the fabric itself, a test garment (generally) sewn from the same material, or a type of repeated surface decoration (traditionally) printed on the same fabric. The term entered the English language around the 12th century)

 

Choosing accent fabrics for draperies

Last month I used the same fabric for draperies, except each drapery design had a different accent color.

Take a look below, and notice the piping in the cornices, in one we have used a teal silk and the second one we used red cotton. Each room had a totally different feel, just by changing the accent fabric in the drapery!

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Do you like swags and cascade treatments? Hinsdale Illinois

Do you like swags and cascade window treatments, Hinsdale?

If you do, let me share some tips with you:

  • The swags got to be deep (as a rule, I like to be able to insert my fingers in the folds and have it totally in) that is why more fabric is needed to give a richer look.
  • Have at least 5 folds, we prefer 7 or even sometimes 9 folds per swag to give an opulent feel.
  • There are many different looks for swags, they can cross each other, open swags on poles, pointed bottoms, multiple sizes in one treatment and so on, you need to share your thoughts with your designer or he or she will discuss the look you are after to help you pic the right style for you.

Take a look below:

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Call (630)420-0800 for a free estimate

 

Custom valance for Hinsdale home!

We installed this simple, yet very elegant valance in a powder room at a Hinsdale home.

The style was Paris look, black and white.

Take a look:

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For free consultation or free estimate call (630)420-0800

Draperies ideas for your home

Gailani Design Inc, is a design firm specializing in custom draperies, shades, blinds, shutters and motorized window treatments. We have serviced clients in all the Chicago land, such as, Burr Ridge, Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Willow brook, Clarendon Hills, Lemont, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, La Grange and more..

Call us for a free design consultation and free estimates! (630) 420-0800

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