Will draperies block my view?

comment frequently heard when clients are considering a window treatment – whether a privacy shade or a decorative treatment – or both.  Elegant window fashions, well designed, are a complement to any view. 

Well designed window treatment will compliment the window and the view.

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The image above (found on Line) shows the draperies on one side of the window, it does not affect the view at all and it can cut the glare when needed.

Living room This image shows a bay window dressed with roman shades that can be pulled up to almost clear the window, and side panels on each side. Notice how the panels turn to allow more view of the outside.

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The above room is a perfect example on how the draperies added opulence and beauty without affecting the view.

If you are working with a window covering designer you need to express your desire to not block the view, he or she will come up with solutions to help you achieve your goal.

For a complimentary design consultation and an estimate call (630)420-0800.

 

 

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Award Wining Draperies,

These Custom draperies had won the 2nd place International award at the Vision annual design competition!

The category of the competition was the creative use of drapery hardware and trim.

 

Imagine my surprise when I saw this window for the first time! My first thought was, “It is going to be a challenge installing any treatment for this window!”

The client expressed her desire to have the window treatment as “open” as possible since her family likes the light and the beautiful view of the lake. She also said she likes swags. Her third request was to design the window treatment with the chandelier in mind. And she also requested that the color of the fabric complement her existing furnishings and the beautiful Persian rug in the room.

A textured sheer fabric was selected for the cascading swags in order to keep the window open, as the client requested. Layered side panels sweep down from the second tier of the window to the floor, with a slight break to give definition to the window and visually support the swags. The first layer is interlined silk, and the textured sheer used for the swag comes over as a second layer to create a visual connection. The soft mango color of the fabric was selected because it beautifully complements the client’s furnishings.

The hardware was created by connecting several wrought iron pieces from the Helser Brothers Artigiani collection. The pieces selected resemble the chandelier; the crystal pieces were carefully selected and added to create a unique design which looks perfect with the chandelier!

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Gailani Designs Won Best of Houzz 2014 Award!

Gailani Designs Inc, was the recipient of “Best of Houzz 2014 in customer satisfaction and Design”

 

 

What is Houzz?

Read below:
PALO ALTO, Calif., February 4, 2014 – Houzz (www.houzz.com), the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2014, a homeowner to homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, contractors and other residential remodeling professionals on Houzz, both in the U.S. and around the world.

“By providing homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home professionals – from images of their work and client reviews to an opportunity to interact directly with them on the Houzz site and app – Houzz empowers homeowners to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “Each year, our community of homeowners and home design enthusiasts recognizes the home building, remodeling & design professionals delivering the best customer experience and the most inspiring and innovative designs.”

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

Top designs overall can be found here: http://www.houzz.com/user/bestofhouzz2014

Take a look at our profile on Houzz!

Drapery window treatment for a Burr Ridge Home!

The client request for this beautiful dining room was to keep the window as open as possible to let the light in, and to have long drapery panels on each side of the bay window.The home is traditional with many neoclassic features, therefore, the design of the draperies has to compliment the architecture, as well as enhance the window it self.

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Here was our approach:

  • Have silk drapery panels at each corner of the bay, the panels are shirred tight to keep them slim in order to allow the light in and not to block the window.
  • The embroidered fabric used for the swags has tied in the colors of the upholstery on the chairs with the drapery panels.
  • The swags with it’s fringe, the drapery panels and they way they break on the floor, it supports the neoclassic ambiance.

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

Burr Ridge home gets majestic drapery treatment

Our client from Burr Ridge Illinois, has invited us to her home for an estimate and some ideas for her piano room.

Here are her ideas:

  • Adding Majestic feeling to the room.
  • Enhance the arched windows.
  • Keep as much light coming in as possible.
  • The colors has to flow with the rest of the house.

Take a look at the photos below:

IMG_0576RIMG_0588RIMG_0599RWe have achieved the client desire by the following:

  • Taking the treatment from above, it gave it a grand, majestic look.
  • The treatment enhanced the window and by keeping it partially covered it will allow ample light in. The room is facing north therefore there will be no direct sun light on the piano that can be damaging.
  • The colors are a continuation of the color scheme exists in the home.

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

Drapery pleats, many styles to choose from!

Often my clients ask what type of pleating I would recommend for their draperies. My answer would be, first, it depends on the general style of the room, and also the personal preference. In general, we recommend Ripple folds, Grommets, and Euro pleats, for a modern settings, Pinch pleats, Goblets pleats, or cartridge pleats for traditional style rooms, and ruched and pencil pleats for both modern and traditional rooms.

Call (630) 420-0800 for a free consultation!

 

Swags as a drapery treatment! Burr Ridge Illinois.

We installed this swag treatment for a home in Burr Ridge Illinois. The treatment consists of swags that start at the top of two arched windows, swags down with two panels underneath! The swags are held from cornice boxes that gives it a unique look. The fabrics are a combination of silk velvet and embroidered faux silk fabrics.

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New Draperies for a Burr Ridge Client!

We finished installing new draperies for one of our clients in Burr Ridge Illinois!

These were the clients requirements:

  • Allow as much light as possible to come in the room.
  • Unique draperies that will make a statement.
  • The draperies must have a masculine feel.
  • The draperies must blend and coordinate with the furnishings that exists already in the room.

How did we meet the clients requirements?

  • We created panels that are stationary and will cover small part of the window only.
  • The design, the combination of fabrics and the use of the hardware is very unique.
  • By using faux leather, velvet, nail heads in the cornice and how they all were put together, made the treatment have a masculine feel.
  • The room was painted a very beautiful, warm golden yellow, the furniture had brown, gold and salmon pink as far as colors. The chairs were over sized with nail heads as a detail. Our treatment had the same colors, had a nice combination of textures, and the way it worked together it was amazing! When our client walked in the room that is what she said : ” you are an artist!”

See below and tell me what you think:

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Drapery details!

Drapery details, what make custom draperies unique!

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Draperies with that special touch!

We have all experienced it… An outfit that makes you feel terrific! Just wearing it makes you feel like you’re walking on air. You’re energized, confident and joyous!!!

Sometimes an ordinary outfit becomes extraordinary just by throwing on a unique piece of jewelry, wearing silky scarves, or having one-of-a-kind purses or shoes! You create your own fashions that are totally unique!

That is what I do with draperies. An unusual combination of colors, textures, fabrics, unique hardware and voila….. a WOW window treatment that is exclusively you!  
Take a look at the video below, you will agree that the use of drapery tapes and trims can add an amazing touch!
 

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