Texture is an important element in your custom drapery design!

Texture is often secondary to color and pattern when it comes to the over all design of a space or the window treatment itself in any given room. Colors and patterns usually have and immediate impact, but textures add richness to the colors. For example, the richness of deep colored velvet is due to it’s pile, the shine and iridescent quality of silk reflects it’s smoothness, and the firm weave of cottons helps the printed patterns and colors to come out crisper and stronger.

Texture usually describes the way the light plays on the surface of the fabric. That gives a message of how the material feels: its softness, smoothness, warmth, coolness, etc.

Textures have their own feel and they evoke special associations. Like chenille might be associated with warmth, cotton with comfort, or silk with being exotic.

Varying textures is important and will add interest, sophistication, and style to any space. Imagine velvet pillows with satin trim, tweed drapery panels with a contrast in cotton, or an organdy table runner with lace.

Textures might not be the first thing to think about when planing a decorating project or a design for a window treatment, but indeed is a very important design element that need not be neglected!

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Head turning, jaw dropping, breath taking draperies, for a dining room in Burr Ridge Illinois!

The architecture of this amazing home in Burr Ridge, Dupage county, Illinois, was my inspiration!

The curved walls that surround the circular breakfast nook was an architectural feature that can not be ignored!

It all started when I felt that the one curved wall that is shared between the formal dining room and the breakfast area had spoken to me! It just needed to be emphasized, and using the circle as an element in our design was borne!

The fabric selected was Robert Allen from the Larry Laslo collection, Cuff Links, color copper, lined with black sheers. The hardware was Robert Allen Hardware as well, from the Bloome collection. The wall sculpture, is made out of hand blown glass balls, in various sizes and colors. Copper, greens, honey, cream and grays, have all supported the over all design. The room is not yet complete, but the excitement that my client and myself both shared made me write about it sooner. When the room is fully furnished and all put together, you will hear from me again, I promise!

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Drapery Panels? How would those window treatments work for you?

Drapery panels can be gorgeous, elegant, and affordable too!

With stationary side panels you can create a beautiful, one of a kind look, and be easy on your wallet as well!

Your window can be framed with stationary panels, and you can use separate rods for each side. Take a look at this slide show:

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How about your ceiling? Is it little low? Create height by taking your panels as high as possible to give the illusion of height.

Do you have a high ceiling or perhaps there is an architectural feature you want to enhance? Have your panels start at the very top to draw the eye up toward that special feature. Watch this slide show:

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How about hardware? The jewelery for your windows! There is so much out there for you to pick from: contemporary, traditional, metal, wood, acrylic, stained or painted, ask your designer to show you what is available within your budget. composer

If budget permits, add fringes, trims, tassels, and any embellishments to add beauty, elegance and style. With side panels you can do so much, and create that personal touch that says so much about you!

Here is a video of our work showing many panel possibilities!