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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Naperville Drapery Installation At Meson Sabika Restaurant

Naperville Drapery Installation At Meson Sabika Restaurant:

Sheer draperies at Mesom Sabika Restaurant

Sheer draperies at Mesom Sabika Restaurant

Meson Sabika a famous Spanish Tapas restaurant located on Aurora Ave. in Naperville Illinois. Sheer, lace fabric was selected for this pinch pleated drapery panels. The lace goes well with the traditional style building as well as the Spanish style in general.

In addition, to use lace as an element to support the historic style, lace will allow more light in the space, which was one of the requirements the client totally welcomed.

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Drapery panels.

Here are few styles of drapery panels. They will frame the window, add warmth to the room and they can be very affordable!

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Combine silk with textures for elegant draperies!

Silky and textured!

This is a great example of mixing textures with smooth and silky. Note the picture below:

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The sheers has a soft texture to it, the side panels are out of silk! The combination is dynamic, what do you think? Let me know whether you agree or Not!

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Draperies with embellishments!

Embellished draperies add beauty and style to any room. Now a days you can find so many varieties that can fit any style, whether it is traditional, contemporary, eastern, or eclectic.

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Unique draperies for your home or office!

Our goal is to provide unique draperies for our clients that will fit their life style and stay within their budget.

We work with our clients to explore all different possibilities for designs, we listen to their needs, desires, dreams, and expectations. We work together to transform their dreams into reality, and help them achieve their decorating goals at their own pace and within a set budget that we discuss at an early stage of the design process.

Our first consultation is always free, please call us (630)420-0800.

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Family room draperies

Family room draperies

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Shutters for a girl's bed room in Hinsdale Illinois.

Shutters for a girl’s bed room in Hinsdale Illinois.

Westmont residence gets this beautiful cornice with draperies.

Westmont residence gets this beautiful cornice with draperies.

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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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Girls bed rooms! Pink, Pocka dots, bows and ribbons!

It is always a joy to design a girl’s bed room. The creativity is endless, the choices of fabrics and trims are countless and, and the sky is the limit when it comes to design ideas.

I love to listen to the moms describing their daughters personalities, with smiles on their faces, and the fun that is waiting for them during the entire design process! The anticipation for something beautiful about to arrive!

In the past I have used lace for more traditional looks, sheers and silks for transitional designs, and bows, ruffles, and trims for embellishments. We have achieved so many design trends that appealed to the clients. Now I am working for a Naperville client to do a modern whimsical look! I can not wait to see the project complete, in order to share it with you.

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A window seat in a little girls bedroom! Any ideas on how to dress it?

What should I do  with a window seat in a girls bed room?

Here is an idea for you!

This client ( Burr Ridge, Illinois) wanted to create an extra ordinary window treatment for her seven year old daughter. After listening to her and describing her little girls personality, what she likes, the way she plays and so on, this is what we came up with: Create a stage like for her so she can pretend, and play make belief with her friends, how exciting!

Two side panels, lifted to the sides will give that stage feel along the canopy valance. Nice soft cushions, and pillows will add comfort and coziness.

The results: A happy 7 year old, that keeps busy, and enjoys play with her friends. Check out the video below.

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Cordless shades! Safe for children and pets

We are proud to announce that the cordless feature on roman shades by Horizon shades are free till March 31st. 2012!

Take advantage of this huge saving and call Gailani Designs (630) 420-0800. Also visit

http://www.ExcitingWindows.com/gailaniassoc

 

Gailani Designs has been providing quality products such as Horizon shades to the entire Chicago land area since 1992 including, Lake county, Dupage county, Cook county, and Will county.

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