I L O V E design details on draperies and curtains. I’ve been making custom window treatments and bedding for over 23 years, so when I get a challenging project it thrills me. Chelsea Frazer – Allied ASID, of Nashville TN, and I have worked together on several projects. Chelsea asked us to fabricate creamy silk panels with two bandings, lined and interlined with a traditional pleat. Last week was the week to install them. Look at this fabulous Schumacher creamy silk with not one band, but two. We treated the deep red silk band as a 1/2″ flange, next to the 2″ green banding, mitering the corners. The colors perfectly pick up the colors in this open and traditional room.
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The draperies were made to “break” at the floor, so I added about an inch to the finished length. This additional length gives the look of a man’s cuff. I like this length because it give an opulent look, without going overboard. I like how Chelsea Frazer blended beauty with function. This particular client has pets and she was hesitant to use solid creamy silk draperies. Chelsea came up with this double banded idea, carrying the banding around to the bottom of the curtains, too. The banding connects the colors of the room to the window, in a light and airy way. Do you have design details that you’d like to share with me? I’d love to see them! Or, if you’re a designer or individual and you need help with window treatments, feel free to Contact Me to discuss.