Add Style to Your Windows!
I’ve heard it hundreds of times, “I just can’t believe how window treatments finish the room!” When a window fashion is designed specifically for you, all the elements in the room magically come together. To achieve this decorating nirvana, you should consider working with a professionally trained expert in window fashions.
We can provide you with beautiful, functional and well-appointed treatments. As a designer that masters in creating thousands of treatments, I would like to share a few of our trade secrets.
Couture Window Fashions are truly one of the few remaining elements in home decor that is custom made. As a window fashion designer, the palate I work with is your window and I express my creativity in choosing fabrics and trims and designing fabulous creations for the room.
I have seen many poorly done window treatments. Sometimes the fabrication is executed wrong, or it could be in the design. How does a consumer know what to look for when hiring a designer?
Since window treatments are first seen at the time of installation, this requires a careful analysis on which company you use. The first place to determine the capability of a designer is to look at their portfolio. Take a close look at the work. Can you see a good use of color, proportions, functionality and of course great looking treatments?
When a trained window fashion designer visits your home, be prepared for the most pleasant decorating experience. The designer will take note of your decor, your choices of color, textures and other important aspects to the room that will affect the window treatments. A discussion of styles is important. There are 6 basic styles of window fashions, which are:
This is a very soft and flowing design. Typically done with sheers and draped in a swag design. The fabrics can be teamed up with decorative trim. This style also plays with the light, as the fabric itself appears illuminated when the sun streams through the window.
Modern or contemporary treatments are simple but create a very powerful design statement. Geometrically shaped cornices in suede are great compliments to a modern room. The use of grommets in a drapery panel, add a new twist to drapery on a metal pole. The range of affordable fabrics with modern designs has increased dramatically over the last several years as decorating trends are moving to a modern aesthetic.
Either for a boy or girl, rooms designed for children have bright bold colors, with fun elements in the design. From simple valances to toys designed into the treatments, the imagination is free as it is in a child’s mind.
Silk creates the most elegant window fashions. Combined with great trims, silk draperies are the most fabulous treatment. When a silk is interlined (a flannel lining in between the face fabric and the lining) it creates the most luxurious creation. The weave of silk, often with different threads on the warp and weft, create a shimmering vision for your decor.
Traditional treatments call for the use of damasks, stripes that are layered over sheers. Swags and jabots are commonly used. Ethnic influences can be introduced with this style.
This is a more tailored style of design. A decorative pole, in wood or iron with simple panels is a great way to implement this look.
Whatever style you choose, we can provide you with a sense of comfort in knowing you will be thrilled with your decisions. Remember, these are truly custom products and there should be only one result upon the installation of your window treatments: Pure joy!