Passion ignites inspiration...

Inspire

Custom Drapery Designs isn’t just committed to making your design dreams come true. We want to inspire you! Through this blog we reveal some of our inspirations from the companies we partner with, the fashion world, other incredible designers we meet along our journey and the amazing locations we visit.

This is a great place to see some of our work and what drives us. We share some of our favorite projects and always brag on the outstanding businesses whose fabrics, shutters, shades and hardware we trust in our clients’ homes. The influences we emulate in our own work—like fellow designers and industry leaders—are who drive us; and we hope they will do the same for you. Design and creativity are our life, and we love to pour out our passion on our friends through words, images and inspiration.

Custom Drapery Challenges Solved

Every design project we tackle comes full of challenges. Brenda Baxter, owner and principal designer of Custom Drapery Designs, shares a few common ones as well as how she approaches each one. Exquisite couture details blend fashion with function. CDD gives careful...

Custom Upholstery Adds Dimension to Design

Custom Drapery Designs spreads its styles beyond the windows to deep within the heart of a home and finds ways to incorporate the best and brightest fabrics throughout a client’s design. We’ve seen how unique windows require special custom designs and even how...

CDD Brings Home Top International Design Award

Brenda Baxter, owner and principal designer of Custom Drapery Designs, accepted a well-deserved honor at this year’s VISION Design and Workroom Competition Awards Gala. CDD earned first place in Decorative Trim and Hardware at this prestigious international design...

Custom Drapery and Luxury Fabric Details in Bathroom Design

When you consider draperies or think about upholstered furniture, your bathroom likely doesn’t come to mind first. Or second. Or maybe even third! At Custom Drapery Designs, we couldn’t think of a more interesting room in which to create customized pieces that...

Unique Windows Deserve Custom Drapery Designs

Custom drapery design extends far beyond typical rectangular windows. In our vast experience, we’ve addressed oddly shaped or sized windows, rooms that present unique challenges for designers and the additional task of pairing new designs with existing furniture and...

What Color Trends Belong in Your Design?

Brenda Baxter, owner and principal designer for Custom Drapery Designs, attended a special conference—Inspiring Design by Kim Kiner, with Hunter Douglas—back in October. She returned with a revitalized crush on colors and a sneak peek at what hues will be hottest in...

When It Comes to Window Treatments, Hunter Douglas Knows Best

Custom Drapery Designs delights in the constant variety of our job. No two clients are the same, so no two designs are the same. Each project brings new challenges, inspirations and opportunities. We love to highlight our clients’ personalities and bring out the very...

Custom Couture Details Complete a Home’s Full Design

Photography captured by Ruda Photography. When a custom drapery installation turns into a whole-home design, intentional collaboration and couture details make the entire project a work of art. Brenda Baxter, owner and principal designer of Custom Drapery Designs,...

Sink Your Toes into Custom Rugs

Custom details—like rugs—set our designs apart. A home contains much more than its windows to the world around it. Custom Drapery Designs goes inside the window coverings to highlight all the details and depth a room’s design holds. This often takes our focus to the...

Fabrics Weave Stories into Design

Fabrics fuel our work at Custom Drapery Designs. What excites us most, though, isn’t just the softness of a velvet or the pop of color in a modern damask. The stories behind the fabrics get our hearts racing and add to the excitement of transforming a client’s space...