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.

From Call to Completion: CDD Brings Ease to Custom Design Process

When spring cleaning uncovers a desire for an update, Custom Drapery Designs makes the process simple from call to completion. Here are some tips for what you can expect during the custom design process.   What questions can you expect during the initial phone...

Friendship and Inspiration at the IWCE

Friendship and fashion; inspiration and trends—Brenda Baxter, owner and principal designer of Custom Drapery Designs, looks forward to these benefits each time she attends the International Window Coverings Expo. Brenda, Lori Carpenter and Marcia Boatwright comprise a...

Custom Design Details: Beyond the Shelf

Custom Drapery Designs focuses on exquisite couture details that go beyond the shelf and outside of the ordinary to leave no detail unturned. We don’t stop with unique fabric and trims and hardware. By doing this, we make our clients’ spaces reach new levels of...

The Power of Color: Dynamic Custom Designs

Color surrounds us every day; but it doesn’t stop there. It infuses us, stirring up emotions and evoking memories of people and places that have made us who we are. More than anything else in our homes and offices, color sets the tone and palette for our feelings,...

Custom Drapery Designs: Timeless, Not Trendy

As designers, we look forward to all the shiny trends a new year brings. We consider the many exciting ways we can incorporate new styles, materials and textures in our custom designs. But, we also know the best designs aren’t here for one season and gone the next....

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...