2019 Custom Drapery Designs Highlights

As 2019 accelerates into a new decade, we look back with gratitude toward each of our clients and pride in the custom designs they allowed us to create this year.

Custom Drapery Designs focused this year on the things we do best. It shows in the exquisite couture details we’re known for, the challenges we overcame in some of our more unique homes, the opportunities we seized to brighten spaces with splashes of color and the attention we placed on the “extras.”

Stunning Details

Since our inception twenty-five years ago, CDD has made couture details a priority. While this focus carries through in each design we complete, these projects stand out for their exquisite custom specifics.

Reminiscent of an elegant lady on her way to a ball, these draperies deserve a closer examination. Each layer and element combines for a stunning finish. Blue taffeta silk panels frame the two-toned Chinoiserie printed sheer in this East-meets-West style. The combination also adds depth and functionality to the custom draperies, while the Cowtan & Tout scalloped trim and antique gold bespoke hardware provide the design’s crowning jewels.

Taking inspiration from a chandelier in this breakfast room, the steel rings along the dark wood rod and finials tie the existing décor in with the client’s new draperies. The mixture of Euro pleats and a flat-fold Roman shade works well, while the addition of the wide trim on the lead edge takes the entire design up one more notch.

These designs offer perfect examples of how small details can add volume to a project. The thick trim along the heavy drapery fabric gives the entire panel a textured appearance, while the all-over depth of the wool panel finds added intrigue with the ornate finials.

Talk about drama!

This two-story treatment adds elegance to the space, but it’s the details that really make it all shine. The blocks of navy and silver modern damask pattern from Fabricut break up the large panel, and the thin silver cord from Vervain Fabrics adds a sparkle to the seams. Platinum short rods top it off and match the fabric’s accents.

What do you get when you add a wide geometric braid to the fabric splice between an aqua woven linen and a luxurious silk? A vibrant finish! Add to these elements an elongated pinch pleat, and we believe this is one elegant design.

Samuel & Sons trim provides a perfect border for this detailed Scalamandré fabric, while the Roman shade creates the optimum style with which to showcase this pairing.

This embroidered fabric band by Anna French takes a simple box pleat valance to a higher finish, and we love how it accents the linen.

Exquisite couture details come not just through chosen materials, but also through the treatment of them. In this Roman shade installation, we utilized a scalloped detail at the hem, mitered corners on the framed trim and a detailed silk dupioni French welt. Those little things add up to a big finish!

Challenging Projects

Whether it’s tight corners, an odd-shaped window or unusual architecture, we love challenges!

Instead of shying away from tackling the tight corners in this master retreat, we chose round acrylic hardware to define each window and increase symmetry throughout the space.

Custom rods in this master bedroom allowed us to carry the draperies across the massive windows. The addition of custom shades allows for privacy or shading when needed and opens up for the windows’ full effects when desired.

Not every treatment can be installed into the surrounding wall. In this kitchen, we found ourselves challenged by the fragile marble tile along either side of the window. Using a simple yet elegant tension rod to hold a light, airy café curtain brought needed privacy with beauty—all while maintaining the integrity of the accompanying tiles.

This unique window shape afforded us the opportunity to play with height and mounting. We hung this asymmetrical panel on wood-toned medallions mounted at an angle along the upper window.

 

Brightening Colors

As in the example above, we find small splashes of color carry mighty effects. The neutral background of this Brookdale fabric by Fabricut still catches eyes thanks to the scattered purple-hued flowers in its design.

The bright colors in both fabric and trim combine to make this custom Roman shade the most lively element in a whimsical nursery.

Any young girl would love the color pops in this room, thanks to the combination of geometric embroidery and pom-pom trim.

Finishing Touches

Quite often, the brightening features of a design come in its finishing touches. Pillows, bedding, upholstery and more may bring needed pops of color into a room to round out an entire design.

Vibrant accents abound in this custom drapery and Roman shade pairing. The colors and prints in the pillows, trim and bedding bring the entire look together.

Custom pillows make the asymmetrical window design shown above in our challenges section look like a match made in heaven with these gray swivel chairs.

Exquisite couture details pop out again in bedding accents like these custom pillows that perfectly complete this bedroom, turning it into a retreat.

Pairing a neutral side with a busier Modern Mosaic pattern from Kravet provides added depth to a design, while the velvet pumps up the volume on texture.

From overall elegance to exquisite additions, Custom Drapery Designs has delivered custom satisfaction to each client in 2019, and we look forward to even more in 2020. 

 

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