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.

A Quarter Century of Custom Designs

Twenty-five years ago, a young mother found an outlet for her creative passions—sewing pillows, bedding and draperies for family and friends. Thanks to a friend’s encouragement, that mom founded Custom Drapery Designs and discovered a way to combine creativity,...

Custom Means Quality … and So Much More!

Custom Drapery Designs lives out a passion for customized designs and the details that make them spectacular. It’s part of our name, after all! Custom means quality. When we sit down with a client to discuss their needs and then piece together a unique plan to fulfill...

Teamwork Makes the Design Work: Divine Dining Room

Start to finish, each design deserves a team effort. Designers, installation team and clients work together with art work, inspiration pieces and architectural features to create the perfect final presentation. We’re sharing this process through a recent dining room...

Custom Design Highlights of 2019

The year may only be half over, but Custom Drapery Designs has already produced many stunning reveals for clients. Here are a few custom design highlights! Custom Details  CDD’s focus on exquisite couture details sets us apart and gives our clients the higher caliber...

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

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

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,...

Drapery Design

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...