While the perfect fabric defines the style and flow of a room, it’s the hardware that puts the exclamation point on a design’s statement. No design project is complete without high-end finishes—those little details that make a big difference; and Custom Drapery Designs selects only the finest for our clients.

Finials are a very small piece of a room’s design, but Robert Allen has found a way to produce true magnificence in the tiny packaging of those in the Casual Elegance Collection. Each of the seven finials boasts intricate details and beauty in simplicity, and four finishes provide a variety to match any room. With the elegance of this collection comes the outstanding strength of the company’s high-quality tracks, making them strong enough to hold even the heaviest draperies.

Since at least 4,000 BC people have admired silver for its beauty, value and usefulness. This beauty is what makes J.L. Anthony’s Silver Surfaces Collection the crowning addition to any elegantly-designed room. With six finishes ranging from cool to warm hues, your style will find its match in this collection of poles, finials, brackets, rings and tiebacks. And, your finished product will be uniquely yours since the metal leaf is applied by hand and completed with a glazing or antiquing process to seal in that one-of-a-kind look with amazing textures.

We had the opportunity last month to attend the International Window Coverings Expo in New Orleans, La., and to witness the award of the 2013 WCMA Product Awards Best New Style Concept to the dynamo team of Jackie Von Tobel and Helser Brothers. This is an outstanding award for a simply amazing woman and her commanding new product line; and we are thankful we got to celebrate with her. The Jackie Von Tobel Signature line for Helser Brothers has rocked the market with unbelievable versatility and unsurpassed selections.

Deb Barrett (front) &
Jackie VonTobel (back)

We’re excited about this collection and look forward to including it in upcoming designs for traditional—and maybe even some nontraditional—purposes. Each piece of Von Tobel’s hardware designs is a work of art and appears in 17 new finishes that will make jaws drop.