Contemporary ripplefold drapes by Window Wear Etc.
More and more of our clients are loving the tailored look of ripplefold drapes. In this photo of a recently installed drape we used an embroidered sheer from Fabricut with a geometric design and lined it with a standard drapery lining. Notice how evenly spaced the pleats are when fully extended. Today there are many options of traversing hardware with ripple-fold carriers to meet all design needs for contemporary, transitional or traditional decorating. We used a Kirsch ripplefold traversing pole with contemporary finials.
In case you aren’t familiar with ripplefold drapes, they are actually flat panels with a snap tape stitched to the top of the drape. The top of the drape is then snapped into each of the carriers of the traverse rod creating the ripplefold effect. This is a very nice look for any room. This contemporary ripplefold drape was installed on our client’s kitchen slider as a one-way stack right drape. They can also be fabricated as a split drape.
For more information on ripplefold drapes, call Window Wear Etc. at 518-355-0063.
This unusual criss-cross style contemporary floral valance is a simple yet elegant way to top off the three windows in our clients master bedroom. We used a solid contrast welt to outline the design and used the same solid on the reverse for the jabots. This soft board mounted valance provides a tailored look. In addition, we fabricated a quilted bedspread with a standard pillow tuck and gusset corners using the same contemporary floral fabric from Carole Fabrics. To complete the look, we reupholstered her headboard in a contemporary fabric from Stout Fabrics.
This elegant dining room window treatment incorporates a shaped cornice, gathered asymmetrical swag, pleated jabots, and bishop sleeve panels with large tassel tiebacks. Note how we start with a scaled drawing with the fabric downloaded and applied to the drawing to help our client’s visualize their design before placing their order. The final result looks just like the drawing. We used an embroidered faux silk fabric from Fabricade, and accentuated the design using a solid fabric from Norbar Fabrics. The result is simply elegant. Designed by Terry Kral, Window Wear Etc. Click on photos to enlarge. Window Treatments, Albany, NY.
This tailored bay window valance (click to enlarge for best view) complements the client’s decorative painted gray walls and cream colored tub and tile. The yellow and cream in the fabric brightens up the room and provides the client with an opportunity to add these colors in towels, rugs, and accessories. We chose an Ikat pattern from Fabricut and added a 2″ band in a solid gray to give the design detail on the hem. A small welt at the top of the valance provides a clean line. And, to make it easy to take down for dry cleaning when needed we added Velcro to the tacking strip. The client can easily pull the valance off and reinstall on her own without the help of an installer. Her comment……”I love the look!”
We strive for happy clients. Interior Design by Terry Kral, Allied, ASID.
Are you stuck on how to accessorize your guest bedroom to pull it all together with pieces you already own?
Hi, I’m Terry Kral, Interior Designer and owner of Window Wear Etc. I would like to share a story with you on how I helped my client complete her guest bedroom decorating. After purchasing bedding and an area rug for the room, my client realized she was stuck and needed professional help. She called for a complimentary consultation so that we could talk about her space. Together we decided to use her childhood dresser in the guest bedroom and talked about accessorizing to give the room a polished look. Since the guest bedroom is rarely used, she knew she wanted it to look nice but didn’t want to spend a fortune. We came up with a plan where I would shop locally to purchase accessories that would complete the room. Since I’ve worked with my client on various decorating projects throughout the years, she knew that I would use my eye for design to pull her guest bedroom together.
Introducing store-bought ready made curtains in a taupe woven linen texture warms up the room and softens the window. I love using textures as they incorporate a lot of warmth when designing a space. I incorporated mirror finishes which can be found on a side table with a mirror top, above the bed and the dresser. A French chair in the corner with a linen fabric provides guest seating. We used her son’s artwork above the chair adding a personal touch and dressed her childhood dresser with a few dresser top accessories. The lampshade along side the bed has a crystal base and a sparkly shade. Using various finishes and textures throughout the room made the room feel cozy and inviting.
Below are the results on how I pulled her room together. If you have a decorating challenge, and would like to know more about my services, just give me a call at 355-0063 and let’s put together a plan to design your space.
Guest Bedroom After
Dressed up client’s childhood dresser with accessories.
Headboard creates a back drop for client’s bedding.
High moisture areas such as bathrooms are always a concern when adding any type of window treatment. But rest assured there are solutions. For example, Palm Beach™ Polysatin Shutters from Hunter Douglas are engineered to withstand moisture and are guaranteed for life not to warp, chip, crack, fade, or discolor. The shutters in the photo below complete the look of this newly renovated bathroom.
A cornice with nailhead trim gives a finished look to this bedroom window. We used a textured matelasse fabric with a self welt and chrome nailheads spaced 1″ apart on the top and bottom of the cornice to complete the look. The crisp white textured fabric against the gray walls provides a stunning contrast. Could this design be the answer for a window in your home?
Looking for something simple to add color and texture to your windows? Try a custom scarf valance treatment like this one. We used an embroidered scroll patterned fabric with a beautiful woven texture and installed it on custom scrolled hardware that complimented the fabric. The valance is fabricated unlined with a nice finished edge and dressed asymmetrical with the right side longer than the left. The fabric had some weight to it which made it very easy to dress and install in minutes, and it stays in place without a lot of additional fussing. We used a full width of fabric to create several folds in the swags and tails for a lush design. Could this design be the answer for one of your windows?
If you are looking for an easy to care for window treatment for your home consider designing your windows with lambrequins. Lambrequins are upholstered cornices with longer sides providing a polished classic look. There are many styles and shapes to choose from for traditional or contemporary designing. Since lambrequins are upholstered like furniture, they can easily be cleaned by vacuuming dust or by hiring an upholstery cleaning service for a deeper more thorough cleaning. This is of particular interest to homeowners who suffer from allergies as our client does. She loved the idea of a simple, yet elegant window treatment that would be easy to care for. The lambrequin pictured here was the perfect solution. If you would like more information about Lambrequins, please contact us at 518/355-0063. We would love to help you design a lambrequin for your home in a fabulous fabric from our extensive library. Happy Decorating!
Hunter Douglas’ Solera Soft Shades combine a soft sculptured look with a unique cellular construction that provides drama and sophistication at the window. Solera Soft Shades feature a complete fabric offering with both woven and non-woven options in fashion forward colors, textures, and patterns. With five fabric styles and 31 colorways you can be certain to discover a look that feels just right for your décor. Every style is available in light filtering and room darkening fabrics. Choose your operating system for cordless, retractable cords, continuous loop, or remote control. Headrails are fabric wrapped providing a sleek uniform look. I’ve fallen in love with Solera Soft shades and I think you will too! If you would like to learn more about this product for your home, call us today at 518/355-0063 for questions or to make a complimentary in-home appointment.