Category Archives: Window Treatment

Rod pocket window valance

Rod pocket window valance

A rod pocket window valance with a shaped hem and long sides frames this double window in our client’s home. Installed on a continental rod this valance can easily be removed for dry cleaning which is exactly what the client wanted.

The embroidered floral fabric makes the design interesting. It is completely lined to give the fabric body and helps the window treatment to hang beautifully.

Need an easy to care for window treatment? This style may be the perfect solution for your window.

Give us a call for a complimentary appointment in the comfort of your home. You can reach us at 518-355-0063. We come to you!

 

 

 

Hunter Douglas Clearview Silhouettes

The  new Clearview Silhouettes by Hunter Douglas are absolutely amazing and a big hit with my Albany client! I just installed these beautiful window shades in her entire home and she can’t stop raving about how much she loves them. They were the perfect application to dress her windows providing her with the ultimate exterior view. That is what the Clearview fabric is all about. The ultimate view through. Want to learn more? Call us today to receive a complimentary consultation, a free quote, and work with a knowledgeable designer with 25 years experience in the custom home fashions industry. We bring samples to you for easy selection in the comfort of your home. Contact us today to schedule your in-home appointment. Easy, convenient shopping for the ultimate experience!

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Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

In my last post I showed you a drawing that I presented to my client to help them visualize what their window design would look like. The drawing was to scale and featured the actual fabrics and hardware to be used. Well, here it is installed. This beyond beautiful window dressing makes a statement on my client’s two story living room window.

Beyond Beautiful Two-story Window Dressing

Beyond Beautiful Two-story Window Dressing

Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

This custom window treatment design started with a rough sketch and a vision that my Client’s husband had for their two story great room windows. I immediately understood what he wanted to accomplish and prepared this drawing to take his vision to another level by adding a combination of beautiful fabrics, trims, and hardware that would compliment the Tuscany look of their home and their beautifully painted walls.

I wanted to find colors that would stand the test of time for this dramatic design and selected a tone-on-tone textured fabric in a copper color for the outside cornices and the center lambrequin. A solid brown textured fabric will be used for the laminated crown moldings  emphasizing the design. The cornices will be embellished with scrolled crown hardware in a Tuscan gold finish to add that crowning touch that makes this design stand out and look so spectacular. The center lambrequin will project 3 1/2″ more than the outside cornices to give dimension to the design.

A stunning paisley fabric in rich colors of golds, browns, and copper will be used for the extra-long custom drapes tied back with large tassel tiebacks and decorative holdbacks in the same finish as the crowns. The draperies anchor and frame the over-all look and complete the design.

Since strong rays of sunlight come through the center arched window are fading the client’s leather furniture, we will be installing a Hunter Douglas Applause motorized honeycomb shade beneath to resolve the issue. If you haven’t seen the new Powerrise shades from Hunter Douglas yet, please visit their web-site at www.HunterDouglas.com.

In addition to the shade, we are putting more focus on the center lambrequin by adding a pair of rod pocket sheer panels beneath the lambrequin that will be drawn back with tiebacks. They will help to soften the sunlight when the honeycomb shade is hidden beneath the design. For more information, please feel free to give us a call at 518-355-0063.

The result…..a beyond beautiful window dressing!

We will post the finished design once installed mid April.

If you have a challenging window and need some help just give us a call. We specialize in designing beautiful window treatments for your home! For full service design please ask for Terry K. Interiors.

 

Kirsch honeycomb promotion

Free cordless upgrade on Kirsch honeycomb shades and wood blinds. Call today for a free       in-home consultation. Now through March 31st, 2017. Warm up your home with one of these beautiful products.

Silent Gliss Gliding Panels

Silent Gliss Gliding Panels

Silent Gliss Gliding Panels

Did you know that Window Wear Etc. is now a dealer for Silent Gliss? The Silent Gliss gliding panels are a great addition for expansive windows or to use as room dividers. There are many fabrics, colors, and opacity levels to choose from. Choose hand draw, cord, or motorized. Call today to learn more about this beautiful product! Serving, Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties. Window treatments, Schenectady, NY.

How to dress a window?

With so many options to choose from to dress a window, how do you dress a window? Window Wear Etc. can help you uncover the best solution to meet your design needs. We will help you explore your options, make suggestions, help you choose a style, pattern, and color that will serve your needs long term.

Window treatments for your home are an investment that should last you 10 or more years to come. We can help you choose wisely to get the most from your hard earned dollars.

We can help you with shades, blinds, shutters, draperies, valances, and more. We carry brand names you can count on like Hunter Douglas, Kirsch, Norman Shutters, Horizon Window Fashions, and Lafayette Interior Fashions. We also carry fabric lines from Kravet, Fabricut, Fabricade, Kasmir, Stout, Norbar, Maxwell, and more to help you choose the perfect fabric for the perfect look for your home.

We handle everything from the initial consultation to the final installation. Call us today for your free consultation and let’s get started.

Serving Schenectady, Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties since 2003!

 

 

Save on Kirsch Blinds & Shades

Call Window Wear Etc. today at 518/355-0063 and take advantage of an extra 20% promotional discount off and save on Kirsch blinds & shades (metal blinds excluded).  Choose from the popular honeycomb shades in fabulous colors and textures, real wood blinds in stain finishes and whites, Faux woods, Verticals, and Ambiance. Offer expires June 30th, 2016.

Kirsch Honeycomb Shades

Kirsch Honeycomb Shades

Contemporary Ripplefold Drapes

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.

Ripple-fold drape

Ripple-fold drape

Contemporary Valances & Bedspread

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.

Contemporary Valances, Bedspread, and Headboard

Contemporary Valances, Bedspread, and Headboard