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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.


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

Tailored Bay Window Valance

Tailored Bathroom Bay ValanceThis 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.

Terry Kral Receives Best of Houzz Award

Happy Thanksgiving!

Terry Kral, Awarded Best of Houzz

Window Wear Etc. of Schenectady, NY  Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award   Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World   Schenectady, NY, February 3rd, 2015 – Window Wear Etc. of Schenectady, NY has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 11-year old shop-at-home window treatment and interior decorating firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.   The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.   We are proud to serve our community and the surrounding Albany, NY area, says Kral, and take great pride in providing our clients with state of the art window coverings from leading manufacturers. We are best known for utilizing our talent to design unique and beautiful window coverings for draperies and valances worthy of an award. We are honored to receive this prestigious Best of Houzz award for customer satisfaction from Houzz.  “Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Terry Kral, Owner & Interior Designer for Window Wear Etc. among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”   Follow Window Wear Etc. on Houzz  http://www.houzz.com/pro/terrykral/__public


About Terry Kral, Owner & Award Winning Designer, Allied ASID, Window Wear Etc.   With over 21 years in the custom home fashions industry, Interior Designer, Terry Kral recognized the need for a convenient shop-at-home window fashions and decorating service to serve the Capital District area and beyond. Window Wear Etc. was established in September of 2003 providing clients with a one-on-one personalized decorating experience tailored to individual client’s needs to solve window treatment and design challenges in their homes or offices. Window Wear Etc. brings its’ products to the home for easy selection where consumers can see first-hand how different patterns and colors will look in their environment.   Today, client’s continue to enjoy shopping in the comfort of their homes with Window Wear Etc.’s interior design professionals that specialize in custom home fashions. “We work closely with our clients to learn their preferences and help them visualize what their finished design will look like by providing them with line drawings, hand samples, photographs, and more. We take the time they need to help our client’s make informed decisions in regard to their investment in their home and provide as much information as we can about the different products available for their windows and decorating and how they will benefit them, says Kral. We want our client’s to be completely happy with their finished project.”   For more information, please visit our web-site at www.WindowWearEtc.com.  

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, visit www.houzz.com   # # #

Creative cornice design

A shaped cornice design using a faux silk fabric with a textured velvet fabric for the center section made a beautiful addition to this clients bathroom window. Chair ties with tassels are elegantly draped adding detail and interest. Designed by Terry Kral. Like this?Creative Cornice Design

Angled drape as room divider

This angled drape is embellished with decorative stone nail heads and a banding trim. The drape is made with a shirring tape and is actually stationary and attached to the wall. This lined drape serves as a room divider to close off the client’s home office at the end of the day which is located in a nook in her bedroom. She can pull back the drape during the day with tiebacks. Drape designed by Terry Kral, Window Wear Etc. offering endless solutions for your home.

Angled drape room divider

Angled drape room divider

Grommet Drapes in Woven/Embroidered Kravet Fabric

Just installed! Stationary grommet drapes in a woven embroidered fabric from Kravet Fabrics are the perfect complement for this client’s family room. Lining gives the fabric body and protects the fabric from harmful sunrays. This Kravet pattern lends itself well to draperies. The look is just beautiful! Like this?

Grommet Drapes

Grommet Drapes

Closeup of goblet pleats for drapes

Goblet pleats are a great alternative heading for drapes and offer a more formal look. Details such as buttons or tassels can be added to the bottom of each of the goblets to personalize your design. As with all drapes, there are many design opportunities to add banding, trim, Italian string for draping, buttons, and more. We are here to help you design the perfect treatment for your home!

Goblet Pleat

Drapes and sheers for your dining room window treatments

A pair of drapes and sheers have an elegant timeless look that will soften the look of a room and allow light to filter through as shown in this dining room window treatment. Notice how an elegant rod adds a little jewelry to the room. The panels can be made stationary for color, or as in this case the lined drapes will open and close to provide additional privacy and warmth to the windows. Like this?

Drapes and sheers on decorative rod

We use scaled drawings to help you visualize your window treatments

Here is a sample of a scaled drawing we use to help our clients visualize their unique window treatment. Would this help you? Like this?

Scaled drawing of Master Bedroom design

Scaled drawing of Master Bedroom design