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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.


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!



Narrow your window treatment design quickly & easily

With hundreds of window treatment images to choose from in our library of window fashions you can quickly and easily narrow your selection in minutes, not hours. Then the fun begins with selecting fabrics, hardware, and trim…all in the comfort of your home. Personalized, professional turnkey services with award winning interior designers exclusively from Window Wear Etc. This image is an example of hundreds of design images that we offer. Or, let us design something unique just for you!

Window Fashions Library

Window Fashions Library

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

Soften your windows with gathered tab top drapes

Gathered tab top draperies offer an elegant option to stationary panels. FabrGathered Tap Top Drapes with roman shadeic wrapped around the gathered tabs allow you to introduce another color or pattern in your drapery design. Here you see silk panels which are lined and interlined to protect the silk and give the drapes body. Paired with a custom made roman shade and stunning hardware, the look is just beautiful! Call us for a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your home and let us help you find the perfect solution for your window needs.

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

Get more privacy from your sheer drapes with ADO-wrap

Adowrap combines a slip covered sheer fabric with existing (or new) verticals allowing more  privacy and a beautiful tailored look for your verticals. The sheer drapery fabric is made with a sewn in snap tape at the header which is attached at the top of each vane and inserted with a thread tack at the bottom. The washable fabric makes this treatment very practical as it can easily be removed and re-attached by the homeowner for laundering. There are a variety of sheer textures, patterns, and colors to select from which have ADO’s signature eurohem bottom eliminating the need for a bulky hem. Call us at 518/355-0063 to learn more or to schedule an appointment in the comfort of your home.Adowrap sheer over vertical vanes

Just installed! Tailored balloon valance with beads and matching drape.

Pretty as a picture! This tailored balloon valance with beads and matching drape is the perfect finishing touch for this Country French dinette setting. The colors and floral create a romantic ambiance. The valance is lined with beautiful glass beads on the hem, and the lined drapery panel finishes off the sliding glass doors and gives this homeowner privacy and insulation when needed. Note the iron hardware from Kirsch adds a little jewelry to her design. Her comment “that’s just what I wanted”!Tailored balloon valance with beads and matching drape