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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

Need help decorating a guest bedroom?

Guest Bedroom Before

Guest Bedroom Before

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

Guest Bedroom After

Dressed up client's childhood dresser with accessories.

Dressed up client’s childhood dresser with accessories.

Headboard creates a back drop for client's bedding.

Headboard creates a back drop for client’s bedding.



Filter light with sheer drapes & frame your windows with panels

IMG_2030Sheer drapes that open and close filter light coming through and allow for daytime privacy. We flanked the sheers with embroidered faux silk stationary panels in a deep red tone to bring color into the room. Hunter Douglas roller shades in a beautiful gold texture beneath the sheers allow for night time privacy.



Add More Interest to Your Space with Artful Mirrors

Mirrors like this one pictured from our trade library, can add something artful and special to a contemporary or traditional space. There is a bit of whimsy and sophistication when paired with the mirrored chest. A great combination for a foyer space! Artful Mirror