After renovating their Nichols Hills, Oklahoma home, our busy young family needed a custom drapery treatment that would provide privacy, light control and softness to their great room.
With their eye for transitional patterns and clean lines; a simple custom drapery treatment that met all the above criteria without a lot of fuss was in order. Since they have a very young family, and this is a heavily used space, a fabric that would be somewhat forgiving should little fingers handle it was also in order.
The fabric chosen for the custom drapery was a metallic abstract rose pattern woven with a contrasting thickly woven natural colored background.
Since we were covering two picture window that are over 11 feet wide, the contrast makes for a lot of visual interest without the “busyness” that comes with many patterns.
The drapery panels needed to be functional, meaning they would cover the windows completely when privacy was an issue. However, keeping the natural light and view was a priority. Using twice the fullness of the covered width, instead of 2.5 or 3 times, we had enough fabric for a casual french pleat. This fullness also minimized the stack (or amount of drapery that covered the window when open.) Additionally, but taking the rod and panels out past the window casing as much as practical allowed more of the window to be uncovered when custom drapery is stacked.
To obtain proper balance with the look of the window, a substantial drapery rod and drapery finial was used. The 2″ diameter rod and 4″ diameter hammered ball finial was the perfect compliment to the scale of the window. Custom painted with a pewter finish, the rod coordinates with hardware throughout the house. The hardware is from Orion Ornamental, one of my favorite go to suppliers due to their amazing finishes! See their site here, and contact me for details. http://www.ironartbyorion.com/
The finished result? Our goal with every custom drapery and any custom window treatment project- a happy customer!
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