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yellow striped roman shade beneath a matching upholstered cornice - Elizabeth Dinkel via Atticmag

Decorative Roman Shade Details

Fabric-covered shades are an ideal treatment for many windows in all but the most formal rooms. More tailored than draperies but more versatile than blinds Roman shades can be mounted inside or outside any window and come in a wide variety of styles and interpretations. Workrooms and catalogs specializing in Romans present charts with various […]

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linen curtains with satin contrast top edge - Drapery Street via Atticmag

Decorative Drapery Details

Six special embellishments to customize curtains. Cording, tassels, fringe, braid, borders, gimp and trims used on window treatments are 18th-century French notions born at the time when interior decoration first became a trade. The umbrella term is passementerie, from the French passement, or ornamental braid. My first encounter with trim took place in Paris when […]

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Guy Goodfellow floral print linen draperies in B. Berger fabric

Dream Draperies

A few key points take curtains from fine to fab. Out of habit and curiosity, I look at dozens of living room and bedroom photos each week. A majority of those rooms have curtains on the windows – some ready-made and others custom. Yet only occasionally do I see draperies that have a kind of […]

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monochromatic guest house living room with brick floor Jose Solis Betancourt

Art of the Drapery

Fabrics are used to soften these monochromatic spaces Some designers have a knack for creating interesting and beautifully crafted window treatments that add ideas to a room. Then there are rare occasions when fabrics take on a life of their own as interior art forms. For me, this Long Island house by Jose Solis Betancourt, […]

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