20 May What’s New in Custom Drapery?
The magic of custom drapery is it can be anything you want! Bespoke window treatments make a unique statement about your personal decorating style. Like any couture house, National Drapery’s custom drapery experts create one-of-a-kind fashions using age-old tailoring techniques and skills – as well as the latest in high-tech innovation. Here are four drapery technology developments we love… and think your windows will too!
1. Laser cutting
Laser cutting allows fabric manufacturers to create intricate patterns or edging on almost any custom drapery material, from delicate sheers to robust velvet, leather and Ultrasuede. Lasers are used to burn away images in the drapery fabric, creating patterns or textured, finished edges. Laser cutting technology has been wowing fashion designers in recent years; the jump to home décor makes perfect sense.
Here’s a pretty swirled design from Brunschwig & Fils.
2. Designer bling!
For those who want to add excitement to their custom drapery treatment, Kravet’s Modern Metals & Crystal hardware collection is the way to go. Supporting hardware comes in three trendy and timeless metal finishes: satin nickel, polished nickel, nickel mercury, while finials are also bling-tasticcrystal!
3. Automated shading systems
For larger windows, automated shading systems are an easy and energy-efficient way to control the amount of light and energy transfer in a room. Three advanced custom shading systems that combine cutting-edge tech alongside designer good looks are: Q Motion, Lutron and Hunter Douglas.
4. Traditional aesthetic, modern fabrics
Even in today’s high tech world, some things never lose their charm. Case in point, heritage fabrics from Morris & Co.’s esteemed mills offers a combination of authentic reproductions of Arts & Crafts movement founder William Morris’s original hand-blocked textile patterns, as well as contemporary print and embroidery fabrics inspired by the spirit of the movement. The best of the old alongside the excitement of the new: what more could stylish windows ask for?