In today’s market, there are so many styles of draperies to choose from… it can be overwhelming (to say the least). Not only do they provide privacy, light control and insulation… they can also define and transform your living space.
Our designers will work with you to take the guesswork out… helping you choose not only the style, but also the fabric and hardware.
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Pleated refers to how the top of the drapery material is gathered. There are many styles of pleated drapes available. There are pinch, goblet, pencil, box, inverted, fan, rolled cuff, butterfly, french and many more. The type of pleat used will dictate the style of the rods and/or finials.
These drapes are not gathered or pleated at the top and they usually just hang from metal rings. Decorative rods and finials are an important element in the overall design.
Tab Top and Tie Top
These drapes have tabs or ties at the top which slide over a rod. Decorative rods and finials are an important element in the overall design.
Rod pocket drapes have a pocket for the drapery rod to slide through. The drape edges and headers are straight for a tailored style or ruffled for a feminine look. Usually, the rod is unseen.
Grommets are metal rings embedded into the top of the drapery material and come in different finishes such as brass, nickel, copper and colors like black or white. The grommets are large enough for the drapery rod to pass through. Decorative rods and finials are an important element in the overall design.
Back-tab drapes have pockets sewn onto the back through which a rod is inserted. The tabs and the curtain rod are hidden behind fabric panels when viewed from the finished side.
Ripplefold drapes are sewn flat and hemmed on all sides. Snap tape (fabric that has snaps sewn onto it every few inches) is then sewn onto the top of the drape which attaches to a custom traverse style rod. They are similar in appearance to the pinch pleated drape except they use less fabric, can compress back fully and can span a distance up to 32 feet.