The Drapery Rulebook

Drapery from the Urban

Drapery Panels available at Glam Vintage & Moderne

When is drapery required?  Furthermore is a blind also necessary? Should I “just say no to sheers”?  What fabric should the drapes be?

Drapery Fabrics

What header and hanging option would create the right mood for my room?

Tab back Hanging Option

Tab Back Hanging Option

Reverse Pleat Header

Reverse Pleat Header Option

Should the drapes brush the floor or pool to form a puddle?

After mastering this lingo the really difficult decisions need to be made and there is no rulebook.  And to think we haven’t even touched the subject of drapery hardware (that’s a whole other blog)!

Because of the many variables it’s a lot easier to start by looking at pret et porter (ready-made) drapery panels.  Richard is now representing 6 different suppliers and 3 create their panels in local Canadian workshops.  If you take some pics of your window and the room surrounding the window (i.e. put the window in context), Richard  will be glad to point you in the right direction and you’ll enjoy the trip.

After all, why learn a new lexicon now when you should be focusing on more important languages like the Italian you’ll need when you get that Tuscan villa?

Steal “Your” Inspiration

Amy Butler’s Chandra area rugs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

A great room starts with a great inspiration.  Where does your “spark” come from?

If you are “inspirationally challenged” why not steal a little from Amy Butler?  The artist/ designer travels the world to get her stimulation to create bold patterns in rich colour hues for wool area rug producer “Chandra”.

Treat one of her carpets as your “muse” then select wall colours, furniture and window treatments to coordinate .

My “Muse” Amy Butler/Chandra Rug available at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Drapery at Glam

I have got to stop taking my own advice…I will have to buy another house now.

My Dream Jane Lockhart Sofa at Glam Vintage & Moderne

“Featherbed” for the Walls

More than “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Grey friendly Drapery Panels

Is everyone painting their walls grey? Yes and here’s why.  Grey runs the gambit from warm to cool.  Grey’s can be taupish (a la greige), greenish, purplish or blueish.  So it’s an excellent neutral and the right grey can work with whatever you’ve got going on already.

Knowing this, Richard has added to his exciting collection of pret a porter drapery panels in various patterns, stripes and solids with one prominent theme…you guessed it GREY!

Grey Flocked Drapery Panel

Apparently there is a sequel to the book “Fifty  Shades of Grey” for those of you who are reading this looking for even more eroticism.  The best I can do is offer you the wonderfully tactile experience of running your fingers across this moorish design in a raised charcoal grey velvety flocking.