Custom Draperies, Valances and Shades

Custom Draperies, Valances and Shades

Several recent projects have featured custom window treatments, especially drapery panels, valances and shades or blinds. I work with a couple of very talented drapery workrooms to put together custom window treatments for clients. First, I meet with the clients to discuss their needs and wishes (for example, do they need privacy and light control, and/or are they looking for decorative drapery panels or valances, etc?) I’ll then shop for fabrics, put together ideas for styles and products, firm up the selections with the client, and then meet the fabricator on site so they can measure windows and go over all the info needed for drapery or valance specifics (styles, pleat details, hem details, fullness, lining), types of shades or blinds, hardware, and fabrication. Lots of key information and expertise goes into creating beautiful and useful window treatments! The process usually takes about 6 to 8 weeks from start to finish, and the results are wonderful. Let me know if I can create beautiful window treatments for you!

Lovely, sheer roman shade for a client’s home office

Upholstered cornice and sheer panels for a client’s living room

A “relaxed roman” valance adds a dressy touch

Fun pattern and handsome hardware add up to beautiful panels for a dining room

Coordinating box pleated valance at the kitchen window, with a wood blind underneath

Crisp panels coordinate with the dining room and kitchen treatments above

A soft floral pattern looks great on a scalloped valance

A carefully planned custom valance and shade combination