Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Slip Covers

Slip Covers are a great way to reclaim old furniture.
If you really love your furniture
and you find a fabric you really love then let's introduce the two.

If you want a more upholstered look,  I can make your Slip Cover fit like a glove.

Stop! don't throw out his Old Recliner. Let's make a slipcover.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I seem to get more request to do kitchens than anything else.
It's said that the kitchen is the "Heart of the Home"
Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

This is a London Shade.
Do you notice a particular color theme?

this design is credited to designer Sherry Tyra

Yellows and golds are friendly and cheerful.
Reds are warm and inviting!

These are Roman Shades designer Leatha Robinson

Boxed Pleated Valances

Green says I'm here, and always will be.
To me green speaks of security.

Friday, April 24, 2009

More Cornices

I Love Building Cornices
The Hammer, the Nails, the Jigsaw (I'm in workroom heaven)

click each picture to enlarge

Here are some reasons to consider a cornice:
If you find a piece of fabric that you just love and you only have a few yards then consider a cornice.

Do you want to show off the pattern or print on your fabric?
Choose a cornice.

Want to add just a little bit of a pattern in your room?
A Cornice!
And why not add shape to the bottom?
Make it interesting. Make it you!

To see more styles type cornice in the blog search at the top of my page.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Anything in a Bay?

Any treatment can be cusotmized to fit in a bay window.

A Soft Cornice in a bay.
An Empire Swag in a bay.

Mock Balloons in a bay.

Boxed Pleated Scalloped Valance, in a bay.

Remember to click on each photo to see the detail.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Just Cornices

If you want a custom cornice, call me.
If you need a photographer, call a professional.

If you are a professional photographer and you need a custom cornice, call me.

Here we made and installed soft cornices in a beauty salon.
If you need your hair done go to Kahdijahs in Manassas.
Need cornices come to me.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

In The Workroom

Hi, here I am. In the workroom.
Loving every moment of it. I was born to do this.

I usually encourage you to click on the pics to enlarge and see the detail,

but please don't click on my face.

I'll be sure to take pictures when we install.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Explain This!

No need to go to the gym when I can get my workout climbing ladders and stretching to dress swags.

No this is not a Dream. This is a nursery designed by interior designer Darcy Justen. The Drapery Shop made the bed skirt and bumper pads.

Isn't this unusual? There is no window in this bathroom, so "plan B"

I love this!

This is a mesh, chain link drape. Yes a metal curtain.
you've got to click on this one to see the chain links

Monday, April 13, 2009

Guest House

This Client in Oak Hill Virginia has opened her home as a Bed and Breakfast.

This charming home is filled with beautiful toiles, lots of wallpaper and really pretty fabrics.

The fabric was custom designed by the client. The art is done on a computer program and then sent to the fabric printer in North Carolina

The Drapery Shop made the canopy, window treatments, headboard and bedding.

Click on each picture to
enlarge and see yourself walking through the front door
and spending time in this room.

Be looking for more photos from this home.

Happy Homeowners

This Little Princess was so happy with her Grandmother's drapery panels

It is so rewarding when clients are please with the window treatments!

The Drapery Shop fabricated the valances and the pillows in this Art Deco living room.
click on the pillow to enlarge
As you can see, each home has a unique style. After a short interview it's easy for me to interpret the style and create a design that's specific to each clients taste.

This A-symmetrical pole swag is perfectly pretty!

We help you select your fabric and then the treatment style. It's important that the fabric and choice of application are compatible.
If you would like referrals from these happy clients, please give me a call

Friday, April 10, 2009

Hire A Professional.

Both these rooms were created by design professionals and executed by The Drapery Shop. When you hire professionals you get complete harmony and coordination.

The Drapery Shop fabricated the window treatments and took the photos.

We should have hired a professional photographer.

Be sure to hire professionals to maximize the value of the money you spend. Hiring professionals will also insure that you do not waist money by having to do "Do Overs"

Click on each photo to enlarge and see the detail in the swags. And check out this rod.
If you are interested in chatting with a designer let me know and I will give you a few referrals.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Same - Yet Different

These 3 window Valances are the same, yet different. Each home has it's particular style, so each window treatment must meet the clients taste and objectives.

The goal was to create something Pretty and to not block much light.
Each client like swags but wanted to move away from the traditional standards.

This particular valance uses less fabric than other swagged styles.
The Drapery Shop can take 1 design and customize it 1000 ways.

This red valance was commissioned by Barbara Quast of Beese Quast Design.   
Click on the picture to enlarge and see the details!
All of these are kitchen valances.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Please Come in, I'm in the Kitchen.

You are always welcomed here.
This home owner wanted to create a comfy, welcoming environment in her Kitchen. She already had a plan and the fabric. She needed The Drapery Shop to fine tune the details and execute the design.
Beacon and Eggs or Croissant and Jam?

Need help in your kitchen?

French country toile drapery panels and empire swag with trim banding.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Got French Doors?

Oh how pretty!
Anything is possible on a french door.
Each time we do this treatment we customize it to the homeowners particular taste and style.
This is the home of a Southern Bell who moved north. She was one of the friendliest women I have ever met

Mock Roman Shades. Save money by using less fabric and less labor.

Relaxed Romans.
We banded these shades with a plaid to create a frame for the toile.
In order to take a closer look, click on each photo.