Friday, August 31, 2012

No Flowers Please!

She liked the fabric but didn't think her husband would want to sit in the kitchen and see a bunch of flowers. So I suggested we gather the floral into a serpentine valance, staple it on a 1 x 4 board and add fringe.

I think we've created something he can live and dine with.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Let the Sun Shine In

The homeowner loves window coverings 
but does not like to block the light.
She decided to have us make 1/2 cut panels instead of using a full 54" width of fabric.
I'm glad she did.

We constructed the cornices/lambrequines 12" wider than the windows, to just frame the windows.

Yes, push back the drapes Mary and let the sunshine in.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


This fabric is fabulous!
 Imagine using it on an Upholstered Cornice or a flat Roman Shade.
Talk about making a statement.  The fabric's pattern repeat is 27" horizontal and 27.8" vertical  That equates to each "blocked personality" being 4" wide and 4" tall.

Can you see it being used for this shade?

Wish I would have seen the fabric "Legends" before I selected this for my kitchen cornice pictured below.

Type cornice or roman in the search above to see other cornice and shade creations by The Drapery Shop.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Shape Up and Get Curves without the Bulk

by using a shaped cornice.
Create a softer finish.

Getting the right shape is so important.  If your room has wide windows or very straight lines you can create  visual interest by using  a shapely cornice.

Trying to cut cost?
A cornice is the way to go if you have a fabric that's very expensive. 
Most cornices take about 2 yards

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Soft Cornices

These are soft cornices.  When we make soft cornices we use a stiff liner.  Most cornices we make are upholstered on plywood.