Six months ago we did a blog showcasing the installation process for new draperies on a two-story window. To see that again, simply click here.
Lots of you liked the ability to see the step-by-step process and not just the “before and after” photos. So today we are sharing another process – from the illustration to the finished window treatment – the production process.
Our good friends and clients decided they wanted a makeover in their Master bedroom. We met together and enjoyed the creative process of design and fabric selection in the comfort of their home. Measurements of the windows were taken and a list of fabrics and other supplies was written and then ordered the next day.
This specialty hardware took a little longer than normal to receive because of the custom shape. But once we had the hardware, and the fabric was delivered and checked – now the production process was ready to start:
First the rods and the fabric were laid out to make sure the color and finish was the perfect match and to get a good visual on the finished project. This step was important because two of the Helser Brothers twisted iron rope poles were custom curved to a template. Checking to make sure the rods were bent to match the curve of the window was quite essential to the look of the window treatment as you will see later in the “after” photos.
Next the measurements are reviewed again because the old adage – measure twice, cut once – truly applies when working with fine decorator fabric. The pattern for cutting the fabric was checked, the fabric laid out, and then measured again to ensure the center of the fabric design was in the center of the window treatment.
Once satisfied that everything is in place – commitment time – cutting the fabric!
The fabric is cut and sewn with a complimenting lining fabric and pressed. Each piece of the window treatment is inspected and test-hung as it will be installed, to make sure that it folds and flows as planned. Finished pieces of the window treatment are then protected with plastic, ready to be delivered.
Once again at the client’s home, the installation begins. Hardware to mount the rods goes up first and once the specially made curved rods are in place, installation of the window treatments can begin. The fabric is placed on the rods and then “dressed” to correct the flow of the folds. The finished product looks great!
These Arched Swag and Tail treatments were made from a Carole fabric – Eckleburg, in the color Spa – and go so well with the paint and décor of the Master bedroom and bath.
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