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Designed by the client

Swags and panels on a pole with a center pelmet. All pieces are banded in a bias cut stripe with a small cord between the main fabric and the banding.

This job was sold using the Dream Draper design software that allows the decorator to take a picture of the window and design the treatment right on the picture. An awesome tool for decorators because it allows the client to visualize the treatment.

Scroll down for close-up pictures and to see the Dream Draper rendition that sold the client.

The swags and panels were banded in 3" of bias cut stripe with a small gold cord inset between the band and the swag. The pelmet was banded in a 2 or 2.5" bias cut stripe. I opted to put the cording on the outside of the pelmet because of the mix of fabrics. The stripe was also cut on the straight to line the pelmet.

I debated, and consulted other workrooms in the industry, on whether or not the banding on the pelmet had to be the same width as the banding on the swags and panels. The general consensus was that it should be. But I opted instead to make it smaller on the pelmet because the pelmet was smaller and because there was so much more banding on it.

A closeup of the banding on the swag and on the panel.

Yes, these pictures are all of the same treatment. The camera picked up different shadings at different angles.

A Dream Draper rendering of the proposed treatment. I took a picture of the window and worked up this proposal. I was working with the original Dream Draper software (it has become even more sophisticated over time) and I was still learning its features.

I was surprised by how much the final product resembled the original proposal, especially since the fabric and trim had not yet been chosen.

If you are interested in the Dream Draper software, click here to visit their website. Window design software is a must have for any retail workroom or designer.



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