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Designed by the client

This beautiful treatment has many details.

Valance. The inverted pleat valance is lightly scalloped with cording along the bottom edge. It is mounted to a board just behind the decorative pole.

Panels. Goblet pleated panels with contrast buttons on the pleats, 3" contrast banding on three sides and an overlay valance which is also banded on three sides. The main fabric is a soft camel colored velvet. The couch is upholstered in the same fabric.

2 side windows.

I made a major mistake on these two windows. I mismeasured and made them about 10" too short.

The fix. I took the overlay valance off and used the leftover fabric ( I had ordered enough originally) to add the length at the top of the panel. I also added length to the lining.

I was extremely fortunate in that the fabric was dense enough that the sun did not shine through and highlight the seam. Also that the treatment had an overlay valance to hide the patch. And, finally, a wonderful client who did not insist that the entire panel be remade properly.

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Close up of the under valance with the cording detail and the overlay valance with goblet, button and banding detail.


This treatment was time-consuming. But the end result was quite striking.

Member of:

WCAA - Window Coverings Association of America

Drapery Pro

Professional Windows

Workroom Association of America

Custom Home Furnishings Academy - Instructor

Greater Cleveland Drapery Professionals

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