by the client
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.
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.
down for close-up pictures and to see the Dream Draper rendition that
sold the client.
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.
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.
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.
surprised by how much the final product resembled the original proposal,
especially since the fabric and trim had not yet been chosen.
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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