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Great Custom Curtain and Drapery Pleat Options

So it’s hard enough to select the perfect fabric for your new curtains or drapes but you also need to decide on a pleat too. There are so many too choose from from the traditional French Pleat, also know as the Pinch Pleat and almost a dozen more. Well, let’s first just slow down a relax. Picking the perfect pleat for your new custom curtains or drapes is really easy.

First, let’s look at your style of decor. Is it traditional? Contemporary? Maybe Transitional? Whatever your style of decor, DrapeStyle has the perfect pleat for you. Shoot, we could even make a unique pleat just for your own room.

In general terms you want to match your drapery or curtain pleat to your style. If your modern or contemporary choose a grommet pleat. Traditional you will generally go with a French or Parisian pleat. And if you are somewhere in between, or Transitional, than go for the inverted or or box pleat. And, of course, if you just know what the pleat looks like but don’t know it’s name just call us and we can identify it for you.

You may also take some time to look at some great images on Pinterest or Houzz. DrapeStyle has images posted but we can also make anything you see from one of the thousands of Designers who post thier images on these sites. So, just look around and have fun. Once you find the perfect custom curtain or drapery style then just give us a call and send us the pictures. We’ll make it for you from scratch!

Thanks for visiting!

Custom Drapery…Fast!

We can’t beleive that we are on the doorstep of another Holiday Season at DrapeStyle. This is our busiest time of the year. Everyone want their custom drapes and they want their custom drapes fast! Well, since opening our newest production facility in Costa Mesa, CA this year, we are are better prepared to get your orders out quickly than ever. But, if you are considering ordering custom curtains for this years Holiday Season, please don’t wait! Order early for fastest delivery!

And, of course, Happy Holidays from all of us at DrapeStyle!!

Custom Curtains and Drapes by DrapeStyle

Schumacher Custom Drapes in Amboise Linen color Griege by DrapeStyle. Hand-Made in the USA

More Custom pillow Options at DrapeStyle!

Hey Ya’ll. Just a quick note to let you know what DrapeStyle has expanded it’s amazing custom made pillow offerings. You can now order custom pillows in two sizes in fabrics by Schumacher, Kravet, Robert Allen and more plus Outdoor Pillows in Sunbrella Fabrics! Check out the new landing pages for Custom Pillows!

Hyland Pewter

We’re really loving our new Hyland Collection of Custom Curtains and Drapery. These fabrics are contemporary, elegant and of course made right here in America.  Do your windows a favor and dress them in gorgeous, quality custom made curtains and drapes!

Hyland Pewter Contemporary Custom Curtains

Hyland Pewter Custom Drapes by DrapeStyle

More Custom Roman Shade Options from DrapeStyle

We’ve added to our line of custom made roman shades. Our new cotton roman shades are more affordable than ever. Choose from a wide variety of contemporary fabrics and select your length and width. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for please give one of our Designers a call at 800-760-8257!

And, of course, DrapeStyle manufactures all of it’s Custom Roman Shades, Custom Made Curtains and Window Treatments in America!

Amazing Blackout Custom Curtains and Drapery

We did a little informal demonstration to better illustrate how much light blackout lined custom curtains and drapery eliminate.  The following photo is shot on a single window with two linen drapery panels.  One of the curtains was made with blackout lining and one was made with standard privacy lining.  The photo was shot on a hot and sunny afternoon.  The difference between the two curtain panels is quite dramatic.  When you see how much of the light is blocked by the blackout lining (95%) you really get a better understanding how using quality blackout lined curtains, drapery or roman shades would significantly lower you homes energy bills and save your interior upholstery fabrics from sun damage.   At DrapeStyle we encourage the use of blackout lining whenever the application is appropriate.  It certainly adds weight to the drapery but if you are using quality drapery hardware blackout is really the way to go when buying your next pair of custom drapery or curtains.

Blackout Lined Custom Curtains and Drapes

A good comparison of blackout lined curtains vs. normal lining


Roman Shades

We’re increasing the production of our custom made roman shades in our new Costa Mesa Production Facility.  The quality is amazing and our prices have never been more competitive.  If you are considering custom made roman shades with standard lining, blackout lining or unlined in please consider DrapeStyle. Our custom roman shades are available in any of our fabrics including Schumacher, Kravet and Lee Jofa.


The Manager of THE | OUTLET – Went a Little Crazy today!

Well it appears as if our Manager of THE | OUTLET has gone a bit crazy today!  She has discounted some of the items we have ready to ship by as much as 90% Off!  I don’t think you will ever find custom drapery at a better discount than that!

Better hurry before she regains her sanity….or gets fired!

Custom Window Treatments on Sale at DrapeStyle

Save Up to 70% OFF at DrapeStyle

DrapeStyle is Simply the best place to buy Window Curtains Online

Today DrapeStyle formally announced our new “Price Matching Program”.  In short, DrapeStyle will not be undersold on quality custom window curtains and drapes for your home.  There really has never been a better time or place to buy custom window curtains online than at DrapeStyle.  You just can’t get better value, designs or quality fabrics from leading Mills like Schumacher, Rober Allen, Kravet and Fabricut just to name a few.

At DrapeStyle we have designs to suit nearly any style including Contemporary Grommet Drapery Panels, Floral Linen Pleated Drapes, Traditional Prints including Country Style Curtains and Shades.  And, of course, ordering fabric samples couldn’t be easier at DrapeStyle.  DrapeStyle also offers a huge variety of curtain hardware from contemporary glass and steel and

Please visit us and be sure to keep checking on THE | OUTLET where you will find discounts on overstock custom drapes at half price.




We’ve Updated our Custom Curtain and Drapery Measuring Guide

Just a quick note that we have updated our custom drapery and curtain measuring guide.  We hope this guide gives better instruction on how to measure for our “made to measure” curtains and drapes.  We have included information on blackout lining drapes, flannel interlining of drapes and different pleat types including french pleated drapes, grommet to drapes, rod pocket, inverted pleat and flat pleated drapery panels.  Of course you can always call one of our sales designers for assistance at 800-760-8257.


Thanks as always.




DrapeStyle Opens Wholesale Drapery Workroom

August 9, 2012 – Costa Mesa, CA; DrapeStyle, Inc. (www.DrapeStyle.com) has opened it’s new expanded Wholesale Drapery Workroom to the Interior Design Trade. The new Workroom will provide DrapeStyle with expanded production capabilities and faster delivery times to all US States and Canada. At the same time, DrapeStyle is hiring more skilled Employees in Orange County, CA.

For more information please visit DrapeStyle at www.DrapeStyle.com

New Production and a New Pledge from DrapeStyle

Last week we opened our second custom curtain and drapery workroom in Costa Mesa, CA. The new studio, with expanded staff, gives us more manufacturing capacity than ever. In short, we can now make more of the most luxurious custom curtains, drapes and roman shades at better pricing than at any time in our 10 year history.

So, with our new facility we have a new Pledge. We will not be undersold by any comparable custom drapery retailer in the US, period. Our new Price Matching Program is our promise that if you provide us with a legitimate quote from any other drapery retailer we will either meet or beat the price and we will give you free a custom matching pillow as a bonus. You have nothing to lose and a free pillow to gain. Just fax over any quote to 714-242-9049 and let us review it. We’ll give you a DrapeStyle quote within 6-8 hours with our price. Or, of course, you can always just give one of our Designers a call to discuss your Project and they will provide you with pricing over the phone.

Thanks for allowing DrapeStyle to grow and hire more American Employees!

Custom Curtains and Drapes are On Sale at DrapeStyle

At DrapeStyle we try to make our luxurious custom curtains as affordable as possible. When you buy your custom curtains from DrapeStyle you are buying them “Factory Direct”. We make every set of curtains and drapes in our own Workroom in Costa Mesa, California using 100% American Labor. So, if you are considering your next set of custom drapes from an importer or big box store we’d love for you to consider DrapeStyle. Send us any quote on comparable custom curtains or drapes and we will meet or beat the price and give you a free matching pillow.

When it comes to the best value in high-quality custom drapes no one beats DrapeStyle!

Cool Off with Blackout Lining!

Every year, about this time, I am reminded of how amazing blackout lining is when it comes to insulating a room. It’s about 95 degrees where I live and we do not have AC. We do, however, have blackout on every pair of the curtains and drapes in our home. We just returned from being out all day and we closed all of the drapes before we left and returned to really cool rooms. I don’t think we could make it through the entire summer without blackout curtains and drapes.

In the winter the blackout is just as effective at keeping the warm in and cold out.

At DrapeStyle we try to make it affordable to include blackout lining on every set of custom curtains and drapes that we sell. Today you can make any set of curtains energy efficient blackout drapes for only $99 per panel. No doubt that they will pay for themselves over time with the energy that they will save.

Stay warm and enjoy!

New Custom Drapery Production Facility Nearly Complete…

Our new Production Facility in Costa Mesa, CA is nearly complete! We move this weekend!

This means more jobs in Costa Mesa and faster production times for our Customers. DrapeStyle is proving everyday that we can still manufacture premium Products in the USA and pay skilled Employees a livable wage! Thanks to all of our Customers, Employees and Friends for your support over the last 10 years!

Our new Drapery Workroom features the very best equipment available for manufacturing premium custom silk, linen and cotton drapery.

Making Custom Outdoor Pillows at DrapeStyle

Some times we forget to remind everyone that we make custom made pillows at DrapeStyle. Hundreds of them in fact, including amazing pillows in Outdoor Fabrics. This week we were making some outdoor pillows in Trina Turk fabrics – which we love – so we shot a quick video on how we make them. Hope you enjoy and remember when you are ordering your custom made curtains, drapery or shades at DrapeStyle that we can make you matching pillows from the same fabric we cut your drapery from! Just give one of our Designers a call to get pricing and order!


Hope you enjoy the video!


Making Custom Made Outdoor Pillows at DrapeStyle


Fire Treated Drapery at DrapeStyle

We are in the process of finishing a large job for a commercial Client. The Client is a Church and we are making their drapes for their Community Center and stage. As part of the process of making drapery for any commercial project where the premises will be accessed by the public we must have the drapery fabric “fire treated”.

When we fire treat the fabric we send it out to a company that takes the fabric and coats it with a “fire resistant” chemical. It is very important to be clear that this process, nor does any process, make the fabric or drapery “fire proof”. What the process does do is to slow the burn rate of the fabric to allow for more time for people to vacate the area.

Whenever you see drapery in a hotel, restaurant or any public area that drapery has been fire treated. Before the drapery is installed most local fire codes require that a sample of the fire treated material be sent to the fire department. In addition to the fabric samples we also send specific certificates which clearly identify what fabrics were fire treated and how long the expected “burn rate” is.

Once the fire department has the fabric samples they will actually conduct a “burn rate analysis” on a controlled lab. In the test the fabric will be ignited and the rate at which the fire consumes the fabric will be recorded and documented. The fabric will either “pass” or “fail” based on the burn rate in the lab.

Assuming that the fabric passes the burn rate test in the lab, the fire department will provide the building owner with a certificate which will allow them to proceed with opening the facility to the public.

I know, this is a long way of saying “DrapeStyle can Fire Treat your drapery”. We can complete the same process for your home as we do for a commercial project. The process will, of course, add to the price and the lead-time but if you are concerned about the flammability of your drapery than you should consider having them fire treated. We don’t offer the service / process on our website so please feel free to call and speak to one of our Design Professionals to learn more about fire treating your custom drapes.

Custom Drapery with Grommets

At DrapeStyle we have been making custom drapery with a wide variety of grommets for over a decade.  Like almost everything else at DrapeStyle, there is almost nothing “standard” including our grommets.  When you order your custom made drapery or curtains with grommets from DrapeStyle, you will select your grommet size and color.  We offer a larger diameter which is most commonly used on a thicker drapery rod outdoors to a smaller grommet for a very contemporary drapery look.  The choice is yours and if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for online than please call one of our Designers.  We have access to literally dozens of drapery grommet sizes, colors and materials.  And, of course, we set each grommet by hand!

Custom Velvet Drapes by DrapeStyle

Custom velvet drapes have been a Designers favorite for years. Velvet is a very durable fabric with excellent insulting qualities and has been used for custom drapery for over 100 years. Because velvet is a heavier fabric it tends to hang very full when used as drapery and works well with almost any pleat style including grommets. One important consideration when selecting Velvet as your custom drapery fabric is to get a sturdy drapery hardware and pole option that will support the weight of velvet. Raw Velvet weighs about twice as much a similar silk, linen or cotton so be sure that your drapery hardware can handle the load. The benefit of such heavy material is incredible insulation from both noise and temperature. Velvet will help keep you warm in the winter and cold in the summer.

Custom Velvet Drapes

Custom velvet Drapery by DrapeStyle


Amazing Custom Outdoor Curtains

There is still time to get amazing outdoor custom drapery and curtains at DrapeStyle! We are expediting all of our Custom Outdoor Drapery Orders to get them to you as fast as possible! Please call one of our Designers to see if we have your fabric choice in stock! We feature Sunbrella Outdoor as well as Schumacher! Hurry – The Summer is Here!