It is really amazing that just 5 years ago websites like Houzz and Pinterest didn’t even exist. Today, Houzz has grown to be the premier destination for all things related to home furnishings just has Pinterest has to fashion. One of the many things that Houzz is great for is reviews. We’ve been getting some great reviews from our Customers, both Designers and Homeowners and I thought we would re-print some of them here. Please excuse us for bragging on ourselves, but sometimes we just have to do it. After all if you are looking for Custom Drapes you are probably going to visit Houzz at some point. Thanks to all of our Clients for entrusting us to make your custom drapes!
Drapestyle provided me with perfect custom made French pleated, cotton draperies.. The workmanship is flawless, the measurements are exactly to my specifications and the fabric is full and beautiful. Just gorgeous! They also arrived within 6 weeks after placing the order.. It was an excellent experience from beginning to end!
This is the first time I used an online company to purchase custom drapery. I was apprehensive about the process given the fact that measurements for this type of project need to be accurate. The company was very responsive in getting fabric samples out to me quickly. I contacted them a few times to make sure that I had the correct dimensions on my order and they were very helpful in walking me through the process. The quality of the finished product is excellent as well as the customer service and the drapes fit perfectly.
Relationship: My decorator placed the order with them.
Project Date: October 2013
Project Price: $1,000-$9,999
My drapes were custom made by Drape Style. The quality and workmanship was superb. The attention to detail was incredible. The packaging of the finished product was carefully done which prevented any wrinkling/damage to the fabric during shipping. The quality o the drapery hardware was also excellent. I could not have been any more pleased with this order. I also appreciated that they were made in America.
I love my drapes! They are exactly what I wanted and were beautifully made. They’re in eggshell silk dupioni, interlined, and blackout lined. Custom length, custom width, and they even honored a special request to have the drapery rings sewn in. The quality of the fabric and craftsmanship are terrific, and the fabric color matched the sample perfectly. I just ordered a roman shade for an adjoining room and am sure to use them for drapes in all our home decorating projects. Thanks Drapestyle for a job well done!
I can not say enough good things about this company. We recently finished remodeling our home and needed that final touch to bring it all together which meant getting some amazing drapery for the windows. I looked at many companies but nothing compared to the fabric options, quality and cost that Drape Style offered. What you get for their price point is amazing to what you can pay elsewhere. Our drapes are gorgeous and made from designer fabric with a very nice weight to them. It is the first thing everyone notices when they come to our home and probably my most favorite detail to the home. Good drapery really does bring your house all together.
I worked with one of their designers who came out to my home for a consultation and she was amazing. Come armed with so many amazing fabric options and was forthcoming with very good advice.
As well their website is great for easy navigation and purchase of drapes or shades if you just want to go for it on your own. Which I had done previously for our dining room with no regrets. I highly recommend Drape Style to anyone that is looking for dine drapes and shades.
I absolutely love my drapes from Drapestyle! They were made exactly as I asked and beautifully done. I bought 2 sets. The quality is amazing and after I got them, I had them make coordinating pillows. The fabric choices are that California contemporary that makes my home stand out from my friends! Thanks, Drapestyle 😉
We use DrapeStyle on a regular basis for in-store design elements. I have found the entire team to be incredibly professional, upbeat, and ready in a moment’s notice to lend a hand and offer guidance. When working on any type of design project, time is your biggest demon. The design team at DrapeStyle goes above and beyond for us – something not many vendors will do. We consider DrapeStyle part of our DNA for success in getting our stores open on time and beautiful for our customers. Thank you DrapeStyle – we appreciate your partnership!
As an Interior Designer, I have used Drapestyle many times for my drapery & Pillow needs. The quality and customer service that I receive from Drapestyle is impeccable. The assortment of fabrics to select from makes Drapestyle a one stop shop. All of my clients have been extremely satisfied with the end result of Drapestyle . I highly recommend Drapestyle for any window covering and pillow needs. You will not be disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Andrew Joseph Designs
I was having a party and needed drapes to complete my family room refurb. With not very much time on my hands, I turned to Drapestyle. Lisa was above and beyond helpful with everything from advice, color picks and samples. She took care of my order from start to finish and did not tire, (I think) of my endless phone calls and questions. The drapes came in enough time and looked gorgeous. I was not expecting the unbelievably high quality of craftsmanship for the price. I had been locally to price compare. I would definitely by again
At DrapeStyle we are always trying to find ways to get our silk and linen drapes as competitively priced as possible for our Customers. We are driven to get you the finest quality custom drapes at the absolute best price and value possible. Our reputation is and always has been as a leader in very high quality. When most People think of DrapeStyle they think “Quality” but it’s important that they also think “Value”. Now, we will never be the “Low Price leader“, that is just not our style. I think we can be the “Value Leader” though.
In the world of custom drapes we have a bunch of options, especially Online. So consider the following. If you are looking for new custom silk Dupioni drapes in a pretty standard length and width, let’s say you want them to be 120 inches long and 36 inches wide. You like a French Pleat. If you were to buy those silk drapes from DrapeStyle you would be looking at spending $380 per panel with standard lining and interlining. You could upgrade to blackout lining for just $99 more per panel.
Now, that same drapery panel at The Shade Store would cost you just over $1,000. Both Panels would be made to order in the USA to your exact measurements.
If you looked at Ready-Made Panels which are not made in the USA you could look at Restoration Hardware. Restoration Hardware sells their Thai Silk Drapes which are lined but not interlined for $509 per-panel, and that is On Sale. Now, those panels are a little wider at 46 inches per panel but they are using a “two-finger” French Pleat which requires less fabric. If you wanted a Two-Finger French Pleat from DrapeStyle the panels would also be 46inches wide each.
So, there you have it. At DrapeStyle, our Made to Order Silk Drapes are about 25% less expensive than Restoration Hardware’s Ready Made Panels and we are about 60% less than The Shade Store.
When you do your homework we are very confident that we really are the best value in custom silk drapes, period. Maybe that’s why Interior Designers in the US and Canada have been buying from DrapeStyle for over a decade.
DrapeStyle is no longer selling our custom drapes at Costco via Costco.com. If you have ordered fabric samples for our silk drapes or linen drapes from Costco and have any questions regarding our Products please call one of our Sales Designers at 800-760-8257. If you have already purchased our drapes via Costco and have a warranty related question you can direct those questions to Costco or a Costco Warehouse Location.
Our Industry is dying. Yes, it is really dying. We work in a creative Field of talented Men and Women who have been mastering the will of complicated machines to create works of Art for decades. They are not making them anymore. Not making the machines and not making the Men and Women.
The amazing People who make your Drapes don’t text or Instagram. They don’t have “Smart Phones” of Facebook Accounts. They work in the world of Art and Science. They take rolls of fabrics and bend and fold them. They cut them and steam them. Finally they sew them and fold them. Iron them and hang them. The end result is often “Perfection” the way so few of us get the opportunity to know. Perfection comes from mastering a skill that very few ever can, and even fewer even try. These Men and Women are true Artisans and Masters of a dying Craft.
So, what of our Future? Who will take their places? Who will work these machines? Once these machines were cutting-edge technology. To many of us they still are. Like the People who run them they are 2/3 iron and 1/3 fluid. They are 100% capable. They are 100% dependable. And, they are beautiful work of Arts.
We are blessed to have the People we have. They will not be here forever and there are very few who are learning their Art Form. We make drapes of silk and linen and, in doing so, we are trying to keep an Art-form alive.
Whether you are looking for Custom Silk Drapes, Custom Linen Drapes, Extra Long Drapes or any other Custom Drapery Style, we at DrapeStyle think that we are simply the best place online to buy custom drapes.
Shopping for Linen Drapes? We’ve done a little shopping of our own to compare pricing on custom linen drapes. The results are attached and will give you current pricing as of May 2014. We used some “standard sizes” as one of the Retailers in the Study does not offer custom sizes. Restoration Hardware offers ready-made sizes, so to be fair, we used their sizes as the basis of the comparison.
Custom Linen Drapery Price Comparison:
Drapery Finished Width
Drapery Pleat Style
Drapery Panel Price (Per Panel)
$455 per panel
$387.91 per panel
The Shade Store
Linen Blend (97% Linen, 3% Cotton)
$681.30 per panel
Notes: All of the drapery panels we priced are Privacy Lined, Not Interlined. The Shade Store only had an option for a Cotton, Linen Blend. 97% Linen and 3% Cotton. No option for 100% Linen.
One of the most common questions that we get at DrapeStyle is about our different silk fabrics. We offer three types of silk, all of which are perfect for making beautiful silk drape but each have slightly different characteristics. All of our Silks are 100% natural silk fabrics. They do not contain polyester or other fibers that are often woven into silk. When Polyester is woven into Silk it obviously reduces the purity of the silk and ultimately it’s value. On occasion we will offer a “Silk / Linen Blend” where fibers of silk and linen are blended together. These are fairly common fabrics and have some very unique qualities that many Designers like. For now, we are just going to describe our two primary silk fabrics.
Silk Fabrics are woven from raw silk that is produced from silk worms. The vast majority of raw silk production comes from China where they have been harvesting raw silk for thousands of years. About 200 years ago some raw silk production began to migrate to Thailand. Thailand is now a fairly large supplier of Raw Silk to the Global Markets and is considered to be “decent” quality. Most of Thailand’s premium quality silk stays within its own Country where it is used for silk textiles, primarily clothing.
Most experts would agree that the finest Raw Silk in the World is still produced in China. Once the raw silk is produced, however, it is shipped to India to be woven into fabrics. Although China is the World Leader in Raw Silk Production, they do not weave very much silk fabric at all.
When India receives that Raw Silk from China it is graded and then woven into a variety of Silk Fabric types:
Dupioni Silk Fabric: Dupioni Fabric is a bit less refined than Taffeta Silk and is used word-wide in textile manufacturing. The Dupioni Fabric can either be hand-woven or machine-woven and is distinguished from it’s close relative Taffeta Silk by the signature “Slubs” which are present on the fabric. These Slubs are just the natural build-up of raw silk that is present when the raw silk is spun into silk thread. When silk thread is destined to be woven into Dupioni Fabric than the Slubs are left in the thread which is then woven into fabric. The result is a fabric with numerous bumps created by the slubs. Silk Dupioni is used in garment production all over the world and is the primary fabric used in home furnishings including upholstery and, of course, silk drapes.
Taffeta Silk Fabric: The primary difference between Dupioni and Taffeta fabric is that the Slubs are removed prior to the fabric being woven. The extra step of production takes the raw silk thread and refines it removing all of the slubs so that all of the thread is uniform in thickness and quality. This extra step also gives the thread more sheen and makes it a bit stiffer than Dupioni. When the Taffeta Thread is woven into Taffeta Fabric the result is a cleaner and crisper fabric with a higher sheen. Because Taffeta goes through more “processing” it also generally costs about 20% more than Dupioni. Silk Taffeta is very often used for the manufacturing of wedding dresses as well as home furnishings. Because of the sheen and texture of Taffeta it is also a very popular choice for making Taffeta Silk Drapes throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
We’ve updated our current Sale Pricing at DrapeStyle. Until May 9th you can get our Signature Custom Silk Drapes at 20% Off Retail. This is about the deepest discount that we have ever offered. If you compare our pricing on Silk Drapes with practically any other big-box retailer or online retailer you’re not going to get a better value, period. At these prices there really is never a reason to settle for ready-made drapes when you can have the perfect length, width and pleat style for less than ready-made prices. We are also extending our promotion on Blackout Lining. For a limited time, you can upgrade your drapes to Blackout Lining for only $99 per panel. You are not going to get a better deal on custom blackout drapes than at DrapeStyle. And, our Blackout comes from Hanes, which is the Industry Standard in quality blackout drapery linings.
Our Handwoven Silk Drapes are also discounted at 20% Off as well. If you haven’t seen this fabric you really need to order some fabric samples as soon as possible. The Mill does not have much of the Handwoven Silk left in stock.
Once in a while we like to just re-introduce one of our styles. This afternoon we were looking at a brand new pair of amazing Estate Linen Drapes that were just finished and I realized that we haven’t really talked about these lately and they are one of our best selling drapery styles. In case you have not seen the Estate Linen Collection you really need too. These Custom Belgian Linen Drapes are softer and thicker than our classic linens and a bit heavier. The weave is little more relaxed and they hand so beautifully. Like any natural linen, they are going to be prone to wrinkles but a little time hanging on the rod should take care of them. If you need too you can hit them with a little steam which will also make the wrinkles relax sooner.
We love to dress these linens up with edge-bands, borders and ribbons. For a limited time you can add a solid linen contrasting edge-band at no additional charge. None, zip, zero, so hurry. If you want one of our Designer Fabric edge-bands we are going to have to up-charge you for those but the solids are on the house for as long as we can afford it!
Like with Silk Drapes, our Linens are a natural fabric so you may want to take advantage of our blackout lining promotion and upgrade the lining to blackout to both protect the fabric, give you more insulation and privacy. For $99 bucks per panel the blackout upgrade option is the easiest decision you will make when ordering your new drapes.
If you need some help selecting an edge-band, border or trim, please call one of our Designers. They love creating unique and one-of-a-kind creations for our Clients.
Yeah! DrapeStyle has it’s very first Patent! In the drapery business we have always just sort of done things they way they have always been done for a hundred years, but not at DrapeStyle. When we make a Cartridge Pleat Drape we basically make a cylinder or a cone. The inside of the cylinder is empty and just about every custom drapery manufacturer in the world will stuff that cylinder with paper or pillow-fill or something else to keep the cartridge pleat, well, shaped like a cartridge. When you “stuff” a cartridge pleat or a goblet pleat with paper or whatever you run into a couple of problems.
The first problem is that if you crush, pinch or otherwise misshape the pleat they are not going to “bounce back”. As a result you get pleats that are either misshapen, crooked or just not, well a cartridge pleat.
Problem number two, is that when you fill the pleat with “material” you leave little spaces in there. Little dark spaces. And, we know who likes little dark spaces, right? Yes, little crawly creatures. They like to move into cartridge pleats and build themselves little nests. And, once they have a nest they like like to fill that nest with little baby crawly things. Before you know it you have a little crawly thing condo happening in your drapes Cartridge Pleats. Not at all what you had planned!
So, introduce the DrapeStyle Solution to the little crawly thing happening in your Cartridge Pleats. The Pleat Plug. Yes, this little device may seem innocent enough but it is the answer to colonies of little crawly guys forever. Plus, with the new Pleat Plug Technology with your Cartridge Pleated Drapes or Goblet Pleated Drapes you now end up with perfectly formed pleats that will last the lifetime of the drape. And, DrapeStyle gets themselves a Patent for “Drapery Technology”!!
In our never-ending quest to remain the leading Online Custom Drapery Retailer we have changed our pricing method a smidgen. We call it “Value Pricing” and here is what we have done. The vast majority of our Clients don’t really need extra long or extra wide custom drapes, they need the “standard sizes”. When we say “standard size” we mean 84 inches to 105 inches. About 90% of our Customers would fit into those drapery lengths and we want to be sure that we are as aggressively priced as possible. Going forward, on the majority of our draperies you will not be charged anything extra for your exact length from 84 to 105 inches. So if you need a 99 inch custom drape it will cost the same amount as a 102 or 84 inch panel. This should also help if you really need a 96 inch panel but would like a little more fabric to get that “puddle” on the floor. Now you can add a 4-5inch puddle and pay the same price. We really should call this “Puddle Pricing!”. We really hope this new pricing helps you extend your budget a bit and get the luxurious custom drapes in silk and linen that you want, at the length you want without having to resort to “ready-made” panels.
It seems as if there are new sources of Custom Roman Shades popping-up online all of the time. We did a little review of the pricing from each supplier and thought we would put them all into a nice little cheat sheet for you. It is important for us to be as competitive as possible in our quest to provide our Customers with the best value in custom drapes and Roman Shades. Whenever we see that we are not competitive with any of the products that we sell, we try to dig in and determine, “why?” and how do we fix it.
Here is a recent review of Roman Shade Pricing that we completed.
Our first comparison is for a Tailored or Pleated Roman Shade Style. We selected a Solid Linen Fabric with standard privacy lining.
Roman Shade Size
Roman Shade Fabric
Roman Shade Lining
Roman Shade Style
Roman Shade Price
48 Inch Wide x 36 Inch Long
Tailored / Pleated
48 Inch Wide x 36 Inch Long
Tailored / Pleated
For our next comparison we looked at a Flat Roman Shade Panel with Blackout Lining, also in Linen Fabric. We were suprised that Restoration Hardware did not offer a Silk Roman Shade Option. Here are the results for the Flat Roman Shade Option.
Roman Shade Size
Roman Shade Fabric
Roman Shade Lining
Roman Shade Style
Roman Shade Price
48inch Wide x 36inch Long
48inch Wide x 36inch Long
We’ll be comparing prices on more options from more Retailers in the near future and publish our results.
We can’t wait for summer at DrapeStyle and we are ready with new Sheer Linens. Sheer Linen is the perfect “Cottage Cozy” custom drapery fabric for gorgeous light-weight drapes. You can’t help but think of Coastal Living Magazine when you see these drapes and we really love them. Right now we have them On Sale to help you ease into summer, and you can enjoy No Payments and No Interest for 6 Months with Bill Me Later.
Oh, and Don’t be afraid to add a decorative trim detail near the pleat, on the leading edge or on the border. Our Designers would love to make some suggestion for you, just give us a call at 800-760-8257.
So, we don’t really promote our Valances very often but we really love these that we did for a Client in New Jersey. Valances can be such a great way to add a decorative detail without adding “too much” heavy fabric or drapery. The Designer and Our Client decided to go with Hunter Douglas Silhouettes Soft Roller Shades on all of the Windows. The Silhouettes are fine but can be very, very, shall we say “bland” when they are by themselves. So, the Designer specified a Custom Window Valance Treatment to go over the top of the Silhouettes. This gave the Client the best of both worlds, they wanted the privacy and simplicity of the Silhouettes with a little more customization and detail that we were able to provide with the Valances.
We made the Valances in Pebble Dupioni Silk, Lined and Interlined with an Inverted Pleat. We added our Windsor Braid as the decorative element to the edge.
We’ve just updated the look of the DrapeStyle Blog and we really hope you like it. We also have a new refreshed focus. Going forwardm I will be blogging about all of the custom drapery, Roman Shades and fabric topics that I used too, and now more “interior design” ideas as well. After all, drapery is our focus at DrapeStyle but we are really passionate about all things “Interior Design”. I hope you enjoy the new look and we can bring you topics that interest and inspire you.
We’re excited to introduce the new DrapeStyle Luxe Collection for 2014. These contemporary drapes are available in 25 amazing fabrics including the Parker which features the Nautical Knot Embroidery. Our Luxe Collection is available in any of our pleat styles including French Pleat, Cartridge Pleat and Grommets. These fabrics are in short supply so order your samples as soon as possible!
Most of the Luxe collection is comprised of Linen / Poly Blends or 100% Polyester which is wrinkle resistant and durable. You can get an extra long drapery panel at 135 Inches long and 46 inches wide, lined and interlined in the Parker Sapphire as shown below, for under $500 per panel. Once again DrapeStyle is proving that you can get high-end luxurious custom drapes without over-paying! These prices are valid until May 9th.
Really, who doesn’t love a sale? At DrapeStyle we are constantly working with our Fabric Mills and Suppliers to get special pricing and discounts that we can pass along to our Customers. Over the past few years the price of Silk Fabrics have skyrocketed. In fact, Silk Prices have been increasing as much as 10% per month. Many custom drapery retailers are moving away from Silks to lower price-point fabrics like cotton, velvet and polyester. We have diversified our product offering to include more synthetic fabrics but at our “core” we have always been a “Silk Drapery” Company. We have been pressing our Mills in India and at least for the next couple of months, we are getting a “break” on our silk prices. So, in turn, we pass that “break” along to our Customers. For the next couple of weeks you can save 15% off of our Solid Silk Dupioni Drapery Panels in your choice of pleat style including Cartridge Pleats and Grommets. You can also still upgrade to Blackout on any size drapery panel, including extra long drapery panels for only $99 each.
If you are in the market for Premium Quality Custom Drapes than now may be the perfect time to get a great discount at DrapeStyle, but hurry, the sale ends May 9th!.
Our designers are often asked to explain the difference between the different types of Silk Drapery Fabrics we offer at DrapeStyle. The three primary categories of Silk are Dupioni, Taffeta and Hand-Woven, also known as Matka. All of our Silks are imported from India however, there are distinct characteristics that make each one unique. Silk Dupioni is known in the textile industry for its modest sheen and less refined texture. The natural texture and slubs in the Dupioni yarn give it a slightly less formal look, which makes it a timeless choice for any Decor. Silk Taffeta is considered a more formal and luxurious fabric due to its higher sheen and more refined weave. Our Taffeta has a crisp smooth finish that looks elegant in any pleat style. DrapeStyle’ s European influenced, 100% Hand-Woven Silk Collection is the new look of Silk. We like to describe it as a marriage between the elegance of Silk and the natural texture of Linen. This combination gives it a unique, heavy weight weave often used in transitional designs. In any length, width or pleat style, this updated material has quickly become one of our best sellers.
The Weave of Silk Matka makes the fabric perfect for extra long drapes and Roman Shades. Silk Matka is resistant to stretching, if you need longer drapes like 125 inch custom drapes, 126 inch custom drapes, 127 inch custom drapes or even longer than Matka may be a good option for you. Call one of our Designers and let us help you determine your perfect length, width and pleat style.
Sometimes I look through our old photo-shoot files and find some images that I honestly had forgotten that we even had. So, I thought it would be a good idea to get those photos out to the public. This edition will be limited to silk drapery images and I’ll post photos of our Linen Drapes, Velvet Drapes and the rest of our photos in later posts. I’ll try to give you some perspective of where each photo was taken and some of the background of each as well. I hope you enjoy.
Well, I guess the best place to begin is…the beginning. This is the very first photo of a silk drapery panel that we ever took. Back in 2006, when we took this photo, we used to shoot on large-format 35mm film.
The film would have to be sent off to be developed and then when we got the final photos back, we would have to send them out to be professionally scanned. It would take us 2-3 weeks, and a lot of money, until we
finally had a “digital” photo that we could use for our young website. The photographer who took this photo went on to take photos for us for over 10 years. These drapes are Sea Blue Dupioni with French Pleat.
From the same photo-shoot. When we have a photo-shoot we use a lot of high-powered lights. This photo taught us that when we are going to use a drapery panel for a photo-shoot we need to make sure that
we use blackout lining to prevent the flash from being seen through the panel. If we would have used blackout lining on this panel, as we do on all of our photo panels now, the blackout would have
blocked the flash from being seen through the panel.
One of the many things that I love about our Business is being fortunate enough to have amazing Clients who invite us into their homes to photograph the drapes that we have made for them.
We have never paid for a photo-shoot location. Almost every shoot that we have had (and we have had many) are shot in the home of one of our Clients. No “Sets” nothing is fake.
Just great Clients who have welcomed us into their amazing homes.
When we started DrapeStyle one of our most popular fabrics was Embroidered Silk. We made some amazing drapes in these fabrics that we import directly from India.
Over the years the price of these fabrics has increased by about 5 times what we used to pay for them in the early 2000’s which has made them really expensive.
Because the fabrics have become so expensive, many of the Weavers in India won’t even make it any longer as they can’t sell enough of it to make the
weaving run profitable for them.
New Photo-Shoot, New House. Embroidered Silk Drapes with Inverted Pleat.
This is a simple single-width rod-pocket Embroidered Silk Drape. We added a 2″ Flange to the top of the Rod-Pocket.
Here is a similar Rod-Pocket Single-Width Panel without the 2″ Flange. These are typically used as “side-panels” and would be decorative as opposed to functional drapes.
For some reason this has always been one of my favorite photos. This fabric was discontinued shortly after the photo was taken so we really never used the photo very much. To me it is a very
warm and “homey” photo. One of the things that I do notice when looking at these older shots that were taken on film is that they do seem to be richer and warmer in tone.
You would really be amazed to know how hard it is for us to get our hands on really good silk stripes anymore. Because silk production is now so low, most of the Mills that are making
any silk at all are just making solids. Very few mills are even making simple stripes that used to be so popular. We loved these wide soft stripes that were very subtle. These were gorgeous drapes.
One of our popular Bordered Silk Drapes in Salaam Green and Chocolate. We split the length into thirds. The top-color goes on the top two-thirds of the panel and the border fabric comprises the balance.
We loved this color combination and with all of the silk fabrics that we have you can create thousands of combinations to suit almost any interior. It’s also fun to mix the fabric types, so silk on the top,
Linen on the bottom or vice versa. Don’t be afraid to take some fashion risks! Our Designers can help design an amazing set of draperies for you!
Schumacher has always been one of our favorite Fabric Mills. We’ve been making drapes, Roman Shades and Pillows out of their fabrics forever. This Hot House Flowers Fabric was a true classic!
We can make Tie-Backs in any of our fabrics, just give us a call to order over the phone.
The French Pleat is one of the most popular pleats we make. Really, the French Pleat has been a popular pleat for hundreds of years.
So, if we can make some great Bordered Drapes, we can certainly make Double-Bordered Drapes, so, we did! If one border is good, Isn’t two borders even better?
Here are a couple of fun photos of us taking photos!
I know that we “say it” all of the time, but it really is amazing to see how talented our Team of Seamstresses are. They make hundreds of custom drapery panels every month and they make each one by hand. Our Silk Hotel Drape is one of Decorators favorite styles and we love to watch them being made.
Our Seamstresses start by “Tabling” the drape, which means that they roll the fabric out onto a table and hand cut the the silk fabric to the correct length and width. Once the drapery fabrics are rolled out and cut, our Seamstresses will then have to cut the trim fabric that distinguishes the Hotel Drape. They cut yards of silk fabric into long strips…by hand. They then lay the strips of fabric onto the drapery fabric and pin it, by hand every few inches. They do this all the way around the perimeter of the drapery panel. Once they are satisfied with the position of the trim they will tack it down with a small amount of special fabric glue. The glue will hold the trim in place so that it can move through the sewing machines without moving. It takes us about 6-7 hours to make 1 pair of Silk Hotel Drapes or Linen Hotel Drapes. I know that they cost a little more than our standard silk or linen drapes but if you came and watched your draperies being made by these wonderful Seamstresses I promise you that you would think that they are a “bargain”.
I know that today with all of our technology and almost everything that we have in our homes being imported from China it is hard to believe that there are still amazing and wonderful People who are making Products right here in America. At DrapeStyle we are all truly honored to be part of American Craftsmanship and Manufacturing.
We really, really hope that you enjoy your DrapeStyle Drapes.
More goes into making a high-quality Custom Silk Drape than you may think. Here are some of the quality construction elements of why our custom silk drapes have been Designers favorites for over a decade. These are the drapes that House and Garden Called “Beautifully Made to Order”.
A: 100% Brass Grommets: Grommets are one of the most popular Pleat Styles for Silk Drapes. At DrapeStyle, we only use high-quality 100% Brass Grommets on all of our drapery. Brass Grommets will resist corrosion and will not discolor the drapery fabric. Our Grommets are also powder-coated (when a color is selected) which is much more resistant to peeling and chipping than paint. Finally, we hand-press each Grommet into the drapery panel. Hand-Pressing helps us to protect our fabrics from pulls, tears and “puckering” that are very common with “machine-pressed” Grommets.
B: 1-1/2 Inch Double Side-Hems: At DrapeStyle, all of our drapes are made with Double Side-Hems. Double Side-Hems really define “Custom” are are typically never seen in “store-bought” drapery. When making our side hems we use double the material, including linings and interlinings to create a very thick and heavy edge for the drapery panel. Making double side-hems uses twice the fabric than single side-hems but are one of the defining characteristics of High Quality Custom Silk Drapes.
C: 100% Indian Silk: We import all of our Silk Fabrics directly from India, many of which, are exclusive to DrapeStyle. India is the indisputable leader in weaving premium Silk Fabrics used in textiles worldwide. In fact, India has been weaving silk fabrics for literally thousands of years. At DrapeStyle we use Indian Silk exclusively, and never use lower quality (although cheaper) Thai Silk or any other inferior silk fabrics. Before we make your drapes we inspect the fabric by unrolling it in front of a back-light which shines through the material showing the fabrics flaws. Unacceptable flaws in the fabrics are rejected.
D: 4″ Double Bottom-Hem: Like our Double Side-Hems, we also use a 4″ Double Bottom-Hem on all of our silk drapes. Using a double-thick Bottom-Hem gives the drapery panel more fullness and allows it to “puddle” on the floor with more weight and thickness. Interior Designers and Decorators who know custom drapes would never specify anything other than a Double Bottom Hem.
E: Bottom Weights: We sew-in steel weights to the bottom corners of all of our custom silk drapes unless instructed otherwise. These weights are unique to “custom drapes” and are absolutely critical to the appearance of a well-made drape. The bottom-weights make the drapery panel hang straight and uniform and keep them from blowing in the slightest breeze. If you want “lighter” drapes that will blow more easily in the wind you can ask that we do not install the bottom weights.