The summer heat is officially upon us and in some areas of the Country (like here in Phoenix) is seems impossible to escape. In fact, here in the desert it is often a challenge for our central air conditioners to keep pace with the 104 degree afternoons. These hot days remind us of some simple tricks to help reduce the temperature and help protect your furniture, upholstery and carpets from sun-damage. The best way to give your home some protection without the permanent window tinting is is add a layer of blackout lining to your custom drapery from DrapeStyle. Blackout Lining is a synthetic layer of lining that will block 99% of the sunlight from penetrating through your drapery fabric. Simply close your drapes and you will reduce the heat and damaging effects of UV rays without changing the way your custom drapes look or feel. Our blackout lining is available on almost any of our custom drapes and Roman Shades for a simple up-charge of just $99 per panel! Used properly, your blackout custom drapes and curtains may actually pay for themselves through the energy that they save!
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Most people think that if they are looking to buy custom drapes online they are going to have to give-up service. After all most online drapery retailers are just huge call-centers that churn and burn sales people every couple of weeks. You may have a catalog in front of you from one of these retailers and call their call-center to find that the person on the other end of the phone doesn’t know much more about custom drapes than you do.
At DrapeStyle, things are different. We’ve had the same Team of Sales Designers for over 7 years. They are not commission based and they aren’t trying to sell you anything that you don’t need. In fact, our Designers are more concerned with having a happy Customer than making a sale.
Our Designers are also “real” Designers who have gone to school to learn there trade. After School they have worked in Design Firms where they have actually met with Clients, prepared drawings and specified custom drapes for extra long windows, wide window and really every kind of window you can imagine. We have to pay our People more than what a “call-center” would have to pay their People but we think it’s worth it. As a matter of fact, we know that it’s worth it. Our Designers are true “consultants” and they are very capable of making sure that when you order your custom drapes you are getting the right size, pleat style and lining option, including blackout lining, that your will work in your living room, bedroom or where ever.
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.
A frequent Designer Dilemma is how to be sure that delicate and expensive fabrics are protected from the damaging UV Rays of the Sun. We are frequently asked by our Clients if their new custom silk drapes are going to be potentially damaged or faded in if exposed to direct sunlight. The answer is, yes, they will. We have Clients who purchase luxurious blue silk drapes, yellow silk drapes or our deep red silk drapes and are understandably concerned about fading of the rich colors in the fabrics. The best way to protect you drapery fabrics from fading is by using a very high-quality lining and interlining to protect them from direct sunlight. If possible we always suggest “blackout” lining as the blackout material is comprised of a sythetic membrane that is almost 100% inpenatrable from the sun. Blackout lining is the best way to protect you silk drapes, or any drapery fabrics from fading. In addition, using a high-quality lining or blackout lining will also help protect your upholstery fabrics and carpets from fading as well. Most drapery retailers will charge you a bit more to upgrade your draperies to blackout lining but over the long-term they will provide lasting benefits and will certainly pay for themselves. Most of the better Interior Decorators will almost always suggest a quality interlining and blackout lining for their Clients. They know that it is better to invest a little more on your custom drapes with quality linings and blackout linings than to get a call a year down the road from an upset Client complaining that their drapery fabrics have faded.
At DrapeStyle we’ve been making incredible custom drapes for well over a decade. We’ve been making them by hand, in the USA and we could not be prouder of our DrapeStyle Family. Over the past decade we have seen styles evolve. What was old is now new, what is new is already passe. What we are always reminded of, however, is the staying power of the classic silk drapes that our Customers love and just never go out of style.
Right now when you buy your silk drapes at DrapStyle you can upgrade to room-darkening and energy saving blackout lining for just $99 per panel. Turning any of our drapery in blackout drapes is a great way to save energy and create that “Boutique Hotel Room” in your own home. And, at DrapeStyle we only using the highest quality blackout lining from Hanes, the Industry Leader in drapery linings.
Whether your home decor are traditional, transitional or contemporary we have the perfect fabric color and pleat style to compliment your home. Of course, if you need a little extra help in deciding on which color, size or pleat style, please don’t hesitate to call one of our talented Designers at 800-760-8257. Our Designers are never on commission and are only here to help you make the right choice for your home.
Please also take a look at our new Video Room where we have posted a few short videos of how we make your silk drapes and pillows.
Thanks as always from DrapeStyle