The weather’s starting to warm up and soon we’ll be entertaining outdoors. It’s not too early to start thinking about outdoor drapes and curtains. Outdoor drapes can provide privacy, protection and style to your outdoor space. DrapeStyle custom makes drapes, curtains, and pillows in a variety of colors and patterns, in quality, weather resistant outdoor fabrics.
Order by April 22nd and you’re guaranteed FREE UPS Ground delivery* by Memorial Day.
Do you have an outdoor shower? Fun and functional, outdoor showers are an easy way to clean up after a day at the beach. Why not add a beautifully bright shower curtain? Coordinate your shower curtain color with the color of your home or other outdoor fabrics. Your kids might actually look forward to cleaning up!
When you order from DrapeStyle, you’ll receive the highest quality drapery and pillows. Our drapes and pillows are made from heavyweight fabric from Sunbrella®, or Schumacher’s outdoor fabric designer Trina Turk. Our outdoor drapes are weather resistant and available in any length imaginable. All of our drapes include details such as bottom weighted corners. You also have a choice of six different pleat styles, including solid brass corrosion resistant grommets. Our pillows include a polyester insert and you have your choice of welting and size. Available in any of our fabrics, our pillows are suitable for use indoors or out. Add matching tiebacks and pillows for a truly custom look for your space. And as always, your drapes and pillows will be made right here in the USA in our own Phoenix, Arizona studio.
*Free standard UPS ground shipping is available to the 48 contiguous states. Free shipping is now included on all drapery, Roman Shades, outlet purchases and pillow orders at no extra cost. (Some items that are too large or too heavy for ground shipping may incur an additional oversize freight charge).
Just the words, “Tiffany Blue” conjure up thoughts of a little, blue, box, with a white satin bow. Then your mind starts to dream up the beautiful things that little box can hold.
The color known as Tiffany Blue was selected by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany for the cover of Blue Book, Tiffany’s annual collection of exquisitely handcrafted jewels, first published in 1845. Also referred to as robin’s-egg blue or forget-me-not blue, this distinctive color may have been chosen because of the popularity of the turquoise gemstone in 19th-century jewelry. Turquoise was also a favorite of Victorian brides who gave their attendants a dove-shaped brooch of turquoise as a wedding day memento.
Tiffany Blue was later adopted for use on Tiffany shopping bags, as well as in advertising and other promotional materials. True to the founder’s vision, the Tiffany Blue Box became an icon of luxury and exclusivity.
Pantone (the company responsible for developing the standardized color reproduction system) developed, and closely guards, the formula for the Tiffany Blue color. No one else can legally use THE Tiffany Blue color.
The Tiffany Blue has been a popular trend, and you can purchase just about anything in this shade, including window treatments. DrapeStyle has several blue fabrics that would work well with this classic theme. We would be happy to send you fabric samples of any of our beautiful blues, and your first $10 in samples are free. Everything DrapeStyle makes is custom made, so you are free to design your very own drapes, Roman Shades or pillows in any of our over 500 fabrics.
And in case you were wondering…….
TIFFANY & CO., TIFFANY, the color TIFFANY BLUE and the TIFFANY BLUE BOX are trademarks of Tiffany and Company.
Shabby chic interiors evoke a warm, comfy, casual feeling. It is an extremely popular trend in home decorating, weddings, crafting and more. Some of the characteristics of Shabby Chic are layering on the texture such as wicker, linen, cotton, and burlap. Don’t be afraid to mix furnishings in different finishes, colors and styles, or from different eras. Introduce painted, stained and distressed woods, as well as metals and iron. Vintage fixtures, hardware and accessories married with white or pastel-painted cabinets are the essence of today’s shabby chic style.
Another characteristic of Shabby Chic is well worn furniture with beautiful patinas. For a truly unique piece, create your own patina by removing some of the paint on furniture with steel wool. Use a piece of furniture differently than that it was originally made for. What a great way to reuse, re purpose and up-cycle!
Need more ideas for Shabby Chic? Add lots of fun, feminine touches like ruffles, ribbon, florals. DrapeStyle has dozens of fabrics that could be used for the Shabby Chic trend! Check out the Shabby Chic page for more ideas. Any of our fabrics can be used to make Custom Drapes, Roman Shades and Pillows.
All of our fabrics can be viewed online and ordering samples is quick and easy. We’ll even give you your first $10 in samples free. Simply use coupon code “SAMPLES” at checkout. We’ll have your fabric samples to you within a few days and when you’re ready to order, we’re here to answer any questions you may have. DrapeStyle has been in business since 2002, and we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. And you do too! Thanks to great customers like you, our feedback and reviews are excellent. We have been awarded the Best of Houzz in customer service three years in a row. So if you need a little help with measuring, fabric advice, or even if you would like to place your order over the phone, we’re here to help.
Last week I was working with a designer who was working with a couple that was remodeling their home. They absolutely loved one of the Schumacher fabrics featured on our website. They loved THE most expensive Schumacher fabric DrapeStyle offers, but having drapes made from this fabric was a little out of their price range.
I suggested that they consider having their drapes made in a linen fabric in a solid color. DrapeStyle’s Belgium Estate Linen fabrics are beautifully textured and come in a range of colors. They could then have tiebacks and pillows made in the Schumacher fabric they loved. By doing this, they would save money and would still get a punch of color throughout the room, in the beautiful Schumacher Hot House Flowers fabric they loved so much.
The designer’s client loved the idea, and they were able to purchase beautiful custom drapes, tiebacks and pillows, save a bit of money, and still create the look they were hoping for.
Still considering tiebacks? Don’t forget the outdoors! When your outdoor drapes aren’t in use, tie them back for a finished look. You can add matching tiebacks to your order or try a complementary fabric for an added punch of color. Your tiebacks will be made with the same sun and mildew resistant fabric as your drapes. Please see our outdoor page for more details.
For $39.99 each, you can purchase tiebacks in any of DrapeStyle’s custom fabrics. For a designer touch, select a complementary fabric for your tiebacks, the possibilities are endless. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the fabrics for the pillows either! Contact one of our designer’s for suggestions or ideas, fabric samples, or a quote. We love helping our customers create their dream drapes. In fact, DrapeStyle has been awarded Best of Houzz in Customer Service for three years in a row. Great customer service paired with the most talented seamstresses, and no detail gets overlooked. We are here to help you every step of the way. Please join us in the DrapeStyle experience, you will be pleased.
Add a splash of color to your bathroom by adding a custom shower curtain. We have fabrics for every style!
Do you have a particular color or design of fabric you love? Have you had a difficult time finding the size of shower curtain you need? Would you like your shower curtain to match the window treatments in your bathroom? You should consider having your shower curtain custom made.
Adding a custom shower curtain can add height, drama and privacy to your shower or tub. DrapeStyle has been making custom window treatments for over a decade. And yes, we can make your shower curtain too! Select any of our fabrics, and for a designer touch, try adding additional details. DrapeStyle has so many trims, ribbons and tassels, the combinations are endless.
For a truly custom look, tie in your window treatments with your shower curtain. DrapeStyle can custom make Roman Shades for any window. Roman Shades are an inexpensive way to add color and privacy to your bathroom. We have hundreds of coordinating fabrics to choose from. We make our custom Roman Shades in our own studio right alongside our custom drapes. Our Roman Shades are available in any of our 400 Designer Fabrics. Roman Shades are available in widths up to 96″ and lengths up to 102″ in a variety of styles.
Many customers like the look of a double drape. These can be decorative or functional, it’s up to you, because everything here at DrapeStyle is custom made. DrapeStyle makes curtains, drapes, shades and pillows to order in our Arizona Studio.
And just like your drapes, you want to hang your shower curtain “High and Wide”. This will give the illusion that the walls are taller and the room is larger than it actually are. In need of coordinating hardware? Drapestyle offers several different types of drapery hardware, from classic to contemporary, in a wide array of finishes, you’re sure to find something that fits your style.
So whether you are looking for a custom shower curtain, or a creative way to hide an unsightly shower, DrapeStyle has a solution. Order samples of any of our fabrics and see the quality for yourself. Pair that with a talented team of seamstresses, that have an average of 25 years experience, and you’re guaranteed the highest quality products, made here in the USA. When you buy your drapes from DrapeStyle, you are buying directly from the factory, nothing here is “ready made”. Please contact one of our designers for more information or if you need a little help designing your shower curtains, drapes or Roman Shades.
IKAT (pronounced ee-kot) continues to be one of the hottest trends in home and fashion today. Ikat comes to us from places like Indonesia, India, and central Asia.
Ikat is defined as “a method of weaving that uses a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibers. The dye is applied prior to the threads being woven to create the final fabric pattern or design.
What does this really mean? You can easily add a bit of this fun, global style to your home without breaking the bank!
Some easy ways to incorporate Ikat into your home are:
Throw pillows are an inexpensive way to add a pop of color and the latest Ikat trend. Available in a variety of prints, DrapeStyle has several options for custom made pillows. Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns within the same hue.
Another inexpensive way to add style and color to a room. Ikat wall art is available almost anywhere. You could even make your own art by purchasing a bold Ikat fabric and “frame it” over canvas stretcher bars you can purchase at any craft store.
A tray, vase, rug, footstool or pouff; items like these throughout the room can really add a punch of color and carry through the Ikat theme.
Drapes or Roman Shades
This is where DrapeStyle can be a tremendous help. We have several Ikat patterns available for custom drapes in any style you choose. Ikat patterns also look great made up in a Roman Shade and pillows. At DrapeStyle, little details like matching up patterns, weighted bottoms, blind stitching, and 3 1/2″ returns, have made DrapeStyle one of the largest suppliers to home owners and designers throughout the US and Canada.
So whether your decor is traditional, rustic or eclectic, Ikat patterns can be incorporated into your room’s decor. DrapeStyle has many Ikat fabrics to choose from. We carry designers such as Robert Allen, Kravet, Schumacher and Trina Turk, and we would be happy to send you samples of any of our fabrics. Once you have received your samples, feel free to contact one of our designers that can help you design your dream drapes. At DrapeStyle, we have been making custom window treatments for over a decade. We love our customers and it shows! DrapeStyle has been awarded Best of Houzz in customer service for three years in a row. Pair that with our talented team of seamstresses, who have on average, 25 years of experience, and you have a winning team! As always, your drapes will be hand made right here in the USA. Please join us in the DrapeStyle experience-you will be pleased.
Hover. Break. Puddle. You probably know these words but did you know they also pertain to drapes and curtains?
Determining the length of your drapes takes a little thought. First, ask yourself a few questions:
What is the style of the room you are having drapes made for? Is it formal or casual?
Does this room get a lot of traffic? You do have kids and pets constantly running through the room? Will there be traffic going in and out of the door the drapes will be hanging from?
What kind of flooring is in this room? Carpet? Tile? Wood? What length will look best with your type of flooring?
Not only are drapes like “Jewelry”, creating the finishing touch to your room, but they can provide privacy, help with heating and cooling cost, and make your room and windows appear larger. So it is important that we make your custom drapes the correct size.
These are examples of drapes that are too short:
What a difference drapes make!
This is the same sized window; doesn’t the window on the left look so much bigger?
Hang ’em HIGH and WIDE!
This is a trick that designers use to make the space appear larger than it is. Your room will look taller if your drapes hang 2″ from the ceiling. Measure 2″ below the ceiling or moulding, to the floor for your finished length. If your space doesn’t allow you to hang your drapes this high, you can hang the drapery rod 4″ above the window moulding. Measure from this point to the floor and this will be your finish length.
Next, let’s define a few terms:
Hover or Floor Length-Drapes that meet the floor:
This is the most popular option for customers to select. Floor length drapes lend a more casual look, and are a more practical option if the drapes will be opened and closed often. If you are using a drapery rod with rings, measure from the bottom of the drapery rings to the floor to get your finished length.
Trouser Break-Drapes break like a pair of trousers-one inch of fabric on the floor:
Trouser break drapes offer a tailored, but more casual look with that designer touch. Take the measurement from the bottom of the drapery rings to the floor and add one inch. All fabrics look great with this look.
Minimal Puddle-Drapes “puddle” or gather slightly on the floor:
Beautifully tailored looking drapes with a minimal puddle. This look adds softness to a room for a more cozy feel. Take the measurement from the bottom of the drapery rings to the floor and add 1-3″ to create this look.
Moderate Puddle-Drapes with a more substantial amount of fabric gathered on the floor:
Take the measurement from the bottom of the drapery rings to the floor and add 3-6″ for a moderate puddle. This style is more appropriate for rooms with less traffic, where you won’t be cleaning the floors often. This lends towards a more formal look, and drapes that puddle can really help with heating and cooling loss!
Opulent Puddle-A large amount of fabric gathered on the floor:
A more formal, luxurious feel. Measure from the bottom of the drapery rings to the floor, and add 6-8″ for an opulent puddle. This style is usually used in formal settings, perfect for drapes that won’t be opened and closed often. For a romantic look, silk fabrics look beautiful when puddled on the floor.
If you are designing outdoor drapes, you may want your drapes a couple of inches off the ground. Keep in mind that on your patio, water may puddle, dirt and leaves may collect, so by shortening your drapes two inches you will prevent the bottom of the drapes from getting dirty:
DrapeStyle has been making custom draperies for over a decade. We have thousands of satisfied customers because we truly care about helping you design your dream drapes. There are guide lines that can provide you with the information you will need when ordering your drapes. Still need a little help? We’re here to help you every step of the way and we can determine the best width and length for your drapes.
DrapeStyle has been awarded the Best of Houzz for customer service, three years in a row. We LOVE helping our customers create their dream drapes! Pair that with the most talented, experienced, studio staff who will take great care in custom making your drapes, and we think you’ll be pleased with the results. For current promotional offers, please see our website: www.DrapeStyle.com.
What is a “Width”? This is probably the question I am asked most often from customers.
You ordered fabric samples. You taped the fabric samples to your wall next to the window. You lived with those samples taped to your wall for two weeks, and finally decided on a color. Now you’re ready to order your drapes.
Quantity, check. Fabric, check. Pleat, check. Length, check. Width…..width? Do I need 1 width? 2 and a half widths? What IS a width?
You are online, ordering drapes and you hit a snag. What is a “width”? This is the question I am asked most often. A width refers to the width of the fabric used to make a drape or curtain. Usually, when you roll the fabric off a bolt, it is about 54″ wide. 1 width starts out at 54″ wide. The sewing begins by gathering and tacking the pleat. Then we create 1 1/2″ side hems with blind stitching. Then we sew 3 1/2″ overlaps-you want the drapes to overlap in the center, so light does not shine through.
These pictures are examples of drapes that do not have overlaps, they are not wide enough to completely close:
DrapeStyle also creates 3 1/2″ returns-a return is a piece of fabric at the end of the drape that returns back to the wall so that light does not shine through the sides. So what started as a 54″ wide piece of fabric, is now a 26″ wide drape with French Pleats.
Here are some examples of returns:
So based on all of these details, NOW how many widths do I need?
DrapeStyle has this easy formula we use to determine width:
Length of drapery rod (in inches) + 16″ = X
X divided by the # of drapes = how many inches wide each drape should be.
Ask yourself how wide is your window? Or better yet, how wide is the drapery rod you are going to hang your drapes on? If your window is 48″ wide, you will probably want to extend the drapery rod at least 4″ on both sides of the window. So your finish width is 56″.
Take the finished width, 56″, and add 16″ to account for hems and overlaps. 56″ plus 16″ equals 72″.
Take this number, 72″, and divide it by the number of drapes you would like. Usually the number of drapes is 2. So 72″ divided by 2 equals 36″. You want each drape to be at least 36″ wide. This will ensure that the drapes will have adequate coverage and it will be 2 times fullness. Fullness refers to the additional fabric needed to make the pleats full and rich looking. At DrapeStyle, we think that 2 times fullness looks great. You want your drapes to look, full, luxurious, and rich looking. Not wimpy, and you certainly want to be sure that the drapes are made wide enough to close. After all, you paid for the drapes to block out light and add a little privacy, right?
Or, when you are entering your information online, next to the width you select, it will tell you how wide the drape will be:
Bottom line, DON’T SWEAT IT!
We are here to help you figure out all of the details so that we can create your dream drapes! Contact us and tell us your window measurements and we’ll do the rest. DrapeStyle has been awarded the Best of Houzz Customer Satisfaction award, three years in a row. We LOVE to help our customers create the perfect window treatments for their home. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. DrapeStyle has been making custom drapes, roman shades and pillows for over a decade, by women with an average of 25 years experience. We think you’ll be pleased with the results.
So much to do before your little one arrives! And preparing the nursery is a must. Not only can window treatments provide the finishing touch for a room, but window treatments in a nursery can make all the difference in your baby’s sleeping patterns. If you are preparing a nursery, you will want to consider blackout lined drapes and roman shades. Your baby will be sleeping most of the time, and blackout lining will provide nearly complete blockage of sunlight and streetlights, and provide UV protection; it is a great investment. For an additional $99 per drape, you can add blackout lining and protect your window treatment investment.
Roman shades are a great way to create privacy and block out light. DrapeStyle can custom make roman shades to fit inside or mounted outside your window. This is a beautiful and inexpensive way to control light in a nursery. Decorative drapery panels can be added to either side of the window for added interest, texture and color. Tie in your drapes with the crib bedding or the theme of the nursery. Don’t be afraid to add fun designs or bright colors to the nursery. Have fun and get creative!
You can add a designer touch by adding unique tiebacks to the drapes. Traditional tiebacks can be beautiful, but why not get creative and use garland, flowers, stuffed animals; almost anything can be attached to rope or ribbon and be used as a tie back!
Decorating your nursery with soft colors, wild fun prints, or you just want to keep it simple. However you decide to decorate your nursery, make it a special place for you and your baby. You both will be spending a lot of time in the nursery, so it is important to make it a calm, comfortable place for both of you.
If you need more information about the quality or production standards, please see our website for more information. Or simply call one our our designers who would be happy to assist you by sending you fabric samples, giving you advice on sizes and measurements, or helping you place your order. We love helping make our customers dreams come true! Maybe that’s why DrapeStyle has been awarded the Best of Houzz in Client Satisfaction two years in a row. When you purchase your window treatments from DrapeStyle you can be confident that you are getting the highest quality products and the absolute best value anywhere, made right here in the USA.
DRAPESTYLE of Phoenix, Arizona Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016
Over 35 Million Monthly Users Nominated the Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals from Around the World
DRAPESTYLE of Phoenix, Arizonahas won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Theindustry leader of custom draperies and Roman Shades for over a decade was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize DRAPESTYLE, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
At DrapeStyle, we have been passionate about designing and manufacturing the highest quality custom draperies, pillows and roman shades available anywhere and delivering the best value to our customers since 2002. Value that comes from purchasing a premium product directly from the manufacturer. After all, DrapeStyle is where professional ASID designers in the US and Canada have been buying their drapery, pillows and roman shades for over a decade.
DrapeStyle makes each set of curtains and drapes to order in our Arizona Studio. On average, our team members have over 25 years of experience in sewing the highest quality drapery for professional designers and discerning homeowners throughout the US and Canada. When you buy your drapes at DrapeStyle, you are buying directly from the factory, nothing here is “ready made”. Whether designing a home, restaurant or hotel, professional designers put their trust in DrapeStyle and each drape we make includes the same quality features:
Value Pricing: When you purchase your window treatments from DrapeStyle you can be confident that you are getting the absolute best value anywhere:
Perfect Length, Same Price. At DrapeStyle you can select most drapery from 84″ to 105″ lengths for no additional charge.
Six Pleat Styles – One Price. Choose from French Pleat, Inverted Pleat, Rod-Pocket, Rod-Pocket with Flange or Parisian Pleated Drapery for the same price. Grommets require an additional charge.
Premium Linings and Interlinings. Nothing makes drapery more luxurious than premium heavy-weight linings. At DrapeStyle we only use the finest linings and interlinings by Hanes.
Exclusive Luxurious Fabrics. We feature luxurious fabrics from some of the finest mills in North America, Europe and India, many of which are exclusive to DrapeStyle.
DrapeStyle Rewards. When you purchase your window treatments at DrapeStyle you are eligible to earn DrapeStyle Rewards Points which can be redeemed for custom pillows, drapery, accessories or nearly any product in our store.
And our best quality feature, Our People. When you call DrapeStyle you’ll be speaking with a professionally trained designer, not a sales person. Our designers can help you determine the best fabrics, sizes and application for your project. We’ll even create a sketch for you if you need one. We LOVE to help our customers create the perfect window treatments for their home. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. DrapeStyle has been making custom drapes, roman shades and pillows for over a decade. We think you’ll be pleased with the results.
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.
I usually make two; one resolution I know I can keep, like, I vow to take a multivitamin everyday. And the other is more of a goal. This year, my “goal” is to clean out and organize my craft closet. I have a craft closet, stuffed full of all things crafty; jewelry making stuff, pillow making stuff, party decorating stuff, sewing stuff, 4th of July decorations, St. Patty’s day decorations, floral arranging stuff… You get the point. So I plan on cleaning out my closet, and reorganize everything so it’s easy to get to. And I’m going to try and get my husband to clean out the garage. And I think if we clean and purge enough, we might have enough “stuff” to hold a yard sale.
Resolve to Refresh…
If the New Year puts you in the same mind set; cleaning out and organizing, you may find that you want to update a few things around the house. What about custom made window treatments and pillows?
Much like a well tailored suit, custom window treatments in the correct length and width, can make all the difference. And DrapeStyle can help. We’ve been making custom drapes and roman shades since 2002. In any length and any width, we can create a look that’s just right for your home. You know how good you look in a tailored outfit, if it fits good, you feel great. It’s the same with window treatments.
Sure, you can purchase drapes at the department store in the lengths they want to sell. Sure, you can go to the home store and purchase the same ready made roman shades your neighbors have. Or you can get custom window treatments made in your choice of over 400 fabrics, 6 drapery pleat styles, 5 roman shade styles, and dozens of different trims, tassels, fringe and ribbon for that truly custom look.
Need some inspiration? Order our free catalog and you’ll be inspired by the designs, color pallets and attention to detail DrapeStyle puts into every order. We have been making quality window treatments and pillows for over a decade. Our design studio has a talented team of seamstresses that have, on average, 25 years of experience in sewing the highest quality drapery for professional designers and discerning homeowners throughout the US and Canada. When you buy your drapes at DrapeStyle, you are buying directly from the manufacturer, nothing here is “ready made”. Whether designing a home, restaurant or hotel; homeowners as well as professional designers put their trust in DrapeStyle. Each drape we make includes the same quality features, something we will continue to honor in the New Year.
Need a little help?Contact one of our design consultants and we’ll help you create a custom look for your home made from the highest quality fabrics and meticulous craftsmanship. And at DrapeStyle, we take pride in being able to say our products are made right here in the USA.
So if you’re thinking about updating for the New Year, and you are thinking about silk, linen or cotton; drapes, or roman shades; pillows or hardware; DrapeStyle can help you create a custom, tailored, one of a kind window treatment that’s a perfect fit for your home. What better way to ring in the New Year?
During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. Our customers.
Without our customer’s support and confidence, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love doing most; making beautiful, luxurious custom window treatments for customers all over the world. At DrapeStyle, we have been passionate about designing and manufacturing the highest quality custom draperies, roman shades and pillows, available anywhere. DrapeStyle makes each set of curtains and drapes to order in our Arizona Studio.
On average, our team members have over 25 years of experience in sewing the highest quality drapery for professional designers and discerning homeowners throughout the US and Canada. When you buy your drapes at DrapeStyle, you are buying directly from the factory, nothing here is “ready made”. Whether designing a home, restaurant or hotel; homeowners as well as professional designers put their trust in DrapeStyle and each drape we make includes the same quality features.
We have been delivering the best value to our customers since 2002, and look forward to many, many more years. We at DrapeStyle would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a safe and happy holiday.
So that our employees may spend the holiday with family and friends, DrapeStyle will be closed December 24th through 27th and December 31st through January 3rd.
We look forward to continuing to serve you in the New Year, with exceptional service, value and design.
PLUS save $75 off your DrapeStyle order! Everyone is advertising Black Friday deals and DrapeStyle is no exception. You don’t need to wait until Friday. Save all week on drapes, curtains, roman shades, pillows and drapery hardwareAND save $75 on your order. Select from over 400 fabrics, 6 drapery pleat styles, 5 roman shade styles, and 4 different lining options.
Shop from the convenience of your own home and save on silk, linen and cotton drapes. With discounts as much as 20% off, these are some of the lowest prices of the year. You’ll find great deals at www.drapestyle.comPLUS, when you sign up for DrapeStyle rewards, you will instantly earn $25 off your first purchase! That’s a total of $100 off!
So if you are in need of replacing older window treatments, updating your home or simply don’t have any window treatments at all, consider DrapeStyle for all of your drapery, roman shade and drapery hardware needs. And for a limited time, save up to 25% off regular prices, PLUS save $75 off this week!
*Use coupon code “FRIDAY” at checkout. $75 discount requires $999 minimum order, new orders only. Cannot be combined with any other coupons. Offer expires November 29, 2015.
Veteran’s Day is this week and it reminds me how grateful I am to the men and women who have served this great country. How proud I am to live in this great country. How fortunate I am to live in this great country. When my husband and I bought our first home 15 years ago, do you know what the first thing I bought was? No, not drapes. An American flag! I couldn’t wait to fly an American flag outside my own home, I am so proud to be an American!
Which leads me into thinking about “Made in the USA”. What exactly does that mean? Does that really matter?
DrapeStyle has been making custom drapes, roman shades and pillows in the USA from the very start. Why is this important? We not only design here, we manufacturer here. This means that DrapeStyle is able to control the quality of the products it produces. The custom drapes and roman shades we produce right here in Arizona are of the highest quality in both fabric and workmanship. I receive about two or three calls a week, from customers wanting to know where our drapes are made. I’m proud to say that DrapeStyle’s products are made in the USA.
A few examples of DrapeStyle’s American suppliers:
In 1889, the F. Schumacher Fabric Company was started in New York. DrapeStyle carries many of Schumacher’s stunning fabrics. To this day, F. Schumacher is still a family owned company and continues to be a leader in the fabric industry.
The Robert Allen fabric company was started over 75 years ago in Massachusetts and continues to reside there today.
We have many suppliers from small fabric companies in Southern California.
Our linings and interlinings are made by Hanes, right here in the USA.
DrapeStyle uses Sunbrella fabrics for our outdoor drapes and pillows. Sunbrella features sun and water resistant fabrics in a rich array of colors, and it is manufactured in North Carolina.
So as you can see, we support many local American companies by using them as suppliers for our finished products.
Need more great reasons to buy “Made in the USA” products?
When you buy American made products, the proceeds remain in the U.S. economy. The money you spend then pays the workers that directly or indirectly created the product you just purchased!
American manufacturers abide by strict regulations to protect the environment. These regulations do not exist in most of the top countries manufacturing and importing their goods into the USA causing massive pollution and environmental abuse.
Importing countries have little or non-existent regulations or standards for working conditions. By keeping our dollars in the USA, we are not supporting these horrible working conditions (long hours, exploitation of children, extremely low wages, etc.).
Quicker turn around times. Everything is here so that means it gets made more quickly, and gets shipped to you more quickly!
Nothing at DrapeStyle is “ready-made”. Custom draperies take a little more time, cost a little more money, but we think it’s worth it. And most importantly, all of our drapes, curtains, roman shades and pillows are made from the highest quality materials, right here in the USA, by a team of professionals that have an average of 25 years experience. We hope you have as deep as a commitment to American-made products as we do.
If there is any one room in the house that we love to drape it would be the Living Room. We love our living rooms and the reality is that they are really more and more the showcases for our style and decor. Keep the kids out of the living room…and the dog and let your creativity go wild. Deck it out with silk drapes, lined drapes or the combination of the two. Add a rich flowing puddle so that your drapes fall gracefully on the floor. Our Installers will often spend up to 30 minutes per window just detailing and dressing the way the drapery puddle covers the floor. If you are going to choose one room to be your showcase room for your living room drapes than let your color and fabric palette loose. We often suggest a 4-6 inch puddle for your drapes if you are not going to be opening and closing the door frequently. If you are going to be opening and closing the drapes often you probably will want to avoid the puddle and just have your drapes hang just above the floor. If you have any questions on how to measure for a drapery floor puddle or just great living room drapery ideas than give one of our Designers a call.
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.
Sometimes less color is can be more elegant than more color. We made these very classic white silk drapes for a Client and layered them with sheers behind them. The look is more classic contemporary with French Pleats and no puddle. The drapery length is just above the floor which adds to it’s tailored and contemporary look. We also added simple white silk roman shades that compliments the silk drapes. This is a relatively small living room and the light colors and bright windows make the space look larger.
Although the predominant color of the drapes are white, by adding the sheers our Designers have created interest and depth by mixing the textures of the fabrics.
Both the Sheers and Drapes are French Pleated and we have added a white silk top-band to the Sheers. The hardware is classic iron. Like this look? Call one of our Designers and let us show you why for over ten years DrapeStyle has been the best place to buy custom drapes and curtains online.
One of the common themes that we are finding is that more and more of our Clients are converting their living rooms into more of a Home Theater Room. They are going with the larger flat panel televisions and want to make their living rooms as “Theater Like” for those afternoons where they want to crawl up on the couch and watch a movie or a game. We always try to suggest to them when considering their living room drapes to upgrade to our Blackout Lining option. Blackout is a synthetic lining which blocks out about 98% of the light from penetrating through the drapery fabric. The result is that blackout helps to convert your typical living room into a Home Theater Room. And, maybe the best part is that you can upgrade to blackout lining for only $99 per panel – any size panel, at DrapeStyle.
One other added benefit is that the blackout lining is going to help protect your all of your interior fabrics from sun damage and fading, including your carpets. And, if that is not enough, Blackout will also help reduce your energy bills by providing additional insulation. If you are buying drapes for you living room, you really should give Blackout lining some serious consideration.
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!