When you are measuring for your custom drapes you may want to consider adding 4-5 extra inches to the length as a puddle. A Designer Secret for creating more elegant drapes is to add a puddle which spreads our on the floor beneath the drape. A puddle will also give the illusion that your windows and ceilings are taller. At DrapeStyle we often use drapes that puddle on the floor in our photo-shoots as they are more traditional and elegant. If you need any help in measuring for your draperies, even if you have extra long windows please give one of our Designers a call and we can help you to determine the perfect length for an elegant puddle. We would be happy to provide you with free fabric samples along with great advice. For over a decade, DrapeStyle has been the very best place to buy custom drapes online.
You can add an elegant puddle to your custom drapes in either linen or silk fabrics.
Adding a puddle to striped silk drapes with a tassel creates a unique designer look.
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.