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.
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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.
Thank you for supporting our efforts.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for reading!
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.
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.
One of our Amazing Seamstresses at work.
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.
At DrapeStyle we make a LOT of custom silk drapes. Been making them for well over a decade and shipping them all over the US and Canada. Most people know that silk is a natural fabric that is woven from the raw silk produced by the Silk Worm. Most raw silk is harvested in China and then chipped to India where it is woven into Silk Fabric and shipped all over the world. India has been the predominant producer of silk fabrics for literally hundreds of years.
Our silk fabrics arrive from India on rolls that average about 40-45 yards each. They are all 54 inches wide. The first thing that we do when we are preparing to make a set of silk drapes from our fabrics is to roll the fabric out against a light. We do this to look for imperfections in the silk fabric before we make any draperies from it. As a natural silk, most people know that it is going to have natural flaws or imperfections, especially Dupioni Silk. At DrapeStyle we have set “standards” of what we allow to pass and what we reject. When we find flaws that we reject we have to cut the entire length of fabric to remove the flawed area. Silk is expensive and having to cut portions of fabric out of roll and discard them hurts our profit margins. It’s not the way other Manufacturers do it but we think that it is the right thing to do.
If you are thinking custom drapes in Atlanta you should be thinking DrapeStyle. DrapeStyle has been manufacturing premium custom silk drapes, linen drapes and Roman Shades and shipping them to Atlanta for the past decade. We are happy to provide you with free samples of some of the most exclusive fabrics from Mills like Schumacher, Robert Allen, Kravet and Beacon Hill. Plus we have exclusive DrapeStyle Silks and Linens that will compliment any decor.
If you have tall windows and need extra long drapes or extra wide drapes, we have you covered. We manufacture each of our drapes and Roman Shades to order in our California Workroom. Call one of our Designers and let us show you how easy it is to Exchange your Curtains for amazing DrapeStyle quality for a price that will wonder why you waited so long.
At DrapeStyle we like to think of ourselves as on the “cutting-edge” of technology. I mean we have the iPad Apps, we are “Cloud Based” and our phones are VOIP. Yes, we are cutting-edge. We have cutting-edge technology in our Workroom too. Cutting-edge circa 1936. I love this equipment. The sewing machines that we use to manufacturer our drapes are straight out of the Industrial Revolution. These things are made out of steel, not a piece of plastic to be seen. They run 14 hours a day, 5 days a week. When I say “run”, I mean they are sewing, in constant motion for 10-12 hours a day and they have been doing that for roughly 60 + years. It is truly an amazing feat of “Technology”. We keep them maintained and well oiled and aside from that they just work. No re-booting required. Some of these machines have made tens of thousands of custom drapes.
Let me introduce you to a few of them…
First, I’d like you to meet our “Tacker”. This machine was made in Leeds England in the late 1940’s by the Adamson Machine Company. The Company has long been out of business so they obviously “don’t make these anymore”. The tacker is used for making drapery pleats like a French Pleat or Pinch Pleat. The Tacker just makes one deep stitch over-and-over again. The tacker is very powerful and is capable of sewing through multiple layers of lining and interlinings without missing a beat. If you own a Drapery Manufacturing Company you simply “must have” this machine or one like it and, you seriously can not buy one of these “new”. As a matter of fact, this one is just getting broken in and should be around long after all us are gone.
Now let me introduce you to our Drapery Pleater. We have a few of these by my favorite has to be our Singer 269. The 269 began it’s life in the 1950’s as a “Tacker” like the Adamson but in the 1970’s a Company from New York called Camatron started to convert old 269’s into Drapery Pleating Machines. The converted 269’s are a highly coveted work horse for Drapery Workrooms and are still very popular. Like the Adamson, they work all day long without skipping a beat.
The “Youngster” of our Crew has to be our US Blindstitch Machine. The Blindstitch is used to stitch the sides of the drapery panels in a very specific way. The stitch that the Blindstitch is “loose” so that the sides of the drapery panels don’t pucker or wrinkle. The tension of the stitch is very critical and varies depending on the thickness of the drapery fabric being used. Our US Blindstich was built in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
I sincerely look at all of these machines as works of art and I love to watch them run. When I think about the talent that went into designing this “technology” I am simply astonished considering that these machines were designed and manufactured before the computer age. These machines were literally designed using a slide rule and a calculator and they work within a hairs-width tolerance.
There are plenty of people who question why we would be making custom drapes in America when we could simply have them made in India, Pakistan or China. I guess that the only answer I can give is that we are passionate about what we do, the tools we do it with and the Customers we do it for. We’ll keep making custom drapes right here in American as long as American’s keep buying our Custom Drapes.
The internet and eCommerce have literally transformed the way we buy everything today. Who would have considered buy appliances, clothing, even food through a website just ten short years ago. Today we have such amazing resources at our finger-tips. Sites like Houzz and Pinterest give us the ability to drool over images of things we want, need and most of the time can’t afford.
The Custom Drapery Industry, no exception. For good or for bad, the days of heading downtown to the local drapery store are over. Most of the main street storefronts have either migrated to the web or are about too.
As a Consumer we now have more information, more options and better resources than ever before. We’ve been in the Custom Drapery Business for a very long time and we thought we would give you as much information as we possibly can. Even if you end up buying your draperies elsewhere, we hope you appreciate the information.
Chapter I: My Sister Bought her Drapes from Restoration Hardware. Yes. It is true, and now the whole world will know. My Wife and I own a Custom Drapery Company and my little sister bought her drapes from Restoration Hardware. Now, a little background. We are from New Jersey. Working Class New Jersey where most of my Family still lives. My Sister and her husband bought a new home in a brand new upscale community in southwest New Jersey. They love it. Big beautiful new homes averaging over 4000 square feet each. These are the McMansions that became popular in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Really huge tall windows with great views and vaulted ceilings. Stainless steel kitchens with two dishwashers.
So Lori buys this new home and all of her new friends in the neighborhood are hiring Interior Designers / Decorators to help them all deck the places out. Lori calls me and asks what I think and I tell her to go ahead and hire this Decorator that she was referred too. You know, got to keep up with the Jones’. Well, a few months later and I get the call. “Ron”, her Decorator has suggested that she buy new drapes at Restoration Hardware. He does it all of the time she tells me. Now, they wont be wide enough but Ron has a resource where they are going to buy two pair of drapes and then sew them together. Oh boy.
Flash forward 2 years. Now, my Parents buy a house about two miles away from my Sister, also in a new development. This one though, no McMansions. These homes are, well, single level. No stairs. Wide hallways and a lot of hand-rails. You got me, right? But these houses are nice, I mean, really nice. And, Like Lori, all of these Ladies are hiring Decorators too!
So now I get the call from my Mother and I brace myself. If she tells me that she is buying Restoration Hardware Drapes I am going to have a brain freeze. Turns out that her Decorator suggested that you buy her drapes from a place called DrapeStyle! An “Online Company” she says. My Mom could not have been more tickled.
Now the best part. My Mom has DrapeStyle and she is 78. My Sister has Restoration Hardware and she is 44. My Sister goes to my Mom’s house and sees her drapes. Now the calls are really coming…
“How could you have let me buy that c…p, from Restoration Hardware!”, “Moms drapes are so much better!”
Sometimes “kids” just have to learn for themselves.
Here is the real deal. The Thai Silk Drapes from Restoration Hardware were really not all “that bad”, but they weren’t DrapeStyle. They were lined but not interlined, the fabrics were thin. The hems were short and cheap. They just weren’t “custom”. And the reality is that they didn’t cost much less than DrapeStyle and by the time she paid the tailor to sew the two panels together, they really were about the same price as DrapeStyle 100% Custom. Lori spent a lot of time and a lot of money on those drapes and now we are making her new ones. She gets the “Family Discount” but she would have been much happier if she would have just ordered from DrapeStyle to begin with.
Ever wonder where some of the best Interior Designers and Decorators in the US and Canada go to buy their quality custom drapes online? For over a decade they have been coming to DrapeStyle. At DrapeStyle we have been helping Homeowners all over the US and Canada as well as some of the best Interior Designers and Decorators find the best values on custom made drapes online. We feature over 400 luxurious Designer Fabrics from leading Mills like Schumacher, Kravet, Lee Jofa, Beacon Hill, Robert Allen and our own line of premium imported silk and linen fabrics. We hand-craft each custom drapery panel to order in our own Orange County Studio and ship them worldwide. So, if you need something other than standard sized ready-made drapery that come in 106 inch or 108 inch lengths than just call one of our Designers and let us make you the custom draperies and Roman Shades that have been featured in magazines for over a decade.
Let’s face it, you can buy your standard size typical drapery panels anywhere. The panels, which are typically made in China are often inexpensive and the quality is “OK”. But if you are looking for some really unique custom drapery styles in silk and linen than you really need to give one of our Designers a call. At DrapeStyle, we have dozens of unique drapery styles available online but we also will create a “one of a kind” custom drapery design just for you. And, they often won’t cost you more than the standard sized drapery panels you will find at a Restoration Hardware or Ethan Allen Store. As a matter of fact, we can design your entire room of silk or linen drapes, Roman Shades and valances without you ever walking into a curtain or Shade Store. If you need extra long panels, wider panels or drapery to fit an odd-shaped window, we have you covered. You can even send us photo of the window and we can create a sketch for you to give you a visual of how your drapery and hardware will look.
Many people ask us if our custom silk and linen drapes are still available via Costco and/or Costco.com, they are not. We enjoyed a great relationship with Costco but our drapery styles and process has evolved to being a much more “custom” product that did not lend itself to high-volume, low-touch retail. As more and more online retailers are selling “ready-made” or “out-of-the-box” custom silk drapes and linen drapes we at DrapeStyle decided to focus on higher-end custom that you just can’t find from any larger Retailer like Restoration Hardware or Ethan Allen, etc. So if you are still looking for DrapeStyle custom drapery at Costco you won’t find us there but you can still find us at DrapeStyle.com.
Do you need to hire a professional Interior Designer or Decorator to help design and select the perfect set of custom drapes for my home? Maybe, maybe not. At DrapeStyle we help thousands of Clients, the most of whom are Homeowners, create amazing custom drapes that fit perfectly into their homes. We do this by employing the most talented Team of Sales Designers in the Drapery and Window Covering Industry. When you call DrapeStyle and you are considering spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on custom drapes you deserve to speak with a Professional Designer who is able to “consult” with you and assist you. Our Sales Designers are not paid on commission. Their simple motivation, as is ours as a Team is to provide the very best Customer Service and support as we possibly can.
Our typical Client has questions. A lot of questions. They will often describe what they are looking for, what their vision is. Once we get the measurements, which are most often provided by our Clients, our Designers go to work doing what they do best. I will often walk through our Design Center and I will see one of our Designers working on a sketch for a Client. So many times I am really amazed at the talent that we have. Here are some of the sketches I picked up this week. Of course, we don’t “charge” for this type of service, it is all part of working with DrapeStyle!
If you are looking for probably the absolute best bargain in custom made silk and linen drapes you definitely need to check out THE | OUTLET by DrapeStyle. In THE | OUTLET you wont just find half price drapes but you will find custom made designer quality drapery and accessories at discounts of up to 75% off retail. How is this possible? Well, in THE | OUTLET, we use first quality remnant fabrics and sample fabrics that we get from Mills to make gorgeous draperies that are often one of a kind. We try to use all of the remnants we have including trims, banding and fringes to make some amazing creations that you are not going to find anywhere else. And, most of them are better quality silk and less expensive than half price drapes and they include outdoor drapery, Roman Shades and even tassels, tie-backs and accessories. The one caveat with THE | OUTLET and all of our sale items is that many are unique and in limited quantities, so if you see something you like, grab them fast!