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8 Wonderful Ways to Splurge With Silk
Treasured for its luster and elegance, this fabric far outshines its imitators in all kinds of uses around the home
"Silk's origins make for an enchanting history. As the story goes, a Chinese empress... have used silk fabric for clothing, arts and decor. The fabric has become a staple... rugs, draperies, upholstery, wallpaper, art, pillows and much more. The intensive... Today most silk averages $25 to $45 per yard. See if any of these wonderful examples... examples of silk in today's homes would work for you.... love silk, especially for curtains or pillows...embroidered silk is timeless !..."
Draperies Lay It on the Lining
Drapery looks and performance rest on the right lining. Here's how to get the best coverage for your needs
"Drapery looks and performance rest on the right lining. Here's how to get the best... thought of draperies in the first place. Never fear — here's some practical advice on... because silk fades easily and it's too expesive for 1 year disposable draperies. Best... referring to drapery silk as being suitable for "sash curtains and mantle drapes." Sears... curtains, draperies and drapes: simply put, draperies and drapes are considered more..."
22 Divine Draperies That Indulge and Delight
"beautiful draperies, get some ideas from these eye-popping, luxurious examples fit for... custom draperies — nary a tab-top panel from a big-box store in sight. As you go through... custom draperies have enough width to create a feeling of luxury and opulence. They... will see silk, velvet and linen. Polyester, not so much. Beautiful fabrics have a higher... called draperies. You drape draperies. Bobbi P -- Nice that you did that with your..."
Use Draperies to Warm Up Your Rooms for Winter
Window coverings in rich colors and textures turn your space into a cozy retreat for fall and winter
"out the drapery in accordance with the season. Lightweight and sheer draperies welcome... changing your drapery for the season or simply looking for a change, the following photos... the rich silk over the less formal roman shades. I've done a similar project for a client... opulent red silk panels and the outcome was sooooo beautiful. BTW - I've used dreamdrapes... wall of drapery behind it? Don’t think winter-appropriate drapes can’t be white. It..."
Custom Draperies 101
"instead of draperies. Drapes is a verb; draperies is a noun. "Window treatments" is commonly... faux silk 95" long drapery which I'm hanging with rings (no clips!) for my dining... Curtains or Draperies? OR what the difference between the two? The terms "curtains" and... and "draperies" is frequently used interchangeably, especially by the English. In... version of draperies (e.g. cafe curtains, which reach to the sill of the window) while..."
Beyond Windows: See How Drapery Can Enhance Your Bed
"speaking drapery is meant to filter outside light entering from the window. However... bedroom’s drapery into the bed scheme is just what the décor doctor ordered, and it's... incorporated drapery into their beds for the perfect finishing touch. See the latest bedroom... those draperies from IKEA for something heavier, silk maybe. When I was a little... idea! The drapery really ties the room together especially when it matches the bedding..."
Room of the Day: Elegant Transitional Style in a Traditional Setting
"knew the draperies should take center stage. And when she discovered a sublimely supple... supple silk and polyester sheer from Romo, she knew she’d found the star of her show... Stunning drapery treatment! Love it! I really like the idea of the drapery fabulous... on the drapery panels -They are elegant by themselves. Room is formal and glamorous-and... love the draperies, but they don't look like a do-it-yourself project. DARN! I am..."
How to Get Your Window Treatment Right
"get the draperies you really want... creating draperies. To me, they’re all compelling, but to others it’s like sitting through... creating draperies, it will make you look as though you know what you’re talking about... or do drapery rings seem a little hippy-70'sish? I'd never use them in a living room... custom draperies in both my own and my clients' homes; they make a huge difference... Great draperies can instantly help pedestrian furnishings look/feel much higher-end..."
"styles of draperies and curtains to get the look you want... about draperies and wondered if he or she was speaking in a foreign tongue? Terms... stationary draperies. I wanted add one more type of drapery. I prefer drapery panels with... skip the drapery idea. Truly......nothing is worse than sill, or high water drapery... drapes/drapery. How about Roman blinds for your windows? "Puddling" draperies on... verb, "drapery" is a noun. You never want to call a drapery treatment a drape or..."
Dark Curtains See the Light
For a cozy feel or a visual trick for ceilings and windows, dark, moody curtains and drapery treatments have a bright outlook
Tour a Beautiful Lake Austin Home with Designer Terri Symington
"very fine silk and wool from Abrahams Rugs in Houston. It had the colors that we wanted... upholstery and drapery fabrics were kept subtle with a variety of textures. I designed the... shades of silk that are quite full and long. Ball gown details were used on the header... panels with silk covered buttons on the pleats. The drapes do not take away from the view... shades of silk that are quite full and long. Ball gown details were used on the header..."
9 Ways to Dress a Four-Poster Bed
Complete the fairy-tale look or go as modern as you like with canopies, swags, drapes — or nothing at all
"shimmery silks and embroidery. Nowadays a four-poster bed is still often coveted by... traditional drapery to breezy swags, and even how to have a gorgeously undressed look.... example of drapery for a 4 poster. Thanks for the article. I used to love our 4 poster... All that drapery, great place for spiders. Anybody would have pictures to share of... hang the drapery is from the inner surface of your canopy, and in doing so, the panels..."
How to Choose the Right Window Shades
Should you roll with rollers or do as the Romans do? This mini guide to choosing window shades can help
"cotton, silk and every imaginable form of natural and synthetic fiber. The less disputed... As a drapery professional, I love seeing all the custom work you have included.... Shades (or draperies) lined with sunblock lining (fabric-plastic-like in touch, quite... hang or draperies with 99% light block. You have more than one option. I don't know... e for draperies, but they are an alternative to draperies that is lighter and usually..."
Finish Your Look With a Fun Mix of Textiles
Why box yourself into a design corner when you can spread out ever-changing throws, rugs and even bags?
Guest Picks: Loving Linen All Over the Home
Charmingly rumpled or ironed smooth, these linen finds from napkins to curtains bring casual elegance to rooms
"smooth as silk after the steam cleared. I began to think again of natural fibers,... slept on silk sheets? A time ago, I saw a woman in the laundermat washing her silk sheets... with silk and wool making scarves and linen adds strength. No special washing i... (used drapery clips and just folded, no sewing). I even slipcovered my daughter... lauraoffice--Silk can be an insulator, so I would imagine it would keep you warmer. Washing..."