Cloth Interiors

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Services Provided
Fabrics from Fabricut, Duralee, Carole Fabrics, Kravet, Lee Jofa, Stroheim, Thibaut, Trend, Vervain, Robert Allen.

Areas Served
Cumberland country to Portsmouth NH.

Business Description
Offer design and workroom services. Will work with old window treatment to upcyle them into updated style or fit new home. Chair and window seat cushions, top treatmenst, outdoor fabrics/ Expert in fabrics and total design for windows. Full knowledge of window shade products, and energy saving window treatments. I have specialized in this field for over 28 years.
Location:
Kennebunk, ME US 
Contact:
Teri Cardinelli 
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Address
106 York Street,
Kennebunk, Maine,
United States, 04043 
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Meet Shigeru Ban, Winner of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize

This humanitarian’s vision includes inspiring new uses for everyday materials, in relief housing and other structures the world over Full Story
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comfy by design
It always warms my heart when someone so talented realizes the responsibility to use that talent to better the world. This man is not only talented but has a heart of gold. He truely deserves this award. His ability to see materials in a different way and use them to help those in need is awe inspiring.
March 25, 2014 at 12:26pm     
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Curtain Speech

Learn the basic terms for parts and styles of draperies and curtains to get the look you want Full Story
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Cloth Interiors
Great article, well written and right on target. I myself have been in the business for over 29 years, see my profile on Houzz, Cloth Interiors, and appreciate all the information here. It would be nice to reference some costs for labor. I do realize that fabric plays an important role but some basic ideas to the public, such as, you will not find a pair of lined floor length drapes for $200, would be helpful or that custom roman shades are priced per square foot and you will not get them for $79. Just a thought!
March 23, 2014 at 6:04am     
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Wildflower Designs Unlimited, LLC
I was a window treatment specialist for almost 40 years. Styles come and go, standard fullness changes and local preferences vary dramatically. When I was a young student doing my OJT in a "drapery workroom", the standard for fullness was only double and hems and headings were turned under 1" and then 4". Far less full than todays standard unless you buy your window treatments at K-Mart. But then all things Country came into popularity in this rural area along with gathered cotton curtains up to 5 times fullness and always tied back. Thankfully that style passed.
There was a time when every middle class home hired someone like me to design their window treatments about every 15 years like clockwork. That has all changed with the younger generations as they do the Pottery Barn thing and send their possessions to a landfill every 5 years or so. Notice I refer to the Middle Class. The only Upper Class people in this area, those who still want the luxury of custom window treatments hire designers from more urban areas.
What I am trying to express is that home-owners have the right to decorate their homes as they wish, styles come and go and as a designer, you can only guide your clients in what is appropriate. If they truly want swags or lace or Austrian shades, so be it. But our job is to design them tastefully. I find it truly arrogant when designers feel they must have a "signature" look and refuse to listen to their clients and their real wants or desires. Even Austrian shades or antique satin swags can be designed tastefully..... It's all a matter of skill.
April 6, 2014 at 6:24am     
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Leah McGrew
I only worry about privacy in the front of my house, but I'm not that concerned about looks. The back of my kitchen has no curtains at all, the trees provide the privacy in the summer when most people in the apartments out back might be standing around looking at us. The other reason for curtains in my house is in the bedrooms for light control. Here I have the issues of window air conditioners, and the curtains have to be above them.

I have made most of the curtains in my house, or at least adapted bought curtains. I personally don't care for the "puddling" of drapes, but that's because I have 2 blind roommates and cats who think puddled drapes are good places to sleep (actually attempted to pull down a drape in the living room before I replaced them.) I now have tab top curtains in there with pockets, just because I think they are cute. These are one of two sets I bought and the only one I haven't actually sewed to adapt, instead using cute, cheap, broaches to pin it up over the ac and to keep them closed. I would actually love to make my own out of old jeans and have even smaller pockets but that's a chore for a different time.
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Review by jkgenna:

Teri has the ability to combine her professionalism with her artistic view to create a beautiful palate of colors, textures and fabrics. She works within our bu...
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Review by cjeby:

Have used Cloth Interiors at least 3 times, wonderful designs, beautiful workmanship, professional and on time with the final product. Very knowledgeable in d...
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Review by Ross Stacey:

Terri is amazing. She created the beautiful window treatments for my daughters rooms. She was able to find me affordable fabrics, which is impressive when looki...
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