This Spring, modern window dressings will influence a room without appearing heavy or bulky thanks to delicate voiles, burnouts with open-work patterns, lighter fabrics in small- and large-format prints and embroidered motifs using yarns of various thicknesses.
LASER CUT BY OKSANA
KNOLL STRIPED SHEER
Window fashion stylings also appear lighter; even when layered and have volume created by good bone structures. Stationery panels are still popular but are moving toward full blown traversing draperies to control light, sound and shut out the world when you want. Look for Ripplefolds mounted at the ceiling, layered looks and more interest and structure at top, bottom and edges of panels.
Color is bigger than ever followed closely by pattern. Look for color blocked panels, bold awning stripes or alternating colors that create rhythm at the window.
COLORBLOCKS BY PASSAYA
Lace is back, and we’ll see an impressive array of net, tulles, laser cuts and interpretations of the motif that moves lace out of grandma’s trunk and into the contemporary arena.
OPHELIA – JAKOB SCHLEAPFER
ALICIA -NYA NORDISKA
Drapery hardware also gets sleeker and more elegant. Smaller diameters are replacing tired looking overscaled wood poles. Round poles gave way to rail systems and now they are being joined by other geometric forms like octagons Stainless steel and chrome finishes add refinement to the looks. On the horizon- Brass- unlacquered, lacquered, antiqued and warmed up with interesting undertones. Many collections include rods with inner profiles for sliders, plexi poles or transparent mounts, giving them the appearance of floating freely within the room.
ECLIPSE- BRADLEY COLLECTION
NEON BYRON & BYRON
Trimmings hope to gain back lost ground with mixed media, countless colors, shapes and sizes and with woven tapes leading the way.
SAMUEL AND SONS
Double roller blinds comprised of two panels with alternating opaque and transparent striped segments moving one behind the other are the up-and-comers this season. These blinds make it possible to vary both the view and the amount of light let through as desired. Roller shades continue to grow in popularity now offered in an array of colors and patterns for the fashion forward.
WOOL APPLIQUED SHEER PANEL TRACK
LASER CUT ROMAN SHADE BY OKSANA
Watch for more trend spottings thru my tweets, Facebook and blog posts this week as I attend Vision13/ IWCE and KBIS in NOLA.