Window Fashion Fabulousity: Day 1


I’ve dug out my dream window journal and for the next month I am going to post a great window treatment a day ( there are some fabulous window coverings being designed these days) and I’ll share some tips, design secrets I’ve learned along the way and  how-tos to make the look happen- all wrapped up in 30 Days of Window Fashion Fabulosity.

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Image courtesy of Elle Decor

You don’t need an art collector to use this idea. Designer Eric Cohler mounted his paintings directly onto the 20 foot high windows and hung wool draperies floor to ceiling to soften the room and give privacy .

To Get This Look:

Make sure your rod clearances and projections allow the draperies to function and that your panels have returns to accommodate it. Rod clearance is the measurement from the back of the rod  to the wall and projection is the distance from wall to face of bracket or center of rod. The larger the rod; the  smaller the clearance. Returns are a fabric measurement that are generally at least 1/2″ larger that the projection.

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Looking for wool fabrics for your windows? Holland and Sherry have a superb collection- from sateens and gabardines to flannels and worsteds.  You can even add dressmaker details like quilting or embroidery and applique. Rogers and Goffigon is another great source.  Why wool? It dyes beautifully, cozies up a space with its insulating quality and resists sun better than cotton. One last tip: wools can stretch and hang out and lengths can change . If you need an exact finished length wool might not be for you.



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