Part Two of what window treatment trends are on the horizon.
Taking a page from fashion, window treatments are getting pretty again. No matter what your style, you will find something that will please you when it comes to decorating the window. On trend looks go from soft and romantic to dark and sultry with both looks spotlighting luster and shine.
Pretty silk inverted box pleated panels with bow details fall on the romantic side.
Trend Bible calls this trend Majestic:
Majestic sees the subtle return of glamour and luxury. This trend is all about decoration, bejewelled and encrusted details complementing vintage, rustic and worn woven textiles. Elegant, faded glamour is captured through mirrored surfaces and rustic dipped effects. Pale lime-washed or grey woods combined with lustre, shimmer and shine, creates this warm yet luxurious winter atmosphere.
Sparkly glitter is sprinkled delicately and sparsely. Engraved and sandblasted, tarnished shine in this frosty predominantly blue winter story. Shiny copper and matt gold adding warmth and depth. Beads and sequins are embroidered onto heavy dark velvet fabric.
Fortuny fabric with embroidered and laser cut wool border from Holland and Sherry.
It’s All About the Details now that we are firmly planted on the softer side of window fashions. Details are important in all product categories and run the gamut from fringes, ruffles, and banding to color and pattern blocking and trimmings. The New Traditionalists are reinterpreting classic silhouettes with fabrics and details like cording, buckles, bits, tapes, pieced looks,
Trim is back! Major fabric houses have recommitted to this category with fresh new collections and its not just about tapes and braids. Look for key tassels, chainette, and tassel tiebacks to work their way onto the window.
Finally we are seeing structure in hems, heading and edges. I’ll be happy when the day comes that clients aren’t asking for grommets or ripplefolds. Euro pleats ( a 2 or 3 finger pleat tacked at the top rather than at the bottom of the pleat) is still the heading of choice for couture looks, but ruched cartridges, box pleats and even smocked headings are gaining ground. Pleated headings give your window treatments a uniform appearance, retain their shape and control the fullness down the panel so they open and close and hang better.
Details have also taken on the form of three dimensional structures on fabrics and surfaces. Leading edges and hems are folded, laser cur into precise geometric forms. Taking inspiration from the Architect’s Eye- look for masculine, tailored, structured looks with architectural elements and forms incorporated onto the surface or silhouette.
TMS Menagerie’s lacquered cornices.