I learned some new terminology...napped sateen (a type of lining), bump, jabot, Buillion fringe...just to name a few.
I think one of the big things that I took away from this class is a deeper appreciation of the amount of labor and craftsmanship that can go into making beautiful draperies. Not everything has to be elaborate and high-end, but the amount of work that goes into draperies is really impressive.
So I've pulled some inspiration photos of rooms where the draperies caught my eye and thought I'd share a glimpse into where my drapery obsessed mind is going...
The work of Phoebe Howard. One word, genius. Beautiful (two words). Stunning (three words). I love the mix of roman shades and draperies in the living room above.
As you can see in the photo below, these draperies are much more elaborate, but beautifully crafted. The fabric draped at the top that some would call a swag is a jabot (please let me know if this is incorrect). The jabot is almost like two swags if that makes sense. The fabric draping below each side of the jabot is the cascade.
What I've also been admiring through my
window treatment stalking browsing is how beautifully flawless and effortless some draperies just blend right into a room, but at the same time create a softness and gorgeous backdrop to a space.
More Phoebe...check out the hardware.
Ok, this is one of my favorites below (but how can you choose just one??). Where are the draperies? I see them and they are blending right in and fantastic!
One more because I love this one too...love the white draperies with black hardware.
Phoebe Howard's website is filled with beautiful projects that she has done - it's worth lots of looks.
Are their any specific projects where the window treatments really caught your eye? I'm still picturing the lavender draperies from Traditional Home a few months ago - those really stuck out in my mind. Remember those?
I'll be back tomorrow with more window treatment eye candy.
On another note, Lauren Liess from Pure Style Home had a great post yesterday about fabrics and price points, it's definitely worth a read. I learned a lot in one post about fabric. Lauren launched her own fabric line the other day which is beautiful, also worth a look.
Have a great day!