From the fabric you select to the hardware that you choose, window treatments are an opportunity to define a room’s style. This guide outlines the various drapery styles and window accessories we offer, and provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to measure for each.
C HO OS ING YOUR DRAPERY STYLE
A. ROD POCKET WITH CLIP RINGS
B. ROD POCKETWITH LOOP RINGS
C. ROD POCKET
D. FRENCH PLEAT
E. INVERTED PLEAT
Our drapery is tailored from the finest fabrics found anywhere, and available in your choice of 4 styles: Rod Pocket, French Pleat, Inverted Pleat or Grommet.
A–C. ROD POCKET
E. INVERTED PLEAT
• Creates a smooth and sophisticated look. • Inverted Pleat drapes are available in our Thai Silk Tonal Stripe,Silk Taffeta Multistripe and Silk Taffeta Pavilion Stripe collections. • Most inverted pleat collections require 10 loop rings for each panel; panels come with drapery hooks pre-installed for convenience.
• Offers casual simplicity. • Features a fabric casing along the top that can be slipped over a rod when using the drapery without hooks or rings (C); can also be used with draperyrings (A & B). • For ease of opening and closing, use a drapery rod and rings (A & B). • Our lined rod pocket drapery includes hooks for loop rings, which create folds in the drapery for a more tailored feel. Instructions for attaching the hooks are included with your drapery panels. • We recommend using 7 drapery rings to hang each single-width rod pocket panel, and 13 rings to hang eachdouble-width rod pocket panel. • Our sheer rod pocket drapery can be used with clip rings (A).
D. FRENCH PLEAT
• Our most casual option, with metal eyelets (grommets) applied to the top of each panel. • Drapery rings are not needed as the grommets are designed to move smoothly along the drapery rod.
• Also referred to as “pinch pleat”, this is the most traditional style available. • The pleats arestiffened with buckram, providing a clean, crisp and classic aesthetic. • Most French Pleat drapery requires 11 loop rings for hanging; drapery hooks are pre-installed for convenience.
Windows & Drapery Guide | 2
Before measuring, consider the look you’d like to achieve – formal or casual – then follow the steps below.
5-8" Puddle – A true puddle withenough extra length to fan the fabric out onto the floor (see “Full” above). 10"+ Puddle – Appropriate for heavy material and very lush decors. • Puddling is not recommended for drapery that will be opened and closed regularly, as the bottoms will get dirty very quickly.
3. CHOOSE THE RIGHT FULLNESS FOR THE LOOK YOU WANT
• Precise measurements are key. • Use a steel tape measure, measuring tothe nearest V". • Measure each window and doorway individually (often, windows and doors that appear to be the same size are not).
1. DETERMINE YOUR DRAPERY ROD
• For a tailored, more casual look – Use panels that cover your window with fewer folds and with hems just above or at floor height (see above left). • For a fuller, more formal aesthetic – Use panels that are wider (to create richfolds) and longer (for a dramatic puddle effect) than your window (see above center and right).
4. DETERMINE HOW MANY PANELS YOU NEED TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED FULLNESS
• If you already have a rod installed, skip to Step 2. • If you have yet to select a drapery rod, see “Choosing Your Window Hardware” (page 4).
2. DETERMINE THE RIGHT LENGTH FOR THE LOOK YOU WANT
• Our drapery length reflectsthe full length of fabric, from the top edge to the bottom hem. • Drapery rods are typically installed 4" above the window frame (see above center) or closer to the ceiling (see above left); the latter gives the illusion of a higher ceiling. • For a tailored, more casual look – Measure the distance from the bottom of the installed drapery rod or drapery rings, to the floor. Subtract ½" to get the...