New Drapery Designs
With new draperies needed for 98 Hazelton and numerous clients’ homes (pillows and bedding too) the sewing room has been buzzing at maximum productivity.
Here are some in-progress views of the new drapery design ideas from this spring and summer’s creative problem solving.
Portiers (draperies for doorways) define and soften the archway to a large space without its own windows in a pre-furniture view left. Portiers break sight lines to private rooms, centre, and add mystery to the transition between rooms, right.
In an old world style apartment a sleek Valance creates the structure above a shower/bathtub combination to surround it with functional beauty. Shower curtain fabric lines taupe silk for the drape. Twin gold scrolls over Farrow&Ball Cornforth painted valance remind me of the classic Hermes box.
Again in a bathroom a custom valance structures the drama. Charcoal poly-satin drapes are splash friendly behind a free standing tub. Neoclassical fluted column supports bath fragrances and a matt black Zeus is raised on a plinth in the centre of the wide countertop. Soon the needed stitches to Houles greek key trim will dress towels for the waiting towel bar.
The new header invention is a simple sophisticated scallop stitched into a stiffened drape top. Spacing is measured to suit the fabric and use. For instance the cylindrical scallops can be narrower for sheers and wider for the overdrape. (see below) The tuck at the back can be deeper for fuller gathering and shallower for a spare coverage like the oyster Cashmere Dining Room Drape above.
This next drapery scheme began with Roma’s Gustavian style frames in two sizes stacked together for the valance above Jim Thompson thick raw silk overdrapes and Pepe Penalver sheers