We work with your fabric or our provide our own to fabricate timeless drapery treatments. We also provide coordinating upholstery services, pillows, and custom bedding. As a finishing touch we create custom drapery hardware, specific for your project.
Designing with Fabrics FOR DRAPERY
There is an unbelievable selection of quality fabrics on the market today. WIth a huge range of fibers, textures and patterns to chose from the options are virtually limitless. With this kind of selection how do we decide which fabrics to use for a particular application? The first step is to determine the function of the fabric, is it going to be used for drapery? Upholstery? Is a high traffic area that needs to be washable? Are there pets? Small children (sticky fingers)? Are we going to be using this fabric outside? What is the exposure to sunlight that this fabric will endure? What is the style of drapery or upholstery and do the characteristics of the fabric suit the treatment? When we first answer these questions we will be lead to the right solution.
For example; we have determined that our treatment is going to be pinch pleated drapery, and that it will be in a high traffic area. This function requires a washable fabric and we know that the fiber content of the fabric must allow for this. The first choice in this scenario would be a polyester fabric. European polyesters are especially elegant, with some beautiful textures, and best of all completely washable. If our project was going to take us outside to cover garden furniture, we would make use of fabrics constructed from Acrylics. Acrylics help to make a fabric moisture and mildew proof, as well as being extremely colour fast. If our project required a very heavy wearing upholstery fabric suitable for kids and pets we would look to the new Crylon fabrics which are virtually indestructible.
There is an art to ensuring that the hand, or feel of the fabric is suitable for a particular style of drapery or upholstery. This is an art that takes years of experience to learn and requires an expert eye. We love putting this experience to work for you in creating treatments that you will enjoy for years.
What designer DRAPERY fabrics can we access?
Robert Allen, Beacon Hill, Fabricut, Norbar, Ralph Lauren, Andaru, Maxwell, Kravet, Joanne, Saletex, Brunswig and Fils, Pride of Paris, Lee Jofa, Sanderson, J Ennis, Signature, Val Abel, Colefax and Fowler, Cowtan and Tout, Westgate, Larsen, Manuel Canovas, Osbourne and Little, Designer’s Guild, Liberty, Hodsoll McKenzie, Pierre Frey, Christopher Norman, Equus, JB Martin, Scalamandre, Jim Thompson Silks, Dann Imports, Bourne Mills and more!
Kirsch, Paris Texas Hardware, Claire Hardware, KS Systems, Canadian Drapery Hardware, Forest Hardware, again if it’s available we should be able to get it for your project. We can custom make traverse rods with angled bends for bay windows, a great option for drapery on large condo windows.
Other SOFT FURNISHING Options
- Re-upholstery, we have a relationship going back decades with one of the best upholstery shops in Canada. We can coordinate the job for you, with fabrics selected to work together for maximum effect.
- Upholstered Valances and Headboards, tailor-made for you in our own shop the options are limitless.
- Pillows, with polyester or feather and down fill we have options to complete the job.
- Non-traditional fabric work, we’ve fabricated table clothes, place mats, sink aprons and many other textile creations for our customers. We’ve even worked with needle points to create heirloom pillow and accessories.
CONTACT US TODAY FOR DETAILS AND A CONSULTATION ON YOUR PROJECT.
If it’s fabric, we can create a beautiful custom tailored product just for you. Call us today for more details or to book an appointment. 613-706-1250