"Wow, thank you :-) In case you want to reproduce the curtains, here is how we made them. Off white linen with contrasting stripes of gros-grain applied on the linen. They are gathered with modified French pleats which are only stitched at the top, so that the overall feeling is tidy and made to measure, but at the same time relaxed. The rods were custom, no finials. Enjoy!"
"Who is making your custom drapes? Do they sell rods? You can get a much less expensive line with Kirsh called Studio Coordinate rods. They are traverse and have the "C" rings. I imagine the one that Valins has in her room is the more expensive Buckingham Rods by Kirsh which is their "top of the line". I would really suggest the traverse rods vs the baton pull in your situation. If you have a couch in front of your sofa - it'll be a pain to get on the couch to open and close your drapes! Get your window treatment professional to price out a Studio Coordinates traverse rod by Kirsh. They are 1 3/8" diameter (well they look that size from the front.) You can get them with or without rings. If you want a contempory look - leave off the rings. They only have a few colors to choose from - but they do have black - which goes with almost everything!"
Drapery Zip Rod?
Explains zip and traverse
"Hi mrsthomas67. Thank you for your inquiry. I did a rust patina finish on curved-end black iron rods from Restoration Hardware. The line was/is discontinued now. You might try The Antique Drapery Rod Company. They could replicate this look for you. Best of luck, and thanks for stopping by. Lisa KAUFFMAN THARP DESIGN - Fine Interiors www.ktharpdesign.com"
"Transoms can be a delish decorative add, but in a bedroom with light-sensitive residents, they can be a pain. I agree with others, floor to ceiling drapery. But I would like to add one more layer, with a sheer. Romantic and provides light-filtering option! Then look at this option! Sheer Roman shades underneath the room-darkening drapery!"
sheer under room darkening
"I love the look of shutters and have them in our house. I fling them open in the morning and close them at night. But I have them in locations where furniture is not blocking them so I can do that. I have 3.5" louvers in our house but prefer 4.5" louvers for a more contemporary look. The double hung shutters you are planning to use cost more than the single kind but are certainly handy for privacy. Using single panels instead of a hinged pair on a big window will look great but if you want to pull them open every day, they will take up more space. Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID"
disturbing thread - most replacement windows too shallow for inside mounted shades!
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