What?? Did I just suggest that someone NOT do draperies? Yep. Sure did. Just because I specialize in drapery treatments doesn’t mean that I put drapes everywhere that a vertical application raises its head. In this case, we are dealing with a commercial storefront. It is pretty rare that fabrics will be the right choice under these circumstances, so we suggested the Averte shade, by Horizons Window Fashions. Make sure that you watch the youtube video attached to this page of the actual job. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKJXFS8qP44
Why Averte? Consider these factors:
Natural woven materials like wood, grasscloths and twigs are much lower maintenance than fabrics for this application. The edge of the panels is made of a solid piece of wood. Imagine the difference a couple of years from now on the edge of the material between this wood piece and a fabric which has been grabbed at the same location. Can you say dry cleaning bills? The stack is smaller than draperies of the same width in a typical fullness. The “Lines” are cleaner, a design issue. The cost is lower. The look is trendier. The use is simple. There are others, but the point is clear. For THIS client, the choice was clear. They are very happy with their choice, which makes me happy too! What do you think of the Averte? Do you like it? Would you use it in your home, especially as an option to the dreaded vertical blind?