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Draperies are a great way to add a finishing touch to a home. There are so many details that end up making a window treatment a truly custom perfect addition to the decor of the homeowner. Please note the things that went into this Reno NV home. The following is a quote from the YouTube channel where the video was posted.

Drapery is all about the details. On this job, in Reno NV, there were many factors that went into the final look. We had to select the following:

1. The fabric

2. The lining

3. The style of the pleating

4. The overall width of the opening, for stackback

5. The shape of the rod

6. The style of finials

7. The style of rings

8. The style of the brackets

9. The finish of the hardware

Clearly, it is important to take all these things, and others, into consideration when purchasing draperies or curtains.The final look will be determined by all of these choices.

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Sometimes the videos point out some things that are important. In this case, two things stand out. First, did you notice how loud the rings were when they traversed across the rod? This is due to the amount of friction from a square ring on a square rod. There is much more contact than there would be if it was a round rod. The client was aware of the volume of the rod and was fine with it.

The second thing that you notice is the “TeePeeing” of the drapery. This is when the bottom of the drape or curtain is wider than the top. “Teepeeing” is fairly common when thicker fabrics are used. The solution is very simple.The user will be careful not to stack the pleats too tightly at the top of the rod. By doing this, the fabric is allowed to flow naturally instead of being forced together.

About Us

Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.


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