Skip to main content

Custom Draperies

If you open any high end design magazine, you’ll notice that custom draperies are back. This doesn’t mean that shades, shutters and blinds are out, but drapes can finish a look. But what style to choose is important. In this blog, we will talk about why we chose grommet top draperies with a custom drapery rod.

As we discussed in the video, there were 2 primary reasons we chose what we did for this Reno client.

  1. For closure’s sake, we avoided a center bracket. By not having a center bracket, it allows the two panels to come together completely. But, because the width of the rod is about 7′, we needed a one piece custom rod. The rod had to be heavy duty, meaning it is a thicker gauge, to avoid sagging. Note- Kempler Design only does one-piece rods. We never use telescoping rods. Rings or grommets will get caught on them, causing damage to drapery panels.
  2. Stackback- We needed something that would stack tightly. Some applications have more room to clear the fabric on to the wall, but if you noticed in the video, there is a window just a few inches from the right side of the door. We could have used rings as well, but this client wanted a cleaner and sleeker look. Grommets were the answer that they were happier with.

Small Stacking Space

 

 

 

 

 

There were other factors as well.

  • The choice of fabric
  • Lining choice
  • Placement of rod height
  • Color of Rod and Grommets

When it comes to custom draperies, there are many factors to consider. Our process is to guide you through the weeds to come up with the perfect solution for you. It is a time intensive, but productive design. Let us know if we can assist you with your custom drapery project.

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.

 

 

Recent Blog Articles Posted

Why You May Need a Window Fashions Expert When you are living with another person in your home, you obviously want peace in dealing with them. When you are purchasing things, it is great to be on the same page as they are. I just read about a couple that you may know where he […]

Read More

Motors Have Different Speeds For years, the industry almost NEVER suggested doing horizontal window treatments, like roller shades, for sliders or patio doors. But for some reason, over the past few years, shadings on these openings have become very popular. The most important factor to consider is the speed of the lift system or motor. […]

Read More

Contact Us

If you are looking for helpful window treatment information and tips, then please call 775-857-3100, or complete our online request form.