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Draperies or curtains have a large role in window treatments. The attached video shows how one client brings a beautiful colorful pattern into their master bedroom. This Reno NV client chose a Kasmir Fabrics Print for custom Roman Shades. We counseled them about the impact that this fabric would have if we also made the drapes out of it.

Roman Shades and Curtains

Based on this discussion, we chose to use a solid fabric for the drapery portion of the job. We added a vertical banding of the print fabric to harmonize the two different window treatments. When you look at the photo, notice the banding of the roman shade fabric attached to the drapery. It brings some of the fun and color to the solid material without overwhelming the room.

One factor that is observable for both types of window treatments is that they are all child safe. The roman shades, which were manufactured by Horizon’s Window Fashions in Illinois, have no cords. When you watch the video, you can see the Cordless One feature, which uses a ring on the shade. By simply pulling the ring, the client is able to open and close the shades.

As with most of our drapery jobs these days, we used batons to open and close the curtains. These batons can be made of different materials, but typically white fiberglass or steel is used. Usually, the baton sits behind the draperies, so the color and design is not critical. The drapery rods were sourced from Orion Drapery Hardware. They offer designer batons as well, but most clients prefer the simplicity and the cost savings.

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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