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Custom Drapery Fabric is a finishing touch to a room. In the attached video, we show a fabric that we selected for a client in Reno Nevada. How do you like the fabric? Trick question, because we designed it for our client and he LOVES it. What we would design for you might be completely different.

Selecting custom drapery fabrics is such a personal decision. What are the important factors?

  • Color
  • Pattern
  • Weight of the material
  • Light saturation
  • Drapability
  • Colorfastness
  • Pleatability
  • Stability
  • Probably some other stuff I’m not thinking of at the moment!!

How We Select Custom Drapery Fabrics

When someone makes an appointment with a drapery designer, like us, they should be prepared to spend a good amount of time making their selections. It is common for our clients to spend about 3 hours with us on their choices. The most time intensive part of the process is the fabric selection. We don’t go over that list above point by point. Rather, we look at fabrics and see whether the client likes it and then we make sure it will work for the style they select.

Custom Drapery Fabrics Provide Unique Looks

As a quick example, the client may select a gorgeous chenille fabric for their draperies. This raises immediate issues in the designer’s head ( Mine!). Will this heavy fabric drape well? Will it stack back in a reasonable amount of space? There are tons of thoughts like this that the client is counting on the designer helping them figure out. This is just one example of the various issues that might arise when selecting a custom drapery fabric.

These issues are so important when selecting custom drapery fabrics. If the client is spending their money on window treatments, they want to be sure that it is well spent. A good custom drapery designer can help the customer feel confident about their purchases and then have years of enjoyment from them.

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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