Trims and Tassels

A knowledgeable interior designer once said, “Trimmings rise and fall with the state of the economy.” Having been in the design industry for over 20 years, we have seen this cycle and know it to be true. It was most evident when the economy went into recession after the 2008 financial crisis; trimmings were the first  detail to get cut.20171116_121141 Continue reading…


Window Treatment Color Trends for 2018

When purchasing window treatments and bedding, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is what color palette to go with. Popular colors for home décor can change from year to year, but buying a specific color in 2018 doesn’t mean the appearance of your window treatments will be out of date next year. However, it may make it easier to find matching furniture, decorative pieces, and paint, as colors tend to become fashionable at the same time.

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Swags and Jabots

Today we would like to write about what we call Swags & Jabots here at Fashion Window Treatments. This very popular window treatment style can also be referred to as a Festoon & Cascade.  The word festoon originated from the Latin word festo and was used to describe a wreath or garland hanging from two points. When depicting fabric or linen the motif became known as a swag, as to hang in a drooping curve.

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A jabot, which can also be called cascade or tail, is a vertical, normally pleated piece of fabric used with festoons or swags.  The original purpose of a jabot was to hide the seams between individual swags, though their purpose today is simply decorative (unlike most curtains, jabots do not serve to block the passage of light). Visually, they represent a continuation of the swag over the ends of a pole or board, and are generally made of the same decorator fabric on the facing side as the swag itself. Jabots are often lined with a different style or color of fabric which is then revealed along its bottom edge with each pleat. One can also use the same fabric to line the jabot as the main swag and jabot fabric, which we refer to as “self” lining.

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Roman Shade Styles – How to Choose

Expertly crafted to order, Fashion Window Treatments’ custom Roman Shades are available in over 350 fabrics and four distinct styles, including Flat Fold, Hobbled, Casual and Tucked. Roman Shades give windows the softness and style of draperies with less bulk. They’re easy to operate and can give you complete privacy when lowered. Clean lines and classic tailoring have made Roman Shades a popular choice for interior designers and homeowners alike. And because they are available in a range of styles and materials – from classic to casual to elegant – it’s easy to find a look that complements your space.

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Greek Key Decorative Trim

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Have you noticed all of the Greek Key trim popping up on home décor lately? Decorators are using this stylish 2.25 inch decorative braid trim in so many areas of the home and office.

We recently added six colors of this beautifully embroidered jacquard trim. The design features a Greek Key pattern and is versatile enough to use on almost any item in the home.

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Curtain and Drape Styles

Curtains and drapes are great sources for giving a room privacy and or possibly blocking light or just to give it a decorative flair.  Curtains and drapes come in many styles, lengths, fabrics and textures. Once upon a time drapes were used as a means for insulating also, but with the efficiency and UV protection Continue reading…


Determining Rod Pocket Sizes

What size rod pocket do you need?

Here are some basic guidelines for determining what size of a rod pocket you will need for various sized curtain rods.  Having the correct sized rod pocket will make all the difference in how the drapery will look once it is shirred (gathered) onto the curtain rod or pole.

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