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.
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.
Hanging your rod pocket style swags and jabots is easier than it may appear. Here we will describe how to hang your swags and jabots using one, two or three swags on your curtain rod. Typically you will use a double one inch curtain rod when you are using an odd number of Continue reading…
Chair seat cushions are a great compliment to a finely adorned holiday table. Not only do chair cushions make your table look fantastic, they also are extremely comfortable. Our cushions come in over 350 different fabrics which can be paired with our custom table runners, napkins, placements, and dining room swag curtains for an elegant look. Our chair seat cushions come in two sizes to fit standard and extra deep chairs. They also come with 3″ attached chair ties and four circle tacks which simulate buttons.
Adding new decorative throw pillows are just one of the many inexpensive ways you can dress up a room just in time for the holidays. Decorative throw pillows come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and fabrics to suit your design needs. For a cozy feel choose darker, warmer tones and plush fabrics. The addition of decorative throw pillows can make even the most boring couch or love-seat an inviting spot for guests.
Fishtail swag curtains are another inexpensive improvement that can add a lot of character to a room. Our Fishtail swag curtains can be ordered in different lengths to use on different sized windows and to match other key design elements in the room such as throw pillows or bedding. When choosing swag curtains, make sure you choose a fabric and color that you will be happy with year-round.
Our swag curtains can be fabricated in a variety of elegant fabric colors and patterns. Chose from a pole swag or a traditional swag curtain to fit your style. Even if you have a double or triple sizes windows, multiple swags can be used to out fit your window like a professional. Have a swag curtain tailored to the length and width desired for your windows. As always, we can also customize your throw pillows to match. Give your room a quick make over with new swag curtains.