Interior Design Drapery for window treatments- JenniferHein


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Interior Design Drapery Fabrics with historic window treatment examples and selection choices described.

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Interior Design Drapery for window treatments- JenniferHein

  1. 1. 1836 Tredwell family, NY Home Double shutters for insulation or 3 layers of window treatments shutters
  2. 2. DRAPERY HISTORY  Curtains first used to cover cold walls & open doorways to keep the heat in.  In the Middle Ages, Cloth hung by metal rings on ornate metal rods, then trimmed with braids & tassels.
  3. 3. 4 WINDOW TREATMENT TYPES a) Casement- medium weight curtain / drapery fabric with some transparency, horizontal b) Curtain- Textile window covering hung without linings, horizontal c) Draperies-Lined textile fabric panels with horizontal operation (side to side) d) Shades- Constructed textile fabrics that operate vertically (up & down) or hard treatments, blinds/ box valance
  4. 4. Historic Hard & soft window Treatments Shades, sheers, drapery & top valance
  5. 5. Victorian Window treatments, puddled lace sheers, draperies & asymmetric swag
  6. 6. Light to Medium Weight Simple Weaves BASIC WEAVES- Biaxial, Triaxial & Pile Weaving UPHOLSTERY FABRIC DAMASK (stylized floral) One of the oldest and most popular staple cloths a patterned fabric where the design is the reverse construction of the satin background always reversible origin: China via Damascus in Asia Minor. SCHUMACHER SAMPLE GLOSSARY of COMPLEX WEAVES
  7. 7. 1880 Victorian Interior, CSHS notice round satin buttoned seating
  8. 8. USER REQUIREMENTS, DRAPERIES PROVIDE Light Control 2. View Control, from outside as well as from inside 3. Privacy 4. Ventilation 5. Thermal Insulation 6. Acoustical Insulation sound absorbency decreases as fabric openness increases. 7. Protection from Sun Damage 1.
  9. 9. 1890 Taft Cincinnati Museum Asymmetric Swag
  10. 10. Light to Medium Weight Simple Weaves BASIC WEAVES- Biaxial, Triaxial Weaving DRAPERY WEIGHT & Light UPHOLSTERY FABRIC LENO (Twisted Open weave) Construction for casement cloth (mesh weave) -warp yarns arranged in pairs to twist one around the other making figure eight over filling yarn -interlocking (chain) prevents yarns from slipping origin: French lin -flax. TAFFETA Fine plain weave -looks the same on both sides (always reversible) firm construction gives the fabric a crisp feeling (hand) origin: Persian taftan - to twist. TWILL Identified by diagonal ribbed lines in the fabric -origin: Scotch Twell to make a diagonal effect.
  11. 11. BB&B Top treatments/ Valance
  12. 12. Shutter, Pinch pleat, embroidered sateen or taffeta plaid
  13. 13. Factors To Consider When Designing 1) Color characteristics 2) Number of layers used 3) Fullness of the panels 4) Addition of fiber delustrant/ Fabric coatings 5) Fabric openess
  14. 14. Culbertson 1870s Parlor, Asymmetric swag with passemetrie (Trim) & a side drape over sheers & shades
  15. 15. Pile : Use- Carpet or Towels FIGURED VELVET -Pile A velvet with pattern formed by contrast in cut and uncut loops partially cut pile with plain or figured background. VELVET Smooth, short thick warp pile surface -rich in appearance -soft to touch - frequently woven double, face to face, and cut apart by shuttle knife as it comes off the loom origin: Latin vellus -a fleece. FRIEZE ( Rib Pile) Pile fabric with hard hand and uncut loops -usually woven on double shuttle (single cloth, -top pick or filling and forming loop) origin: French frise -curled. 
  16. 16. Choose client color decisions with accessories since they can be exchanged
  17. 17. Factors to Consider for Energy conservation / Thermal Insulation factor 1. 2. 3. 4. Direction of Exposure to the sun & wind(North cold but windy & South- hot sun) Exterior sun blocks such as awnings, shutters, porches, trees or other buildings Window components: size, type of energy efficiency, type of operation, slant, glazing, weather stripping, applied film (UV/ tint) Type of energy efficiency for windows means single, double or triple paned.
  18. 18. Set of Drapery Product Cards At the end- you need 3 sets: Rug / Carpet Types Bed Linens/ Clothing And now Drapery Styles  Research 5 styles, add a diagram or cut & paste a photo to the front of the card.  Choose
  19. 19. Make COLOR Choices first, neutral or bright hues