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Communicating Successful Drapery Design



A Lunch & Learn presentation to assist Architects and Designers communicate designs to the workroom

A Lunch & Learn presentation to assist Architects and Designers communicate designs to the workroom



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  • Communicating Successful Drapery DesignorDoes Drapery Design Drive You Nuts?
  • Questions:
    Are you bombarded with questions because you specs are insufficient?
    Do you designs end up a disaster with you footing the bill?
    Do you have to scramble after the project is completed with fabric content for cleaning instructions?
  • GIGO
    Garbage In – Garbage Out
    Do the work upfront = Big Payoff!
  • “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson
    Daniel Burnham said:
    “Function Dictates Form”
  • Residential Treatments
  • Contract or Commercial
  • Design
    Light Control
    Privacy Issues
    Stack Backs
    When in doubt, request a Mock-Up
  • Documentation
    Type of Construction
    Hardware and Mechanisms
    Pockets and Stack backs
    Fullness and Lining Selection
    Installation Instructions
    Care & Maintenance
  • 6 Elements of Successful Drapery Design
    Function & Design
    Hardware & Mechanisms
    Pockets & Stack backs
    Fabrics & Linings
    Installation Instructions
    Care & Maintenance
  • Function & Design
    Selecting treatments that meet design requirements without sacrificing practical day to day function.
  • Flat Roman Shades
    Constructed vs. Unconstructed
    Any Size or Fabric
    Offers Dependable Function
    Flat good for shades left in the raised position
    Soft Fold good for shades left in the lowered position and for blackout lined.
  • Soft-Fold Roman Shade
  • Snap Pleat Drapery
    Created with tape with snaps sewn into top edge.
    Creates a “S” shape design
    Fullness 80%, 100%, 120%
  • A Few Attributes:
    Soft Flowing Appearance
    Suitable for Commercial or Residential
    Works well on Interior Applications
    Panels can be pressed flat
    No hooks or pins needed
    Low Track Profile
    Smaller Stack back then pinch pleats
  • Hardware & Mechanism Options
    Are the controls out of reach?
    Is the treatment heavy to lift?
    Are there obstructions in the way?
    Is safety a concern?
  • Cord Lock
    Good for small sizes
    Small Headrail for flush mounts
  • Clutch Lift
    Good for Large and Heavy Shades
    Chain remains same length
  • Motorized
    Hardwired or Plug n’ Play
    Remote or Wall Switch
  • Snap Pleat Drapery
    Cord Pull, Wand Pull, Motorized
  • Track and Master Carriers
  • Wand Pull
    Cord Pull
    Good for Health Care
    Easy to operate with light weight fabrics
    Less maintenance then cord draw
    Works like other Traverse Rods
    Center Split or One Way Draw
    Curved Tracks
  • Motorized
    Easy to install
    Plug n’ Play or Hardwired
    Curved Tracks
  • Pockets & Stack Backs
    Planning for the functioning and esthetic elements of window coverings.
    Creating pockets to hide hardware and stacking.
  • Roman Shades
    Horizontal stacking varies with height, style and fabric weight
  • Snap Pleat Drapery
    Tracks can be recessed into ceiling or hidden inside pocket.
    Stack backs can be configured to clear windows.
    See chart at back
  • Suitable Fabrics & Linings
    Choosing Fabrics that meet:
    Fire Codes
    Necessary Linings
    Fabric Widths 54” or 118”
  • Fire Retardant Fabrics
    Inherently Fire Retardant Fabrics & Linings
    Fabrics treated with Water-Based Fire Retardant Solution
  • Installation Instructions
    Providing the necessary instructions for the installer on how to mount, steam and dress the drapery.
  • Roman Shades
    Inside or Outside Mount
    Inside: Screw through headrail
    Outside: “L” Bracket
    Coordinating with Electrician?
  • Snap Pleat Drapery
    Inside or Outside
    Inside with bracketsor through track
    Steaming and Dressing
    Height off floor?
  • Care & Maintenance
    Care and Maintenance after the installation.
    This Includes cleaning& repairing.
  • Cleaning Instructions
    Provide fabric content and cleaning instructions upfront.
  • Repair Issues:
    Roman Shades goes up uneven
    Broken Cords or Rings
    Snap Pleat off snap
    Snap Pleat out of order
  • Contact Information
    Neil Gordon
    Decorating with Fabric
    14 Nicole Way
    Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977