Drapery & Curtains
Implementing various types of pleats or folds, custom drapery/curtains offer a personalized look in your space. Soft sheers or elegant full fabrics, custom made draperies are the ideal treatment to accentuate your unique taste with endless variations.
Drapery serves as a hallmark of elegance and sophistication in interior design, adding both beauty and functionality to any space. At Elie Design, we offer an extensive selection of drapery fabrics, styles, and features to suit every taste and requirement, ensuring that your window treatments reflect your unique sense of style and enhance the ambiance of your home.
Fabrics: The choice of fabric plays a crucial role in defining the look and feel of your drapery. From luxurious silks and velvets to lightweight linens and sheers, the options are endless. Silk drapery exudes opulence and luster, while velvet adds richness and texture to any room. For a more casual and airy vibe, consider linen or cotton fabrics, which offer a relaxed yet refined aesthetic. Sheer fabrics are perfect for creating a soft, ethereal look while allowing natural light to filter through, adding a touch of romance to your space.
Drapery styles range from traditional to modern, offering versatility and flexibility to suit any interior design theme. Some popular drapery styles include:
Pinch Pleat: This classic style features evenly spaced pleats that are sewn together at the top of the drapery panel, creating a tailored and structured look. Pinch pleat drapery adds a touch of sophistication to formal spaces and works well with medium to heavyweight fabrics.
Grommet: Grommet drapery features metal rings or grommets along the top edge of the panel, allowing the fabric to slide smoothly along the curtain rod. This contemporary style lends a clean and streamlined appearance to modern interiors and works best with lightweight fabrics.
Rod Pocket: Rod pocket drapery features a sewn-in pocket at the top of the panel through which the curtain rod is inserted, creating soft, gathered folds. This timeless style is ideal for casual and relaxed spaces and works well with sheer or lightweight fabrics.
Ripple Fold: Ripple fold drapery features evenly spaced, continuous folds that cascade gracefully from the top of the panel to the bottom. This modern and minimalist style offers a clean and tailored look, making it perfect for contemporary interiors.
In addition to enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your space, drapery also serves practical functions such as light control, privacy, and insulation. Depending on your needs, you can choose drapery with various lining options, including:
Sheer: Sheer drapery provides minimal privacy while allowing diffused light to filter through, creating a soft and ethereal ambiance.
Light-Filtering: Light-filtering drapery offers moderate privacy and light control, allowing some natural light to enter while reducing glare and UV exposure.
Room-Darkening: Room-darkening drapery provides enhanced privacy and light control, making it ideal for bedrooms, home theaters, or any space where complete darkness is desired.
Blackout: Blackout drapery offers maximum privacy and light control by blocking out all incoming light. This option is perfect for spaces where complete darkness and insulation are essential, such as bedrooms or media rooms.
When selecting drapery, it’s essential to consider factors such as fabric durability, maintenance requirements, and colorfastness. High-quality drapery fabrics are durable, fade-resistant, and easy to clean, ensuring long-lasting beauty and performance. Additionally, consider the weight and drape of the fabric, as heavier fabrics will create more dramatic folds and offer better light control, while lighter fabrics will provide a softer and airier look.
Pleats: The choice of pleat style can significantly impact the overall appearance of your drapery. Common pleat styles include:
French Pleat: Also known as a pinch pleat, the French pleat features three evenly spaced pleats at the top of the drapery panel, creating a tailored and formal look.
Goblet Pleat: Goblet pleats are characterized by cylindrical folds that resemble wine goblets, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to traditional interiors.
Box Pleat: Box pleats feature crisp, angular folds that are sewn flat at the top of the drapery panel, creating a structured and tailored appearance.
Inverted Pleat: Inverted pleats are formed by folding the fabric inward at the top of the panel, creating a clean and modern look that works well with both casual and formal decor styles.
At Elie Design, we understand that choosing the perfect drapery can transform your space, which is why we offer a wide range of fabrics, styles, and customization options to suit your unique needs and preferences. Our expert craftsmen meticulously handcraft each drapery panel to ensure the highest quality and attention to detail, allowing you to create a truly personalized and luxurious window treatment that reflects your individual style and enhances the beauty of your home.
• Sheer fabrics provide softness and elegance , a sense of “lightness” to the space while providing light filtering capabilities.
• Full fabric draperies give a more formal look and can either filter light, or Blackout completely with appropriate lining.
Pleat / Fold Type
• Ripplefold for a more contemporary/modern style.
• Pinch/Tailored/Inverted Pleats for a classier, more traditional feel.
With a plethora of hues, textures, patterns and composition, the possibilities are practically endless. Cotton, Linen, Satin or Velvet, each have their own distinct flow and qualities to compliment your home interior , while providing noise and heat insulation.