Window Fashion VISION

Threads, Cording and Other Products for Fabricating Outdoor Furnishings

By Kathryn Dillon Many years ago, a good friend asked me to repair his boat cushions for him, and I thought, “Why not?” I thought outdoor cushions would be similar to other indoor cushion projects, so it seemed easy enough. I cannot remember all the...

All the Rage in the Outdoors

It’s no secret that interest in outdoor living has grown tremendously since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also well-established that people are paying a lot more attention to how they’re furnishing their outdoor spaces—including what...

Bathroom Curtains: Not Just for Windows

Photo provided by Brenda Hite Baxter Diana Apgar with Decorating Den Interiors believes every room needs window treatments, but they play an especially important role in bathrooms. There is a real need for privacy in these spaces. In addition...

Cutting the Cord

Whether consumers are seeking safety, convenience or just a great-looking window covering, cordless window coverings are a great option—and a booming category. If you’ve ever heard hype about cordless shades being an inferior product, throw it out...

Shining a Light on UV and Sun-Shading Products

Large windows in a home or office can provide plenty of natural light and beautiful views. But all that sunlight can make it hard to sleep, cause furniture and other home products to fade, and lead to other less-than-desirable consequences. Enter UV...

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Category - Inspiration

An Eco Education

As a child, Sheree Vincent’s family moved a lot. “What it did for me is it gave me a sense of what the word ‘home’ means,” she says. “It gave me a sense of space and place and taught me how important it is that no...

Soft Spot for Hardware

Having the right hardware can make or break a window covering project. But beyond just the physical hanging of window treatments, hardware can add elegance, convenience and uniqueness to a space. It’s no wonder that...

Hot Hues, Cool Colors

Designers, color consultants and other professionals share what’s in and what’s out for 2021. High-contrast colorways “I often find my clients steering toward neutral/safe colors and tones. However, lately there has...

2020 Holiday Decorating Trends

By Sophia Bennett 2020 will be a holiday season like none other. But despite the grim state of the world—or perhaps because of it—people don’t appear to be scaling back their holiday decorating plans. Photo courtesy of...

A Life in Color and Pattern

By Sophia Bennett All photos courtesy of Dorothy Draper & Company, Inc. When Carleton Varney started at Dorothy Draper & Company, he would walk around the office with the storied designer as she checked in on...

Material Trends

Fabric is a foundational part of all draperies, soft shades and other home goods. What textiles are consumers clamoring for right now? And what can workrooms and designers expect from the fabrics of the future? We asked...

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