What Your Windows Will be Wearing This Summer

This Summer, modern window dressings will influence a room without appearing heavy or bulky thanks to delicate voiles, burnouts with open-work patterns, lighter fabrics in small- and large-format prints and embroidered motifs using yarns of various thicknesses.

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Driven by the consumer wanting romantic, pretty looks, Lace is back, and we’ll see an impressive array of net, tulles, laser cuts and interpretations of the motif that moves lace out of grandma’s trunk and into the contemporary arena.

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Window fashion stylings also appear lighter; even when layered and have volume created by good bone structures.

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Stationery panels are still popular but are moving toward full blown traversing draperies to control light, sound and shut out the world when you want. Look for Ripplefolds mounted at the ceiling, layered looks and more interest and structure at top, bottom and edges of panels.

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Color is bigger than ever followed closely by pattern. Look for color blocked panels, bold awning stripes or alternating colors that create rhythm at the window.

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Drapery hardware also gets sleeker and more elegant. Smaller diameters are replacing tired looking over scaled wood poles. Round poles gave way to rail systems and now they are being joined by other geometric forms like octagons. Many collections include rods with inner profiles for sliders, plexi poles or transparent mounts, giving them the appearance of floating freely within the room.

 

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Stainless steel and chrome finishes add refinement to the looks. On the horizon is Brass- unlacquered, lacquered, antiqued and warmed up- with interesting undertones and Finally, color…..

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On the “Shadey” side of things- Double roller blinds comprised of two panels with alternating opaque and transparent striped segments moving one behind the other are the up-and-comers this season. These blinds make it possible to vary both the view and the amount of light let through as desired. Roller shades continue to grow in popularity now offered in an array of colors and patterns for the fashion forward.

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  by Its Oksana      

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