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Friday, May 6, 2011
That Showhouse Pleat
Geometric patterns like this lend themselves exceptionally well to pleated drapery applications. When pleated uniformly, the results can be stunning.
Here is where boutique custom fabrication distinguishes itself from factory custom fabrication. It's just a small detail, but, to pleat this fabric on pattern, we needed to make 8 pleats for a width and a half, instead of the standard 7.
The designer requested the "showhouse pleat" that we used for the draperies in her showhouse bedroom (more on that soon!). The more prominent center finger of the pleat is flanked by two shallower fingers.
These panels create continuity and drama along the dining room French doors.
I'm hoping I get a chance to see these panels again after the grasscloth wallpaper is hung later this month.