SO.........WHAT ARE WE WORKING ON TODAY??

Friday, October 12, 2012

Double London double-take, and finished length demo


The client loved her treatments......

...but hated the fabric she chose.  So she chose another fabric, and had us make the same treatments.

Long point 42"





It's hard to decide how much fabric to use in a stationary shade valance.  These double Londons provide a good show-and-tell opportunity.  Here you see the shade fully lowered.

Long point 42"



Before swooping up, flat on the table, there is 44" of fabric.  After tying up the bottom 4 rings, the shade has a long point of 42".

Long point 30"



Here it's pulled up to 30", about the longest you'd want to finish a valance.









Long point 30"





There is 13" in each pleat- it would be too much for a full-length operable shade, but just fine for a valance.

Long point 25"



And here it's pulled up to about 25", which is what the designer requested.  Here the proportions look the best; though different widths will have different optimal long points.

Long point 25"


There are 7 rings per shade, and 4 are tied up permanently.  A cord lock makes it adjustable.

Long point 20"





Shades look ridiculous when pulled up too far, as you can see here- this is pulled up as high as it will go, and the long point is 20".
The short point is all squished together and hiked up way too far.
I know homeowners say they will want to see as much of their "view" as possible, but there's no point in misleading them into thinking that they can pull up a relaxed silhouette to an absurdly short drop. 

3 comments:

  1. As you know I am so in love with London shades! I bought all of my materials today.... Should start my shades next week!!!! I adore your blog!!

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  2. Cool, Jackie!
    Good luck, and I hope you send a picture when you're done.

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  3. I promise I will!! Except some late night questions! ;). Thank you for all of your help so far!! You've been a doll!

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