Monday, June 22, 2009

CHENILLE DRAPERIES AND PILLOWS

These draperies and pillows are all made from the same chenille. What you cannot tell from the picture is the draperies are lined with blackout and are extremely heavy. So heavy, in fact, that the installer had to use heavy duty supports to make sure the rods would not pull out of the wall.
For a more modern look, I did inverted pleats. Also, being on rings is much more contemporary than the traditional traverse rod.
The pillow on this chair has brush fringe and is the lumbar-style, which is just a fancy word for rectangle.
Because my client wanted the pillows to be super fat, I used two down forms in each pillow. Not the easiest thing to do, but it achieved the look she was after. Again, you cannot tell from the pictures, but the pillows are also fairly large - 24" x 24" because the sofa is over-sized.
Closer view of the brush fringe.

4 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

wow - those drapes must feel like butter!

Janet said...

Did you build up lots of muscles while making those drapes!

Shab-n-Chic said...

Wow! That's a lot of drapery rings on that rod! Nice work, as always. :)
Did you get your magazine today? See you later...

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

I love the look and feel of chenille. You must have been covered in fabric when sewing. Beautiful job on the draperies and the pillows!