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Traditional panels are a versatile window treatment choice. By mixing different combinations of fabric color and pattern, as well as the accompanying hardware and hanging placement, a myriad of looks are possible. Here, discreet plantation blinds and antique lace panels with extra-long ties grace the big windows.
Window treatments can be the buffer in a living area that mixes modern and traditional tastes. By framing the abstract painting, these drapery panels call attention to a contemporary piece that balances the traditional furnishings.
The classic pinch-pleat draperies open and close easily, courtesy of the rings and drapery rods. The lined and interlined panels are mounted at ceiling height and graze the floor.
Though often chosen for their tailored good looks, drapery panels can take on the flourishes of more detailed treatments with judicious embellishments such as swags and jabots. Here, the final result is a pretty dressmaker finish.
The fixed panels in a bold yet traditional print define door frames and add enriching color and pattern. Panels are attached behind crown molding that was installed as part of the window treatment.
Repeated lavish prints, such as on these draperies, work well in formal rooms. Because the upholstered fabrics are solids and tone-on-tone silk, this lush drapery fabric imbues the room with stylish warmth appropriate to the setting.
The tailored pinch-pleat style, without ornate hardware or top treatments, allows the detailed, realistic patterns and motifs to be viewed clearly and enjoyed. Installation, below the gold-leaf egg-and-dart molding, contributes to the grand effect. Accent pillows trimmed in braid repeat the drapery fabric for a unified design.
Flat, striped drapery panels, sewn to the rings for operability, frame the bay window in this family room. The panels are floor-length, a graceful statement that avoids the sometimes choppy, bisected appearance of panels that reach only to the window seat.
Here the panels hang easily from an exposed rod supported by a center bracket. Turned horizontally, the stripe serves as matching trim for the panels, giving them a polished look.
In this tailored, library-style sitting room, neutral drapery panels soften the tall windows, contribute texture, and close for nighttime warmth--without the distraction of pattern or contrasting color. The panels, which puddle slightly, provide coverage without undue fullness.
For subtle sophistication and practical operation, the lined panels are sewn to tiny gold-tone clips that contrast with the black iron rod. These small touches of gold and black reinforce other accents in the room.
Taupe drapery panels and hardware introduce pleasing pattern and an additional hint of color that warms this traditional room of cool neutrals. The emphasis is on the fabric, which is lined for shape and fullness.
Fabrication is simple and reserved--tailored pinch pleats sewn to standard rings. The dark rod and rings reinforce other dark accents in the room. Off-white Roman shades add extra privacy and temperature control.
Where contrast between classic and contemporary style is the goal, these simple linen panels edged with mahogany bell trim flank the dramatic modern painting. Although the windows are tall in the grand space, the panels hang directly below the crown molding to emphasize the vertical form of the art.
Noteworthy for their tailored quality, the draperies add a sense of restrained formality because they hang neatly on gold-tone clips and a white rod. Working together, the creamy white draperies and furniture create graphic tension against the espresso brown walls and colorful art.
In this living room, the pinch-pleat drapery panels and balloon shades refine the mood of quiet sophistication. Panels attach with rings to the tailored drapery rods, which are detailed with ball finials.
Simple balloon shades are mounted above the tall, double-hung windows for a finished effect that conceals the tops of the windows. The low-key approach allows decorative pillows and accent fabrics to stand out in the subtle scheme.
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